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Schools Outreach Leader

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Location: Nuneaton
Salary: £28,073 to £30,655 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st February 2024
Closes: 4th March 2024

The Position: We’re looking for a Schools Outreach Leader.

Do you have experience of working with students aged 11-16, and a good knowledge of careers education, advice, and guidance (CEIAG)? Then we need you!

We want all students in our area and beyond to be ready and equipped to start their career pathway at NWSLC, be that in automotive, green technologies, hairdressing, beauty, construction, health care, engineering, performing arts, media, games design or one of the many other areas on offer. The Schools Outreach Coordinator will work strategically with schools and our wider education community, to ensure that young people are engaged with and considering us as their first-choice post 16 destination. They will get out into schools and bring staff and students on site to see NWSLC for themselves. This role is multi-dimensional, as not only will the postholder be a main point of contact for schools and careers leaders, but they will also host events that raise the profile of our offer for students, as well, as providing appropriate advice and guidance, and a tool kit for schools to use in enhancing their careers education offer, with NWSLC at the heart of this. Traditionally this role has sat within our marketing team, but we want this new role, within our schools team, will work across a number of areas, including curriculum, student experience and marketing, bringing together best practice and new approaches to further enhance our work with schools, students and the local community. 

Requirements for the role:

  • Appropriate careers leader qualification (Level 6) or be prepared to gain this within 2 years of appointment.
  • A good knowledge of the secondary and further education sector is required to ensure a rapid impact in the work we do with local schools, students and partners.
  • The postholder will have a strategic approach to schools’ liaison within the local area and work closely with local authorities and educational stakeholders. The skills and experience to do this will be key.
  • The postholder will build relationships internally with curriculum managers, and externally with local employers’, schools, and other education providers to secure a high-quality CEIAG curriculum programme locally that supports young people to move into appropriate and aspirational courses at NWSLC. Securing them on their journey to success through learning.
  • They will be expected to support schools in achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks, by delivering training, support and events that have a positive impact on the career’s education of our school communities, and the lives and education of young people; ultimately supporting students in the next step in their education.
  • Experience of working with students aged 11-16.
  • Public speaking skills and experience are an essential requirement of this role, given the need to present at events and assemblies.

Responsibilities for the role:

  • Coordination of all school's outreach work.
  • Hosting events to engage careers leaders and those working in Careers Education, Information.
  • Advice and Guidance CEIAG to understand the pathways, courses, and facilities on offer at NWSLC.
  • Provision of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance CEIAG for students, schools and partner organisations.
  • Support schools in achieving the Gatbsy Benchmarks.
  • Leading on the development and updating of a school's toolkit that enables schools to engage students in thinking about starting their career at NWSLC.
  • Hosting school emersion visits to experience NWSLC and see first-hand the career pathways, and courses available, and facilities on offer.
  • Liaison with schools and their respective careers leaders.
  • Leadership and coordination of 14-16 and schools' skills competitions.

The Location: The site is based in Nuneaton or Wigston (Flexible working available). This is a great region to live in, with plenty of social and other facilities together with great transport links.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role, please contact simon.lomax@nwslc.ac.uk

Why Should You Apply?

  • The pay range we’re offering is SCP25-28 currently, £28,073 - £30,665.
  • We offer great holidays and access to the Local Government Pension/Teachers Pension Scheme.
  • We also offer staff development opportunities.
  • Family friendly policies and procedures.

Equality, diversity, and inclusion are integral to everything that we do. We are committed to these values, and they are central to our mission. We’re committed to finding reasonable adjustments* for candidates with specific needs or have a disability during our recruitment process, and all applicants will be considered fairly and equally. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. *If you’d like to request a reasonable adjustment, please contact the recruiting manager.

We aim to support our employees in achieving a healthy work-life balance. We recognise that many of our employees have responsibilities and are committed to providing support for our employees. We are working hard to support flexible and new ways of working where possible and offer a range of benefits.

As part of our safeguarding culture and commitment, all roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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