Learning Mentor
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/490/27383
  • Published: Fri 16/09/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/10/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 31.25 per week
  • Salary: £23023 - £24920 pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Balfour Primary School, Brighton

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Learning Mentor

Job introduction

Paid weeks per year: 46.94 inclusive of holiday entitlement

Start date: As soon as possible

Balfour Primary School requires an enthusiastic, patient and dedicated Learning Mentor as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be expected to provide individualised and group support to vulnerable pupils across the school.

About the role

Candidates will be able to provide evidence of:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Being attachment aware and have stong knowledge of trauma and it's impact on pupils
  • Good knowledge of a range of effective SEMH strategies
  • A commitment to raising standards in all areas of school life
  • Good understanding of child development and of how children learn
  • Commitment to child-centred education involving learning through creative first hand experiences and children’s interests
  • An ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and able to use their own initiative within the classroom, playground and the wider school community
  • Ability to communcitae effectively with parents/carers
  • Good organisational and time management skills

Balfour Primary School is a thriving and vibrant school at the heart of the Surrenden Campus serving the Preston Park, Fiveways and Hollingbury communities. Our school is a four form-entry primary school with nearly 800 pupils on roll.

We are very proud of:

  • the engagement and motivation of our pupils
  • our inquiry based and thought provoking curriculum
  • our friendly staff and governor teams
  • the sense of community that exists with our families

Hours: The post holder will be expected to work term time only, Monday - Friday 8:30 – 3:15 (including a 30-minute unpaid break).

Salary: NJC scale 5

Term: This is a permanent post.

To apply: Please visit our website for further information and to download an application form. If you would like a tour of the school, please telephone the school office 01273 507722. Please email application forms (CVs will not be accepted) to recruitment@balfour.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Please ensure that you write your application using the headings of the Person Specification.

Closing date: 8am, 3rd October 2022

Interview date: end of the week commencing 3rd Oct (TBD)

If you do not hear from us please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview.

Balfour Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

Telephone: (01273) 507722


Additional information

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Brighton & Hove Schools do not accept CV or resume.

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