Kowloon Bay - Hong Kong
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About The Role

Job Summary

The role of the Higher Education and Careers Guidance Counsellor will be to work in tandem with the Full Time Higher Education and Careers Guidance Counsellor to further embed careers across the senior school and support the vision of offering outstanding guidance for life beyond Kellett which meets the needs of all students.


To Head of Sixth Form

Main Responsibilities, Tasks and Duties:


  • Taking on a university counselling load of 20-30 students
  • Preparing and implementing a careers guidance development plan and ensuring that details of careers guidance programmes are published on the parent portal
  • Reviewing and evaluating the careers guidance programmes and providing information for Senior Leadership as required
  • Ensuring compliance with any statutory guidance and legal requirements to provide careers guidance, work experience placements and ensure students have access to information regarding their next steps
  • Understanding the implications of a changing education landscape for careers guidance
  • Planning and implementing the programme of activity in careers guidance
  • Liaising with tutors, SENCo, Heads of House and Head of Sixth form to identify and prioritise students for career guidance
  • Briefing and supporting teachers/tutors involved in providing initial careers guidance/education
  • Monitoring access to and take-up of advice and guidance
  • Updating the careers guidance section of the parent portal ensuring that information is accurate and current
  • Managing Morrisby programme with Year 10
  • Working with the head of sixth form, ensuring that higher education providers and apprenticeship opportunities are shared with students
  • Coordinating the programme of Work Experience in Year 10 and Years 12
  • Collating destination data
  • Communicating with students, teachers and parents
  • Managing Database for Work Experience
  • Ensuring all written and electronic records, reports, letters and other documentation are completed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Managing own diary and appointment system to meet all aspects of the role
  • Participating in the organisation and promotion of internal and external careers events
  • Ensuring own professional development needs are met so that relevant new advances and initiatives are reflected in your practise


  • Establishing and developing productive working relationships with students. Provide effective one to one support and CEIAG to students
  • Working effectively with groups of students such as planning and delivering careers related workshops or leading assemblies
  • Utilising and developing the network of Alumni who are able to help with the career guidance and Work Experience programme
  • Establishing and developing links with employers
  • Working with local employers to ensure compliance with statutory guidance/legislation for Work Placements
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with parents/carers to enable them to support their child’s progression

Careers and University Guidance:

  • Providing 1:1 advice and guidance to all students, ensuring their needs are met to support progression into further/higher education, work or training
  • Evaluating the careers guidance programme
  • Supporting students who may look for alternatives to academic pathways
  • Working with parents and carers to encourage their involvement to support next steps
Application Process

Applicants must have the right to work in Hong Kong.  
Please include in your covering letter your salary expectations.

Further information can be found in the job description

About You

Applications are invited from candidates holding the following:
  • Bachelors degree
  • Relevant university guidance or professional career guidance qualification
  • Relevant professional counselling qualifications are desirable but not essential
Candidates should be able to demonstrate:
  • Knowledge and experience of methods of delivering Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)
  • Familiarity with issues relating to advice and guidance in the context of young people
  • An understanding of relevant policies/code of practice and awareness of relevant legislation
  • An understanding of school process particularly with regard to the curriculum
  • Excellent standard of oral and written communication
  • Good ICT skills
  • Excellent listening and questioning skills
  • Experience of delivering careers / university advice and guidance
  • Ability to motivate and inspire young people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • High level of organizational skills 
Terms and Conditions

Base: Kowloon Bay Campus
Working Times:          7.45am to 3.45pm, Monday to Friday
Contract Tenure :       Permanent full-time position - School Year Only contract, plus 10 additional days to be worked during school holidays
Medical Insurance:        Provided

Applications close:  24 May 2024

Kellett School reserves the right to recruit at any stage during the selection process.

Applicants, who have not been contacted by 28 June 2024, can assume that on this occasion they have been unsuccessful and are thanked by the Association for their interest. 

Please note that offers of employment are subject to confirmation of visa status in Hong Kong and satisfactory references. Prospective employees will be required to apply for a Sexual Convictions Record Check (SCRC) through the Hong Kong Police Force.

About Us

Kellett is a through-train school from Reception to Year 13 with two preparatory campuses and one senior campus. Student roll currently is 1478; Senior 675; KLB Prep 329; PFL Prep 474.

Kellett offers a truly outstanding education, evidenced by a BSO Inspection, membership of COBIS, HMC and IAPS, as well as exceptional public examination results.

Kellett School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices, and all appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references.

We are an equal opportunity employer and as such treat all job applicants and staff with equal respect free from unjustifiable discrimination.

In line with UK Government guidelines - Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, Kellett School will conduct online checks prior to interview for all candidates shortlisted.
Kellett School reserves the right to appoint at any stage of the recruitment process.

Personal data is being collected for human resources purposes, including assessing your suitability for the post for which you are applying. The data will be used by the School and the Board of Governors. If you wish to access any personal data held by the School please contact the Director of Human Resources. If your application is unsuccessful the personal data you supply will be retained for two years, at the end of which time it will be destroyed.

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