Support and Achievement Mentor

Barking & Dagenham College

  • £26,231 - £27,652 inc London Weighting p.a.
  • Essex / London
  • Permanent
  • Term Time Only
Posted 1 week ago

Join our Team!

We have some exciting opportunities available at Barking and Dagenham College. We are looking for Support and Achievement Mentors (SAM) to join us.

You will join us on a competitive salary of £26,231 – £27,652 inc. London Weighting pro rata’d p.a., working Term Time Only, 36 hours per week, 38 weeks per year on a permanent basis.

The Support and Achievement Mentor (SAM) role:

Reporting to the Support and Achievement Manager you will act as the first point of reference for students for pastoral support, working with internal and external support teams to support and put in place intervention and support initiatives.

Key Responsibilities of our Support and Achievement Mentor (SAM):

Deliver the colleges tutorial programme to groups of learners
You will support a caseload of students 1:1 and group basis ensuring all learners including vulnerable learners are identified, monitored and reviewed regularly in order to maximise achievement and retention, contributing to the reduction in achievement gaps.
Ensure individual SMART targets are set, monitored and reviewed with each student and relate to progress of the study programme
Ensure timely interventions and pro-active actions are taken for students at risk, including regular 1:1s and communication with parents/carers
Explore and agree actions to address issues affecting learning such as low motivation, poor attendance or poor performance
Promote, maintain appropriate behaviours and respond to behavioural issues, attendance and punctuality and ensure appropriate support is in place to address issues
As our Support and Achievement Mentor (SAM) you should have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

You will have a Level 3 Teaching qualification or willing to work towards one
You will hold relevant qualifications relating to the support of your people and /or the ability to explain how your professional experience demonstrates a capacity to excel in the role
You will have experience in working in an education environment
You will have experience in working within a safeguarding role/prevent duty role and responding to safeguarding issues
You will have excellent communications (oral and written) and presentation skills including effective use of IT systems and tools
You will be team-oriented, enthusiastic with the ability to work independently using your own initiative
If you are passionate about success and can do the above, then we want to hear from you!

You will need to submit a cover letter demonstrating how your personality, skills and experience meet our values for this role.

All applications forms must be fully completed, showing full education and employment details. An incomplete application will not be considered for shortlisting.
We have the right to interview candidates before the application deadline.
This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
Barking & Dagenham College are committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people


All employment offers are made subject to checks in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines.  These include (some of which are dependent upon the role and the individual): enhanced DBS including children’s barred list check, DfE teaching/management barred list check, on-line searches, overseas criminal record check, evidence of identity and right to work in the UK, satisfactory references, confirmation of medical fitness, evidence of relevant qualifications and a check of previous employment history.

You will be required to become familiar with College’s policies and comply with the requirements to safeguard and protect the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults.  All staff are asked to complete mandatory training on KCSIE and other key areas, and to read the relevant policies.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

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