Apprenticeship Advisor (Learning Mentor)

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£37,722 - £40,869
19 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
Contract Type

Royal Borough of Greenwich

Children’s Services – Inclusion Learning and Achievement Division

Apprenticeship Advisor (Learning Mentor)

Grade: P03

Salary:  £37,722 - £40,869 (Pro-rata, 4 days per week)

Employment Term:  18 Month fixed term contact

Contract: 28 hours per week

We are looking for a highly committed and experienced qualified Learning mentor that holds an A1 or equivalent qualification.

This position will involve working with cohorts of Apprentice Learning Mentors, providing them with support, guidance and training. Learning mentors work with children and young people to help them address barriers to learning through a supportive and empowering professional relationship.  This position will support aspiring Learning Mentors in developing this working practice.

What we’ll expect from you

To lead on the development and implementation of a high-quality Learning Mentor Apprenticeship and Induction training programme.


To provide constructive assessments/plans, observations and feedback to Learning Mentor Apprentices.

To lead on the promotion of the Learning Mentor Apprenticeship programme and to support schools in successfully embedding this crucial role.

A familiarity with relevant legislation is required together with an understanding of the challenges and cultural issues that exist in an inner-city borough.

If you have the following skills and experience we would like to hear from you:

  • A background of working with children and young people in education
  • DFE (previously DfES) National Learning Mentor Training or either the RBG or CWDC Learning Mentor Induction Programme (L4)
  • The CAVA, TAQA award, A1 Assessor award (or the former assessment qualifications D32 and D33).
  • Excellent interpersonal and  communication skills

You should be prepared to travel to schools and other organisations within/outside the Borough. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Virtual interviews will take place on Friday 5th March 2021


Safer recruitment: Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

DBS: This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

Full Employment History: A full employment history is required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.