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Business Engagement Manager (Careers Leader)

Wednesday 31st October, 2018

Business Engagement Manager

37 hours per week, all year round
Grade N7, £28,221 to £31,401

Studio West is an exciting studio school which opened in September 2014. As part of Kenton Schools Academy Trust which also incorporates Kenton School, Studio West currently caters for around 200 students. Our mission will be to make sure that every student who leaves Studio West does so with a university or college place, an apprenticeship or a job.

Initially opening to students aged 13-19, in September 2017, we became a full secondary school expanding to open from age 11. We are over-subscribed for year 7 and expanding rapidly due to our success. We are committed to the studio school concept of offering mainstream qualifications (including GCSEs, A Levels, and Occupational and professional qualifications), combined with an innovative and personalised curriculum for every student focused on developing key employability and life skills required by employers.

We know the key to our success will be having a strong team committed to the ethos of the school with the skills, dedication and passion to motivate and instill high expectations in every child to achieve their potential regardless of the barriers they face.

We are seeking applications for the post of Business Engagement Manager to promote a culture of work related learning which complements all students' study of the national curriculum. The postholder will actively secure paid and unpaid work placements for all our students matched to their academic programme and which will contribute to the project based learning culture of the School. The role will also involve working closely with curriculum teams to ensure that curriculum design is closely aligned to employer and student need; fostering the development of high quality business skills in all students.

We are seeking an exceptional candidate with a proven track record of working effectively with secondary school age children/young people. A candidate who possesses both excellent interpersonal skills and a proactive and flexible approach to work. And most importantly a candidate who has the skills, knowledge and abilities to work with students and businesses to make sure the right student is matched with the right business. In return, you will play a key role in embedding Studio West as a school of choice in the local community with the support of not only the Studio West team, but the wider Academy Trust.

If you think you have the experience, skills and abilities to be successful in this role, further details and an application form are available to download below.

Closing date: 12.00 Noon on 16 November 2018

Application pack including job description and person specification

Application forms are available here: Application Form or by contacting us by telephone on 0191 214 2200 or by email at hr@kenton.newcastle.sch.uk

Please return completed applications to hr@kenton.newcastle.sch.uk

or by post to: Human Resources, Kenton School, Drayton Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE3 3RU.

Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all our schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.
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