Higher Education Learning Support Mentor
29.6 hours per week, full year
£21,128 per annum, pro rata
Askham Bryan College is a specialist land-based college based across the North of England with centres in York, Middlesbrough, Saltaire, Wakefield and Newcastle. We offer a wide-ranging curriculum to our Higher Education students, including Arboriculture, Agriculture, Animal Management, Sport and Veterinary Nursing. We define the values and qualities that we require from our people using the Askham Bryan College DNA. Hardwired in to what we do, our DNA strands ensure that all colleagues are committed to delivering with purpose, taking ownership, building trust and always learning.
We have an exciting opportunity for a HE Learning Support Mentor with experience of supporting students with difficulties/disabilities in Higher Education to join our Higher Education Department here at our York campus.
We are seeking an individual who will be responsible for providing and delivering advice, guidance and support to students with various difficulties to enable them to achieve their full potential in a learning environment, alongside supporting the wider HE team in retention, access and participation, and student experience activities.
Sector experience and knowledge specifically in supporting students with a range of difficulties/disabilities e.g Specific Learning Differences, Mental Health, Autism, Hearing & Visual Impairments, Physical Disabilities is essential. Additionally knowledge and experience of providing wider academic and pastoral support will be beneficial.
The successful candidate will work alongside the HE Support & Mental Wellbeing Coordinator in order to provide and deliver advice, guidance and support to students. Additionally will support students and HE staff on retention and achievement activities.
Educated to degree level or above in a relevant subject, a teaching qualification would be beneficial but not essential, proven ability to work effectively in an educational or employment setting and an ability to manage and respond to conflicting priorities.
We offer an inclusive, dynamic, challenging and rewarding place to work. Our colleagues enjoy a range of generous benefits including ample free parking, canteen facilities, support for continuous professional development, Local Government Pension and a range of employee benefits as well as the opportunity to work within spectacular grounds.
Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.
For more information, please refer to the Job Description and person specification.
Closing Date: 9.00am Monday 30th May 2022
Interview Date: tbc
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and partners to share this commitment.
The Governors and Staff at Askham Bryan College regard each learner as a unique individual and therefore seek to support learner development in ways, which will foster security, confidence and independence. We recognise that high self-esteem, peer support, a secure College environment and clear lines of communication with trusted adults helps all young people and adults particularly those at risk or suffering abuse. These are regarded as central to the wellbeing of the individual and are therefore seen to be an intrinsic part of all aspects of the curriculum and ethos.