Careers & Industry Manager

Cheadle Hulme
£30,000 pro rata (actual salary approx £23,000)
09 May 2018
23 May 2018
Job Level
Job Function
Careers Advice
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Role title:  Careers and Industry Manager

Reports to: Director of External Relations

Role Purpose

The purpose of the role is to set the strategy for Careers at Cheadle Hulme School; the post-holder will broaden and raise career aspirations and be driven to equip students with the relevant skills needed to operate in a competitive global labour market. The role will sit within the External Relations department which manages relationships with parents, alumni and external organisations. The post-holder will work with these stakeholder groups to create a dynamic programme of careers events and activities, work collaboratively with internal colleagues and create new partnerships externally to provide new opportunities for our students and the School.

The role is full-time, term time only for two years only.

Cheadle Hulme School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


  • To devise and implement a strategy for Careers across the Senior School and Sixth Form.
  • To organise and oversee a programme of careers events, including employer visits, recruitment fairs, employability workshops, presentations and the Careers Convention.
  • Be external facing, and actively engage with alumni, parents and organisations to create and develop relationships that will generate involvement and participation in careers activities and events.
  • To take a lead role in generating student placement and employment opportunities available to students and manage relationships with local, national and international employers.
  • To oversee and manage the Second in Careers and the work of the CHS Careers Teachers.
  • To liaise with parents, Heads of Departments, Heads of Year, Form Tutors and Sixth Form Pathway leads to support the process of option choices at the end of Year 8, for GCSE and Sixth Form.
  • To oversee Higher Education applications for former students and process overseas applications for current and former students.
  • Organise a programme of advice and guidance for students in Year 11 and the Sixth Form through 1.1 interviews.
  • Oversee a Sixth Form student mentoring programme with parent and Old Waconian volunteers.
  • Ensure appropriate, accessible and up-to-date careers resources are available for students.
  • To undertake parent focus groups to ensure the careers offering remains relevant for students and meets parent expectations.
  • Maintain and enhance associated databases (iSAMS and Raisers Edge), and ensure the recording and evaluation of placement and employment activities, measuring performance against activities.
  • Ensuring that the central record of each Sixth Form student’s programme of study including destination data is kept up to date.
  • To undertake additional reasonable duties as requested by the manager or another senior colleague.

This is not an exhaustive list, and will vary as the School’s requirements change.  Flexibility regarding working hours will be expected from time to time, in consultation with the employee.

Person Specification


Strong professional and / or academic qualifications 

  Background & Experience

Experience of planning and project management

Experience of mentoring

  Personal Qualities

High level of personal organisation, communication and presentation skills 

A commitment to innovation and professional development  

Ability to negotiate and influence

  Skills & Competencies

Excellent IT skills to include: Microsoft Office applications and databases.

Proven ability to use initiative and be proactive

Ability to establish robust business systems and processes that are effective and efficient

Ability to coordinate, direct and support a team to achieve the optimum outcome

Ability to understand and analyse data and to prepare clear reports, and present them to Senior managers

Knowledge of Higher Education, Apprenticeships and changing world of work

The External Relations Department

External Relations is a crucial team within the School. It aims to understand and positively influence the School’s place within the external environment and manage relationships with stakeholders to inspire positive action in support of the Ten Year Plan. The Department encompasses communications, branding, parent relations, alumni relations, fundraising and local community relations.

The principal aims of the External Relations Department are:

  • To widely articulate and promote the ethos of Cheadle Hulme School (CHS) and generate awareness of the School’s short, medium and long term aspirations.
  • To build and protect the reputation of Cheadle Hulme School.
  • To develop strong relationships with all members of the CHS community.
  • To create, manage and sustain a long-term fundraising programme in order to build a continuous culture of giving and, in so doing generate the necessary additional income to fund the School’s development plans.

The Appointment

The School seeks to appoint a well-qualified and experienced individual to set a strategy for Careers at Cheadle Hulme School to further develop students’ employability skills, working full-time during term-time on a 2 year Contract. The role will involve the management of a team of Careers Teachers, overseeing a programme of events and activities. The post-holder must be able to work collaboratively with colleagues and create new partnerships externally, providing opportunities for our students and the School.

The successful candidate will be offered an attractive salary package in the region of £30,000 per annum (pro-rata), subject to qualifications and experience. Please see the full list of benefits on our website.

Application procedure

A completed Application Form is to be submitted by 9am on Wednesday 23 May 2018, to the Human Resources Department via the apply link:

Phone Number: 0161 488 3330

Postal Address: Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, SK8 6EF

Interviews will take place on Thursday 7 June 2018.  

Unfortunately, if you have not heard from the School in response to your application by Tuesday 29 May 2018, you will not have been short-listed for interview.                                           

(Cheadle Hulme School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments at Cheadle Hulme School are subject to clearance by the Disclosure & Barring Service and to identity and qualification checks).

Cheadle Hulme School is an equal opportunities employer and values a diverse workforce; we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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