Derby City Council UK Jobs – Alternative Provision Mentor

  • Full Time
  • Derby

Website Derby City Council

Application closing date
Working Pattern
Term time
Grade F – Point 15-20 £23,953 to £26,446 a year (actual Starting salary £21,131 a year)
Contractual hours
Full time
Job category/type
School Support
Job description
Location: Kingsmead school, Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB
Hours: 37 hours a week
Contract type: Permanent, Term Time, 40 weeks a year
A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to work within Kingsmead School and the Alternative Provision team, Junction 16.
Kingsmead and Newton’s Walk is designed to help some of the most vulnerable young people in Derby have access to the most tailored educational opportunities, with high expectations and standards across the board. Our Schools offer a number of provisions, including our Special School and Pupil Referral Unit (Key Stage 1-4), we work with between 160 and 220 secondary students with a range of social, emotional and mental health needs.
As an integrated part of Kingsmead, Junction 16 plays a key part in this offer, delivering a sold service of quality assured alternative provision to city schools and beyond.
We are looking for an experienced, vibrant and hardworking mentor who can effectively support our sold service. To do this you will need to be someone who:
  • can proficiently multi-task, is process driven and understands the importance of theirs and others’ consistent administrative practices
  • can build and maintain effective professional relationships and challenge these appropriately if standards are not met
  • is confident and comfortable working independently and travelling in and around the city on a regular basis, across a variety of different sites
  • understands the challenges faced by young people and their families in Derby City and has a passion to re-engage them with education in many different forms
  • is solution focused and can take ownership of interventions to overcome barriers to learning, attendance and engagement
  • consistently upholds Kingsmead values, will go the extra mile, never give up and work as part of a team to provide the best educational experience for our young people.
To be successful in this post you should have experience working in or with schools, have a good understanding of the current opportunities and regulations in alternative provision and also be able to demonstrate your confidence in applying an excellent administrative and organisational skills to manage your workload.
Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. All Governors, staff, trainees and volunteers have a responsibility and role to play to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Staff members will maintain an attitude of “it could happen here” where safeguarding is concerned.
This position involves substantial access to Children and is therefore subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks for any previous criminal convictions or safeguarding issues.
If you feel that you would be interested in this post then send a letter outlining your suitability. Describe your skills, experience, abilities, and qualifications and explain how these make you suitable for this role. Please download and complete the application form and send along with a supporting letter by email no more than 2 sides of A4 to Sharon Barker [email protected]
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all our students as our number one priority. This includes a commitment to robust Recruitment, Selection, and Induction procedures.
The closing date for applications is Thursday 20th October at 9:00am.
Any application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted.
Interviews: Monday 7th November 2023

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