Learning Mentor

27 Jul 2018
24 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Search Consultancy Ltd is currently looking for a Learning Mentor to join a Greater Manchester local authority. This position is full-time, starting as soon as possible and is for a minimum of 6 months subject to review.

Job purpose:

To effectively contribute to progressing residents into work related activity, including employment, training and education.

Key tasks of the Learning Mentor:

* To manage a case load of clients and actively support their transition into meaningful employment, training and work experience.
* To develop effective working relationships with clients to best support their transition to employment, ensuring opportunities sourced are appropriate and beneficial.
* To design and deliver both group and one-to-one activities as part of client interventions including initial assessments and inductions with the Council and its client organisations.
* To support the identification of individual learning needs of clients and plan training and other interventions as appropriate.
* To maintain a record of a client's training, development activity and other key discussions / interventions in the course of their engagement.
* To provide support for the client in achieving sustainable personal progression.
* To identify opportunity for and facilitate presentations and information day activities in the promotion of the scheme either to clients or external organisations.
* To actively seek employment and training opportunities by building and maintaining successful relationships with partners, stakeholders and agencies in the public, third sector and as appropriate, the private sector.
* To contribute to the communication of the vision and values of the scheme and Council to a broad range of stakeholders.
* To act as an ambassador for the Council and the scheme, promoting excellent external relations by representing the Authority at local and national events as required.

Key requirements:

* Experience of working with individual clients and organisations to establish effective relationships.
* Experience of working within an employment focussed service, supporting a client's transition into meaningful employment or training.
* Experience of successfully delivering projects to meet stated objectives, determining milestones and adjusting project plans over time to ensure delivery remains on track.
* Experience of conducting recruitment interviews, briefings and training sessions.
* Experience of giving advice and guidance tailored to the situation and appropriate to the relevant audience.
* Experience of establishing and maintaining professional working relationships to facilitate the achievement of team objectives.
* Experience of working with partners within the public, private, education and third sectors.
* Knowledge of the economy and skills landscape.
* Able to travel to different sites across the Borough.
* Qualified in Information, advice and guidance and adult education.

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age

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