Student Progression Mentor

  • Job Reference: 00003084-1
  • Date Posted: 20 November 2023
  • Recruiter: East Kent Colleges Group
  • Location: Sheerness, Kent
  • Salary: £22,930
  • Sector: Education & Childcare, Public Sector
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

The successful candidate will be required to work 37 hours per week, 40 weeks during term time with a pro-rata salary of £17,590.09 per annum.

As a Student Progression Mentor you will play a key role supporting students in their personal and academic development, helping them to reach their full potential as independent learners.

Your responsibilities will also include support for disaffected and disengaged young people, helping them to optimise their learning opportunities. 

Mentoring at EKC is a rewarding role offering the successful applicant opportunities to gain qualifications in Mental Health First Aid, Autism Awareness, Counselling Concepts, Safeguarding & DUST Referrals.

Other benefits include a generous pension scheme, term time only working and access to a range of discounted shopping at many high street stores. If you are interested in the role and have a passion for seeing young people reach their full potential, we want to hear from you.

Payment for 6.2 weeks pro rata, £2,726.46 will be paid equally in your twelve-monthly salary payments in addition to the above pro rata salary.

About You

We are seeking to appoint a proactive and motivated Student Progression Mentor to become part of our team.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and be committed to ensuring our students are supported to achieve and progress throughout their time at College. You must have the ability to deal effectively with students, relevant professions (including external agencies), parents and colleagues. You will also be responsible for ensuring that all documentation and details of contact are recorded & reported to the relevant  staff & departments.

The role can be challenging and requires the post holder to be empathetic, supportive and non-judgmental. Experience of supporting young people with mental health difficulties would be  a distinct advantage.

Excellent record keeping skills are essential as is competency in computer programs including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint & Excel. You will need to have a flexible approach to your work as the tasks demanded can change from day to day.

If you have any queries about our recruitment process or need help with your application, please contact the Resourcing team – 
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