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Future Pathways and Guidance Lead (Careers Counsellor)

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The Aquila School
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: Oct 21, 2022

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We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Careers Counsellor to ensure that our students receive an excellent and inspiring careers education.

For all staff in school we share a responsibility to ensure that children are safe and properly supervised at all times. Our school is committed to ‘amazing learning’- providing enjoyable and meaningful learning experiences so that every pupil makes as much progress as possible. All staff are expected to adhere to The Aquila Professional Code of Conduct and commit to promoting our vision – ‘A happy community school with amazing learning at its heart where pupils are empowered to make choices, engage in meaningful learning experiences and make exceptional progress’. Our focus is providing children with amazing learning and to be the school of choice for the community we serve.

The Aquila School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.

Job role:

  • The successful applicant will give guidance across the school, but with a particular focus in Years 7 - Year 13 in order to help them plan and manage their current and future progression through education and beyond.
  • The successful applicant will implement a strategy for developing a careers programme that meets benchmarks, good practice and prepares young people for the choices and transitions in education, training and employment.
  • The successful applicant will provide professional career guidance services, including personal guidance interviews, in order to improve pupils’ skills, knowledge and understanding for career planning and management.

In addition, all staff are required to carry out any tasks required by the school or the regional office to facilitate the smooth day to day running of the school

To be line managed by the Head of Secondary
Hours of work- 7.25am-4:15pm Monday to Thursday and 7:25am-12:00noon on Fridays, plus occasional evening and weekend work
Holidays- as per the school KHDA approved calendar

Person specification: 
A degree in education, career counseling or similar field
Two years relevant experience  

About the International Schools Partnership 

The Aquila School is owned by a London based company called International Schools Partnership (ISP).  The International Schools Partnership (ISP) is a growing group of committed colleagues in financially responsible schools around the world, all of which aim to be the school of choice in their local area. Learning is at the heart of everything we do for our pupils, colleagues and parents. We are committed to getting better, all the time.

ISP was founded by an experienced team of committed educationalists and commercial operators who have worked together over many years. Our growing group of private schools located in the UK, the USA, Spain, Costa Rica, Chile, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, and Mexico educate children and pupils from 2-18 years of age. We have now expanded to 51 schools delivering multiple curricula and building on local brands and reputations with over 30,000 pupils and 5,000 staff located across the globe.

We believe that successful schools are the ones that put learning at the heart of everything they do, always aiming to create rounded individuals that are able to forge successful careers and lives in a rapidly changing world. Our goal is to enable our schools as the leading school of choice in their local area. We are a truly international group working in different cultures and speaking different languages. We work across countries and cultures, too, by working with each other and with other schools and communities. At ISP we continue to engage with schools around the world who are interested in becoming part of our global group of schools and look forward to welcoming more pupils and staff to the group.

All our schools:  

  • Help children and pupils learn to levels that amaze them.  
  • Inspire children and pupils to be successful now and equip them to be successful later.  
  • Are truly international, working in partnerships within and across regions, cultures and languages.  
  • Aim to be the schools of choice for children, pupils and their families, wherever we are.
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