Link Mentor (maternity cover)

Link Mentor (maternity cover)
Red Balloon of the Air

Location: Essex and Suffolk. The role involves visiting students in their homes and working with staff and students at our Danbury Centre. Some travel to our Cambridge Centre is also required.

Hours: roughly 2-3 days per week, exact hours to be discussed at interview

Term: fixed term until July 2021, with potential for extension


We seek a Link Mentor to support students living in the Essex/South Suffolk area. The role involves supporting students with face to face regular meetings to achieve educational, wellbeing and community targets as well as working with the families, schools, local authority and other stakeholders. The mentor will need to keep detailed records to monitor and evaluate progress of all students they mentor. Confident IT and communication skills will be needed, as the mentor will work frequently with the extended RBAir team virtually.

If you are creative, organised, flexible, empathetic, reliable and computer literate, with a full clean driving licence and use of a car, then please apply.

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Link Mentor (maternity cover)

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Closing date:

The closing date for application is the 14th September 2020.

Interviews will be held on 21st September 2020.

Additional Information

Red Balloon of the Air is an award-winning charity that operates a leading-edge virtual learner centre. We offer academic, wellbeing and community support to transform the lives of students (aged 9-18 years) who want to learn but have had low rates of attendance at school due to high anxiety, severe bullying, trauma or chronic stress. Our programme comprises blended online and face-to-face support to build confidence and reconnect students with learning and their education. Students are typically referred to us by their school, mental health services or a local authority.

Red Balloon of the Air is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires the successful candidate to commit to this. The person appointed will be subjected to an enhanced DBS check.

Red Balloon of the Air is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, marital status.

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