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Senior Learning Mentor (GR4)

Birmingham City Council
Clifton Primary School 150, Brunswick Road Sparkbrook Birmingham B12 8NX
£30,151 to £37,261 pro rata. Subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review.
Closing date
22 Nov 2023

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Hours per week: 34.5 per week, term time only

Contract Type: Fixed term from January 2024 to December 2024

Clifton Primary School

150, Brunswick Road



B12 8NX

Telephone number: 0121 464 2926

Email address:

Required January 2024

Do you want to be part of an innovative and exciting project, improving outcomes for pupils with SEND and connecting groups of schools? Then one of these posts could be for you.

Following on from the success of our first Developing Local Provision (DLP) project, Sparklers consortium are looking for 4 psychology graduates for our second DLP project, to work across our group of primary schools as senior learning mentors. We are looking for exceptional, committed, and creative practitioners who can work with us to improve outcomes for our pupils with SEND.

We can offer you:

  • the opportunity to work alongside school staff to use your passion for psychology to develop key skills on your career path the opportunity to work within a team of learning mentors, working collaboratively and with a focus group of six schools time in schools and classrooms to implement agreed programmes and support alongside developing your own ideas the support and resources to make a positive difference for our pupils with SEND the benefit of our learning and resources from our DLP phase 1 project

You will have:

  • a background of and deep interest in psychology a commitment to the best possible outcomes for pupils with SEND a strong desire to implement and support complementary approaches within psychology and education to remove barriers to learning, increase attendance and reduce the likelihood of exclusion
  • the ability to work effectively in partnership with, share expertise and strategies with other learning mentors excellent communication, organisation and problem-solving skills to be able to work within a group of schools and facilitate sustainable connections ability to manage time and workload effectively, working with all stakeholders in the project, including our steering group of headteachers a commitment to equality

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

Closing date: 22 November 2023, 5:00pm

For further information and an application pack, please email

Our schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect 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:

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

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