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University and Career Education Lead - Full-time

Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-4534-138S
  • Posted:12/01/2022
  • Pay:KR9
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:26/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Applications are welcomed for the position of University and Career Education Lead. 

This exciting opportunity presents the successful candidate with the chance to lead and grow a department that is nationally recognised for its excellence in CEIAG. As one of the first schools in the country to achieve all eight Gatsby Benchmarks and as a long-time holder of Investors in Careers, they will be responsible for the strategic leadership and management of all areas of careers and progression to university and further education, working closely with the Sixth Form and PSHEE teams. They will work in a dynamic and stimulating environment, supporting students to achieve their potential and helping to shape ambitious, confident, independent and creative young people.  

The successful candidate will have strong communication, administrative and leadership skills. They will either have Level 6 or higher qualifications in career guidance and development or be prepared to be supported by the school to achieve these. They will have an excellent understanding of the UCAS process and experience of working with students applying for competitive university places and degree apprenticeships, including Oxbridge, Russell Group/top-20, and medicine, dentistry and veterinary sciences. 

The potential for expansion of the University and Career Education department, and with it their role, makes this a perfect opportunity for an aspirational individual with the vision and leadership skills to develop exemplary provision.  

Information about the school

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School is a highly respected selective Voluntary Controlled Girls’ Grammar School that places students’ academic success on a par with their wellbeing, creating a unique learning community where every individual matters. Students attending the school are aged between 11-18 years and the school has a student roll of about 1,200 students (with approx. 300 pupils in our mixed Sixth Form).

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School is committed to safeguarding Children and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Simon Langton Girls Grammar School expects all governors, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other relevant employment checks, including oversees criminal background checks, where applicable. All new governors, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Elaine Wall
  • Address:Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3EW
  • Telephone: (01227) 463711
  • Email: ewall@langton.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01227) 458363


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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).