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Careers Lead

Type of Position:Careers Lead
Salary:Kent Range 9
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: Wednesday 20th October at 8am


37 hours per week (43 weeks per year plus 5 staff development days)

Kent Range 9: £28,736 - £33,142 pa (pro rata to £30,034 - £34,180 pa)

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and skilled Careers Lead to take prime responsibility and accountability for the delivery of the school’s programme of careers advice and guidance (SIRIUS).  You will have the confidence and authority to lead colleagues, make decisions, and enact reforms to ensure that the school meets the Gatsby Benchmarks, CDI Framework and secures the Quality in Careers Standard.

You will hold a relevant careers qualification and should have the knowledge and skills to lead a careers programme that prepares young people for further education, training, apprenticeship and recruitment opportunities in the open market, and career event management. Organising your own workload, you will establish and maintain links with support agencies; work with students face to face and in group settings; with excellent IT skills to deliver an outstanding and relevant careers advice service to years 7 - 13.  You should also be first aid trained or willing to train.

Highworth Grammar School is an over-subscribed 11 – 18, selective Girls’ school of 1534 students with 459 students in the sixth form (71 boys).  We are situated in the South East of England, with excellent transport links to both the rest of Kent and London. 

The school was judged to be Outstanding in all areas in June 2013.  In 2019 our A Level results placed us in top 25% of schools nationally. 

Further information and an application form are available from our website:

Closing Date: Wednesday 20th October at 8am

Completed applications should be returned to:

Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received.  Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and Highworth Grammar School reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.


Highworth Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. An Enhanced DBS check is required for this post


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Application Form HGS Updated Oct 2021 05th Oct 2021 Download
Careers Lead JD PS 08th Oct 2021 Download