Study Skills Mentor

Location: Parkway Salary: £23,191 - £26,111 pro rata Closing Date: 5th December 2023

Salary: Grade 6 £23,191 – £26,111 pro rata

1 x 22.5 hours, Permanent – Parkway 

1 x 37 hours, Permanent – South Bristol Skills Academy 

1 x 37 hours, Fixed term until June 2024 – College Green


There’s never been a better time to join the fantastic team here at City of Bristol College, a rapidly improving college, judged “Good” by Ofsted in January 2023. With recent investments in our already outstanding teaching facilities, the College has a great deal on offer for both staff and students.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic and proactive Study Skills Mentor to join our team.

Our Benefits:

  • A generous holiday entitlement of 26 holiday days, plus bank holidays and 10 closure days which fall over Christmas to spend time with friends and families.
  • Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of 17.3 %
  • Great discounts on hair and beauty treatments offered on site
  • Family-friendly policies including flexible working, compassionate leave, enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave, parental leave and job share
  • Excellent facilities including study centres, City Salon, multi-faith prayer rooms, bike storage, City Restaurant (situated at College Green and at SBSA), refectories
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A variety of online shopping discounts and offers and cash health plan
  • Plus a supportive package to ensure continuous professional development.

Please see our Staff Benefits Booklet for more information.

About the role:

You will work with a caseload of adult learners who are working towards English, maths and other qualifications, have requested support with their learning, and/or have disclosed a learning difficulty/disability at enrolment.   You may join some remote classes, but also offer one to one or small group support via Teams or face to face when college is open. You’ll also be working with a number of apprentices to provide them with support to revise for unit tests, complete written assignments and with their English and maths, if required. 

This role is perfect for you if you have experience of coaching and engaging with students in an educational setting, and if you have previously delivered a range of health, wellbeing and study skills to groups of students. You will be a confident communicator with the ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with Colleagues, Students and Stakeholders both internally and externally.

You will be a confident communicator with the ability to build and maintain excelling working relationships with colleagues, students and stakeholders both internally and externally.


About us:

At City of Bristol College, we have one goal: to help our students succeed. We offer the widest range of academic and vocational qualifications in the area, with more than 1,000 courses available from entry to degree level.  We provide education and training to approximately 12,000 students each year. The College is made up of five centres across Bristol and each centre offers excellent, well-equipped, purpose-built facilities. In addition, we have a wide range of community partners allowing us to offer courses in venues across the city. More information about the College can be found on our website. 


We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed.  We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.


We are also committed to becoming a Trauma informed setting. We recognise that some of our students have experienced adversity and Trauma and that for some, these experiences may be an ongoing part of everyday life. With this awareness a Trauma Informed approach is embedded in how we work in all departments across the college and this is enhanced by regular staff training and support.


City of Bristol College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. The search of the online presence will be conducted for the successful candidates. All new employees to the College are required to complete and obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found on the College website. 


Please see our Job Description, Person Specification, Conditions of Service and Applicant information for more information.  


Closing date: Tuesday 5th December 2023 (midnight)

Interview date: TBC


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