WE ARE HIRING - SCHOOL COORDINATOR

Tuesday, 16th February 2021

DYW School Coordinator - Job Description

Purpose -

Work to embed the Developing Young Workforce Strategy into schools in conjunction with the local DYW lead and the school senior management team, working closely with other school coordinators, other skills agencies and local business communities.

Report to - DYW Programme Manager

Main Accountabilities

The focus of the role is to develop and implement a programme of employer engagement aimed at enhancing the curriculum and increasing pupils’ career awareness , employability & meta skills development.

Key Work Areas

  • Develop DYW agenda across whole school through pupil focused delivery in conjunction with school management.
  • Develop partnerships and networks with the DYW Network, Business Community, Key Stakeholders and Education to support the delivery of the DYW agenda in the school.
  • Monitor and review DYW activity against School and Regional DYW objectives and targets.
  • Provide leadership on promoting DYW objectives and activities through engagement with regional/national programmes and other DYW practitioner networks.

Key Work Area:

Develop DYW agenda across whole school through pupil focused delivery in conjunction with school management


Target Objectives or Tasks

Work alongside the SDS schools-based Careers Advisor, and other school- based co-ordinators (where applicable) to ensure that employer offers are targeted at the pupils who would benefit most

Working as part of and under the direction of the DYW regional group teams ensure that support is targeted at groups aligned to DYW Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the education sector

Work with key local partners and stakeholders to provide industry led activity which will support pupils post school transition and engage with Youth Guarantee services and provision

Support wider ambition for work based and vocational training including the Apprenticeship family.

Ensure that DYW is appropriately highlighted and embedded across each stage of the curriculum in the senior phase

Review programmes to ensure continuous improvement and take actions to correct any deficiencies to ensure pupils gain maximum benefit from the DYW supported programmes and activities

Support the development and delivery of activities to S1 – S3 as appropriate as part of the local DYW entitlement

Key Work Area:

Develop partnerships and networks with the DYW Network, Business Community, Key Stakeholders and Education to support the delivery of the DYW agenda in the school


Target Objectives or Tasks

Liaise with the Senior Management Team and Principal Teachers to ensure strategic direction of the DYW agenda is reflected within the school curriculum and school improvement plans.

Support teaching staff to deliver meaningful industry relevant experiences and qualifications

Liaise with relevant staff to support Work Experience and other similar programmes by sourcing industry placements

Foster and establish strong partnerships with businesses including third sector to support and sustain school employer partnerships in your school

Manage all DYW and wider programmes to promote opportunities within the wider school community i.e. pupil voice networks, teachers working groups, parents and parent councils.

Work with the DYW local team on co-delivery aspects of the DYW local and national programmes and requirements

Actively work as part of a wider team responsible for building and maintaining meaningful relationships with external providers, businesses and facilitating partners to deliver programme based content/workshops and other employer and industry specific events.

Key Work Area:

Monitor and review DYW activity against School and Regional DYW objectives and targets

Target Objectives or Tasks

Manage all reporting of school activity and data associated with DYW (in relation to both National and Local KPI's), while providing appropriate evidence of activity at key stages throughout the year

Increasing participation across the whole school in work inspiration and work experience activity with particular reference to those furthest away from the labour market

Increase the number of businesses working directly with the school to improve opportunities for young people

Undertake regular review and evaluation of programmes and activities associated with DYW

Key Work Area:

Provide leadership on promoting DYW objectives and activities through engagement with regional/national programmes and other DYW practitioner networks


Target Objectives or Tasks

Be the lead in engaging with Hi Hope, Marketplace, Founders4Schools and E-DYW (Inc Skills academy) to optimise the opportunities available to learners

Work as a part of a Regional / Highland DYW Co-ordinators network to create specialisms to develop and deliver to all schools

Develop your own and teaching staff understanding of the local economic profile, growth businesses and Industry sectors

Lead staff development sessions for school staff on all aspects of DYW developments and any ongoing developments as indicated by the Scottish Government and Education Scotland

Person Specification

Skills & Attributes/ Competencies

Essential

Desirable

Knowledge / Experience

A good understanding of business-related operations, recruitment and the Apprenticeship family

Experience in the private sector

Communicating & Influencing

Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, with sensitivity and respect for others

Use ICT, social media & digital resources to communicate and share information

Working Together

Demonstrate an ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team to achieve collective results

Demonstrate an ability to develop and nurture positive working relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders to support the delivery of desired outcomes

Managing & Delivering Quality Service

Work with team to set priorities, create clear plans and manage all work, projects, and events to meet business objectives and the needs of all stakeholders

Develop and monitor the quality of service with involvement from a range of staff, stakeholders and delivery partners.

Keep internal teams, stakeholders and delivery partners fully informed of plans and possibilities

Changing & Improving

Seek out opportunities to create effective change and suggest innovative ideas for improvement

Review ways of working, including seeking and providing feedback

Developing Others

Focus on the continuous learning and development for self, others (including young people) and the organisation as a whole

Please refer to the key skills, attributes and competences above when submitting your application.

Applications are invited in the form of a CV and Personal Statement (or Video of no more than 500 words) Please email over to Eilidh@dywich.co.uk

Successful candidates will show evidence of their experience in using the above skills, knowledge, abilities, and personal qualities within their application and at interview.

The closing date for applications will be 7th March, with interviews scheduled for week commencing 15th March.

📍Locations: Positions available in Dingwall & Inverness

💻Report to: DYW Programme Manager

💴Salary: £23,000

Hours: Monday to Friday – Term Time

📖Contract type: Full time, school term contracts. Secondments will also be considered. All positions are fixed term until March 31st 2022, however subject to satisfactory performance and funding the role will continue beyond.

For further details relating to this post, please contact Eilidh Edgar, Programme Manager at eilidh@dywich.co.uk