Progress Mentor

  • Job Reference: SE3619
  • Date Posted: 7 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Smart Hire
  • Location: Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Salary: £24,385 to £25,790
  • Sector: Education / Childcare
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Progress Mentor

Do you have experience of providing support and guidance to young people? Can you demonstrate a student-centred approach whilst delivering the pastoral curriculum and offering support and guidance? 

If you have answered yes to these questions then we want to hear from you!

Blackpool Sixth is an outstanding college specialising in 16-19 education. We have an exciting opportunity for a Progress Mentor to join our Student Services team. This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of the college-wide pastoral team where you will be supporting a wonderful group of highly ambitious students studying on a range of courses. There are exciting times ahead for the college as we anticipate becoming a member of The Coastal Collaborative Trust in the near future.

There are two Progress Mentor roles available:

  • part time role which is 18 hours per week term time only, this post is fixed-term until May 2025 for a period of maternity cover,

  • full-time role which is 36.25 hours per week term time only, this is a permanent post.

Both roles have the added requirement of working 5 additional days outside of term time. 

Our main goal is to support every individual to fulfil their full potential. Each Progress Mentor is responsible for the pastoral care of a cohort of students and acts as the central point of advice and guidance, signposting to other support services where appropriate. Progress Mentors deliver timetabled sessions to each of their groups to provide key information and deliver the pastoral curriculum. The remainder of the time is devoted to pastoral care and one-to-one meetings, which monitor academic progress and personal development.

This is an ideal post for a person who is passionate about the pastoral care of students, establishing a strong rapport with students, removing barriers to learning and working with individuals to maximise their progress. At the same time, post-holders must be rigorous about maintaining high expectations, standards and discipline in line with college systems.

A day in Student Services could see you: 

  • Delivering pastoral curriculum group sessions

  • Holding one-to-one support meetings with students, discussing academic progress, personal development and setting appropriate SMART targets

  • Following up student absences and setting high expectations for attendance

  • Liaising with wider support teams to help students overcome any barriers to learning

  • Providing advice and guidance to students about steps after college, including university, apprenticeships, employment and gap years

Apply now and find out more about the college.  

Closing date: 19th June 2024, 9am

Interviews: 26th June 2024

Our reference: SE3619

Vacancy: Progress Mentor

Location: Blackpool

Salary: £24,385 to £25,790 per annum for a term time only plus 5 days' role

Hours: 1 x part time and 1 x full time

National World / Smart Hire are advertising on behalf of The Blackpool Sixth Form College

The health and wellbeing of our staff is important to us and we have a commitment to creating a healthy working environment for staff and students through the promotion of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of a protected characteristic, or is disadvantaged by any conditions or any related individual requirements. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and all diverse groups. The college provides equality of access, services and care to everyone, regardless of people’s age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression or trans status, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise the college’s commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance. All shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a self-declaration of any criminal record or information that will make them unsuitable to work with children. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn should any information come to light that has not been included in the self-declaration. It is an offence to apply for a role if you are barred from regulated activity relevant to children, anyone caught doing so will be reported to the police immediately.