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Sixth Form Learning Mentor

Job Description

Job Opportunity: Sixth Form Learning Mentor

Employer: Dunbar Education (on behalf of our client)

Location: Non-selective Secondary School, High Wycombe

Job Purpose: Dunbar Education is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly effective individual to become a Sixth Form Learning Mentor at a non-selective secondary school located between High Wycombe and Amersham. This role is ideally suited to a recent graduate looking to enter the teaching profession and/or work in education. The successful candidate will work with post-16 students to support their learning, helping them maximize their chances of success at university and beyond by developing both their academic and wider skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as a role model and mentor for learners, implementing and monitoring strategies to raise aspirations and attainment in students, and encouraging progression to higher education and beyond.
  • Have knowledge of current career options for students and first-hand knowledge of the UCAS application process.
  • Plan and implement various learning strategies to support students in achieving their potential.
  • Develop good relationships with all students by establishing a positive, professional presence within the Sixth Form and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  • Encourage the development of academic skills through targeted support and guidance.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Recent graduate, ideally with a strong academic record.
  • Aspiring to enter the teaching profession or work in education.
  • Knowledge of current career options and the UCAS application process.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to plan and implement effective learning strategies.
  • A proactive and positive approach to supporting students and helping them achieve their goals.

Position Details:

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Start Date: September 2024
  • Salary: £18,313 to £20,215

About the School: Our client, a well-respected non-selective secondary school located between High Wycombe and Amersham, is committed to providing an outstanding education for all their students. Their Sixth Form is a vibrant and dynamic environment where students are encouraged to achieve their best and prepare for their future careers. As a Sixth Form Learning Mentor, you will play a crucial role in supporting students' academic and personal development, helping them to reach their full potential and succeed in their future endeavors.

Application Process: To apply for this position, please submit a completed application form along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role. Applications should be sent in direct application to the advert.

Dunbar Education and our client are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Join our team and make a difference in the lives of Sixth Form students, supporting them to achieve their aspirations and succeed in their future studies and careers.