SUN Progression Mentor

City of Portsmouth College
Portsmouth [Hampshire]
£25,522.9 - £25,522.9 Per Year, (Full-Time Equivalent)
15 Sep 2023 16:31
01 Oct 2023 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Student / Learner Services
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time, Term Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

SUN Progression Mentor

21 Hours per week, 40 Weeks per year

34 Hours per week, 40 Weeks per year

Term-Time Only, Fixed-Term contract till 31.07.2024

£25,522.90 (Full-Time Equivalent)


At City of Portsmouth College, we're shaping our city's future by unlocking the potential of the city's learners. we strongly believe that every student should achieve their aspirations, whatever their background or abilities. That is why we offer a uniquely broad range of courses from our 4 campuses across the Portsmouth region.

We are currently looking for two SUN Progression Mentors to join us at the City of Portsmouth College. You will be responsible for leading and developing the college’s engagement in the Uni Connect initiative. The post-holder will act as the point of contact for targeted students, working with them on a 1-2-1/small-group basis, to enable them to realise their aspirations, supporting their social and academic progress through to level 4 study, and encourage students to engage in local and national education and employment initiatives.  


Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To act as the point of contact for identified targeted students within the college. Provide small group and/or 1-2-1 support to enable them to participate in education and employment initiatives offered by SUN, partner HEIs, further education colleges, training providers, charities, and employers.  

  • Create and deliver presentations and workshops to college students and their key influencers about progression opportunities.

  • Provide support to target students making applications to further study including applications for level 3 and level 4 courses (including apprenticeship pathways). 

  • Lead on the development of activities, programmes, and events to support the aims and objectives of Uni Connect. Work with colleagues to ensure new activities aligns with, and complement, existing college activities around progression. 

(Please refer to the attached Job Description for full details)


Staff Benefits:

  • Annual Leave: 23 days increasing to 26 days with 5 years’ service plus 8 bank holidays and 3 days Christmas closure.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Learning & Development programmes by The Community Adult Education Department.
  • Onsite discounts: COPC Hair Salon & 50% off at the COPC Sports Centre.
  • Online discounts: Unidays, Student Beans and Totum with a COPC email address.
  • Free car parking across all campus sites.

(Please refer to the attached Staff Benefits PDF for a full insight!)


    How to Apply:

    The closing date for applications is listed above and we will only be accepting applications via our job portal, so click ‘Apply’ to begin your journey at COPC!

    We reserve the right to withdraw the advert early and should you encounter any issues during the application process, please email [email protected].


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