Education & Wellbeing Mentor

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

  • FTE Salary: up to £29,118.00
  • Bristol / South West
  • Permanent
  • Term Time Only, Part Time
Posted 3 days ago

Education & Wellbeing Mentor

Reference: REQ001102
Location: Bristol Campuses – WISE & Bristol Zoo Project
FTE Salary: up to £29,118.00 (Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience)
Actual Salary: up to £20,312.97
Contract Type: Permanent, Term Time only, Part-Time
Working Hours: 29 hours per week, 40 weeks per year

Term Time Only Contracts will incur a salary adjustment if the start date is after 1st September

SGS is an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Financial Rewards and Benefits:

  • Opportunity to make a positive impact within the community and on learners’ lives
  • Competitive Pension Scheme- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), a flexible and pension accessible from the age of 55, with generous employer contributions of 16%
  • Two weeks leave during the Christmas closedown period largely supported by the discretionary closure days provided by the College
  • Family friendly policies and a proven commitment to supporting flexible working practices
  • Extensive professional development with ongoing support for your personal & professional development, including 25% tuition discount for immediate family of SGS employees
  • Access to ‘My Lifestyle’ discounted shopping benefits, cycle to work scheme and a Technology Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Free Annual Eye test
  • All staff members can buy a TOTUM card(formerly known as NUS Extra cards) as part of being an affiliate member of the Students’ Union 
  • Staff have access and supported to be part of inclusive or sustainable staff networks and communities
  • Free car parking at all campuses (except Queens Road Art School)
  • Access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources
  • Subsidised onsite catering services including Starbucks Coffee

South Gloucestershire & Stroud College has an excellent reputation for delivering further education and work-based programmes in a range of subjects – from business to sport, engineering to media, GCSE’s and A Levels to degree level courses.

Our experienced and passionate staff work hard to help our students achieve their personal challenges and career goals. We are proud of SGS and committed to making the College the best it can be. We are currently working hard to achieve “Outstanding” status after being classified as “Good” in our first inspection. For more information, please visit

We have an opportunity at our Bristol Campuses for an individual who has experience or skills to provide wellbeing, mentoring and safeguarding support to our learners.  The role will be responsible for working collaboratively with specified faculties to provide wellbeing support to learners who are identified as vulnerable or at risk, in order to support their personal development, maintain their attendance and maximise their progress and achievement.

It will involve liaising with a range of internal college services and external agencies to secure appropriate support for learners.

The post holder will be named Safeguarding Officers, and will act as the first point of contact for all safeguarding concerns for learners within their specified faculty. They will be responsible for providing information, advice and guidance about the wellbeing, safeguarding and protection of our learners, as well as contributing to the running of the SGS Wellbeing Service.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To work within Safeguarding and to follow processes and procedures as detailed in the College’s ‘Safeguarding Children, Young people and Vulnerable Adults Policy and Procedure’.
  • To refer learners, and liaise with external agencies where appropriate.
  • To provide 1:1 wellbeing support for learners to help support their social, emotional, mental health and wellbeing.
  • To work collaboratively with the learners, tutors, other relevant staff, parents, carers, and external agencies with the aim to support the learner remaining in college and achieving their goal.To provide focused support to Children Looked After, Care Leavers and Young Adult Carers to succeed whilst they study at SGS College.

Beneficial Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience of working with young people aged 14 + on emotional, social, mental health and wellbeing issues.
  • Skills or knowledge in the following areas would be desirable; Health, Youth work, Housing, Social Care, Education
  • The skills to maintain accurate and detailed computerised records.
  • To be able to work as part of a team.

Please apply online by: Friday 9th August 2024

Interview Date:  Tuesday 20th August 2024

Please indicate on your application form if you are on holiday and alternative dates you are available

If you have any queries please contact

SGS College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and any offer of employment will be subject to a number of conditions including a requirement for providing satisfactory references. In line with KCSIE and having regard to all relevant guidance, a range of checks and online searches will also be conducted for successful candidates, and a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure will need to be obtained as a requirement of the job.

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