Hiring: Part-Time Mentor (8 Hours)

Are you passionate about working with young people, interested in access and equality issues in education, and excited about the potential of learning to change lives? If so, Light Up Learning is looking for a new Mentor to join our growing team!

Richard, one of our co-founders and mentors, in action (Photo credit: Rachel Hein Photography).

Richard, one of our co-founders and mentors, in action (Photo credit: Rachel Hein Photography).

The Role

Reporting to the Programme Director, the successful candidate will be tasked with mentoring five students at Lasswade High School. They will facilitate student learning by developing activities based around individual student interests and by guiding students as they take charge of their own learning experiences through self-directed projects. Successful candidates will also be expected to do some minor administrative tasks.

This is a part-time contract position (8 hours) with funding secured for two years.

To get a little insight into what our mentors get up to in their sessions and how our students feel about working with us, read our last blog post, "Mentor Magic."


Main Responsibilities

  • mentor five students

  • liaise with school staff, parents, and community members, as needed

  • partake in monthly meetings with the Mentoring Team

  • partake in bi-annual parent evenings at Lasswade High School

  • contribute content for the organization’s social media channels


Role Requirements

  • a passion for learning

  • an understanding of and interest in equality and access issues in education

  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • able to effectively manage time and workload in a dynamic environment

  • able to work both independently and in a team

  • working knowledge of Google Drive and Microsoft Office

  • educated to a degree level or equivalent experience

  • experience working with young people (desirable)


Job Type: Part-time (8 hours)

Salary: £12/hour

If interested, please e-mail your CV and covering letter to our Programme Coordinator, Jillian Read, at: jillian@lightuplearning.org. The closing date for this position is 20 August 2017. Interviews will take place during the last week of August.