Assistant Regional Director 0.5 - 0.6 FTE

We are looking for an exceptional individual to work with our Scottish team to take forward the work that we do with young people.

Location: Perthshire/Tayside/Aberdeen

Salary £31,375 pro-rata plus benefits to include travel costs, annual leave, pension contributions and training

Our organisation

Inspiring Futures (IF) has been providing careers services to young people for the last seventy five years. With its headquarters in Wallingford, IF has a long track record of providing careers information, advice and guidance and skills development to young people in the UK and internationally. A regional network exists throughout the UK with teams of guidance professionals in Scotland, the North, the South West and Wales, the East of England and in London and the South East.

The changing landscape is providing a significant challenge to the future of careers guidance services to young people. There are now many more organisations offering information advice and guidance on a paid for basis. The new environment is increasing the demand for IF’s services as schools work to secure independent careers guidance from a range of providers. As a longstanding and leading provider of school-based support across the UK and internationally (under the Futurewise brand to independent schools and to publicly funded institutions) the mission of Inspiring Futures is to deliver effective and high quality guidance to all young people. IF holds the matrix standard for quality guidance and advice.

Every year IF helps to support some 50,000 young people making decisions about their future. This is through our flagship Futurewise programme as well as through our events, interactive challenges, publications, websites and helpline services. We are now on an ambitious growth curve; take up of our services is poised to grow and the role of the Assistant Regional Director is to enable this to happen. Over the next three years, the Company aims to build on our strong market position and, through innovative new services, be able to help in excess of 250,000 young people every year in the UK and abroad.

Purpose of the job

The key role of the Assistant Regional Director is to maintain and develop IF services in existing member schools and to deliver those services as required. Assistant Regional Directors work closely with school heads of careers and heads of guidance staff and are responsible for ensuring that schools receive first class information, advice and guidance provision. This includes psychometric profiling, group interpretation sessions, one-to-one guidance interviews, attending parents’ evenings and careers/higher education information events, talks to large groups and running workshops.

The candidate will be experienced in working with young people in the 14-19 age range and evidence of careers and higher education work in an academic school or college is highly advantageous, as is knowledge of psychometric profiling. Applicants should be able to demonstrate first-class guidance and management skills and ideally be qualified to a QCF Level 6/SCQF Level 11.

We require a self-motivated, experienced and committed individual who can work independently and flexibly and develop good team-working skills with other members of the team.

How to apply

 A full job description including details of candidate requirements is available to download at the top of the page.

To apply please complete the online application form (available to download at the top of the page) including the equal opportunities monitoring section. Completed application forms should be sent to natalie.kaplanski@inspiringfutures.org.uk.

Applications will not be considered without completion of the equal opportunities monitoring section. 

Deadline - 3 May 2017

Without a doubt, the best thing about Inspiring Futures membership is the support I receive from my Regional Director.

Notting Hill and Ealing High School

As a result of the Futurewise programme, my daughter feels immeasurably happier and is really enthused, not only about how to spend her gap year, but also about what to do afterwards. I feel the support my daughter has been given was not only professional but totally individual.

Angela Young, Parent

Inspiring Futures delivered an excellent half-day enterprise workshop. which fully engaged and entertained the students. A memorable and worthwhile educative experience. Inspiring Futures really listened to what we needed and took my somewhat half formed ideas and created something special for the students.

Head of Careers, ACS Cobham