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Waterloo Lodge School
  • Chorley
  • Permanent
Salary: £20,721.40 per annum
Hours: Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
Closing date: Tuesday, 30th April 2024
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Full Job Description

At OFG, we work smarter so you can spend more time doing what makes you happy!

How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?

Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

4DWW will be rolled out within our school, when we have a full complement of staff, and within the next year – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join us #teamOFG!

Job Title:         Learning Mentor

Location:         Waterloo Lodge School, Chorley, Lancashire

Salary:             £20,721.40 per annum **(This salary is NOT subject to pro-rata and is the full amount before tax)**

Hours:             40 hours per week; Monday - Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

Contract:         Permanent, Term Time Only

Must be UK based.

Are you a Learning Mentor committed to improving the lives of pupils and young people? We are looking for an experienced Learning Mentor to join our fantastic team at Waterloo Lodge School as a Learning Mentor, you will deliver mentoring support to pupils according to their educational needs, in a way that maximises pupil’s achievement and ability to develop.

About the role

This is a great opportunity for a Learning Mentor who wants to develop creative learning opportunities for pupils with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure, working with pupils who require extra support with learning, in a school where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

When it comes to looking after our pupils, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Learning Mentor, able to support and motivate some of our most troubled and reluctant learners. You will work closely with our Teachers, helping us in our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Already experienced in an SEN or mainstream education environment, you will be forward thinking, engaging, resilient, and have an innovative style of mentoring, motivated by supporting families and helping every pupil to reach their potential.

The Mentor's at Waterloo Lodge School work closely with all our pupils. You will be assigned a cohort of pupils which you will meet with on a one to one basis each week. This is not academic support but focussing on their well-being and working on the Zones of Regulation.

About us

Waterloo Lodge is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18, catering for pupils with a wide range of needs in Lancashire, Manchester and surrounding areas. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

We pride ourselves in steering pupils in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them academically and socially, to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build confidence in our students, so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to pupils, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join Options Autism?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

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*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.


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Wherever you work – whether in a city location or one of our more rural settings – you’ll be part of one dynamic family, aiming high and dreaming big, and helping the people we work with achieve their own personal goals

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