Are you ready to play a vital role in getting pupils’ whose education has been disrupted by the Covid 19 pandemic back on track? If you’re looking for a worthwhile, paid role in education that comes with full training, applying to become an Academic Mentor could be the best career step you could take.
1. Making a difference to a young person’s education
Thousands of pupils have missed out on their education due to the pandemic and need help from people like you who can use their communication skills to build confidence and reignite their interest in learning. You will work with pupils one-to-one, or in small groups becoming a strong role model and helping to shape a positive future for each pupil.
2. Your chance to start a new career
Becoming an Academic Mentor for the government-backed National Tutoring Programme offers a great opportunity if you are a graduate with a 2:2 or higher degree, considering a vocational career in teaching. You will play a key role in reaching pupils whose education has been most affected by the pandemic and be in a good position to apply for a teacher training role at the end of the contract. This role could also appeal to a fully qualified teacher returning to education following a career break.
3. Certainty of a paid, fixed-term opportunity
As an Academic Mentor you will be employed directly by the school on a fixed term contract, earning a salary of up to £19,000. You will also benefit from paid holidays, ongoing CPD and an aftercare programme offering support via a dedicated Recruitment Partner and peer groups as well as access to sessions on mental health and wellbeing.
4. Gain valuable teaching experience
You will work alongside experienced teaching staff as an ‘in school’ resource developing education skills within a primary or secondary school environment. By identifying your mentee’s learning gaps you will structure a programme of engaging sessions with clear objectives and take a genuine interest in their progress and wellbeing. You will also learn to set achievable goals, understand different learning styles and find ways to overcome barriers to learning.
5. Access a fully funded programme of training
Once selected, Academic Mentors will complete a programme of online training with Liverpool Hope University. This will be one week for qualified teachers and two weeks for other suitable applicants.