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Learning Mentor

Hours of work: 34 hours per week.
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.85 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service).

(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata).

Fixed term until: Friday 31 March 2024.
Closing date: Friday 6 January 2022.

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Willingdon Community School, Broad Road, Lower Willingdon, Eastbourne, BN20 9QX 

Phone: 01323 485254

Email: recruitment@willingdonschool.org.uk
Website: www.willingdonschool.org.uk
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

Single Status Grade 3 £20,812 per annum (pro rata)
Fixed term until March 2024
34 hours per week/39 weeks per year (paid for 44.85 weeks per year to include holiday entitlement)
Actual pro rata salary range is £16,450 per annum
Start date, September 2023

We are seeking to appoint a team of hardworking and enthusiastic Learning Mentors who would act as role models to our students.

The post would be perfect for individuals who have completed their current phase of education and wish to experience working in a professional environment before embarking on their chosen career path.

Willingdon Community School has a highly committed and supportive staff body who would welcome you into the team.

Duties will include:

  • Being a positive role model.
  • Supporting students in a range of subjects.
  • Helping students who require extra support.
  • Participation in school trips and supervising group activities.

The successful candidates will help to develop students’ confidence and guide them how to access education to achieve their highest potential.

They will need to have excellent communications skills, tolerance and sensitivity.

At Willingdon Community School, we invest heavily in our staff training. The successful candidates will be given opportunities to develop their own projects and gain skills required to ease them into the professional world of work.

If you are looking for a chance to develop your skills and help young people realise their potential, we would invite you to apply.

Willingdon Community School is committed to child protection/safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this duty of care.  All applicants will be subject to safer recruitment procedures and will require satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date: Friday, 6 January 2023 (by noon)

Further information and to apply for this post, please download and complete the application form from the school website: http://willingdonschool.org.uk/about-us/vacancies or, e-mail: recruitment@willingdonschool.org.uk

Interview arrangements will be sent to shortlisted applicants only, Vacancies will normally close on the stated closing date, however we reserve the right to close vacancies early, due to the high numbers of applications we receive if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date then you can assume that you have been unsuccessful.  

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.

This authority 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 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
  • orbis/TP/228971/29180

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne

  • Salary
  • £20,812 per annum pro-rata

  • Closing date
  • 06/01/2023

  • Organisation
  • Willingdon Community School

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 34

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education