Support Staff Vacancies

Kendrick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure & Barring Service. Kendrick School is an Equal Opportunity employer. 

  • Please complete the application form which you can download below.
  • Please use the guidance notes in the application pack to help with completing the application form. 
  • CVs will not be accepted as a method of application.
  • Send the completed form to aemberson@kendrick.reading.sch.uk by the closing date.
  • Receipt of application will be acknowledged by email.
  • We will only contact you again if you are shortlisted for interview.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be sent a Disclosure of Convictions Form to complete which must be returned completed at least one day before the interview.  
  • We reserve the right to carry out an online search as part of our due diligence obligations on shortlisted candidates and candidates will be provided the opportunity to address any issues of concerns that may come up during the search at interview.

CAREERS COORDINATOR 

15 HOURS A WEEK: TERM TIME ONLY
£8,099pa-£8,806pa (FTE £23,893pa-£25,979pa)

Kendrick School is a successful 11-18 girls’ grammar school in the centre of Reading. Graded ‘Outstanding’ in its recent OFSTED inspection, Kendrick School is a centre of academic excellence with a track record of high performance and achievement.  

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen for a Careers Coordinator to join us in September 2024.  The role is for 15 hours a week, which can be worked flexibly in school and at home, term time only.

The successful candidate will liaise with our external provider of careers guidance, coordinating students, staff, and resources for each careers event, service and activity planned for the academic year. The postholder would also re-energise our alumnae programme and establish contacts within our community to support our careers and work-related learning commitment.

The successful candidate must be professional, self-motivated, proactive and have established administration and organisational skills. They must have excellent written, verbal and presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with staff, students, parents, employers and careers professionals. Experience of working in careers guidance would be an advantage but not essential as training will be given. The opportunity to achieve a qualification in Careers Advice and Guidance is a possibility for the right applicant.

Kendrick School is a welcoming, inclusive and happy community. We can offer you:

  • Friendly, welcoming and supportive colleagues.
  • A student body that is motivated and engaged.
  • Training and development.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme membership.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Access to our swimming pool and other fitness/wellbeing initiatives
  • Access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.

The recent Ofsted report, November 2022 stated: “The Kendrick Pledge emphasises friendship, kindness, respect, equality, tolerance and justice, and these values underpin all that the school achieves. Pupils flourish in this exceptionally caring and inclusive learning environment. Secure, trusting relationships between staff and pupils ensure pupils feel very well supported and safe here. In turn, pupils’ excellent behaviour and impeccable manners make Kendrick a very special place to be”.

An application form and a job description can be downloaded below or obtained by contacting Mrs Amanda Emberson-Powney at the school. Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact Amanda Emberson-Powney (aemberson@kendrick.reading.sch.uk) to arrange.

Application Pack - Careers Coordinator

Application Form

CVs cannot be accepted as a method of application. 

Closing date:   9am Friday 14th June 2024
Interviews:      week of 17th June 2024

(we reserve the right to close the application process early if a suitable candidate becomes available so we recommend )

Kendrick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure & Barring Service. Kendrick School is an Equal Opportunity employer.