Kirklees College

Student Engagement Mentor (Temp)

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
£25,644.97 per annum
08 Dec 2023
08 Jan 2024
Job Level
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At Kirklees College we are always looking for new talent, and welcome applications from all sectors.

Whether in a teaching & learning role or in one of our specialised Business Support functions, you’ll be involved in nurturing and developing the next generation of construction workers, engineers, health workers and countless others.

We’re already a successful college, but we’re continually striving to be better and do better - be part of our story!

In the role of Student Engagement Mentor, you’ll be predominantly based at Waterfront, with flexibility to all centres required, and your focus will be on providing high quality pastoral support across the college to students who have a range of barriers to engagement with learning.

Your key responsibilities will be:
- Working with others to ensure appropriate plans and strategies are in place to support healthy social and emotional development.
- Supporting the implementation and success of whole college and individual behaviour strategies.
- Organising and being actively involved in appropriate enrichment events across college.

Ideally, you’ll have a Level 3 qualification (or be able to prove equivalent ability) and demonstrable experience in working with young people who face significant barriers to learning. It’s important that you’re able to communicate effectively and engage with young people and demonstrate our College values of Kindness, Unity and Excellence in your role.

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.

Hours/weeks: 37 hours, 40 weeks (fixed term to 28th June 2024)

Term time only staff who start mid year will have their initial salary payments calculated based on actual weeks worked and the number of pay dates between the beginning of employment and the end of the academic year. Closing Date: 8th January 2024 (We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications)

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 please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.

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