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Learning Mentor (Willingdon Community School)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/23231/11342
  • Published: Fri 20/11/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 08/01/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 34
  • Salary: £18,562 pro rata, per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN20 9QX

Job introduction

Hours of work: 34 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.85 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term

Closing date: Friday 08 January 2021 at Midday

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Willingdon Community School, Broad Road, Lower Willingdon, Eastbourne, BN20 9QX
Phone: 01323 485254
Email: recruitment@willingdonschool.org.uk
Website: www.willingdonschool.org
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

About the role



Single Status Grade 3 £18,562 per annum (pro rata)

Fixed term from 1st September 2021 – 1st April 2022

34 hours per week/39 weeks per year (paid for 44.85 weeks per year to include holiday entitlement)

We are seeking to appoint a team of hardworking and enthusiastic Learning Mentors who would act as role models to our students.

The post would be perfect for individuals who have completed their current phase of education and wish to experience working in a professional environment before embarking on their chosen career path.

Willingdon Community School has a highly committed and supportive staff body who would welcome you into the team.

Duties will include:

•           Being a positive role model

•           Supporting students in a range of subjects

•           Helping students who require extra support

•           Participation in school trips and supervising group activities

The successful candidates will help to develop students’ confidence and guide them how to access education to achieve their highest potential.

They will need to have excellent communications skills. tolerance and sensitivity.

At Willingdon Community School, we invest heavily in our staff training. The successful candidates will be given opportunities to develop their own projects and gain skills required to ease them into the professional world of work.

If you are looking for a chance to develop your skills and help young people realise their potential, we would invite you to apply.

Willingdon Community School is a high-achieving and over-subscribed (NOR 1000), 11-16, comprehensive school serving the Eastbourne and Polegate area.  The school is committed to providing the opportunity for success, in its broadest sense, to all its students, taking pride in not just their academic achievement but in the qualities that make them successful citizens.  Our ethos focuses on every staff member modelling personal excellence to the student body as well as being lifelong learners; owning their continual professional development.  Examination results at GCSE are consistently high with students of all abilities making good progress and adding significant value, regardless of their starting point.  In 2019, 69% of students achieved the Basics Match and Progress was broadly in line with national expectations.

The school is a leading member of a number of local educational groups and partnerships, such as the Eastbourne Schools Partnership (ESP) which brings many and varied learning opportunities to both teachers and students, particularly via our links with Eastbourne College.  We are a member of the SSAT and have excellent links with outstanding schools up and down the country.  These links bring cultural and intellectual capital to the school and enrich our CPD provision for staff at all levels. 

Staff wellbeing is of paramount importance to us at Willingdon Community School.  If you are appointed, there will be a full induction day to ensure you are supported with the transition to your new role.  We offer all staff 50% off Benenden Health Care.  We also run many events throughout the year such as staff fitness and Mindfulness sessions to enhance your work - life balance.  We believe that happy employees make happy children and therefore do our utmost to support our staff.  We offer mental health first aid to all staff which is a two-day qualification.  Willingdon also offer the Employee Assist (care First) Programme through the county council, providing support and information, helpful resources and other services.  There will be invitations to whole school social events such as our Christmas party which is subsidised as a thank you to staff, and other gatherings to celebrate success, and a free coffee machine is ready for you during break-time!

Willingdon Community School is committed to child protection/safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this duty of care.  All applicants will be subject to safer recruitment procedures and will require satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date: Friday 08th January 2021 (by noon)

Further information and to apply for this post, please download and complete the application form from the school website: http://willingdonschool.org.uk/about-us/vacancies or, e-mail: recruitment@willingdonschool.org.uk

Interview arrangements will be sent to shortlisted applicants only, Vacancies will normally close on the stated closing date, however we reserve the right to close vacancies early, due to the high numbers of applications we receive if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then you can assume that you have been unsuccessful.

Additional information

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Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.


  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/23231/11342
  • Published: Fri 20/11/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 08/01/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 34
  • Salary: £18,562 pro rata, per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN20 9QX