Wymondham College SET JD - Careers Leader January 2022
Permanent, Part-Time Post, 37 hours per week, Term Time plus 3 weeks
Line Manager:
Director of Sixth Form
Point 28 - 32 of the Support Staff Salary Scale
FTE £32,234 - £35,745 per annum
Pro Rata £27,040 - £30,516 per annum
Residential Status:
Non Resident
The Careers Leader is responsible to the Deputy Headteacher of Achievement and Progress for
the development and administration of the Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
(CEIAG) service at the College.
Wymondham College is a member of the Sapientia Education Trust (SET) which is currently led
by the CEO.
On appointment, the successful candidate will be required to complete a six-month probationary
The personal competencies expected of all College support staff are:
The ability to communicate clearly and tactfully using appropriate methods and an
awareness of the impact of your own communication on others;
Able to maintain positive relationships with all and able to work as an effective and flexible
part of a team; willing to change methods of work and routines to benefit the team;
Willingness to accept responsibility for your own actions; the ability to prioritise effectively,
meet deadlines and accept challenges.
The professional competencies expected of the Careers Leader are:
Strong organisational skills;
Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well in writing;
Approachable, courteous and able to present a positive image of the school to students,
parents and others, particularly external organisations;
Flexibility to provide wider administrative support when required;
Ability to handle, track and analyse data;
Proficient in the use of word, excel and power point;
Observe confidentiality, sensitivity and a commitment to providing the best possible
opportunities to the students.
Wymondham College SET JD - Careers Leader January 2022
The qualifications and previous experience required for the Careers Leader are:
Level 3 qualification in either Mathematics or English or equivalent;
Experience working in an educational setting;
Experience of or a willingness to carry out research and maintain a current knowledge of
The qualifications and previous experience desired for the Careers Leader are:
A degree level qualification in any subject;
An appropriate qualification in CIEAG;
Experience in CEIAG in a 11-18 educational setting.
General Responsibilities
The post-holder will be required to comply with the Wymondham College Code of Conduct for
Staff and Volunteers.
Wymondham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and
young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The post-holder will have access to and be responsible for confidential information and
documentation. They must ensure confidential or sensitive material is handled appropriately and
The post-holder shall participate in the College’s programme of Performance Management and
Continuing Professional Development.
A non-exhaustive list of specific responsibilities for the role is below and you will be required to
undertake other duties and responsibilities as may reasonably be required.
Specific Responsibilities
Advise SLT on policy, strategy and resources for career guidance including the use of
Gatsby benchmarks;
Research and writing of the College CEIAG policy and strategy;
Work with Head of PSHE to produce careers curriculum timetabling for Years 7 11;
Assist Head of PSHE with lesson planning;
Obtain feedback and evaluate the careers programme and student activity;
Ensure College meets statutory requirements and keep up to date with new legislation,
Ofsted requirements, best practice and resources;
Keep up dated with FE courses, careers opportunities, apprenticeships, higher education
courses etc;
Set up and run Futures Twitter account and LinkedIn profile;
Work with external providers who may provide elements of our CEIAG provision;
Participate in the College programme of Performance Management and Continuing
Professional Development;
Undertake other duties and responsibilities as the line manager may reasonably require.
Wymondham College SET JD - Careers Leader January 2022
Careers Advice and Guidance Delivery
Liaise with the local authority on key students when required;
Provide individual careers interviews for students (approx. 10 hours per week);
Produce individual action plans and provide targeted support for students with barriers to
Develop and mentor students who are at high risk of NEET (Not in Education Employment
or Training).
Help students on a one to one basis with CVs, covering letters and applications;
Produce and deliver presentations to Year 8 options evenings and specific year groups;
Attend Year 11, 12 and 13 parent’s evenings and sixth form open morning to offer advice
and guidance to students and parents;
Develop methods of encouraging careers education through each subject curriculum;
Maintain noticeboards on Futures ambassadors throughout the College;
Inform students, HOH and tutors of all Futures and Careers opportunities via email;
Communicate with pupils and their parents;
Liaise with tutors, SENCo and Heads of Houses to identify pupils in need of guidance.
Organise and lead Apprenticeships Information Evening for parents and students;
Organise and lead trips to external careers events, UCAS events and businesses;
Lead opportunities for Higher Education and Further Education providers;
Organise Collapsed Curriculum Day and Enrichment Week activities for different year
Employer Engagement
Engage with Norfolk Enterprise Coordinator and the school specific advisor;
Promote work experience and volunteering throughout the College particularly sixth form;
Provide students with advice and contacts, plus help with applications;
Attend networking events including Norfolk Network and meet with businesses and
employers to promote involvement with the school.
Working weeks
38 weeks to be worked during term-time, with the additional weeks
to be worked during Trust holidays.
Normal Working
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 16.30hrs
Friday: 08.30 16.00hrs
Unpaid Breaks
30 minutes lunch break
Holiday pay entitlement is included in the pro-rata salary for the post
and there is no entitlement to take holidays during term-time.
CPD/Inset Days
Included in your pro-rata salary is 30 hours per year to attend CPD
as required.
Additional work may be required on Saturday mornings or evenings
during term time for which overtime is not paid.
Wymondham College SET JD - Careers Leader January 2022
Salary Details:
Scale Point 28 - 32 of the Support Staff Salary Scale
FTE £32,234 - £35,745 per annum
Pro Rata £27,040 - £30,516 per annum
New post-holders will normally be appointed on the lower point of the salary scale, which will be
reviewed on successful completion of the probationary period, depending on skills and
Annual holiday entitlement for full-time support staff is 33 days (including bank holidays), rising to
37 days after 5 years’ service. Holiday entitlement is pro-rata for employees who work less than
52 weeks per year and/or less than 37 hours per week.
College staff enjoy a number of non-contractual benefits, including free refreshments and midday
meals during term-time.
The post-holder will be entitled to join Wymondham College’s nominated pension scheme for
support staff.
The post-holder will be expected to wear appropriate business attire. All staff will be supplied with
appropriate Staff ID. This must be worn at all times to ensure that students, staff and visitors are
able to identify Wymondham College employees.
All staff must be prepared to undergo a number of checks to confirm their suitability to work with
children and young people. The Trust reserves the right to withdraw offers of employment where
checks or references are deemed to be unsatisfactory.
The Job Description will be reviewed annually as part of Wymondham College’s Performance
Management programme.