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SLN Personal Guidance Project Manager (24 hours per week)

Sussex Learning Network

Location:  Brighton - Hollingbury
Salary:  £30,395 to £34,189 pro rata
Fixed Term End Date: 30/09/2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 11 August 2019
Interview Date:  Wednesday 21 August 2019
Reference:  VC5035-19-286

We have a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic person to join our team and project manage a brand new project which supports young people across Sussex to make informed choices about their futures.  The role will be responsible for setting up and keeping on track a project which delivers a suite of tailored personal guidance (whether on making career choices, continuing in education or other support interventions). The programme, the SLN Personal Guidance Fund, is being co-delivered with Elev8Careers, a careers and education company, and the role will work across both the SLN and Elev8Careers to ensure the necessary training and resources are provided to schools, as well as contributing to the innovative and creative aspects of this new provision.

The programme’s five overarching aims are below:

  1. To provide every pupil with at least one personal guidance interview with a trained advisor pre 16 and post 16 (if sixth form)

  2. To support and improve the impact of personal guidance interviews by providing a programme of wrap-around interventions pre and post interview

  3. To upskill professional advisors as well as offering a suite of continuous professional development opportunities and resources to both teachers and/or support staff to enable more meaningful engagement with the guidance process

  4. To support schools at a strategic level to better integrate Personal Guidance with the other Gatsby Benchmarks; contributing towards meeting Ofsted requirements

  5. Use technology to embed a sustainable and effective communication strategy and powerful knowledge careers network for the region.

We are looking for someone to join our team who has a proven track record of delivering innovative projects, who is personable and who can work with a number of different stakeholders, including educational practitioners, young people and funders. This post is part time for 24 hours per week and flexible hours can be agreed.

If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you! If you want to know more about the role and see the full job description and person specification or for an informal chat about this opportunity please contact Sarah Williams on

The closing date for this job vacancy has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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The University of Brighton is committed to equality and embraces diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.  We welcome all applicants and are committed to providing a supportive and flexible working environment.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.


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