Learning Mentor

  • Bristol
  • Witherslack Group

**_Please note

  • £22,737 - £23,893 is the take home salary and will not be pro-rata'd_**

Those Huge Small Victories

Our Learning Mentors are fulfilled by the idea of making even the smallest positive changes in our young people, so we celebrate the little things. There’s lots of ups and downs, and to some of our young people, sitting through a lesson can be a big win. We call these huge small victories and whilst they may seem small on the surface, they add up to make a big difference

Get out what you put in

You’ll be working with children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder/Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. You’ll be there to help them learn, develop their abilities and raise their self-esteem. You will need to be resilient and dedicated, but those huge small victories that you achieve will be something you’re really proud of.

It can be a tough journey, but the positive steps forward will more than make up for it. As a Learning Mentor at Witherslack Group, you’ll get all the support you need to succeed. Your colleagues will be the best at what they do, the school environments will be well-resourced and we’ll be with you every step of the way, helping you build a rewarding teaching career.

One of the best environments in SEND Opening early 2024, this new school will be a purpose built, brand new, state of the art school, catering primarily for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs but also providing for children with autism who have moderate learning needs. The school will provide education for up to 50 children aged 8 to 16.

This is an exciting opportunity serving Rudgeway and the wider communities, you can be at the heart of its development, supporting the school in advance of its opening, through the construction phase and crucial pre-opening period. The aim will be to ensure that every pupil has an outstanding educational experience with individual pupil progress and care at the heart of what is offered.

What we do for you

We know you’re going to do great things. For your hard work and commitment, we reward you with the best salary and benefits package in the education sector. With us, you’ll get to bring learning to life and make a genuine difference to the lives of our young people - plus you’ll get:

  • Training : A full induction and on the job training

  • Holiday : You’ll work hard at WG, so you’ll be rewarded with full school holidays

  • Progression : If career development is your thing, most of our head teachers and leaders have been promoted from within our group

  • Flexible benefits : meaning you can increase/decrease benefits such as life insurance - check out our benefits here :

  • Wellbeing :a host of wellbeing tools and advice including employee assistance

  • Medical cover so you can claim back the cost of things like an opticians or dentist appointment and a host of high-street discounts :

  • Beautiful working environments with the very best facilities - check out our schools here :

  • A recommend a friend scheme that offers a £2,000 bonus every time

  • Contributory pension (matched up to 5%)

Bring your whole-self to work Our young people come from all walks of life, diverse backgrounds and with different needs - and our workforce reflects that diversity, so that our teams can engage, encourage and inspire our young people to be themselves. You’ll be more than a Learning Mentor, you’ll be able to connect with our pupils because of:

  • Your ‘can do’ attitude - a team player who rolls up their sleeves to help others
  • Ideally you’ll have experience working in a classroom, but if not, we can provide you will all the relevant training
  • Your genuine passion for supporting children to learn and the impact it can have on their lives
  • Your enthusiasm and expertise to support the teacher and work closely with our therapists

Interested in joining us?

Our young people deserve the best possible future and we feel the same about our teams. You deserve to have the career you want, with a purpose-led employer, in an environment that allows you to be yourself.

For a full job description and person specification, please see the attached document.

Special Education / Careers in Care / Careers in Special Education / Working with Children / SEMH / SEN / ASD