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Part Time Engagement Mentor - Part-time

Maplesden Noakes School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5401-348S
  • Posted:03/10/2023
  • Pay:Range 7
  • Start Date:November 2023
  • App Close Date:16/10/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:To be advised


Part-time Engagement Mentor

Salary:  Range 7

Following the expansion of the school we are excited to be advertising a new position of Engagement Mentor. The role will involve supporting students who, for a range of reasons, do not currently engage positively in school; this includes those students at risk of exclusion, permanent exclusion or those who demonstrate at-risk behaviours.

The successful candidate will be required to work closely with our Pastoral Team and the Wellbeing and Learning Mentor to support students to contribute positively to our school community and achieve the best possible outcomes.

The school ensures that there is the right work-home balance to support the wellbeing of all staff. We are dedicated to providing outstanding training and development. 

For this role, applicants must have evidence of a high standard of literacy and numeracy (i.e. GCSE English and Maths Grade C/4 or above). Relevant mentoring/counselling qualifications are also desirable.

Hours are 21 per week (3 days per week) from 8.00am – 3.30pm (inclusive of a 30-minute lunch break).  Term time only plus staff development days/twilight hours. As a flexible employer we are happy to negotiate days worked.

The current salary range for this role is £24,185.00 - £27,379.00 per annum – full time equivalent. (Actual salary as the position is part-time, term time only is currently £11,911.00 - £13,485.00 pa). Please note that the school operates a review of salaries in September of each year and as such, the salary range may be subject to an increase in September 2023, although precise details have not currently been agreed.

Further information is also available to view on the attached job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications is Monday 16th October 2023 (8 am).  This date may be brought forward in the event that suitable candidates are found earlier.  Early applications are therefore recommended.


Maplesden Noakes School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.

Information about the school

Maplesden Noakes is an 11-18 co-educational non-selective school. The school has an excellent reputation, is popular with parents and regularly over-subscribed. Having been recently accredited as a High-Performance Learning World Class School, we believe that all of our pupils have the potential to achieve the very highest standards of performance no matter what their background or previous achievement.

Maplesden Noakes is situated on the west side of Maidstone approximately 40 miles south-east of London. The school benefits from having strong links with the local business community.

Passionate about the wellbeing of staff, the school supports good physical health and mental wellbeing. With a staff Wellbeing Policy now in place, this highlights the importance placed on a good work/life balance. Our wellbeing committee are regularly thinking of new ways to support all staff in this area with wellbeing afternoons, flexible working and financial wellbeing high on the agenda.

We believe passionately in equity and diversity. Our school is committed to embracing the lived experience of people of every race, sexuality and gender. We believe strongly in giving everyone the opportunities they deserve, no matter what social barriers may have held them back in the past.

We are committed to the professional development of all staff and offer excellent CPD, whether in house or by external providers. All teaching staff have a laptop for use at school and home.

The governing body has recently amended the school admission policy to ensure that staff who have been employed by the school for two or more years and/or are recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage, receive preference in terms of admission to the school for their child(ren).

We look forward to receiving your application.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 661707


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.