Aspirations Leader (Careers)

Location
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy, Church Lane, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 2HL
Salary
£24,313-£28,785 FTE (Actual £22,316-£26,421)
Posted
15 Oct 2020
Closes
03 Nov 2020
Contact
recruitment@ hwga.org.uk
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Full-Time

Hours per week: 36.50, term time only

Contract Type: Permanent

King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy, Church Lane, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 2HL

Telephone Number: 0121 554 8122

Email Address: recruitment@hwga.org.uk

Job Start Date: asap

We are seeking to appoint an Aspirations Manager to lead on the Gatsby Benchmarks and raise student aspirations and awareness of post 16 and post 18 options and choices. Starting as soon as possible, this is a wonderful opportunity for the right person to make a difference to the life chances of our students and ensure equality of access for all. The postholder will work between King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy and King Edward VI

Sheldon Heath Academy, term time only + 10 days.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with external agencies to secure high quality outcomes for young people and have engaged with the Gatsby Benchmarks in education. A Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development qualification is required as is experience of wider professional effectiveness to ensure the post holder plays a full part in the life of both academies to engage and motivate all stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be fully supported in their career and professional development through CPD and a commitment to ambitious careers education.

King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy is an 11-18 comprehensive school in the north-west of Birmingham.

Our student intake is from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, making for a very harmonious and happy school. We truly believe that high aspirations can transform the life chances of our students, underpinned by our drive to develop in our students the universal values of Scholarship, Character and Community.

King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school, judged to be ‘Good’ in its most recent Ofsted inspection. It serves a vibrant and diverse community and offers a stimulating work environment with a wide variety of opportunities.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Closing Date: 03/11/2020, 9am

Further details and application forms can be downloaded from the website: www.hwga.org.uk

Applications can only be considered if they are on an Academy Trust application form. Completed application forms to be returned to: recruitment@hwga.org.uk

Please note CVs are not accepted as part of the application process unless supported by an application form.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

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