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Learning Mentor - Access to Education
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/7415
  • Published: Wed 12/02/2020, 10:40 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 24/02/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 31.67 or 29.52 hours per week. Term-Time only
  • Salary: £27,099 pro rata for part-time hours
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Quadrant Court Woking, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ, Surrey

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Learning Mentor - Access to Education

About the role

The Access to Education Service provides individual and small group teaching to students who are out of school. We provide education for students aged 5-16, many of whom have medical, complex SEN needs and/or challenging behaviour. The teaching may take place in the student's home or in a variety of settings within North West Surrey. We are currently recruiting experienced Learning Mentors to support the education of the pupils.

We are looking for three Learning Mentors who can support pupils to enable them to gain maximum benefit from their education and to enable them to successfully reintegrate into school or an alternative placement.

We currently have three 30 hours per week positions. All roles are term-time only.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is flexible and innovative with a real desire to make a difference to young people
  • Has a 'can do' attitude
  • Is able to work flexibly both on their own and as part of a team
  • Has the vision and drive to inspire and support others
  • Is committed to the progress and well-being of all pupils
  • Can engage and build strong effective relationships with all partners and the wider community
  • Can create an environment in which all aspire to achieve

Experience of teaching a range of complex SEN is essential. Current pupil needs include SEMH, ASD, ADHD, LD, SLD, MLD, SpLD. It would also be beneficial to have experience of working with children with medical needs as there is the potential for working with students with terminal or life limiting illnesses.

If you have experience of working with vulnerable children and young people and have IT skills (preferably with experience of using a Virtual Learning Environment) we would welcome your application. 

Successful candidates will be expected to travel extensively around the NW area, including Woking, Surrey Heath and Runnymede so a full driving licence and the use of a car will be essential. 

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Contact details

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Wendy Harper on 01483 519263 or email

We look forward to receiving your application. 

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 24/02/2020 with interviews taking place week commencing 04.03.2020.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

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