Luminate Education Group

Progress Mentor - Wellbeing (Reduced Year) (LUM283/480)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Actual salary commencing at £19,997 with progression to £21,706 per annum
25 Sep 2023
01 Oct 2023
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

Leeds City College are seeking an enthusiastic, proactive and innovative Progress Mentor for wellbeing to join our dynamic team in the 14 - 16 Skills Programme. This role is reduced year, 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.

In this role, you will play a vital part in supporting students' academic success and progression while looking after everyone’s wellbeing. You will ensure that students receive the necessary coaching and support to excel in their learning journey. All of our learners have an EHCP with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs and benefit from the right learning support, regular intervention and support around wellbeing and mental health. You will promote positive student mental health and wellbeing and engage in therapeutic interventions to support the wellbeing of,  and work to alleviate the presenting needs of these students, so that they may effectively engage in their education and progress.

What You Will Do

  • Support student success and retention by delivering high quality mental health and wellbeing, including short term supportive interventions for students experiencing a range of psychological and emotional difficulties. 
  • Deliver to students during form time and supervise breakfast and lunch club.
  • To cover lessons at short notice as required.
  • Lead on the development of new initiatives and ways of working, to meet the changing needs of students.
  • To be responsible for a caseload of students who require coaching and online support as part of their planned learning programme
  • To develop and agree individual learning plans, identify SMART targets and set aspirational goals for students, liaising with English and Maths subject specialists and other academic and support staff.
  • To track and monitor progress towards achievement using assessment grades
  • To facilitate student learning and development through highly effective and supportive coaching / mentoring techniques.
  • To keep confidential records and provide reports and statistical data as required.
  • To identify barriers to learning and implement a range of strategies to overcome barriers with students.

About You

  • Experience of working with disengaged / disadvantaged young people in an educational setting.
  • Able to develop, coordinate and implement the delivery of  therapeutic interventions with students and holistically assess risk and need to inform appropriate ongoing actions and package of support.
  • A good listener who is empathetic and non-judgemental.
  • Able to stay calm and work under pressure and utilise available resources effectively.
  • Knowledge of barriers to learning and ways to overcome them, particularly with disaffected young people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders, including students, college staff, parents and carers.
  • Good organisational and administrative skills.
  • Able to work positively & effectively as a member of a team and on own initiative.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential.  Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link

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