Student Mentor Team Leader

  • Swindon

Student Mentor Team Leader

Job advert

Student Mentor Team Leader

£23K – £33K Full-Time, Permanent


We have an exciting opportunity for a Student Mentor Team Leader to join our fast developing Student Experience Team.  Our successful candidate will be confident and experienced to deputise for the Head of Safeguarding and have experience acting as a Designated Safeguarding lead for either a College or other like body.


About the Role

Supported by the Head of Safeguarding you’ll manage the allocation of student caseloads between the Student Mentor team as well as managing your own caseload.  You will ensure that high level advice and guidance is provided to colleagues, as well as monitoring and coordinating the provision of behaviour and personal resilience support strategies across Faculties.


As part of your role you will actively plan how to develop the Student Mentor team whose role it is to provide support and offer interventions across a range of challenges our students may face crossing pastoral, social, emotional and mental health issues.


You’ll be confident in a team leader role, and will have proven successes managing and delivering projects to time.  Confident to lead and challenge as needed, you’ll relish the opportunity to develop and deliver safeguarding training up to L3 and to work pragmatically and proactively with a broad range of internal and external partners.   


To support you, we offer mentorship, strong professional supervision, and a truly supportive peer network ready to assist you to achieve.


About Swindon College

Swindon College prides itself in offering opportunities for Learners who may have been overlooked by the mainstream.  We love what we do passionately, and who we do it for.  Our approach puts the Learner first through delivering differentiated teaching, active Mentorship interventions, encouraging a growth mindset and supporting our Learners to overcome obstacles to achieve success.


Qualifications and experience required:

  • Experience and proven competence delivering training programmes 121 and to extended audiences up to Level 3 Safeguarding,
  • Evidence of resilience with strong boundary management skills working with young people and/or vulnerable adults, and
  • Experience working in an accountable liaison capacity with external agencies where ensuring the escalation of referrals (in accordance with best practice or legislative requirement) are made and / or acted on
  • Ability to install a strong team ethos and able to lead the team effectively
  • Relevant Degree or similar qualification in youth work, counselling, social work or related field
  • Level 2 English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • At least 3 years working in a related safeguarding field in a lead or significant steering / accountable role
  • Understanding the key legislation and best practice approaches regarding safeguarding, SEMH and behaviour support

Your Benefits:

  • Access to the market leading Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 33 days annual leave (inclusive of discretionary and bank holidays)
  • Training and development support in your role
  • Wellbeing and Lifestyle support including access to our market leading Employee Benefits Platform, free access to on-site gym facilities, eye care voucher schemes and dental plan 
  • On-site parking and subsidised restaurants, Costa & Starbucks


 How to apply:

Click on the 'Apply now' button. If you are unable to apply on line or require further information please email or call 01793 491591


Closing date:  22nd July 2019

Interview date: 15th August 2019


An Application Form must be submitted if you wish to be considered for this post. Please note this vacancy may close sooner if sufficient applications have been received so please apply as soon as possible.


Swindon College is committed to embedding a culture which values diversity and ensures equality of opportunity.  We take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously and promote the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff, applicants and customers to share this commitment.


This role is likely to involve working with under 18’s and/or vulnerable adults. Any appointment will be made subject to strict vetting and screening checks and our receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.