Learning Mentor

Contract: Permanent 
Salary: £19,500 pa £16,800 Pro Rata
Location: Sheffield
Work Times: 35 hours per week (term time only)
Responsible to: Head of Education
Application Closing Date: Friday 8th September 2017
Interview Date: Monday 18th September 2017

Main Role
To plan and implement high quality programmes for individuals and groups of learners which meets the needs of the learners and enables positive progression in their knowledge, social and personal skills and understanding in a variety of curriculum areas
- The focus will be on personal and social development through challenging activities, developing life and enterprise skills.

Duties

Teaching:

 

Subject Delivery

 

Programme Development

 

Additional Responsibilities

 

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION

Essential

Qualifications / Skills
Some form of relevant Youth Work, Teaching, Group Leadership or Development Training qualification.
Level 2 literacy.
Level 2 numeracy.
Full driving licence.

Experience
Experience of working effectively within an educational setting with learners with barriers to engagement.
Experience of developing and delivering innovative and inspiring lessons.
Experience of planning, monitoring and evaluating work.
Ability to identify, engage and progress disadvantaged and vulnerable young people.

Knowledge
Understanding and knowledge of issues relating to disadvantaged and vulnerable young people.
Understanding of barriers to participation.
Understanding of professional boundaries and appropriate relationships.

Attributes
Self-management skills
Takes responsibility for own personal and professional development.
Confidence
Ability to think innovatively
Ability to inspire others
Ability to communicate clearly at all levels in a verbal, written or electronic format.
Ability to manage own workload.
Positive “can do” attitude.


Desirable

Qualifications / Skills
Cert Ed / PGCE
QTS
NGB award(s)
Subject specific qualification
D1 (minibus entitlement) on driving licence.

Experience
Experience of working with a range of partner agencies.
Experience of delivering outdoor activities and / or experiential learning.
Experience of delivering learning in a variety of subject areas

Knowledge
Knowledge of educational requirements at Key Stage 3 and 4.
Knowledge of Ofsted criteria
Knowledge of relevant qualifications and accreditations and moderation requirements

Attributes
Calm and measured.
Willing to share learning and encourage others to do the same; listen to others and respond to their needs.
Evidence of environmental care.


Terms and Conditions:

Salary Scale Points: £19,500 
Other Pay: N/A

Hours:
0.86 FTE hours are 35 Hours per week. You may be required to work evenings and weekends on occasion.

Holidays:
20 days holiday per year increasing 1 day per year up to 25 days per year.   Plus 8 statutory bank holiday days.

Pension:
Subject to eligibility, the employee will be auto enrolled into our work place pension in line with legislation

Based at:
Sheffield Education Centre

Probation
3 months probationary period

Travel requirements
This post may require you to travel to other locations.

Travel Allowances:
Mileage is paid at 45p per mile

Staff Handbook
All staff receive a handbook containing policies including equal opportunities and diversity, health and safety, child protection etc.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
Certain posts require that you disclose any conviction, caution or binding over and including ‘spent convictions’ under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) order 1975.

Child Protection
This post does involve direct work with young people, and the workplace has programmes which are delivered to young people aged 14 upwards. Please note you will be asked to complete an enhanced CRB check if you are successful at interview.

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