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  • Location: Cardiff, Cardiff, CF24 5ET
  • Subject: Mentor
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annually
  • Language: English
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Youth Learner Mentor

ACT
Youth Learning Mentor

Contract term: Permanent, full-time 

Hours: 37 hours over 5 days (Mon-Fri)

Location: ACT Schools Centre, Cardiff

Starting Salary: £20,975 per annum



If you would like to work for an organisation that demonstrates outstanding commitment to staff engagement, has gained a place on the Times Best 100 Companies to work for in the UK for the last eight consecutive years and that holds Investors in People Platinum accreditation we would love to hear from you! 



About the role: 

ACT Schools is a registered independent school to admit students from the ages of 11-16 years with special educational needs primarily focused to social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties. We are passionate about ensuring all young people are equipped with the skills they need to become successful adults.



ACT Schools prides itself on its values and ensures the best possible delivery is given to our learners. You will be passionate about ensuring young people are equipped to become successful adults with a wide range of skills and abilities.



We are looking for a positive, caring individual who is keen to support learners who encounter challenging behaviours within ACT Schools. The successful applicant will be enthusiastic and patient and will have a full understanding of behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD).

As an employee at our registered independent school, you will be expected to support the delivery of high-quality teaching, learning and assessment in line with ESTYN requirements. You will be responsible for supporting group sizes of approximately 7, 11 – 14-year-olds, who have been referred to us, due to either having been or are at risk of being excluded from mainstream education, who are school phobic or are classed as vulnerable.

The role will be based on Cardiff School’s site and will report the Inclusion Lead Officer.

ACT is committed to promoting the Welsh language for both staff and learners, and whilst it is not considered essential criteria, the ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role.

By joining ACT you will have access to a wide range of training opportunities to enhance your Professional Development Plan.  

Apply now and be part of our team dedicated to shaping future talent! 



What we need from you: 

Experience of working with challenging, disengaged learners

Minimum of 3 GCSE’s or equivalent.

Youth Work or Teaching assistant/ teaching qualification or equivalent (or be willing to work towards one as condition of employment).

Ability to communicate effectively to learners, colleagues, managers, parents, stakeholders etc. by telephone, in person and in writing

To display ACT Values



What you get in return: 

Generous holiday package (up to 45 days per year) 

Excellent professional development opportunities.  

E-learning platform available to all staff. 

Annual salary increases 

Staff counselling sessions 

Mental Health First Aider 

Wellbeing initiatives 

Bi-annual performance reviews 

Staff Council 

Flexible and hybrid working (where applicable) 

Team building days 

Volunteering days 

Staff celebration days 

Length of service, birthday and yearly appreciation rewards 

Staff Recognition Awards 

Healthcare cash plan 

Contributory pension scheme 

Life assurance 


Why work for ACT? 

At ACT, we believe our greatest asset is our people. As Wales’s largest training provider, we cultivate a supportive, family-like culture where every team member is valued. We are dedicated to investing in our employees through comprehensive professional development opportunities, ensuring you can grow and excel in your career with us.

If you would like to work for an organisation that holds 3-star accreditation with Best Companies demonstrating extra-ordinary levels of staff engagement, ranked in the Top 100 Most inclusive Workplaces, has gained a place on the Times Best 100 Companies to work for in the UK for the last seven consecutive years and that holds Investors in People Platinum accreditation we would love to hear from you! 



Our Values: 

At ACT, we pride ourselves on fostering a culture of respect, fairness, and dignity for all. We believe in creating an inclusive environment where every individual feels valued and empowered to thrive. 

Being positive and having a ‘can-do’ attitude 

Taking pride and responsibility in exceeding expectations 

Helping learners raise and realise their aspirations 

Having fun in providing professional, safe and friendly services 

Showing respect for individuals 

Diversity statement…. 

ACT is dedicated to fair and safe recruitment practices, ensuring equality for all applicants and staff. We do not discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability, or age. Our questioning and collating of information are intended to help us maintain equal opportunities best practice and identify barriers to workforce equality and diversity. The information collated from you will not be used in any decision affecting you. 

We are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that candidates may need during the recruitment process, please contact the email address in the ‘Contact point for applicants’ section. 

What next?: 

The Advert will close 24th July 2024 at midnight, we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. 

 Applicants will be notified via email of application process (please check junk or spam folders)

A two stage interview (face to face):

If successful after the first interview you will be invited to a second interview (face to face) with the Hiring Managers you’ll be working with closely in the role. You will be expected to complete a work-based task or a micro teach (depending on role). 

We’re keen to ensure our hiring process allows you to be at your best, so if you need us to make any adjustments, please just let us know. 
JOB REQUIREMENTS
Experience of working with challenging, disengaged learners

Minimum of 3 GCSE’s or equivalent.

Youth Work or Teaching assistant/ teaching qualification or equivalent (or be willing to work towards one as condition of employment).

Ability to communicate effectively to learners, colleagues, managers, parents, stakeholders etc. by telephone, in person and in writing

To display ACT Values