Tutorial Mentor – Higher Education and Academic Studies (2 posts)

37 hours x 40 weeks (Term time only)

Level 6, £20,365 - £24,821* per annum

*This salary represents payment for working the full 37 hours x 40 weeks contract

About you

Can you engage with others, inspiring students’ to achieve their full potential?

Have you got experience of working with young people or adults in a mentoring capacity?

Can you manage complex workloads to ensure key deadlines are achieved?

Do you want to make a difference?

Are you an experienced Tutorial Mentor, who has a passion for what they do?

Do you want to work with an organisation that cares about their people and wants to make a real difference?

If so, then this role could be the perfect opportunity for you to become an inspirational Tutorial Mentor at The Sheffield College. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to work with our A Level and Access to Higher Education students in the faculty of Higher Education and Academic Studies.

The Sheffield College

The Sheffield College is committed to improving the work and life prospects for all learners. Tutorial Mentors support this vision by providing pastoral care, educational guidance and support to learners on vocational programmes to ensure that they are positively engaged with the learning process, fully stretched and achieve their goals whilst enjoying their time at College.

The Tutorial Mentor effectively engages with learners, their parents or carers, their schools and any other agencies involved with the learner prior to them starting their course and builds on this initial engagement thereafter.

Tutorial Mentors will foster relationships and partnerships with individuals that ensure their commitment to learning and success. A key aspect is the ability to interact with the learner to jointly identify challenges and find solutions to overcoming barriers to learning.

You will work closely with teachers to ensure that every learner’s progress is vigorously monitored and early action is taken to address underperformance. This involves setting engagement targets and identifying milestones for learners and ensure their progress is reviewed in regular one to one meetings.

Ideally you will have strong IT skills coupled with a sound understanding of UCAS; to support a faculty that has high volumes of students aspiring to Higher Education.

If you are excited about the scope of this role and the opportunity to have a real impact in a place that makes a real difference to lives; then read the job description to find out more and apply for this position today.

Key responsibilities

Act as mentor for students in capacity of tutorial mentor
Use listening, interpersonal and pastoral care skills to deal with sensitive issues concerning students and provide support
Refer students as appropriate to services providing further help
Communicate complex informational orally, in writing and electronically
Communicate clearly on a variety of issues to a range of students on a 1:1 or group basis
Undertake meaningful interactions with students and staff
Contribute to collaborative planning around the tutorial and enrichment programme for the faculty

Skills and Qualifications (Ideal, however do not be put off by these, if you have the experience and the drive we can support)

GCSE English Language & Maths (Grade C/4 or above) or other Level 2 equivalent
Full Level 3 qualification or demonstrable suitable experience at this level
Experience of monitoring learner progress in ways that deliver excellent outcomes
Experience of providing pastoral support including 1:1 support with young people or adults
Experience of supporting UCAS applications
Demonstrate a high level of competency in the use of IT applications
Ability to obtain and verify information about learner’s educational achievements and needs


Auto enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
Free car parking
Access to other benefits including car lease scheme, healthcare scheme and education staff discounts.

If you require any further information on the role you can email Karen Wilkinson (Head of Student Experience for HE and Academic Studies)

Closing Date: 5th July 2020

Shortlisting Date: 13th July 2020

Interview Date: 20th July 2020

As Disability Confident Leader we are committed to recruiting the best people to support our learners and our mission to ‘transform your life through learning’.

We are committed to removing barriers for applicants with a disability during our recruitment process, upon appointment and as an employee.

We are an employer who values equality and diversity and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. Successful applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to safer recruiting procedures.

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