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Learning & Engagement Mentor

Hours of work: 30 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time and Term-time only 
(As the position is part-time and term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Thursday 07 July 2022, 9 am

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Ark Castledown Primary Academy
Priory Road
East Sussex
TN34 3SH

Phone:      01424 444046
Email:       office@arkcastledown.org
Website:   https://arkcastledown.org/vacancies

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

Learning & Engagement Mentor - Ark Castledown Primary Academy

Here at Ark Castledown we are committed to providing our pupils with the very best educational opportunities, by having the very highest expectations of ourselves as a staff team.  We are now seeking a resilient and robust individual to join our fantastic Pastoral Team as a Learning & Engagement Mentor. 

This role will involve helping the Pastoral Manager, the pastoral team, and the wider school community, by taking responsibility for the engagement and learning of pupils identified as having needs centred on social, emotional, mental health and behavioural needs.

The post-holder will also support the Pastoral Team by proactively dealing with behavioural issues as they present themselves during the school day, to reduce the number of reactionary situations.

The successful candidate will:

  • have experience of working with primary aged children
  • have good literacy and mathematical skills
  • be hard working and adaptable to change
  •  ideally have a secure understanding and knowledge of supporting children’s learning.

If you have a passion for education, we can offer you support and development opportunities. By joining the Ark schools’ network, you will gain access to an exclusive range of benefits including CPD, training and best-practice sharing opportunities, reduced gym membership and large retail discounts.

Interested in this exciting opportunity? If you have any questions and would like to arrange a visit please email Mrs Davis at: jdavis@arkcastledown.org, to arrange a visit to the school. 

To apply please go to http://arkcastledown.org/vacancies to apply through the job portal. 

The closing date for applications is 09.00 on Thursday, 7th July, 2022. Interviews will be held the following week.

Location:    Hastings
Start date:   September 2022
Contract:     Permanent
Hours:         30 hours per week, Monday to Friday 
Salary:         £18,887 pro rata; actual salary: £13,478 (TTO and 30 hours per week)
Pension:      Local Government Pension Scheme  
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/198429/24887

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Hastings, East Sussex

  • Salary
  • £18,887 to £20,443

  • Closing date
  • 7 July 2022

  • Organisation
  • Ark Castledown Primary Academy

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 30

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education