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Manager of Careers and Employer Engagement

The Leigh UTC, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5TF

This job expired on 7 February 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    7 February 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 January 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

Actual salary £26,940 - £29,390 per annum (£30,538 - £33,316 full time equivalent); commensurate with experience

Manager of Careers and Employer Engagement job summary

About the role: The Leigh UTC has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a Manager of Careers and Employer Engagement. We are seeking a well-organised, capable and self-motivated individual who is passionate about the positive impact careers education can have on the lives of young people. The successful candidate will manage our careers education and support subject areas, pastoral teams and all students within the academy.

Working towards meeting all of the Gatsby benchmarks, the role will provide an excellent opportunity to further develop our existing careers and employer engagement offering. Communication skills and the capacity to develop, communicate and implement innovative ideas for the CEIAG delivery is essential if we are to continue our provision.

Given the varied nature of the role, the successful candidate must be approachable and have a pro-active and flexible attitude to all tasks. In return, you will work alongside experienced and supportive colleagues and the role has the opportunity for professional development.

At The Leigh UTC, we strive to ensure that every student receives an excellent quality of education, one which enables them to progress successfully from the academy to the university, employers or apprenticeships of their choice. Our Manager of Careers and Employer Engagement will play a pivotal role in making this happen, and will benefit from huge job satisfaction in doing so! ​​​​​​​

The working basis for this role is 37 hours per week during Term Time + 2 weeks of inset. The salary is advertised as £26,940 - £29,390 per annum (£30,538 - £33,316 full time equivalent)​​​​​​​, which is commensurate with experience and the scope that you bring to this role.

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About The Leigh UTC

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
630 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Working with us: Having opened in September 2014 with state-of-the-art facilities originally for Key Stage 4 and 5, The Leigh UTC provides an exciting, innovative, business-led, problem-solving curriculum, enabling students to achieve relevant work-related qualifications and transferable skills for future training or employment. The most unique feature of The Leigh UTC is its business ethos that are emphasised by our students' behaviours and supported by our sponsors.

In September 2017, following the request of the Department for Education due to our continued success, The Leigh UTC marked history by expanding its student intake to incorporate Key Stage 3 – the first UTC in the UK to do this. Furthermore, being the first UTC to have IB World School Status has enabled us to develop strong links in Germany and Qatar. Having IB Status will enable us to further develop the mid-years programme (MYP) for our Key Stage 3 students and thus providing a joined-up pathway from ages 11 to 19. The overarching mission of the Inspiration Academy is to develop curious, academically-skilled young people who aspire to be principled, compassionate learners. Our curriculum strives to create students who are self-motivated, competent, willing to take risks and lifelong learners.

Our key successes and features that our successful candidate can be part of are as follows;

The promotion of pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.
Pupils, including the disadvantaged and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, catch up from previous underachievement and make strong and often rapid progress in a range of subjects and disciplines
Application to learning is often exemplary.
The Leigh UTC makes a real difference for its pupils and surrounding area. Pupils become motivated to find and follow their passions. They leave well equipped to succeed in engineering and related technical and design careers and contribute to the economy.
The Principal, with his leaders and staff team, model a high-quality working environment. This rubs off on pupils, who value the supportive ethos, work-like atmosphere.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Click here to view the range of benefits available to all LAT staff.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.​​​​​​​

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

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