Head of Careers

Circa £37,000 dependant on skills and experience

Bedford Modern School (BMS) is an outstanding HMC independent co-educational day school for students aged 7-18. Our community is a friendly, happy and supportive one and all of the 350 staff members, spanning both teaching and non-teaching roles, help to make BMS a very special place to work.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified and experienced careers professional to continue to build upon the excellent foundations laid by the current postholder. You will deliver and quality assure a full and varied programme of careers information and guidance for our students, to ensure that they understand the full range of learning, academic and vocational routes available to them to support decisions about future careers and courses.

In this role, you will need to co-ordinate the contributions of various staff in different departments (both teaching and non-teaching) whose roles relate to the delivery of the school’s careers programme and to advise the senior leadership team on policy, strategy and resources for careers information and guidance.

We are therefore looking for someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a flair for devising programmes which deliver demonstrable results and a track record of working successfully with a diverse range of stakeholders together with high-level ICT and analytical skills.

In return, we can offer a competitive salary, friendly working environment, private healthcare scheme, a generous holiday and pension scheme, free lunches (in term time) and ongoing training and development opportunities.

The post will initially be 37.5 hours per week, all year round with the opportunity to work from home during school holidays.

Closing date: Thursday 4 July 2024

Interview: w/c 8 July 2024

Further details and how to apply can be found on our website: https://www.bedmod.co.uk/job-opportunities/

Any internal candidates must apply through Employee Self Service.  Please see the guide in the company news area.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The School may carry out online searches on shortlisted applicants.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  The School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions on a self-declaration form in advance of attending an interview.

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