Bacon’s College Job Description – Careers Advisor
Position Title: Careers Advisor
Purpose of role: Lead, develop and manage the delivery of the school’s Careers Programme
Responsible to: Member of SLT
Responsible for: Careers interviews, careers and work-related projects, workshops, talks etc
Salary: TBC; Hours 0.4/0.6
Careers – Roles and Responsibilities
Implement, manage and evaluate the school’s Careers Programme, ensuring the school is meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Co-ordinate school staff as required to deliver the Careers Programme to students – in tutor/classroom sessions, drop-down days and through departmental curricula.
Source, coordinate and manage external visitors delivering aspects of the Careers Programme, such as the school careers fair.
Identify and engage organisations with a view to arranging workplace visits and encounters with Higher/Further Education. Take students on visits/trips accordingly or supervise workshops and sessions in school.
Promote a wide range of post-16 and post-18 options to all students including Apprenticeships
Attend and have a stall at relevant parent events (agreed with Line Manager) to provide advice and guidance for parents.
Develop, deliver, or source university related workshops e.g., Student Finance, Gap Year organisations for students, staff and, where relevant, parents.
Develop, deliver and evaluate a series of sessions for both students and Year 10 tutors to ensure a successful work experience programme. Support the management of the Year 10 and Year 12 Work Experience entitlement
Provide materials for the Marketing Officer; regularly check the careers’ section of the website and social media to ensure information is up to date and promotes the Bacon’s careers department positively in the local community.
Regularly update careers documentation such as: the careers calendar, COMPASS, evaluation tracker and also provide updates on careers activities for the school’s newsletter
To ensure that data protection and safeguarding regulations are complied with and maintained for any visitors to school
Complete all trip paperwork including organising staffing for any external visits
Liaise with exam boards and maintain training through ‘The Exams Office’ and other relevant external providers
Interview students (primarily year 11 and 13) one to one or in small groups to discuss their career or education options. Draw up action plans for employment, education, training and support for students to achieve these goals.
Provide advice on CVs, job hunting and applications and interview techniques.
Promote the use of computer software e.g. Unifrog across the school
To receive all visitors in a courteous manner and direct them as appropriate and in compliance with the schools’ code of practice and ethos.
Working hours 8.30am-4.00pm
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the successful candidate is expected to be flexible and proactive in meeting the needs of the school and willingly undertake any further duties required that are commensurate with the role.