Education & Wellbeing Mentors

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
FTE upto £28,020
Closing Date: 
Monday, 12 June, 2023 - 23:45
Contract Type: 
Part Time
37 and 25 hours (40 weeks per year)
South West
Contract Details: 
Permanent and Term Time Only
Details of Role: 

Sites: Bristol and Stroud Campuses

Location: Bristol Campuses (2 roles)

Contract Type: Term Time only (40 weeks per year), Permanent

Working Hours: 37 hours per week/25 hours per week

FTE up to: £28,020

Actual Salary for 37 hours TTO:  £24,939

Actual Salary for 25 hours TTO:  £16,850

Location: Stroud Campus

Contract Type: Term Time only (40 weeks per year), Permanent

Working Hours: 17 hours per week

FTE Salary up to: £28,020

Actual term- time only salary: £11,458 (Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience)

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.

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Key Tasks and Responsibilities

We have several opportunities at our Bristol and Stroud Campuses for individuals who have experience or skills to provide wellbeing, mentoring and safeguarding support to our learners.  These roles 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 holders 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.

Although these roles are term time, the successful candidates will have the opportunity to have paid training through July and August dependent on their availability. 

Key Tasks Include

  • 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, external agencies, aiming to support the learner remaining in college and achieve their outcome. 
  • To provide focused support to Looked After Children, 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
  • The skills to maintain accurate and detailed computerised records. To be able to work as part of a team.

Please apply online by:  Monday 12th June 2023

Expected Interview Date: Week Commencing 19th June 2023

Please indicate on your application form if you would prefer full-time or part-time hours


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.



How to Apply: 

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Contact Person: 
Diane Elsdon
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
01453 761231
Postal Address: 
Stratford Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4AH