Kirklees College

Pastoral Mentor

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
£24,232 - £25,713 pa
02 Feb 2023
15 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

37 hours per week, 38 weeks per year.

Actual salary range: FTE £24,232 - £25,713 (pro rata for hours/weeks).

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with the Pastoral Support team. In the role of Pastoral Mentor you’ll be based at one of the college sites, but flexibility to travel to all centres is required.

The overall purpose of the post is to provide effective coaching to ‘at risk’ students on an individual basis or in a group setting to support the success and progression. You will work in collaboration with curriculum staff and internal/external agencies to support students where there are barriers to engaging with education. You will provide pastoral support as well as being the lead contact for safeguarding disclosures for an identified caseload of students.

The ideal candidates will have previous experience of working with 16 - 19 year olds, including disengaged ‘hard to reach’ students who have barriers to meeting expectations of behaviour and will be able to understand the range of support which may be necessary to help them succeed. You will need excellent communication skills, a commitment to the welfare of young people in education and a willingness to undertake relevant staff development. The qualifications deemed essential for the post are a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy (e.g. GCSE English and maths at grade A*-C) and a Level 3 qualification relevant to the post e.g. BTEC, NVQ, A-Level equivalent.

The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is also essential for the post. Kirklees College is a large successful FE college, currently Ofsted graded as Good. Operating across Kirklees with centres based in Huddersfield and Dewsbury. Due to the nature of our work, it’s essential you’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults We believe learning is not just for our students: it’s an important part of working here too. Staff development opportunities include a mentoring scheme, financial contributions for external qualifications and skills development for current and aspiring managers. You’ll also have access to a range of staff benefits including an employee assistance programme, retail and leisure discounts and reduced Metro travel. We want people who believe in the value of education, and who can contribute to our culture of supporting and challenging one another.

Please remember to remove all personal details (name, date of birth) from your CV. If you have any queries about the role or the application process please contact

Please check your emails regularly during the recruitment process (including spam and junk folders) as this is how you will be contacted once you have applied. As an employer we are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of an individuals’ sex, age, religion, race, marital status, disability status, sexual orientation, maternity or care leaver status. We are committed to exploring opportunities for flexible working and ensuring the work-life balance and wellbeing of our workforce. Please note that any job offer is subject to pre-employment checks including a DBS check, online searches and references from former employers, in line with guidance from Department for Education.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.

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