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Business Engagement Manager (Careers Leader)

Sunday 19th May, 2019

Business Engagement Manager (Careers Leader)

37 hours per week, all year round
Grade N7, £28,785 to £32,029 pa

Studio West is an exciting studio school, which opened in September 2014. As part of Kenton School’s Academy, Studio West cater for around 300 students aged between 11 and 19, and are currently over-subscribed for year 7. At Studio West, in addition to mainstream qualifications (including GCSEs, A Levels, and Occupational and professional qualifications), we offer an innovative and personalised curriculum for every student focused on developing key employability and life skills required by employers. Much of our curriculum is delivered through project based learning, working alongside our business partners and our mission is to make sure that every student who leaves Studio West does so with a university or college place, an apprenticeship or a job.

We know the key to our success is 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, and this post is integral to that.

We are therefore seeking applications for the post of Business Engagement Manager/Careers Lead 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, and design and delivery of business and careers related sessions to 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 Trust. If you think you have the experience, skills and abilities to be successful in this role, further details can be found in our 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

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Closing date: 12.00 Noon on 4 June 2019

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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