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The Aquila School
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: Apr 25, 2023
We are looking for an experienced careers counsellor to join our growing school for an August 2023 start (later start date possible if necessary for the right candidate)
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.
Key qualities and skills:
Key duties include:
Policy, Planning and Service Development
Training & Personal Development
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 and assistant head of secondary
Holidays- as per school calendar (except external examination results days and the day before and after). Attendance is required on staff training days.
Hours of work: 7:25am to 4:15pm Monday to Thursday and from 7:25am to 12:00noon on Friday’s. The post holder will be required to work some evenings, in particular, to provide a service for open days, parents evenings and other promotional events.
Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Career Guidance and Advice or other relevant degree qualification
At least two years’ experience in a similar setting
Understanding and experience of KS3, KS4 and KS5 education
Experience of leading careers and a good level of knowledge relating to careers, further and higher education.
Excellent ICT, administrative and organisational skills.
The ability to communicate effectively and to develop good relationships with students, staff and parents/carers and outside agencies.
Experience of successfully motivating, encouraging and engaging young people from a range of backgrounds and with a range of aspirations and attainment.
Understanding of the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme.
Experience of promoting and organising events.
Ability to provide academic and general careers advice to students at all levels.
Experience of developing successful partnerships with external organisations.
A commitment to establishing fair, respectful, supportive and constructive relationships with students.
Have high expectations of students and a commitment to ensuring that they will achieve their full educational potential
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: