Student Transition and Retention Adviser

Activate Learning
Guildford,United Kingdom
£20,000 - £25,000 Per Year
17 Jan 2023 15:08
07 Feb 2023 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Student / Learner Services
Contract Type
Part Time

Student Transition and Retention Adviser

Who we are:

Activate Learning is a pioneering education group with a global reach, committed to transforming lives through our approach to learning.

We see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.

When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone.

Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself


About the role: Transition and Retention Adviser

Activate Learning are looking for a Transition and Retention Adviser to join our Student Support team at our Guildford campus.

The post holder will predominantly support our Looked after Children (Children we Care for), Young Carers, Care leavers and learners who require transition support and liaise with internal and external services to ensure they are supported throughout their learner journey to achieve positive destinations and stay on programme.

You will work alongside a strong team of likeminded individuals in the wider Student Support team, including the College Counsellor and Nurse, who all share a passion for seeing these barriers overcome and young people progress into employment or higher education.

This is a permanent, part-time role working 18.5 hours per week (0.5FTE), with the potential to earn up to £27,794 per annum pro rata, depending on qualifications and experience.


What do you need to be a successful Transition and Retention Adviser at Activate Learning?

You will have experience of working with young people or vulnerable adults within a school/youth work/college or relevant environment, along with an understanding of the issues that present as barriers to participation in education.

You will be an excellent communicator, with a creative approach to achieving engagement and participation, and be able to collaborate across a large organisation to improve outcomes for our learners.

About you:

•    Experience of working with young or vulnerable adults
•    Skilled at engaging young people
•    Ability to develop and deliver learning activities


Why work with the Activate Learning Group?

Here are some of our benefits:

  • Enrolment into generous pensions schemes
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Excellent on-site facilities including free onsite parking, refectory facilities, Hair and Beauty salons
  • An extensive Learning and Development programme with a range of CPD opportunities
  • Specialised support and development for teaching staff
  • Access to qualified coaches for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Flexible working opportunities, where appropriate
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including access to the Fika and Everymind app
  • Mental Health support including access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee resource groups
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Refer a friend vacancy incentive
  • Access to student discount programmes


Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.


Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.