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Destinations Officer - Term Time

Westlands School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-5434-577S
  • Posted:30/08/2019
  • Pay:Swale Academies Trust Support Staff Pay Scheme
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:16/09/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


£20,121 - £22,072 (equal to £17,418 - £19,107 pa depending on experience)

37 hours per week for 40 weeks worked per year, term time plus 5 staff development days plus 5 additional days during school holiday periods.

Start Date:  As soon as possible


We are seeking to appoint a Destinations Officer to join our team of staff supporting students within Swale Sixth Form, and lower school pupils with careers advice. The successful candidate will provide information and guidance to students about the SSF offer and destination opportunities.

This postholder will be based at Westlands school but will work closely with colleagues at The Sittingbourne School as part of the Swale Sixth Form team.


We have developed an innovative and fresh approach to Sixth Form studies, offering a modern and dynamic experience for our students. We support students in selecting a programme which suits their specific strengths, interests and abilities, and provides clear routes of progression for their future.

We provide a full range of both vocational and academic courses, including traditional A levels, Level 3 BTECs and specialist occupational qualifications. We have the highest expectations for our students, and place the utmost importance on supporting them to meet their full potential.

Students have the benefit of using top quality facilities at Westlands School, The Sittingbourne School and the newly established Swale Vocational Centre. 

We offer a varied enrichment programme including work experience opportunities, mentoring and support for younger students, and the chance to organise and oversee fundraising events to name a few.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Miss Houlker, Assistant Headteacher at the school for an informal discussion regarding the post, SOH@westlands.kent.sch.uk or 01795 477475.

Closing Date: Monday 16th September (noon)

Interviews : TBC

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Contact details:

Westlands School

Westlands Avenue


Kent ME10 1PF

Telephone: 01795 477475

Headteacher: Mr S Cox



Information about the school

Westlands School is a large, mixed, 11-18 school with a tradition of excellent outcomes for students and a ‘Good’ OFSTED judgement. We have an enviable reputation in the local area, being significantly over-subscribed on an annual basis. As part of Swale Academies Trust we work in collaboration with other schools across Kent and East Sussex. We are a Teaching School and provide professional development of the highest quality.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss C Honess (Head of School)
  • Address:Westlands Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1PF
  • Telephone: (01795) 477475
  • Email: wssrecruitment@swale.at

Fax: (01795) 431946


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.