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Deutsche Schule London


Eindrücke Deutsche Schule London


Oliver Schmitz



+44 (0)20 8940 2510


Deutsche Schule London

Douglas House, Petersham Road
Richmond, Surrey TW 10 7 AH

Vereinigtes Königreich Großbritannien und Nordirland

CAREER ADVISOR (full-time or part-time)

Kennziffer 2014 · Erstellt am 09.05.2023

The Career Advisor develops exciting and productive partnerships with pupils, teachers and parents as well as external organisations, such as companies, businesses and educational establishments to help our pupils become genuine ‘citizens of the world’ and prepare themselves for life beyond the classroom. The Career Advisor is the main point of contact for pupils when it comes to career advice and support, and they collaborate with teams at the DSL to understand pupil’s progress throughout the School and beyond to deliver the best outcomes for them.


Duties and Responsibilities

• Provide impartial career advice and deliver a bespoke programme of comprehensive information about career opportunities in Germany, the UK and globally

• Delivering an exciting and engaging career advice programme, centred around the specific needs and circumstances of our pupils

• Providing excellent and personalised advice and support to each pupil at every stage, particularly at key decision-making points around ‘Mittlerer Schulabschluss’ (GCSE/IGCSE), Abitur and IB level and university (or any other option pupils wish to pursue as school leavers)

• Collaborating with the Head of Departments and ‘Studien-und Berufsberatung’ to develop a skills-based careers education programme for all pupils in Secondary School

• Working closely with the Senior Leadership and pedagogical staff across the school to promote a wide range of relevant and effective initiatives

• Deliver an inclusive programme of events and interactions so that pupils gain access to employers and Higher Education to broaden their experience and knowledge of the opportunities available

• Pro-actively helps pupils in their career choices and the application process for their next career step

• Arrange career fairs to showcase different career option and professions

• Organise information sessions for parents

• Providing the school with labour market information and regularly evaluating data on the German and the UK as well as other relevant nations

• Managing the school’s alumni programme in co-ordination with other roles at the school






Vollzeit (Teilzeit eventuell möglich)


3 Jahre mit Option zur Verlaengerung


Qualifications and Experience

· Relevant experience as Career Counsellor or a strong background in careers education in an international school or educational environment

· Master Degree or similar educational degree

· Excellent communication skills, written and oral

· German to level B1 would be advantageous

· Knowledge and understanding of the German 11-19 curriculum

· Experience in developing student’s employability in the UK, Germany and globally

· Sound knowledge in delivering pupil-centric programmes that support those seeking alternatives to university

· Proven ability to act as sounding board to pupils and in supporting their career development including progression into higher education

· Track record in organising career-related enrichment events inside and outside the school

· Experience in creating activities, including but not limited to writing a CV/ Motivational Letter, to practice new skills, to improve interview skills

· Sound knowledge in creating and delivering high-quality programmes to develop pupil employability skills

· Experience in supporting pupils with work experience placements in Germany, the UK and globally

· Good knowledge of apprenticeship schemes and experience in guiding pupils on how to apply

Personal Attributes

· Ability to effectively communicate with students and to counsel them

· Caring approach creating a nurturing environment

· Innovative in seeking out relatable opportunities for students

· Team player who is highly motivated and brings energy, drive, and initiative to the school’s career programme

· Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people



What’s on Offer

· Competitive salary depending on experience

· Involved role, working with autonomy, and giving your creative input

· 25 days holiday +

· Excellent pension contribution

· Enhanced sick pay

· Beautiful rural setting next to the River Thames

· Cycle to work scheme

Application deadline: 15.6.2023

Job start: 1.9.2023

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The DSL welcomes applications from all applicants who meet the requirements for the position, however we are especially keen to receive applications from those in minority groups for which the School is currently underrepresented. We celebrate diversity and thrive on the benefits it brings.

Weitere Informationen

Applicants  MUST have an excellent command of the English Language. 

You must demonstrate a thorough understanding of the UK, German and global career and education market and be fully up to date with the latest rules and regulation for international students. 

If you are considereing a part-time role, please familarise yourself with the requirements of yearly earnings in order to obtain the Skilled Worker Visa @

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