Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Hackney


Location: Hackney

Do you want to work in a “good school”… with “outstanding leadership and management at all levels? - Ofsted 2015

The Petchey Academy is looking to recruit an outstanding Careers Coordinator. This post represents a superb opportunity for a motivated professional who wants to challenge and engage pupils about their choices around careers across the full 11-18 age range.

The successful applicant will be responsible for this increasingly important area of educational provision. The main tasks are:

• To deliver careers interviews with students and provide Impartial Advice and Guidance to support them with their careers and next steps.

• To facilitate high-quality work experience placement opportunities for students in Y10 and 12, and to assist with applications to further education and longer-term career choices.

• To work closely with a range of Careers organisations including Prospects, Inspire and Into University.

• To act as a coordinator for our new Career Academy Programme

• To provide unbiased awareness-raising opportunities and exposure to a range of progression and careers information/opportunities. This includes arranging visiting speakers, developing careers-related materials for our seminar programme, and building relationships with local businesses.

• To assist with career/application skill development such as interviewing or CV/application writing.

This role includes the strategic shaping of the school’s on-going provision, adapting it to new and more competitive fields in both course progression and career development and building further Academy Employer links in the future.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

• To work across all year groups

• Support students to succeed beyond national expectations and plan their next steps in education

• Work with dedicated and enthusiastic staff to inspire our students.

• Help shape our evolving CEIAG programme

• Enjoy an inspiring new building and facilities

The successful candidate will:

• Have completed or at least working towards the Career Guidance and Development Level 6.

• Have the ability to work with students with a range of needs.

• Be patient, hard-working, and committed to the development of young people.

• Inspire students to learn and achieve.

• Enjoy working in a challenging but highly rewarding environment

The Petchey Academy, under the patronage of Jack Petchey is dedicated to enabling young people to aspire and succeed. We have adopted his motto and encourage our students to truly believe “If I think I can….I can!”

If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding position, enriching the lives of the students who attend The Petchey Academy, then we are keen to hear from you.


The Petchey Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

All successful applicants will be requested to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

A Section 128 check will be carried out on individuals applying for any role that retains or has been delegated any management responsibilities under the terms of a direction made by the Secretary of State for Education.


The Petchey Academy is committed to promoting equality for all students and employees. Every individual will be treated with courtesy and respect and their contribution to the learning process will be valued.

If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding position, enriching the lives of the students who attend The Petchey Academy, then we are keen to hear from you.

*Please note: The Petchey Academy reserve the right to interview and close the job entry early*

  • education
  • secretary