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Safegaurding Mentor - Nottingham

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Job description




Nottingham - NG3 

Contract type

Temporary with possibility of going Perm for the right candidate


This is a great opportunity for a Safeguarding Mentor to join the pastoral team of a large and exciting secondary academy on a temporary basis – with a strong possibility of it going permeant for the right candidate.

The successful Safeguarding Mentor will support students (mainly on a 1:1 basis) who have been identified as needing extra pastoral / emotional and/or social support. Many of the students you will be working with will have been identified by the safeguarding team such as LAC (Looked After Children).

The ideal candidates will:

  • experience of working with children with social, emotional or behavioural barriers to learning
  • have the ability to engage constructively with and relate to a wide range of young people from different backgrounds
  • Assist with the development and implementation of education, behaviour, mentoring and other plans; undertake comprehensive assessment of pupils to determine those needing specific help.
  • Act as a role model, challenge and motivate, promote and reinforce self-esteem and establish productive working relationships with pupils and develop 1:1 mentoring arrangements
  • Provide information and advise pupils to enable them to make choices regarding learning and behaviour and give feedback relating to progress, achievement behaviour and attendance.
  • Provide a range of strategies to help pupils achieve their full potential by further developing their skills and meet their social and behavioural targets both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Maintain regular contact, where appropriate, with families of target group pupils to keep them informed of the pupil and attendance.
  • Secure positive family support and involvement in the pupils education
  • Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all be able to demonstrate a range of behaviour management strategies
  • Be well organised and have high expectations of achievement and behaviour
  • Have the ability to engage constructively with and relate to a wide range of young people from different backgrounds
  • Possess excellent communication skills, at all levels 
  • There is a high importance on good and accurate administration within this role, the successful candidate should have a proven track record of such a role

What you will need to apply for this role:

  • Enhanced (Child Work Force) DBS
  • 2 Recent References (Within the last 6 years – Covering min of 11 months)

In return we can offer:

  • Outstanding support package within school
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Access to CPD academy and accredited training courses
  • Guaranteed work scheme (T&C’s apply)

If you are interested in this position, please contact Blair Lawrence-Broughton today on 0115 8456408 or send me your CV to

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a provision that has already been identified by Ofsted as a 'hub of good practise' in the city. The senior leadership team are very supportive and offer every opportunity for their staff to take ownership of their work as they recognise every individual is unique and offers their own particular set of skills.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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