WE ARE HIRING - School Coordinator, Culloden Academy
11 August 2022
Developing the Young Workforce : School Coordinator
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a DYW School Coordinator for Culloden Academy as part of the next phase of the national Developing the Young Workforce programme.
The role offers the right candidate the opportunity to help provide all young people, through support from employers, to become better equipped with the skills, knowledge, and experience to flourish in the world of work.
The DYW School Coordinator will be based within the school and be responsible for supporting the implementation of a DYW strategy, creating a structure of work relevant employer engagement, and ensuring improved and tangible outcomes for young people, through work-based learning opportunities and programmes.
The role will attract applicants from a wide range of industry backgrounds with a genuine desire to utilise their workplace and career related experience to support young people make connections and access opportunities valuable to their future and that of the local and regional business community.
This position is full-time, working during school terms only .
Job title: School Coordinator
Reports to: DYW Operations Manager
Hours: Monday to Friday - Term Time
Salary: £24,150 - School Term Time
Location: Culloden Academy
Contract type: Full time, school term contract. Fixed term until March 31st 2023, however subject to satisfactory performance and funding, the role will continue beyond.
The role is primarily focused on developing and implementing a programme of employer engagement aimed at enhancing the curriculum and increasing pupils’ career awareness, employability and meta skills development. The key aim of the role is to work to embed the Developing the Young Workforce strategy into schools in conjunction with the local DYW lead and the school senior management team, working closely with other school coordinators, skills agencies and local business communities.
Applications are accepted from a wide range of industry backgrounds with the successful candidate having demonstrated a genuine desire to utilise their workplace and career related experience to support young people to make connections and access opportunities valuable to their future and that of the local and regional business community.
The position is full-time, working during school terms only.
- Develop DYW agenda across whole school through pupil focused delivery in conjunction with school management
- Develop partnerships and networks with the DYW Network, Skills Development Scotland, business community, key stakeholders and education to support the delivery of the DYW agenda in the school
- Monitor and review DYW activity against school and regional DYW objectives and targets
- Provide leadership on promoting DYW objectives and activities through engagement with regional/national programmes and other DYW practitioner networks
- Experience in the private sector is desirable
- Good understanding of business-related operations, recruitment and Apprenticeships
Communicating & Influencing:
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, with sensitivity and respect for others
- Use ICT, social media and digital resources to communicate and share information
- Demonstrates an ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team to achieve collective results
- Demonstrates an ability to develop and nurture positive working relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders to support delivery of desired outcomes
Managing & Delivering Quality Service:
- Work with team to set priorities, create clear plans and manage all work, projects and events to meet business objectives and needs of stakeholders
- Develop and monitor quality of service with involvement from range of staff, stakeholders and delivery partners
- Keep internal teams, stakeholders and delivery partners fully informed of plans and possibilities
Changing & Improving:
- Seek out opportunities to create effective change and suggest innovative ideas for improvement
- Review ways of working, including seeking and providing feedback
- Focus on learning and development for self, others (including young people) and organisation as a whole
How to Apply:
A CV and Personal Statement (500 words max) describing why the candidate considers themselves to be the most suitable candidate for the post (with reference to the criteria set out within the person speciation) should be submitted to Eilidh Edgar, DYWICH Programme Manager, via email at Eilidh@dywich.co.uk by 25th of August 2022.
For additional information regarding this position please contact Eilidh Edgar at Eilidh@dywich.co.uk