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Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Careers Advisor and Guidance Officer - Secondary Phase

New Vacancy – Careers Advisor and Guidance Officer

Aylesford School is a forward thinking, ambitious and exciting learning environment. All our fundamental principles centre on the teaching and learning experience with students at the core of our work. One of those key principles is to prepare and inspire our students with learning that captures the importance of the knowledge, skills and behaviours that will prepare them for their next steps in accessing higher education and career opportunities to encourage them to be good citizens capable of adapting to adult life in the 21st century.

We are seeking to appoint a Careers Adviser and Guidance Officer from September 2021.  The successful applicant will be responsible for the delivery of independent and impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance to Aylesford students.  They will help organise and deliver Aylesford’s Careers and Enterprise programme, work related learning and eventually the Careers Mark Award.  They will work under the direction and support of the school’s Careers Lead and the Senior Leader i/c of Careers.

Specific duties and responsibilities

  • To work with FE establishments, training providers, universities, and other organisations to access up-to-date and relevant information in order to provide impartial information, advice and guidance to students that is appropriate to their needs.
  • To maintain appropriate records and to provide relevant accurate and up to date information on pupil and student intervention and intentions.
  • To record, collect and forward student information and destination statistics to fulfil the Department of Education September Guarantee statistics.
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support the careers programme at Aylesford.
  • To work as a team to provide a high quality programme to deliver careers education, information and guidance, where appropriate in partnership with external agencies.
  • Running the day to day delivery of CEIAG in the school by following the agreed delivery plan.
  • To assist with the preparation of career education and instructional materials, for use by teachers and students; assist students in locating and using college/career information as needed for research, assignments and Post 16 school planning.
  • To remain up to date with developments in the education system and labour market, keeping students, teachers and parents up to date.
  • To assist in organising, implementing and monitoring Work Experience placements for students, as appropriate.

The successful candidate will have an appropriate and relevant qualification in Careers Advice, Level 6 or equivalent.  They will have a passion for maximising careers opportunities and display excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work and network effectively with others.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
  • Be able to advise and motivate a range of students with varying needs.
  • Display the highest levels of integrity and complete trustworthiness and discretion, able to deal with confidential information.
  • A passion for maximising the career opportunities for every individual student.
  • Able to form good working relationships with colleagues, and to relate appropriately to students
  • Be highly organised with the ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines whilst retaining a professional composure.
  • A commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Hard-working and well-motivated with a positive outlook.
  • Have an excellent punctuality and attendance record.
  • Able to show initiative and problem-solve.
  • Caring but firm approach and empathy towards young people.
  • A commitment to remain up to date with current developments in the education system Understand and employ the Career Development Institute Code of Ethics

Working arrangements:

Monday to Thursday 08.00am – 4.00pm and Friday 8.00am – 3.30pm with 30 minutes for lunch                                                   

37 hours a week for 39 weeks a year to include term time and 5 days in the school holidays to coincide with GCSE and A Level exam results.

The Post will be paid on Salary Grade H (Points 14-17) paid at £20,971.62 per annum


Please apply using the application form which is downloadable below.

  • Closing date is Sunday 3 October 2021
  • Interviews will take place w/c 4th October 2021 – date to be confirmed with candidates.      

Please email complete application forms to

Contact Samantha Hughes, HR Officer & Headteacher's PA for any queries on hughes.s

Please note we do not accept CVs - candidates should download and complete the application form available.  

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to two satisfactory references and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.