The main role in school is to provide careers education and guidance to all students in the school to enable them to make career-related decisions and to help them acquire the necessary skills to manage both their career goals and university or college applications successfully. The role will also involve working with teachers and key staff to improve the delivery of careers education, information and guidance throughout the school.
Working within the Careers and Higher Education team, the successful applicant will:
- Be responsible for the university applications process including assuring the quality of all applications
- Plan and deliver a progressive programme of careers education and individual guidance for all students in Years 7-13, through the PSHE programme, and a planned programme of careers and university guidance activities including assemblies and one off events
- Work closely with Heads of Year and Tutors to ensure that all students have a progressive programme of careers and higher education guidance
- Plan a strategy for information on higher education guidance with good information and communication strategies of advice to teachers, students and parents
- Maintain and develop expertise through professional development, communication with colleges, universities and employers to enhance the service in school
- Facilitate and lead group sessions, workshops and presentations to parents and key staff
- Plan and deliver careers and higher education evenings, parents’ evenings and other meetings
- Maintain consistent communication and e-mail correspondence with representatives of colleges and universities worldwide
- Oversee maintenance and development of appropriate resources for students, including publications, the school’s website and Moodle and appropriate guidance materials
- Provide accurate data collection on higher education applications and final destinations of all school leavers
- Provide specialist counselling courses for Oxbridge, Medicine and Ivy League applicants
Candidates should demonstrate that they have experience of working in international schools advising students on higher education choices as a careers adviser or college counsellor. Particular experience of the US college system would be an advantage.
St Andrews is committed to ensuring the safety of all our students, and expects all staff to share the same commitment (see our Child Protection Code of Conduct). No teacher will be appointed without at least two references, including one from the most recent employer, a ten year criminal record check and relevant regional Prohibition Order/DBS checks.
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This position has an employment start date of 1st August 2021. The closing date for applications is Friday 11th December 2020, with applications being reviewed as they are received.