Oak Wood School

Careers Coordinator
Post Start Date: Easter 2023
Closing date: 22/02/2023
Closing time: 11:59 AM


Work Pattern: 34.5 hours per week 39 weeks per year (term time only + 10 days)
Salary information: NJC Scale Point 26-28, Actual salary; £29,514 - £31,040 per annum (pro-rata)
Contract type: Permanent

Required for Easter 2023 (actual start date: Monday 17 April 2023)

Oak Wood School is looking to appoint a Careers Coordinator. This is an exciting new role, created as part of our ambition to ensure careers guidance is embedded and effective in our curriculum. The Careers Coordinator will support students to prepare for further/higher education, training, and employment and provide careers guidance and advice that is neutral, informed and relevant.

Oak Wood School was recently judged as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted (May 2022) and is truly inclusive, mixed, multi-ethnic 11-18 school that embraces all aspects of comprehensive education. The curriculum is well balanced and reflects the needs of all our students and the local community. The school’s Rewards and Sanctions policy is robust, and staff have welcomed the introduction of centralised sanctions and inclusive polices.

We believe our best resources are our staff. There is a popular and thriving programme of professional development in the department and across the school, at all levels, and colleagues have the opportunity to develop personally and professionally through our membership of both the PiXL club and the Harrow Collegiate Alliance (HCA). The school also offers excellent promotion prospects and a comprehensive induction programme. Colleagues benefit from a commitment to staff well-being and are provided with several schemes to support them maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

Situated on a large site close to Heathrow Airport and the centre of Hillingdon, Oak Wood School has much to offer:
  • A commitment to the professional development of all its staff to become outstanding teachers and leaders
  • Staff wellbeing programme
  • Childcare and cycle to school vouchers  excellent transport links (by train 45 minutes to central London), bus routes 427, 278 & U2, train (Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway and Underground (Metropolitan & Piccadilly)
  • On-site parking including electric charging facilities
  • On-site catering facilities.
Please read the Careers Coordinator information document for information about the role, Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply please complete our Support Staff application form, which is in two documents, and send via email to HR@oakwoodschool.uk.

Visits to the school can be arranged if requested.

Further details are available from the vacancies page of our website: https://www.oakwoodschool.uk/Current-Vacancies/.

Closing date: Wednesday 22 February 2023 at midday
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 27 February 2023

We reserve the right to interview strong candidates on receipt of application and make appointments before the closing date.

Safeguarding Statement
Oak Wood School has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Oak Wood School is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Our Location
Address: Sutton Court Road,, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB10 0EX