Luminate Education Group

ilearn Mentor (Reduced Year) (LUM216/1065)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Commencing at £21,492 with progression to £22,111 per annum.
16 Feb 2024
10 Mar 2024
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

Permanent, term time role working 40 weeks per year

This role is based at Harrogate College

We are the Independent Learning(ilearn) team for Harrogate College, and we are here to support students in developing their independent learning skills and achieving personal goals.  We are a team of friendly experts who offer plenty of support to students.  We run ilearn Hubs & library spaces, but we also do so much more.

We are looking for an ilearn mentor to join our team who plays an integral role in delivering sessions and 121 sessions to students.

We are looking for someone who has the experience and the ability to connect with students and provide the best possible service to support their learning and become independent. The impact of the mentors on campus at the moment is paramount in supporting students, coaching tutors, teachers, and curriculums.

What You Will Do

  • Support and deliver 121 sessions to students to develop their independent skills.
  • Plan, tailor and deliver sessions in class to students of all abilities to support their studies and development.
  • Differentiate the offer of ilearn to curriculums and research and develop your understanding by engaging with the curriculum teams.
  • Engage and promote our offer to all departments involved to signpost students to get the best support available. 
  • Supporting our strategy for growth by consistently reporting and reviewing the progress of sessions and performance.
  • Review processes and make recommendations for process improvement, making the best use of IT and online systems.

About You

  • Have the ability to communicate and engage with students and curriculum staff at all levels, ensuring relationships are enhanced and collaborative experiences and opportunities are realised.
  • Knowledge and extensive skills-building experience in a student or using all medians. e.g. Knowledge and experience with Google applications eg. Docs, Slides and Sheets.
  • Experience working with colleagues in a cross-departmental / multi-disciplinary delivery role. 
  • Experience influencing and supporting students to achieve the best by stretching and challenging by reviewing progress and achieving improved outcomes.
  • Ability to use your initiative and feedback to improve performance and success of our sessions on a 121 basis and in class.


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. Harrogate Campus also has free onsite parking for all staff.
  • 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

Harrogate College has excellent facilities and provides a professional and friendly environment. We pride ourselves on working closely with employers, the local community and other stakeholders to provide curriculum and support that meets the needs of our students. We are working towards becoming a recognised centre of green excellence which is supported through our sustainability pledge to become a net zero college by 2035. 

We have recently been awarded £16m of government funding to transform our campus. The energy-efficient new building will include a workshop unit that provides large scale facilities aligned to industry needs including advanced manufacturing, low carbon construction, retrofit, sustainable energy and bioeconomy, health science and hospitality. This will complement the college’s existing tech centre which is home to its motor vehicle, electrical, joinery and welding workshops.

Choosing to work for Harrogate College means that you will be part of a nurturing, inclusive and progressive learning environment. We hope that we will be part of the next step in your career and look forward to welcoming you to Harrogate College.


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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