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Progress Mentor

Sir John Deanes College
Closing date
1 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an opportunity available for a Progress Mentor to join our team based in Northwich. The role is offered on a full-time, permanent basis (37 hours per week term time only plus 5 days in the College holidays). In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £22,989 per annum FTE (£19,649 actual salary per annum).

About the role:

The Achievement and Support department is at the heart of the college and working as a Progress Mentor offers colleagues the opportunity to make a real difference to students. The successful applicants will work as part of an experienced team to support the well-being, social and personal development needs of students. The role is varied and we are looking for adaptable, flexible and resourceful individuals who can manage constantly changing priorities.

Hours of work are 37 hours per week, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 8.30 am to 4.00 pm on Friday term time only (plus five days in the College holidays).

Your responsibilities as our Progress Mentor will include:

Delivering a resourced personal development programme ensuring a high quality and consistent experience for all students

Acting as a role model in relation to equality and student wellbeing

Acting as a Mental Health First Aider, giving advice guidance and support to students and signposting to further information as appropriate

Manging, monitoring and ensuring timely intervention in individual student attendance to ensure that the College KPIs relating to attendance are met

Conducting one-to-one meetings with individual students to provide individual support and guidance

Setting SMART targets and tracking and monitoring student achievement, retention and attendance rates, taking appropriate action where improvement is required

Maintaining appropriate records, both paper and electronic, and ensuring all appropriate administration is completed in relation to each student

Coordinating and advising on the completion of UCAS application forms including gathering the specific subject references

Supporting students in developing employability skills and gaining relevant work experience

Providing information and offering impartial advice/guidance on future plans, and facilitating access to specific careers advice where more specialist knowledge is needed

What we're looking for in our ideal Progress Mentor:

Degree level qualification

Willingness to undertake appropriate training

Expereince successfully working directly with students/young people either in an education or other environment

Experience and/or knowledge of careers advice and guidance

Experience and/or knowledge of employability skills

Benefits available to our Progress Mentor include:

Generous local government pension scheme arrangements

Free on-site car parking

Free Wi-Fi access

Funding for training and development

CPD events throughout the year

Two onsite Starbucks cafes

Onsite canteen and deli bar with daily homemade cakes

College wide staff lunches

Christmas social event

Long service awards

Access to counselling/EAP service

Eye care vouchers

Access to health plan

Access to Occupational Health service

Family friendly policies

Closing Date: 9.00am on Monday 9th May 2022.

If you feel have the skills and experience to become our Progress Mentor please click 'apply' today, we'd love to hear from you!

We are committed to Equal Opportunities and positively welcome applications from every section of the community. We particularly welcome applications from male applicants and those from a black and ethnic minority as they are under-represented within the College. The ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English is essential. Sir John Deane's is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and therefore appropriate safeguarding checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made prior to the appointment. We promote the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance and we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitments
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