34 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    23 October 2021 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    13 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
37 hours per week x 39 weeks per year
Contract type
£20,903 - £22,183 to be paid pro rata

Job summary

Permanent Contract
37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Grade F
£20,903 - £22,183 to be paid pro rata
(actual salary £17,746 - £18,833 under 5 years’ service)

Starting as soon as possible, we are looking to appoint an Academic Mentor to work with our students and make a significant contribution to raising their aspirations and achievement. The primary focus will be academic mentoring of post-16 students, including supervising and monitoring study rooms. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of revision techniques, be an excellent communicator and have strong organisational skills. Applicants will need to have experience of working with young people to improve outcomes, a belief in the potential of every student to achieve and have a shared belief in our inclusive ethos.

A commitment to help all young people and staff to achieve their best is expected of all staff.

Our school is a fully comprehensive single Academy for students from the ages of 11 – 18, with approximately 1200 students on roll. We are a school for our community and strongly believe in the potential of every young person.

As an employer we are committed to offering equal opportunities to all. We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds as they are currently underrepresented in our school. All appointments will be made on merit and take account of the skills and experiences required for the role.

Closing date for applications is 10.00 am on Thursday 23rd September 2021
Interviews to be held week beginning 27th September 2021

Full details and an application form can be accessed via our website, http://johnofgauntschool.org/staff/current-vacancies/

CVs will not be considered.

The John of Gaunt School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.

Applying for the job

Complete The John of Gaunt School Support Staff Application Form accessible via our website


Enclose a covering letter, no longer than 2 sides of A4, providing examples of how you meet the requirements of the person specification and outlining how you think your experiences have prepared you for this role.

CVs are not considered.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1136 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01225 711158

About The John of Gaunt School

The John of Gaunt School is large and dynamic school with approximately 1200 students on roll. We are a single Academy and actively promote collaboration with our feeder primary schools through the Trowbridge Schools’ Social Enterprise - Collaborative Schools Ltd and the West Wiltshire Alliance; a partnership of 8 secondary schools and Wiltshire College. Our school roll is rising significantly each year and our reputation has accelerated over the last two years. We are now at the forefront educational practice and we are delighted that our recent changes are accelerating the progress of our students.

Arranging a visit to The John of Gaunt School

Email vacancies@jogschool.org or phone 01225 711158 if you would like to arrange a visit to the school.

School location

Wingfield Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 9EH

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