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Sir John Hunt CSC
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Sir John Hunt CSC
Plymouth, South West England, United Kingdom
7 days ago


Title:                                        Careers Co-ordinator

Post Grading:                          Grade F (Grade E for applicants without Level 6 Qualification)

Salary:                                     £27,041 - £29,577 (£23,270 - £25,452 pro rata)

Annual Hours:                          1450

Weekly Hours:                         37.5

Working Hours:                        8.30am to 4.30pm (Monday to Friday) (30 mins lunch)

Weeks per year:                       38

Additional Hours:                     25 hours to be worked outside of term time

Line Manager:                          Assistant Principal

Accountable to:                       Assistant Principal

We are seeking a highly motivated professional who will coordinate the careers education and opportunities within the college, taking a lead on ensuring that the College successfully achieves the Gatsby benchmarks. The successful candidate will develop and maintain an effective careers and work-related learning provision, be responsible for the delivery of the school’s programme of career advice and guidance and be able to develop links with outside agencies, providers, business and employers. 



  1. To provide an inspiring and best practice careers service within the college.
  2.  To provide careers advice, guidance and support at key transition points within the college, including post-school choices.
  3. To implement a strategic plan which guides the policies, plans, targets and practice.
  4. To facilitate a careers advice programme within a tutorial and PSHE programme.


  1.  Ensure the College meets its statutory responsibilities in careers guidance.
  2. Lead a careers team to deliver careers opportunities and raise aspirations across the college.
  3.  Working with colleagues and external agencies, the Careers Adviser will be responsible for:
    • Support teaching staff with the delivery of the careers PSHE programme
    • Suggesting, developing and maintaining effective partnerships with local, national and international businesses.
    • Organising events and hosting visits from a range of employers and speakers.
    • Developing a network of guest speakers from a variety of occupational sectors to work within school departments to link the world of work to curriculum learning
    • Keeping abreast of developments and best practice in careers through research, attendance at training events and conferences, and establishing relationships with peers from other institutions
    • Providing advice and guidance to students and supporting them to achieve these goals
    • Develop a network of Alumni to inspire current students
    • Advising students on how to source relevant training courses or qualifications and what funding might be available
    • Providing advice on CV, applications, job hunting and interview techniques
    • Running small group sessions or larger presentations on all aspects of careers work and topics related to personal development
    • Planning and organising careers fairs and enterprise activities
    • Keeping up to date with labour market information, legislation, and professional and academic developments by visiting employers, training providers and training events run by educational and professional bodies
    • Organising, promoting and coordinating work experience and work placements
    • Liaise closely with Curriculum Leaders/Pastoral Leaders to coordinate careers events, such as employer talks, collapsed curriculum days, involving employers in the curriculum
    • Attendance at key College events and active promotion of careers in assemblies and at Information Evenings
    • Monitoring, recording and communicating leaver destination information to relevant bodies
    • Recording and monitoring careers activities within the college to ensure that there is a comprehensive record of what students have engaged with
    • Close liaison with external careers services, supporting their statutory work with vulnerable students
    • Working with a range of career services such as Enterprise Adviser Network, Generation Stem, Plymouth Careers Association and Next Steps South West.


  1.  Facilitate a programme of careers and employability to KS3 through the PSHE programme.
  2.  Manage student applications to HE extension opportunities; Nuffield Research programme, Aspiring professional programme, Sutton Trust Summer Schools, Oxbridge Residential Open Days, Oxford Pathways, Routes into STEM residential taster days, Year in Industry placements.
  3.  Facilitate enterprise activities within the Sixth Form, including those suggested by the Enterprise Ambassador from Babcock, identifying students and see through to completion.
  4.  Any other reasonable requests by negotiation with the Principal.



  • 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalent including Maths and English
  • Recent experience of careers education and guidance in an educational setting
  • Knowledge of universities, subject choices, non-academic career choices, gap years and volunteering
  • up to date knowledge of Gatsby benchmarks
  • Good understanding of strategies to engage students
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to form strong relationships with students and staff
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to develop positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to apply statutory responsibilities in careers guidance in an educational environment
  • Good ICT skills
  • Ability to learn from experience
  • Ability to engage with and relate to young people
  • Genuine commitment to delivering positive outcomes for students
  • Approachable, open and honest
  • Ability to work outside of normal working hours, including occasional evening and weekend work
  • Enthusiastic, innovative, highly motivated
  • Dedicated to achieving excellence, conscientious and hard working
  • Organised, efficient and ability to respond to changing priorities
  • Commitment to personal CPD
  • Positive attitude and desire to improve children’s lives
  • Absolute commitment to the safety and welfare of all students
  • Possession of an enthusiastic and ‘can do’ disposition
  • Good attendance record
  • Strong support from referees


  • Minimum Level 6 qualification in Careers
  • Educated to degree level
    • Membership of the Career Development Institute

Internship Information

  • Job ID: 58808887
  • Location:
    Plymouth, South West England, United Kingdom
  • Position Title: Careers Coordinator
  • Company Name: Sir John Hunt CSC
  • Job Function: Career Coordinator
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Education Level: S/NVQ /QCF Level 3/SCQF Level 6
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $23,270.00 - $25,452.00 (Yearly Salary)

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