Job Vacancy

Casual Pastoral & Learning Mentor

Casual hourly rate: £11.09 per hour (inclusive of holiday entitlement)

 This position is to be based within the Durham Gateway area of the College, which is a specialist department working with pre-16 students who are studying an alternative provision route.

We are currently seeking to recruit a Casual Pastoral and Learning Mentor to join the provision.  The Casual Pastoral and Learning Mentor will be responsible for supporting the students’ personal, social and educational needs, supporting the teachers in the classroom and general school environment and contributing to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school.

The successful candidate will require a CACHE L3 Teaching Assistant/ PTLLS or equivalent Level 3 qualification in supporting in the classroom (or be willing to work towards within 1 year); level 2 in Literacy (or be willing towards within 2 years); level 2 in Numeracy (or be willing towards within 2 years); and Safeguarding Level 1 (to be achieved within 6 weeks).

Applicants must have experience of working as a Teaching Assistant or in a similar role, previously.

To apply for this post please download the application form and appendix or for more information email

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Completed applications should be emailed back to: or posted to

HR Department
Bishop Auckland College
Bishop Auckland campus
Woodhouse Lane
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 6JZ

For more information or if you have a disability and need help completing the application please email: or contact our 24 hour answering service on 01388 443108.

Bishop Auckland College is committed to the safeguarding and the welfare of all learners and any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS disclosure. All teaching staff will be required to register with the Institute for Learning.