Progress Mentor / Student Mentor / Progress Advisor
Job Title: Progress Mentor
Location: Northwich, Cheshire
Salary: £19,094 pro rata
Job type: Fixed Term (1 Year), Full time (37 Hours per week), term time only + 5 Days during College Holidays
Closing date: 9 on Friday 4th May 2018
The College is seeking a Progress Mentor to join the Achievement & Progress Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of tutorials, pastoral support and advice and guidance to a number of tutor groups. They will be required to track and monitor student achievement, retention and attendance rates and take action to support improvement where necessary.
- To deliver a resourced tutorial programme and pastoral support to classes of students, ensuring a high quality and consistent experience of the programme for all students.
- To act as a role model in relation to equality and student wellbeing.
- To manage, monitor and ensure timely intervention in individual student attendance to ensure that the College KPI of at least 95% attendance is met.
- To conduct one-to-one meetings with individual students to provide individual support and guidance.
- To set SMART targets and track and monitor student achievement, retention and attendance rates, taking appropriate action where improvement is required.
- To manage the discipline of students, referring to the College's Disciplinary Policy as appropriate.
- To maintain appropriate records both paper and electronic and ensure all appropriate administration is completed in relation to each student.
- To work closely with other departments across the College to ensure standardisation of the student experience, developing strategies for continuous improvement of the operation of the programme.
- To liaise with the Head of Achievement and Progress, Teachers, the ALS department and Heads of Department to keep all informed of the progress of students.
- To co-ordinate and advise on the completion of UCAS application forms including gathering the specific subject references to ensure that a high standard of forms are produced by students to time.
- To support students in developing employability skills and gaining relevant work experience.
- To advise students on the completion of all other application forms, e. for employment opportunities with training and other career paths.
- Where appropriate to engage with the families/carers of students or other outside agencies and encourage their involvement and support for the student
- To participate in meetings, sharing good practice and liaising with departments across the College.
- To attend open evenings, parents evenings etc. and be available for post exam support as required
- To provide information and offer impartial advice/guidance on future plans, and facilitate access to specific careers advice where more specialist knowledge is needed.
- To promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs for those without faith.
- To act in accordance with and promote the Staff Code of Conduct and Safeguarding and Prevent policies.
The following criteria are considered essential for the successful candidate.
- Degree level qualification
- Prepared to undertake appropriate training (internal and external where relevant)
- Successfully working directly with students/young people either in an education or other environment
- Experience and/or knowledge of careers advice and guidance
- Experience and/or knowledge of employability skills
- Ability to work effectively with colleagues across college to devise strategies to help students achieve success
- Ability to set and monitor targets for students to support them in achieving success
- Knowledge or interest in a given curriculum area of the college
- Tenacity and diligence in monitoring and following-up
- Confidence in dealing with performance data
- Ability to see tasks through to completion
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including excellent literacy skills
- Ability to develop effective relationships with students on a 1:1 and small group basis
- Initiative and flexibility
- Knowledge of study requirements of GCSE and A Levels
- Ability to negotiate effectively with colleagues and students
- Excellent IT skills: Word, spreadsheets, email, power point, databases
- Ability to multi-task, prioritise and work to deadlines
- Ability to deal professionally with important issues
- Willingness to show flexibility in terms of working pattern
- Act with integrity, openness and professionalism in all communications with colleagues, the community and key stakeholders
- Demonstrate through one's professional practice a commitment to the advancement and wellbeing of young people
- Live with passion, sharing enthusiasm, hope and optimism routinely
Please click the APPLY button and check your emails for the link to the careers page.
Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Progress mentor, Learning Mentor, Mentor, Student Advisor, Student mentor, Progress Support, Student Support, Student Support Mentor, Learning Assistant, Learning Adviser, Educator, Learning Coach, Mentor, Training Support Officer, Peer Advisor may also be considered for this role.