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Careers Lead - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Goldwyn School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7041-354S
  • Posted:19/03/2024
  • Pay:KR7
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:25/04/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Goldwyn School is seeking to appoint an ambitious, flexible and committed person to lead this vital area of school life. The successful candidate will be responsible for careers education, information advice and guidance, across all 4 of our Goldwyn sites.

The Careers Lead will develop, lead and continually review the School’s Careers Strategy and Policy.  In addition, the postholder will be organised, professional, compassionate, resilient, safeguarding aware, hardworking and have a good knowledge of the Gatsby Benchmarks.

The Careers Lead will work with staff and students across all key stages, but will have a particular strategic role in developing and embedding CEIAG within the Sixth Form and will work closely with this team to ensure our students are informed and prepared for their next steps

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with students whose primary needs are SEMH and Autism and be able to work positively within our team to ensure that the delivery across the school is purposeful and appropriate to the needs of our students.

There are two distinct parts to the role:

  • To work directly with the students supporting their Personal Development curriculum, progression advice, work experience placements, enrichment and student voice opportunities.
  • To work with employers providing the link for their work experience placement.  You would also plan and design the lessons for the PSHE programme.

We are an outstanding school (Ofsted 2022) and always looking to develop our practice; as such, we are ever keen to employ candidates who have a range of professional experiences and can offer something ‘different’.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the provision of a rich learning experience for students.  Should you wish to be part of our future we welcome your application.

Salary We are inviting applications for this role from individuals who are experienced in offering careers advice. The role would be remunerated on Kent Range 7 £25,378 to £ £28,466 per annum, to be paid on a pro rata basis, working 39 weeks per annum, 35 hours per week.

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact Tina Brobyn, HR Manager: tina.brobyn@goldwyn.kent.sch.uk


Closing Date:  25 April 2024                      

Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. Goldwyn School reserves the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process and early applications are encouraged.


Goldwyn School is committed to the highest standards in safeguarding procedures and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

References may be taken up before interview and the successful applicant will undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

Goldwyn is an outstanding and unique secondary (11-18) SEMH special school in Kent, operating over 4 sites in Ashford and Folkestone, with each site running its own distinctive educational pathway.

We are a highly regarded and successful school which has expanded its provision to meet the needs of our increasingly complex and vulnerable students.

Following an internal restructuring, we are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed strategic leader to work with the Principal to maintain the outstanding provision we have created, whilst seeking to develop innovative and exemplary practice within SEMH education.

Goldwyn School is a KCC Foundation Special School for children and young people with an EHCP for SEMH needs from age 11 to 18. Students who are admitted to the school have complex and wide ranging difficulties and come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and a wide geographical area.

Goldwyn School is an Outstanding School (Ofsted 2022) for students with SEMH needs, and consists of: • Goldwyn Ashford in Great Chart, Ashford (TN23 3BT) • Goldwyn Folkestone in Parkfield Road, Folkestone (CT19 5BY) • Goldwyn Vocational Centre in Leacon Road, Ashford, Kent (TN23 4FB) • Goldwyn Plus in Beaver Lane, Ashford (TN23 5NX) (our alternative curriculum programme)

Why Work at Goldwyn: • “Goldwyn is a family; a truly supportive unit” – School Governor • We are values driven – they are not words on a page, they are core to our school and its ethos • We have a strong and dynamic leadership team who support each other and who offer an extensive level of coaching and expertise • Our staff are our secret weapon – without a staff that feel supported and invested in, we cannot offer our students the very best education. Our staff wellbeing strategy, ambassadors and events build and sustain our team • Collaborative working is well established at the school and this fosters a culture of staff learning • There is a learning culture for our staff, with extensive CPD on offer for effective and tailored professional development • The school adopts a 2-week extended October half term to support staff wellbeing • Working from the KSENT Trust, you will have opportunities to participate in practitioner research in education, school-to-school support, and a range of leadership development programmes • Opportunities to work with partners and national leaders at the forefront of SEMH education

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 662177


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.