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Leodis Academies Trust

Forging Young Futures

Careers Assistant

Temporary until 31 August 2020 in the first instance

Required as soon as possible

17.5 hours per week (2.5 days) Job Share, term time only

Salary £7,673 (actual for 17.5 hours per week)

Closing date: 9am Monday 18 November 2020


We have an exciting opportunity for a Careers Assistant at our successful, well established maintained Academy. The post holder will provide efficient and effective careers administration, support the provision of information, advice and guidance (IAG) on careers and organise and monitor the Work Experience programme.


We are appointing on 17.5 hours, 2.5 days per week (days to be negotiated).

To succeed in the role you will have:

  • Experience of working in an administrative function, ideally in a careers environment or educational setting
  • The ability to communicate effectively and form positive relationships with staff, students and other stakeholders
  • A level 3 qualification with English and Maths at GCSE Grade C or equivalent
  • NEBOSH/IOSH accredited qualification and First Aid at Work, or willingness to work towards these
  • The flexibility to work occasional evenings


Woodkirk Academy is a high performing, successful, well established, fully comprehensive, co-educational 11-18 maintained Academy and is a member of Leodis Academies Trust.  We have a proud record in academic, intellectual, social and sporting, musical, dramatic and community developments. Our latest Ofsted report noted a ‘passion and commitment to continuous improvement’ and that ‘leadership at all levels is focused on the progress of pupils.’


Woodkirk enjoys an excellent reputation as an employer and our ethos and working practices are well regarded. We take pride in looking after staff and supporting everyone in their roles in order to deliver excellent education to our students.


Woodkirk Academy is part of Leodis Academies Trust with four local primary Schools; this provides an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to develop work experience as required.


Application packs can be downloaded here, or obtained from the school by telephone on 0113 8873607 or by email

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Letter from the Principal


All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, two references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check (DBS), medical clearance and provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK and evidence of qualifications.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.