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  • Closing date

    13 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£24,109.00 - £26,736.00 Annually (Actual) 37 Hours (part-time can be considered). Grade 6 SCP 16-22. £28,282 - £31,364 (FTE)

Lead Careers Adviser job summary

Ambitions Academies Trust is seeking a Careers Lead to provide oversight for our programme of careers education, information advice and guidance for the Secondary Academies (based in Bournemouth, BH10 and BH7) within our SEN Sector.

We require an ambitious, flexible and committed person to further develop our careers programme, engaging with the local community, to promote varied and aspirational opportunities for the young people we support.

The Careers Lead will work with staff and pupils across all key stages across the 2 sites, including our Post-16 provision.

As Careers Lead, the successful candidate would have considerable autonomy in their strategic development and embedding of the CEIAG provision, whilst working closely with our Senior Leaders to implement and evaluate the whole-school Careers Strategy.

You will be highly organised to work effectively across the sites, ensuring both academies are meeting all objectives set out by the Gatsby Benchmarks.

As an inspiring leader, you will support the growth and professional development of the careers team you manage through consistent modelling and regular mentoring sessions as a minimum. Currently there are 2 Careers Support Staff, though there is opportunity for the careers team to grow across the Trust in the future.

The ideal candidate for this role would have experience in delivering Careers provision within a school context. However, we would welcome applications from candidates who are passionate about this area of work and who we could invest in to ensure they had the right training to thrive.

Above all we are looking for someone who has a clear strategic vision for what outstanding CEAIG should look like, and a drive to improve the opportunities in the lives of all young people.

Key attributes we are looking for:

Passionate about career provision and the role this plays in outstanding education;

Experience in working effectively with outside agencies, or building relationships with the wider community, in a secondary school/SEN context;

Flexible in understanding the implications of a changing education landscape for career guidance and committed to your own professional development and remaining up to date in current trends and drivers of change in post school pathways;

Encouraging and patient in supporting young people to overcome barriers and be aspirational about their future – helping them understand the next steps involved in transitioning into further education or employment.

A Level 6 qualified careers professional, or someone with demonstrable experience of teaching/coaching young people with a willingness to undertake the training.

We are able to consider this opportunity in a number of ways in relation to flexible working and working hours/pattern. Also, as a potential job share should there be 2 desirable candidates both seeking a part time position.

Should you believe you have the relevant skills, experience and passion for the role but do not hold the Level 6 Careers qualification, we are able to support this both in funding the course and giving scheduled time within your working hours to undertake the learning.

Should you wish to arrange a visit or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Lisa Bryant; HR Partner at lisa.bryant@aat.education

What We have to Offer:

A visible and approachable senior leadership team and an enthusiastic and committed team of teachers and support staff.

A strong support network both within the school and across Ambitions Academies Trust.

All staff are part of a professional learning community in which evidence-informed CPD is designed to meet individual needs.

Strong potential for career progression.

A culture that respects work-life balance and an ongoing commitment to wellbeing with a dedicated Wellbeing Champion.

An Employee Assistance Programme including in the moment support and counselling sessions with an external provider.

AAT Staff benefits include free eye testing for DSE users through Specsavers, free will writing through Dunham McCarthy Solicitors and reduced price corporate gym membership through BH Live.

A competitive pension through Teachers’ Pensions or The Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff.

Mileage policy to fairly reimburse travel costs for multi-site roles.

Regular networking with other career professionals across the Trust and in the local area.

Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) comprises schools from all sectors: mainstream (primary and secondary) and special. AAT secures outstanding achievement and improved life chances of all our pupils. All our Academies have high expectations as the focus of their work. We are strongly committed to supporting colleagues in developing their careers further and offering excellent CPD opportunities

Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as AAT reserves the right to close applications early.

Please note we DO NOT accept applications by CV and are unable to offer Visa Sponsorship.

Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks and an online search

High Expectations lead to High Achievers

Commitment to safeguarding

Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the physical, mental and emotional welfare of every pupil, both inside and outside of the Trust’s premises.

We implement a whole-academy/nursery preventative approach to managing safeguarding concerns, ensuring that the wellbeing of pupils is at the forefront of all action taken.

Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks and an online search.

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About Ambitions Academies Trust

Multi-academy trust

Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) has at its heart the drive for excellence which is under-pinned by high expectations. Ambitions Academies Trust comprises schools from all sectors – mainstream (primary and secondary) and special.

Ambitions Academies Trust exists to secure ‘Outstanding Achievement for All’ for all the communities that it serves. This is underpinned by our values of Inclusivity, Openness and Honesty.

Ambitions Academies Trust mission is laid out in three key strands:

- To ensure all pupils reach their potential by securing outstanding achievement, high standards of social skills and improved life chances.

- To raise standards of teaching and learning by ensuring strong, effective governance and outstanding leadership at all levels

- To achieving outstanding outcomes through the Trust through the efficient use of public funding and assets

We base all that we strive to achieve on our four defining Key Principles:

- To provide and maintain strong, effective governance at all levels of the Trust

- To ensure financial sustainability throughout the Trust

- To ensure future growth does not adversely impact outcomes within the Trust

- To provide leadership and training through Ambitions Teaching School to continue to support schools outside the Trust

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