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Learning Mentor

Birmingham City Council
Wheelers Lane Technology College Wheelers Lane Birmingham B13 0SF
£23,194 to £29,439 pro rata. Subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review.
Closing date
27 Nov 2023

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Hours per week: 35 per week, term time only

Contract type: Permanent

Wheelers Lane Technology College

Wheelers Lane


B13 0SF

Telephone number: 0121 444 2864

Email address:

Required from January 2024

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and hardworking professional with a desire to work in a successful, thriving school making a positive contribution to our pastoral team as a learning mentor.

Our learning mentors work in close collaboration with the Head of Year for their cohort of boys and with staff, parents and outside agencies in order to provide support, guidance and interventions that impact on student well-being, personal, social and emotional welfare and improve student behaviour, attendance and punctuality. You will also deliver a weekly pre-planned intervention programme with a small group of selected students.

Wheelers Lane is an established and successful school, where in 2023 69% of our students achieved grade 4 including English and Maths. 43% of students achieved grade 5 including English and Maths.

The successful candidate will:

  • be passionate about improving outcomes for all our students have knowledge of how to motivate and engage young people have knowledge of how to resolve conflict and manage challenging behaviour follow school safeguarding procedures and policies be part of the pastoral duty team have excellent interpersonal skills that you will use to inspire, challenge and motivate students believe that every student can and will succeed excellent organisational skills be flexible in your approach to work, adapting to new challenges support the ethos and vision of the school

In return we can offer you:

  • a warm friendly and vibrant school community the support of a strong and ambitious governing body and senior leadership team ongoing training and support with your career advancement
  • Potential candidates are welcome to complete a visit to the school prior to making an application

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Closing date: 27 November 2023, 9.00am

For further details and an application pack either contact Mrs Mary Brettell, Strategic Business Manager or full details and application packs are available via the ‘contact us’ tab on our website.

Wheelers Lane Technology College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

BCC is a Living Wage employer 

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.



Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:

Living wage   small disability confident logo

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0121 675 7070
Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
B2 2XU
United Kingdom

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