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Sessional Part-time Mental Health

  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: LBH02022
  • Published: Wed 12/06/2019, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 27/07/2019, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 0 per week
  • Salary: £0 - £9,999
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

Havering Adult College are now looking to recruit a sessional part-time Mental Health First Aid teacher. Courses are predominantly daytimes, with the occasional evening courses.

The applicant will be required to already hold MHFA approval for the range of Adult and Youth courses.


Havering Adult College offers a wide range of courses in a variety of subjects and venues across the Borough to learners aged 16+. We have a strong commitment to Equality and Diversity, and welcome learners of all abilities from all backgrounds.


Our excellent commitment to safeguarding has been recognised by Ofsted at our last two inspections.


Part-time Sessional Teacher: Mental Health First Aid.


The successful candidate will deliver a range of MHFA Youth and Adult courses. this position is ideal for anyone wishing to obtain the Diploma in the Diploma in Education and Training as we would cover the cost of the teacher training for you whist you teach for us.

You will prepare and deliver teaching and learning that meets the individual needs of the learners and the service. You will support the learners during the course and help them develop their skills.

The courses are planned in consultation with the teacher and organisation requiring the training, these could be daytimes, evenings or weekends.

The hourly rate of pay for this course starts at £22.79 depending on experience and includes planning and marking where required. Holiday pay is included within the hourly rate.

You will support the learners throughout their learning programme, ensuring assessment records are kept up-to-date, targets are met and meaningful feedback is provided.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of Equality and Diversity, and an appreciation of the requirements of teachers under the Safeguarding of Children & Vulnerable Adults regulations.

You will be joining an enthusiastic and professional team, and will be well supported by our experienced management team.

Make a difference - make the choice to teach.

Successful candidates should hold:

- SVUK endorsed Level 4 teaching qualification (or willing to work towards)

- GCSE A*-C English and maths qualifications (or equivalent)

- A qualification in the subject (or relevant experience) appropriate to the Level(s) of the course(s) advertised here.

Consideration will be given to exceptional applicants who do not hold, but are willing to gain, their teaching qualification if successful. Details of this can be discussed at interview.

You must have the ability to work on your own initiative and have extensive knowledge and skills related to the area(s) of teaching and you will be able to research, produce and use teaching resources to maintain high standards of learning in different environments including the use of e-learning. It is also essential that you have a desire to develop and use new methods of teaching and learning to engage and motivate your learners.

In line with national priorities, you will also be expected to support and develop your learners’ English and Maths skills.

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please note: Following a period of consultation with current employees, the London Borough of Havering is currently considering proposals on changes to terms and conditions of employment which are planned to be implemented in 2017. This means that the terms and conditions described in the job pack will be accurate at the time of employment. However, aspects of those terms and conditions (including pay) could be subject to change following implementation of the proposals.

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770

Additional Information


If you have any questions about the post, please contact Brenda Hunt on Brenda.Hunt@havering.gov.uk

- Make sure you answer fully all the questions and evidence how you meet the competencies for the post.

- Please make explicit reference to your relevant qualifications and experience in teaching mental health courses.

- Finally, please make sure you choose referees that can comment on your teaching abilities, a line manager, for example.

Do not attach a CV as this will not be considered.

All applications must be made online. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 26th July 2019; however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful, and be invited to an interview.  

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770.


  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: LBH02022
  • Published: Wed 12/06/2019, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 27/07/2019, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 0 per week
  • Salary: £0 - £9,999
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

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