Careers Adviser - Thomas Telford School

Area: Learning (Support)
Management Level: General Support
Closing date for applications: 30/01/2019

Position Description

Careers Adviser

Salary £21,000 - £23,000 depending on experience


Thomas Telford School is one of the highest performing comprehensive schools in the country.   We expect and strive for the highest standards in everything we do and all staff, in both teaching and support roles, have a part to play.

Our Careers team, which supports students at both Thomas Telford School and at our sister school Madeley Academy, is continually looking for ways to improve and develop our service.  This is a varied role requiring high levels of flexibility, organisational skills and excellent communication skills to build relationships, advise and work with students, parents and employers.  The ability to guide students to ensure they have clear pathways to further education, training schemes or employment is a prerequisite. Applicants without any experience in a careers role will be given training and the opportunity to work towards a careers guidance qualification.

The Careers Departments in both schools are exceptionally well resourced and ideally located in busy areas within School.  The post holder will be located predominantly at Thomas Telford School and will undertake a range of duties including but not limited to:-

  • Support the delivery of the Careers and Employability programme at Thomas Telford School

  • Interview students to ascertain career aspirations and to support career planning

  • Advise on and process applications for higher education

  • Aid in the organising of careers visits and presentations

  • Attend parents evenings and presentations

  • Coordinate student attendance at Careers events

  • Organise placements for Year 10 and Year 12 work experience schemes, as well as securing regular work placements for any other students who require them

  • Research and develop local Industry Links

  • Support the organisation of Careers Week

  • Provide full administrative support to ensure the efficient running of the Careers department

  • Contribute to the safeguarding of children in the School

  • Carry out other reasonable tasks as required by the Deputy Head responsible for Careers

Please download an application form and send to Sir Kevin Satchwell, Headmaster, Thomas Telford School, Old Park Telford TF3 4NW or email to

Closing date: Apply Immediately

All successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check and two employment refernences.  Informal enquiries to Mrs Flynn, Deputy Head – Careers & Business at Thomas Telford School. 

I look forward to receiving your application.

Sir Kevin Satchwell

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Sir Kevin Satchwell
Thomas Telford School
Old Park
Tel: 01952 200000
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