Grade 7 £24,313 - £26,999               (£20,885 - £23,192 pro rota)

Required to start September 2019

37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year


We are seeking to appoint a Learning Mentor to provide academic and pastoral mentoring to students across Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. The successful candidate will have responsibilities for supporting individuals around social and emotional issues and removing barriers to progress.

The post holder will act as the link between students and interventions by identifying barriers to learning and by monitoring student progress in core subjects. A background in working with young people is essential with the ability to focus on achievement to ensure students meet their potential.

The post holder will also work in partnership with other outside services to support students who have TAFs or are at a higher level within the continuum of need. A background in academic mentoring, welfare work or mentoring with young people would be helpful but key is the ability to listen, to have compassion and to form positive relationships that will help students to meet their full academic potential.

Further information relating to this role can be found in the accompanying job description and person specification and by visiting the School website at For an informal discussion, or to arrange a visit please contact Rachel Hudson, Headteacher, on 01244 371475.

Please apply using the online application form from the Cheshire West and Chester Council website. Please note that CVs will not be accepted. Email application queries to

Blacon High School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 11th June 2019

Please note that interviews for this post will take place on Wednesday 19th June 2019


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Application Closing Date

Tuesday 11th June 2019