Careers and UCAS Lead

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Type of Position:Careers Lead
Subject:Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
Salary:SO1 SCP 23 - SCP 25 (£30,679.12 - £32,579.94)
Start Date:September 2024
Closing Date: 02/06/2024

“Education is Success”

An opportunity to work in the only non-private Academy in London that offers both International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes at KS5

Our school

Westminster Academy is an Outstanding International Business and Enterprise academy serving a multi-ethnic community in Central London. The Academy has gained national recognition for its work to improve outcomes for students, and its aspirational and inclusive mission and ethos.  Our longstanding 1:1 device programme allows WA to thrive as both an onsite and remote learning environment.  As a member of the collaborative WA community you will have the opportunity to shape the future of the Academy whilst working alongside an exceptionally talented group of colleagues who are committed to continued professional growth and improvement of the student experience.

Careers at Westminster Academy

The Careers Lead will take lead responsibility and accountability for the delivery of Westminster Academy’s programme of careers information, advice and guidance. The post holder will have the confidence and authority to lead colleagues and students, make decisions and enact reforms to ensure that the Academy securely and successfully delivers the Gatsby Benchmarks. 

The post-holder will be supported in the role by the AVP for Curriculum, who will assist with the policy and make a contribution to the overall planning and development of the careers programme that fosters high standards, inclusion, motivation and achievement in careers education.

The post-holder will have knowledge of and understanding of the impacts of changing education landscapes for careers guidance and implement this into the careers curriculum plan, making adjustments where necessary.

The post holder will coordinate and advise students on the UCAS admissions process.

The ideal candidate for this post will need:

  • To have previous experience in a similar role

  • To understand the Gatsby Benchmarking framework

  • To be purpose driven 

  • To be passionate about motivation and achievement in careers education

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package

  • Additional responsibilities remunerated via an Extra Responsibilities Allowance (ERA) 

  • Sign up incentives available for experienced IB educators

  • An excellent programme of continuing professional development

  • A commitment to staff well being, including access to the local gym, staff social events, Perkbox membership with associated benefits

  • Free parking

  • Excellent transport links and close to central London for the social life and sights of London

How To Apply:

Please send both parts of your completed application form to: hrteam@westminsteracademy.org.uk  

Please note we do not accept CVs.

 

Closing Date: Sunday 2nd June 2024

Shortlisting: Monday 3rd June 2024

Interviews: Thursday 6th June 2024

We may interview candidates ahead of the closing date so early application is advised. The Academy reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the advertised closing date.

Safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. As such there may be additional safeguarding requirements and responsibilities depending on the nature of the role advertised and the extent to which the role will involve contact with children.

We expect all staff to share our commitment to safeguarding.

A professional social media check may take place to reduce risks to reputation, confidentiality breach and data security. The check identifies a candidate's online presence to look for negative behaviours such as bullying, racism, nudity and excessive bad language.

The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020, as the work brings employees into contact with children who are regarded by the Act as a vulnerable group. Applicants for any role at Westminster Academy must disclose all spent and unspent convictions.

 

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