Job details

Careers and Higher Education Guidance Counsellor
Dover Court International School, Singapore

Job reference: 07273

Location: Dover Court International School, Singapore

Closing date: 20/09/2019

Department: School Support

Established in 1972, Dover Court International School in Singapore is one of the leading inclusive British international schools in South East Asia.


The school caters to students from age 3 to age 18. The curriculum is based upon the UK EYFS framework, the National Curriculum for England, the IPC, IGCSE/GCSE and the IB Diploma Programme. The school is active in the local International School sports league and are extremely competitive across a number of sports. The school has an extensive programme of residential trips starting in Year 4 and continuing up into the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. All students are involved in a wide range of after school activities mainly run by teaching staff. About 10% of our students are supported by our integrated SEN unit.


We are members of FOBISIA and CIS and will finalise CIS accreditation in November this year. We are a EDEXCEL and AQA exam centre and are authorised by the IBO to deliver the IB Diploma Programme. We are the only school in Singapore to offer ASDAN courses.


Staff are well supported with weekly CPD sessions run in-house and access to external training courses where they fit the school and personal development plans. There is a strong ethos of professional collegiality.


Our Schools


Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of over 60 schools gives them a special advantage. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London.


About the role


The Guidance and Higher Education Counsellor will further develop our programmes and processes to assist students with the choices and applications for options beyond the school.


The role requires knowledge of current good Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) practice.  The successful candidate will need to be proactive in keeping this knowledge up to date, highly organised and have excellent communication skills enabling them to build strong relationships with a range of people including; pupils, parents, teaching and support staff and outside agencies. They will have an enthusiastic, innovative and dynamic approach to CEIAG and in the delivery of the careers and employability programme throughout the school

The Careers and Higher Eduation Guidance Counsellor will work predominantly with the IB Co-ordinator to deliver the CEIAG strategy. They will also work closely with the Assistant Head for Community, Progress Leaders and Form Tutors to deliver a coordinated, engaging, comprehensive, and dynamic careers and employability programme. 

Inclusivity is at the heart of DCIS and as such, employability is an important consideration for our students and parents.  The successful candidate will provide CEIAG to our students to enable them to develop their career choices and enhance their employability. In this role you will be confident to conduct 1-1 career advice sessions with our students and offer them impartial careers guidance. You’ll need to provide information on students’ attitudes/needs, their aspirations and developments in relevant career areas as well as offer general careers support. 

As part of the role, you'll also oversee the school's UCAS and Higher Education activity including:

  • supporting students with UCAS applications via the school's UCAS portal
  • supporting teachers in regards to student references and relevant content
  • liaising with Universities to organise HE and career talks


Whilst the Sixth Form continues to grow is, we foresee the successful candidate support our general counselling programme as well.


About you

A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage students and parents with the wider school and Nord Anglia Education community. Your strong motivation and communication skills will also enable you to create a feeling of energy, excitement and personal investment in our students. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions for Singapore.




We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform which harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.


Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.


Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the worlds' most vibrant cities.


Selection Process


Applications should be made through the Nord Anglia Job Tracker available below. The closing date for application is Friday 20th September. Interviews will be conducted by Video Conference or in person for persons based in Singapore or the region.


At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.


All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.


Starting Date: Monday 6th January



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