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Learning & Progress Mentor (Casual)

Nelson and Colne CollegeLancashire

Learning & Progress Mentor (Casual)

Salary: £9.17 per hour

Closing Date: Sunday 11th April 2021

Interview Date: TBC

**Please note that there is limited activity on the main College sites at this time. However, we are continuing with essential recruitment processes and all applications will be considered for shortlisting in the normal way.**

Nelson and Colne College Group is made up of a family of colleges – Nelson & Colne College, Lancashire Adult Learning & Accrington & Rossendale College. Together they offer a wide range of courses and training for young people, adults and employers.  

Do you have a passion for changing & enhancing the lives of 16-19 year olds who are struggling to engage after returning to education in September? We are seeking Learning & Progress Mentors join the College on a casual basis.

Learning mentors are responsible for supporting identified learners to ‘catch up’ with their education and learning which was disrupted due to COVID-19.  The role will involve individual and small group tutoring and mentoring with learners within the college group by supporting them to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable to them to succeed and progress onto their intended destination.  The role will also include attendance checking and organising weekly meetings and carrying out 1:1s with learners. This post would suit an articulate, personable and team-playing individual who has an interest in supporting young adults to achieve their potential. Undergraduate students or recent graduates will also be considered for this post.  

 The successful candidates will be based at either of the College’s sites in Accrington or Nelson and will be required to travel locally so must have driving licence and own transportation.

The main duties include:

• Develop an individual learning plan with a focus on improving the identified gaps in learners’ knowledge, skills, and behaviours. 

• Plan and deliver small group tuition activities to identified learners to support them to ‘catch up’ to the expected level of knowledge, skills and behaviours.

• Set and review SMART targets with individual learners to ensure progress and obtain improvement where necessary. 

• Work with Curriculum teams to monitor individual progress of the identified learners. 

• Ensure students are up to date with their work and liaise with the tutors to identify gaps and assist in ensuring the student can meet targets. 

The ideal candidate will have:

• English and Maths qualifications at a minimum of level 2 / GCSE

• Experience of working with young people to support them in their educational journeys and personal development.

• Experience of supporting learners in an educational setting, working to support plans and evaluating the impact of the support delivered (Desirable)

• Coaching / mentoring skills

• Knowledge and understanding of a range of additional needs and their impact upon the individual's capacity to learn

• Full driving licence and own vehicle and insurance for business use.

How to apply:

If you're interested in this post and would like to know more, then please visit our website and complete an application form.  

Please note: All of our posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check due to working with vulnerable adults and children. Should you wish to discuss this further, please get in touch with the HR team.

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