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Salary:  £19,764 pro rata, per annum
Hours:  35 hours per week – Term Time only
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Contract until 30 June 2023

Closing Date: Tuesday 7th February 2023 at 12 Noon
Interview date: Wednesday 15th February 2023

Job Reference Number: APM1

­­­­­­­­­We are looking to appoint someone with the skills, knowledge and experience to champion and support a discreet group of the most disadvantaged students by ensuring that all barriers to academic progress are removed. The role requires you to act, where necessary, in the role of a mentor in terms of supporting high engagement with all elements of the Study Programme and a positive attitude to learning. This role is ideal for anyone who has the desire to make a meaningful impact on the lives of our most disadvantaged young people by ensuring that each has a comprehensive and individualised package of support. The role complements the work undertaken by other cross-college support teams, and will require a high level of communication particularly with the Tutor team and the Learning Support and Student Engagement Team.

The position is ideal for an individual who wants to develop in a unique and innovative job where no two days are the same and where your day to day work is highly rewarding. Whilst the role has prescribed hours, Monday to Friday, there will be times when flexibility will be required to work outside of these hours when urgent matters arise and at arranged events that occur outside of the College day (this time can be claimed back).

You will have a good standard of general education including GCSE grade C or above in English and maths (or equivalent) Experience of working successfully as part of a team and experience of or aspiration towards working with young people (16–19).

With excellent communication and organisational skills you will also be able to demonstrate the ability to respond flexibly and creatively to new challenges and opportunities.

As an individual you will be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Blackburn College values diversity and is committed to creating a diverse workforce.

Attendance and Progress Mentor - Job Description

Attendance and Progress Mentor - The Person Specification

Attendance and Progress Mentor - The Small Print

How to apply

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