Learning Mentors

Eastern Colleges Group
Bury St Edmunds [Suffolk]
£18,234.00 - £30,346.00 Per Year, Hourly paid contract rate is £9.47 per hour Term Time Only Fixed Term contracts £18,234.00 to £20,34
13 Sep 2019 13:21
27 Sep 2019 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Learner Support / Teaching Assistant
Student / Learner Services
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Sessional / Hourly Paid
Hourly Paid, Part Time, Term Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

Learning Mentors

Learning Mentors

West Suffolk College –Bury St Edmunds

Varied Contracts:

Hourly Paid and Term Time Only with varying hours over a variety of working patterns

Salary information:

Hourly paid contract rate is £9.47 per hour

Term Time Only Fixed Term contracts £18,234.00 to £20,346.00 FTE, dependent on hours and working pattern. The salary will pro rata accordingly.

If you are a motivated, versatile and dynamic person who feels passionately about enabling individuals to overcome barriers and make positive progress towards meaningful goals, then opportunities have become available within the Learning Support Team.

The Learning Mentor roles that are currently available could provide you with the opportunity to gain or further develop experience of facilitating group learning, supporting students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities on a 1:1 basis and creating inspiring and innovative learning experiences for students experiencing significant and complex barriers to learning.

Role Responsibilities

  • Participating in student initial engagement, transition and induction activities.
  • Facilitating learning support interviews and initial assessment activities.
  • Identifying learning support needs and evaluating support requirements.
  • Ensuring appropriate individual learning support plans and strategies are generated, monitored and updated.
  • Facilitating and supervising learning within an interactive group environment and providing guidance and support for students within these sessions.
  • Providing ‘off-site’ support for individuals experiencing significant and complex barriers to learning.
  • Preparing, using and developing appropriate learning support resources and strategies.
  • Providing regular updates on learning support progress for individuals and groups.
  • Providing opportunities for students to experience independent learning and encouraging them, where possible, to become as autonomous and self-reliant as possible.

Required qualifications, skills and experience


  • Level 2 in English and Maths.
  • Experience of working in a role that supports individual learning.
  • Experience of working with young people with a wide range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
  • Previous experience of managing students with challenging behaviours.
  • Experience of supervising groups of students.
  • Strong knowledge of student Safeguarding and Welfare.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • The ability to work proactively on own initiative.
  • The ability to establish effective relationships with a wide variety of people.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to motivate individuals to reach targets.


  • Level 4 qualification or above.
  • Level 2/3 Learning Support qualification.
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) qualification.
  • Experience of working within a Further Education environment.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Full driving licence.

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our Character Strengths and Mission Statement to incorporate into your personal statement. You will find this very beneficial if you are invited to attend for an interview and it will help you to understand our expectations of you at an early stage of the recruitment process.



For more information please contact recruitment@wsc.ac.uk

Please send a completed application form to recruitment@wsc.ac.uk , if you have not heard from a member of the HR team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date: 27th September 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Further Information:

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

The College is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment practices and will undertake all the required pre-employment checks on the successful candidate including an enhanced DBS Disclosure.



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