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Grade 7 SCP 23 – 27 Actual Salary: £27,590 – £30,745
Full Time Permanent
37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (Term Time only plus one week – GCSE Results week)
From 1st September 2024
Directly responsible to the Assistant Headteacher

Bridgewater High School is seeking a dynamic and dedicated CEIAG & Alumni Support Officer to join our team. This role involves developing relationships with educational institutions and the business community, providing impartial careers advice, and managing our alumni network. You will play a crucial role in supporting students’ career aspirations and maintaining strong ties with our alumni.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Develop robust relationships with FE Colleges, vocational institutions, and the business community to identify opportunities for students.
  • Provide one-to-one and group careers support, advice, and mentoring.
  • Maintain accurate records of pupil interventions and intentions.
  • Track and support at-risk students to prevent them from becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training).
  • Identify and support students needing additional guidance to remove barriers to learning.
  • Report student progress and destinations to the Senior Leadership Team and Local Authority.
  • Assist Year 11 students with FE applications.
  • Grow and engage a network of parents, alumni, and business partners for mentorship and work experience opportunities.
  • Manage the careers section of the school’s website and social media.
  • Promote equality and diversity.


  • Provide impartial support, advice, and mentoring to students.
  • Deliver a high-quality careers education program in partnership with external agencies.
  • Follow the agreed delivery plan for CEIAG in the school.
  • Collaborate with Pastoral Leaders and the PSHE Coordinator on program requirements.
  • Work with curriculum areas to develop careers activities and enterprise links.
  • Organize careers interviews for students on alternative education routes.
  • Advise on career opportunities and pathways.
  • Represent the school in external CEIAG meetings and ensure resources are up-to-date.
  • Meet with parents during evenings and offer guidance on GCSE results day.
  • Organize and assist with annual events such as mock interviews and careers weeks.
  • Communicate effectively with parents, students, and staff.
  • Regularly meet with the Assistant Head to set aspirational goals for students.
  • Ensure inclusivity for pupils with special educational needs, disabilities, and those at risk of becoming NEET.


  • Recruit and maintain the school’s alumni network.
  • Act as the primary contact for alumni, providing exceptional service and managing enquiries.
  • Keep the alumni database updated.
  • Develop relationships with alumni to support school events and CEIAG initiatives.
  • Organize alumni events both online and in-person.

Other Duties:

  • Evaluate the impact of resources and systems.
  • Monitor CEIAG delivery and prepare reports as required.
  • Develop stakeholder engagement to support the school’s CEIAG and Alumni initiatives.

Person Specification:


  • Relevant experience in careers advice or a related field.
  • Successful experience managing projects and working collaboratively with stakeholders.
  • Experience working with children and young people.
  • 5 GCSEs (grades 9-4 / A*-C) including English and Maths.
  • Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks.
  • Proficiency in working to strict deadlines.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.

As part of The Challenge Academy Trust, we are building a culture that champions better work and working lives across the Trust; a framework to support and develop our workforce from ‘hire to retire’.

We are committed to providing a workload that is fair and reasonable, work environment where employee health and wellbeing are actively supported and promoted and structured personal and professional development.

We promote a balanced workload and a supportive work environment focused on

There are opportunities for continuous personal and professional development through “Education Connect” and resources from the National College.

Benefits include complimentary tea/coffee, participation in pension schemes, Occupational Sick Pay Scheme, access to TCAT+ for discounts and wellbeing resources, and more.

To apply please go to

For Support Staff application form see below and return to or further guidance please contact Jacqui McInnes on

The closing date for applications is 7 June 2024 12 noon

Interviews w/c 14 June 202

Job Description and Person Specification CEIAG & Alumni Officer May 2024


Bridgewater High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful candidate.








Join us at The Challenge Academy Trust and contribute to an environment that supports better work and working lives, fostering a culture of development, safety, and equality.


Application Forms

TCAT Teaching Staff Application Form
Please post Teaching Staff application forms to Ms J McInnes at the Upper School address, alternatively you may email it to

TCAT Support Staff Application Form
Please post Support Staff application forms to Ms J McInnes at the Upper School address, alternatively you may email it to

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