Student Experience and Pastoral Coach ESOL

Proposed Interview Date: 2nd July

Derby College Group (DCG) are recruiting for a Student Experience & Pastoral Coach to join our Lexis Academy team based at our Roundhouse Campus in Pride Park, Derby.  If you would like to visit the site and meet the team before applying, please reach out to us at

The Opportunity

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant team within the College, and you will see first-hand the positive impact you make on the lives of our students. You’ll work alongside the Lexis Academy to identify students in need of pastoral support and also work directly with the students and their next of kin with a specific focus on attendance, behaviour and helping to overcome the challenges ESOL learners face.

Within this role you’ll be doing things such as developing and delivering a range of extracurricular activities with the Lexis team which develop students’ social skills and enable them to discover their character; ensuring that every student achieves their potential through the provision of targeted support and intervention; and supporting students’ enrolment, induction, performance and progression to positive destinations.

For more information, please click the Job Description link below.

About you

You’ll have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and hold a level 3 in coaching and/or mentoring or a be willing to work towards this with our support. To succeed in this role it’s important that you have great organisational skills and are competent using IT systems, including the MS Office suite.

The Benefits

  • 34 days holiday which includes 8 bank holidays and 6 closure days where these occur
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with a 20.5% employer contribution
  • Free onsite parking
  • Discount at our Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ onsite Little Explorers Nursery
  • TOTUM discount card (aka NUS/Student Discount Card) / discounted Tastecard
  • Discounts on East Midlands Railway Annual Season Tickets
  • Microsoft Office for FREE with 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage
  • Discount on treatments at SENSI our onsite salon at the Roundhouse
  • Flint Bishop Solicitors – free will writing, 1-hour free consultation with family department, 10% discount on Conveyancing services
  • Continuous development and progression opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

If you require visa sponsorship

Please note that unfortunately, this role is ineligible for sponsorship under the UK Visas & Immigration points-based immigration system. Applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK but would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route.  Please consult the Home Office website for further information.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace which promotes and values diversity. We welcome all talent irrespective of age, disability, neuro-divergence, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances. We ensure that our policies and procedures treat all applicants consistently and fairly during our recruitment process. 

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, reasonable adjustments, or about the role, please contact us at

Safeguarding statement

DCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  An online search of the preferred candidate is completed to help to identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the college may need to explore with the candidate further. Please be advised that it is an offence to apply for this position if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

 Recruitment Agencies - We have a PSL of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list.

Job description

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