Alternative Education – Tutor and Mentor

Alternative Education – Tutor and Mentor

Required to start as soon as possible
Term time only + 3 training days – 38.5 hours per week
Salary: £18,065 – £19,554 pro rata (which equates to £15,863 – £17,170 per annum)
Scale Points 3–7 depending on experience

It is our deeply held conviction that personal worth is not related to academic ability or relative academic performance. This is the starting point for the alternative provision at Grace College and this creates a culture which values personal best over coming first, asking that all children work hard to achieve their own true potential. The position of Alternative Learning Mentor is integral to the Student Support team and we also operate under the conviction that it is our duty to enable young people to grow in character. We also recognise that some students need more support in achieving both these things due to different and specific circumstances.

The role of the Alternative Provision Mentor will combine supporting students who have Additional Learning Needs and those who are in need of welfare care. The successful candidate will primarily be working in the Alternative Learning Centre (ALC). They will work in a team under the Assistant Vice Principal: Student Support, and alongside the Alternative Provision Co-Ordinator. They will be responsible for ensuring the ALC area is a place where students who need additional interventions, often students with SEND or other complex behavioural or emotional needs, are catered for in an exemplary fashion so that they can achieve their personal best and grow in character.

When not working in the ALC, the successful candidate may work with more vulnerable students in college, supporting them in lessons, mentoring students 1:1 or attending meetings with external agencies. The successful candidate could deal with some safeguarding incidents in College, under the direction of the DSLs.

The successful candidate will have a pivotal part to play in the expansion of these strategies in order to raise the quality of individual care our students receive. Whilst relevant experience and professional qualifications will be valued, the College is seeking in the first instance to appoint a colleague whose personal qualities and convictions fit them for this demanding role. Once appointed, a commitment to continuing professional development will be vital.

We are therefore seeking to appoint a highly motivated Alternative Provision Mentor to join our enthusiastic team of professionals on a full-time basis. You will perform a key role in supporting students who require additional support. You will be required to work with targeted groups and individuals and must have a good understanding of the principles of child development and learning processes. Experience in working with vulnerable young people and external agencies on welfare and/or safeguarding matters is desirable.

For an application pack and further information, please click the links below:

Alternative Provision Mentor – Job Description
Application Form – Associate Staff

Or call Mrs Atkinson on 0191 442 2000 or email

Closing date: Friday 6th March (10.00 am)

We take our responsibilities to safeguard children very seriously and the successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.