Careers Leader vacancy at Lakes College

Salary: £25,708.00 - £27,221.00
Job Type: Full Time
Contact Name: Catherine Wilson
Location: Workington, Cumbria
Closing Date: 06/07/2022 12:00

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: LeadershipOfficer
Interview Date: 11/04/2022
Start Date: 01/09/2022
Contracted Term: AYR - All year around
Contracted Hours: 37.00
Contracted Weeks: 52.000
Department: Careers
Pay Grade: As previous
Resources required (e.g. Lap Top, Phone etc): -

Job Advert


Lakes College is a technical vocational Further Education College delivering education and training to full-time and part-time learners and apprentices to degree level. We have a vibrant campus in West Cumbria with state of the art vocational workshops and resources, including the National College for Nuclear Northern Hub.

Our mission and purpose are to:

 ‘Enable people to recognise and develop their potential’.

We are a people business and our mission applies as equally to our staff team as to our learners and employers’. We are a Good college and have ambition to be Outstanding by together developing our culture, standards and expectations. We encourage innovation, collaboration and reflection to lead to new ideas and methods. We gather, evaluate and use data to drive operational improvement.


If you are passionate about helping young people reach their goals and achieve their full potential, we have a number of fantastic opportunities available.


If you are from an Advice & Guidance/HR/Recruitment/Coaching/Pastoral background or work in an environment that involves problem solving and helping others then we would love to hear from you. Experience in the sector in not necessary, we are looking for somebody with excellent customer service and communication skills who enjoys working with people to achieve their dreams.


If you are passionate about making a difference to peoples’ lives through work and want to join a mission led organisation this could be the job for you. We are looking for dedicated and motivated individuals who put people first.



Salary:£25,454 with potential for incremental progression up to £26,951


You will support students to make informed decisions, assess their values, interests, abilities and skills and relate these to opportunities for employment, further study and

training. As part of the role you will encourage students to aspire, make good choices and understand what they need to do in order to reach and succeed in their chosen



The successful applicant will ensure that all students participate in a high quality careers education, including meaningful encounters with employers and assisting with UCAS applications. This is coupled with appropriate opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to make successful choices and manage their careers.


This role also involves promoting the key employability skills of students, including careers education within the curriculum.


We are looking for someone who has the appropriate qualification in CEIAG at Level 4 or above (or who is working towards this), coupled with experience in careers and

guidance.  If required we will support you to undertake a CEIAG qualification at Level 6

File Attachments

File Name Description
Code of conduct - Recruitment of Ex Offenders.docx Code of Conduct for ex-offenders
Careers Leader JD.docx Careers Leader JD
Why work at Lakes College benefits leaflet.pdf Staff Benefits

Safeguarding Information

Lakes College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

Lakes College is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Qualification Title Grade
Level 4 Advice & Guidance 4
Level 6 Advice & Guidance 6


Inspirational leader particularly during challenging times
Effective leadership and motivational skills
Focused on standards and positive outcomes
Effective leadership and motivational skills
Strong leader in the delivery of excellence in teaching and learning
Personal Attributes
Abilities, Skills and Knowledge
Organised and attentive to detail
Recent and relevant industry experience in sector