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Personal Progress Mentor

Working hours:This is a permanent, full time, term time post, 37 hours per week to commence soon as possible. 
Salary:actual starting salary for this role is £16,752
Opening date:Monday 27 July 2020
Closing date:8:00am on Monday 10 August 2020

Thank you for your interest in this post at WQE.

We believe that this is a particularly exciting time to be joining us, offering a real opportunity to make a difference in this thriving and vibrant Sixth Form College.  We strive for excellence in all aspects of our work with students; their academic and wider achievements, their learning experiences, the support they receive in relation to their academic progress, their learning environment and their wider experience of College life.  The College operates across two closely located campuses, next to the University of Leicester on University Road and a smaller campus at Regent Road.  Following a reorganisation in spring 2019, Personal Progress Mentors are a team, created from a number of our current staff drawing on their expertise in supporting and guiding students as well as new staff who have joined the College.

In this context, we are looking to add further to this team of Personal Progress Mentors ahead of the new academic year.  Personal Progress Mentors will oversee the academic progress of students to ensure they achieve their full potential at the College and guide them to get the most from their time at the college.  They provide the key point of contact for the students they coach, guide and support in all aspects of their College life. The successful applicant will have experience of working with young people, the ability to work in a friendly and professional manner with students and staff and strong planning, organisational and communication skills.

There is one permanent, term time vacancy working 37 hours per week commencing as soon as possible. Previous applicants need not apply.

The salary will be on the Sixth Form Colleges’ Support Staff pay scale 7-10 which ranges from £19,300 to £21,340 per annum pro rata. The actual starting salary for this role is £16,752.  A defined benefit pension scheme is also offered as part of the remuneration package for this appointment.

For our part we shall make every effort to support our new colleagues in making the best of the professional opportunities offered by this post.


If you wish to apply for this post please return the completed application form including the personal details and equality and diversity monitoring forms.

Please do not submit a separate CV.   Only information on the application form will be used in the selection process.

Completed applications must be returned by 8.00am on Monday 10th August 2020.  Interviews for successful candidates will be held w/c 17th August 2020, due to Covid-19, and the current restrictions in place, these interviews may be virtual.  Full details will be emailed out to candidates.

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If you have not received further communication from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion

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