Learning Mentor x 2

Contract: Permanent
Salary: £19,500 - £24,000 
Location: Shefield
Work Times: 35 hours per week
Responsible to: Head of Education
Application Closing Date: 2nd March 2020
Interview Date: Friday 6th March 2020

Endeavour – Empowering Young People

We believe every young person deserves a positive future regardless of their past.

Endeavour is a growing charity that works hands-on with some of Britain’s most disadvantaged disaffected and forgotten young people. We believe the support we give young people today will create a better society tomorrow.

For more than sixty years, we have been working with some of England’s most disadvantaged, disaffected and forgotten young people, providing challenge and inspiration, building confidence and helping them to take control of their future. Building on the skills of our founders, the team that conquered Everest, we now use all kinds of activities - from rock climbing and canoeing to drama and
film making – to challenge, inspire and motivate. We give young people the skills they need to face their problems, tackle them head-on and succeed where they may have previously failed. We empower them to conquer their fears, to express themselves, to trust and respect others. We equip them to become better citizens, making a positive contribution to their communities and our society.

Endeavour Education Offer

Endeavour offers alternative education programmes to young people who are either missing from education, (mainly falling into the categories of new arrivals to city or country, or missing from education for another reason) are are at risk of exclusion. The focus is Personal Development, Education and Social Action with an emphasis on Literacy, Numeracy and Social Skills development, including opportunities for experiential learning within the programme. Our education offer is unusual amongst alternative providers as it offers GCSEs in addition to other accreditation.  

The basic ethos of Endeavour’s Education Offer is around ‘respect’ and ‘having a go’. Staff are expected to be ‘relentlessly reasonable’.

Endeavour is proud of the high degree of ‘wrap-around care’ we provide to our young people and the wider community.

Endeavour Values






You will plan and implement high quality programmes for individuals and groups of learners, which meet their needs, and enable them to reach their full potential as individuals and members of society.

This is a high pressure role where you will be working independently. You will be required to be resilient and organised.

There will be other duties in addition to the delivery role.  


The successful candidate will fulfil the following areas:

Personal Development


Social Action


Application Closing Date:

2nd March 2020

Interview Date:

6th March 2020


Terms and Conditions:


£19,500 - £24,000


35 Hours per week


25 Days


You will be auto enrolled in the endeavour pension scheme

Based at:

Sheffield Office (and other sites)


3 months probationary period

Travel requirements

You may be required to travel within the region as part of your work

Travel Allowances:

Mileage is paid a 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 DBS check if you are successful at interview.






Qualifications / Skills


Level 2 Literacy

Level 2 Numeracy

Some form of relevant Youth Work, Teaching, Group Leadership or Development Training qualification.

Ability to communicate and engage with a variety of young people in particular those who have English as an additional language and those with mild to moderate learning difficulties.

Ability to work with local communities and their members.

Effective personal organisation.

Good oral and written presentation skills.

Full driving license. 


Cert Ed / PGCE


Subject specific qualification e.g. NVQ, degree etc.

A 'good' or 'outstanding' Ofsted judgement of a session.

D1 license


A minimum of three years’ experience of working effectively with young people.

Experience of developing and delivering innovative and inspiring sessions.

Development of life skills.

Understanding of issues relating to young people.

Experience of working within an educational setting with learners with barriers to engagement (this may include ESOL, mental health, SEN) and / or exhibiting challenging behaviour and / or not able to cope in a mainstream setting.

Excellent knowledge of subject area

Knowledge of safeguarding and prevent

Experience of developing and delivering innovative and inspiring sessions.

Experience of interpreting exam specifications or programmes of study and delivering accordingly.

Experience of working to OFSTED criteria.

Experience of delivering cookery sessions.

Experience of delivering qualifications and preparing for moderation.




Unrelenting reasonableness

Self-management skills

Takes responsibility for own personal and professional development.


Ability to think innovatively

Ability to inspire others.

Working as part of a small team


Commitment to the development of self and others.

Positive ‘can do’ attitude.


Reflective practitioner

Sense of humour


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