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Careers and Further Education Coordinator

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Aldar Education are currently seeking an outstanding Careers and Further Education Coordinator for Al Yasmina Academy in Abu Dhabi commencing next academic year 2022-2023.

Al Yasmina Academy is an outstanding English Curriculum school in the beautiful city of Abu Dhabi. With our globally recognised and admired curriculum, dedicated and passionate practitioners and outstanding teaching and learning, Al Yasmina Academy is an exceptional place to work. It has an exciting, diverse and progressive learning community that annually produces some of the very best I/GCSE and A Level result in the UAE. Our learning culture is under pinned by our core values of excellence, respect, passion, collaboration and creativity allowing all students to thrive. Furthermore, the Academy is extremely proud of its recent ADEK inspection, which rated Al Yasmina Academy as ‘Outstanding’ in all six performance standards, putting it amongst the top schools in the UAE and Middle East.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the highly successful Aldar family of schools and to help shape the future of Abu Dhabi’s leading school group.

The successful candidates will be closely aligned with our core values and ethos and possess a genuine understanding and appreciation of the values of the region.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Assist the school in achieving its overall vision and strategic intentions and to contribute to the achievement of relevant targets as set out in the school’s improvement plan and self-evaluation form.

• Comply with regulations pertaining to health and safety at work legislation and adhere to school policies relating to safe working practice and equal opportunities regulations.

• Comply with the school’s Performance Management Policy ensuring challenging annual targets are set and to fulfil the role of performance management reviewer if directed to do so by the principal.

• Engage in annual training linked to child protection, safeguarding and health and safety together with all training deemed appropriate for the purpose of school improvement or performance management.

• To work closely with the Director and Deputy Heads of Post 16 and the Head of Year 11 to design and lead on transition and the university application processes.

• To work closely with the Deputy Head of Post 16 for University and Careers to co-manage the university application process.

• To conduct student-focused, impartial, personal career guidance interviews which challenge and support students to make informed, realistic and adaptable career decisions.

• To generate and maintain students records electronically in support of personal guidance interviews, including a summary of agreed actions/action plans.

• To monitor individual student progress across subjects (using ALPS) in relation to their careers and aspirations.

• To manage the varying administrative needs of the university application process including any specific entrance examinations (EMSAT, LNAT, BMAT, SATs, IELTS).

• Always comply with the school’s staff dress code including the wearing of photo ID / lanyard.

• Always comply with the school’s computer Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).

• Sign out and sign in at relevant school reception if off site at any point during the normal working day.

• A teaching load in secondary as per requirements and needs of the school.

• To undertake any additional responsibilities as delegated by the Line Manager, Head of School or Principal.

Requirements

• BA Degree in Education or BSc/BA Degree in any secondary qualification with PGCE.

• University and careers application processes such as UCAS (UK), Common Application (USA), EMSAT.

• Knowledgeable of careers and university provision and preparation programmes.

• Has integrity and strong personal communication skills · Highly organised and can manage timelines efficiently.

• Has competent IT skills.

• Demonstrates an appreciation of cultural diversity.

• Personal drive and ability to manage workload when working independently.

• Proven outstanding classroom practitioner.

• A high level of professionalism and consideration of the well-being of children.

• A clean enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check or police check.

Aldar Academies are a family of world-class, child centered, and innovative schools based in the UAE.  We educate over 25,000 students across our group of owned and managed schools and as we grow so does our need for highly skilled, inspirational, and dedicated school leaders.  We offer an attractive remuneration package including medical cover, flights, housing, and free child school places.  Our future-focused learning model includes both students and staff and so we place a special emphasis on professional development, coaching and training.

An application with a cover letter and CV including details of two referees should be made via the website .

This job description is not all inclusive. Aldar Education reserves the right to amend this job description at any time.  We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are also mindful of our national development strategy and encourage UAE Nationals in their application at our company.

Aldar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and police clearance.

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