Pastoral Support Mentor - Maternity Cover

Pastoral Support Mentor - Maternity Cover

The Trafford College Group (TCG) has a fantastic opportunity for am experienced Pastoral Support Mentor within the Student Experience and Support Team to help us achieve our vision of unlocking potential and fostering success.

About you:

If you share our passion for innovation and success, there has never been a better time to work for Trafford College Group!

About TCG-A Great Place to Work.

The Trafford College Group has recently entered the next exciting phase of its journey through the merger with Cheadle and Marple 6th Form College. The merger will provide the Group with a unique opportunity to further shape and direct 16-19 and adult education across the borough of Stockport. 

Every year, thousands of students join us on courses that are designed to further their career prospects, enable transition to higher education or simply satisfy a desire to learn new skills and support wellbeing. Employment at with us brings many benefits including:-

43 days annual leave (full time equivalent) (inclusive of bank holidays and shutdown days), generous contributory company pension scheme, childcare discounts, Employee Assistance and Wellbeing Programmes, continuous professional development and free parking.

Our colleagues go above and beyond to ensure that our students get the best possible support to enable them to reach their ambitions. We expect the highest standards for all of our students and this is evidenced year after year by our achievement and progression outcomes.

The Job:

In this role you will support learners to achieve and progress by supporting them in relation to their social and emotional wellbeing, their mental health and any personal and college issues that prevent them from achieving their potential. Key areas of responsibility include:-

  • To undertake group and 1:1 meetings with a cohort of learners identified as requiring intervention at the designated campus.

  • To work collaboratively with the Team Leader Learner Services and curriculum teams to follow up concerns regarding achievement, retention and/or behaviour to create a tiered intervention approach.

  • To build and maintain supportive relationships (one to one and small groups) to assist in the personal and social development of students by providing appropriate guidance and support

  • To assist the Programme Leader for Learner Services with all aspects of delivery of the Group’s mental health, emotional and social wellbeing strategy in order to provide support for the most at risk students at college.

  • To identify concerns, risks and barriers to students’ progress and work with parents/carers, colleagues and external agencies in order to overcome them.

In order to be successful in this role you must have numeracy and literacy at level 2 and substantial experience dealing with learners who may experience dealing with trauma, anxiety and depression, suicidal thoughts, and self harm.

Benefits

  • 43 days annual leave (Inclusive of bank holidays) 
  • Generous contributory company pension scheme 

  • Childcare discounts

  • Employee Assistance Programme 

  • Continuous Professional Development 

  • Free Parking 

Staff at Trafford College Group go above and beyond to ensure that our students get the best possible teaching and support to enable them to reach their ambitions. We expect the very highest standards for all of our students and this is evidenced year after year by our achievement and progression outcomes.

The Trafford College Group promotes, celebrates and values diversity and is committed to promoting equality for all. As part of our commitment to being a Disability Confident Employer, all disabled applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the job, as set out in the job description and person specification, will be guaranteed an interview.

The Trafford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment at the Trafford College Group is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check via the Disclosure and Barring Service and any post in regulated activity will also be subject to an additional barred list check. The Group will meet the costs associated with this.

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we are unfortunately not able to respond to each applicant. If you have not been called for interview within 3 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Closing date for applications is 12th February 2023.

This position is open to direct applicants only.

We look forward to receiving an application from you.

** This role may close early please submit your application early to avoid disappointment **