Teaching Assistant 3 - Mentor

Location:The Workplace
Type of Position:Teaching Assistant
Salary:Pro-rata starting salary from £14,968 p.a.
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: 12 noon, Wednesday 20th April 2022

The Workplace
Teaching Assistant 3 - Mentor 
Permanent – Term Time Only
32.5 hours per week
39 weeks worked per year/46 weeks paid per year
Grade 4 - SSP 9-10 (FTE £18,264 to £19,650)
Pro rata, starting salary from £14,968 p.a.

The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust, based across East Sussex, is an aspirational and supportive Trust, aiming to create a warm, caring, stable, supportive environment in which all staff and pupils feel safe. We are three special schools, a secure unit, a large countywide alternative provision, a vocational free school and one of five teaching schools within East Sussex. We strive to discover success through learning, self-belief and achievement.  Pupils are empowered to take responsibility through a personalised curriculum supported by secure systems.

The Workplace is a newly opened AP Free school, focussing on our founding principles of rigour, enterprise, industry driven & partnerships and offering high quality vocational education in industry standard settings alongside high quality delivery of Maths, English and Science. The school offers full-time education to students who require a curriculum beyond the mainstream offer. The School is part of the SABDEN MAT, a successful MAT specialising in SEMH and AP education. 

We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant 3 – Mentor, into our expanding team. The role of the Teaching Assistant 3 - Mentor is a key position, supporting a number of vocational areas and core subjects. Mentors offer classroom support, pastoral support and work with class teachers to develop meaningful programmes. Mentors support the vocational tutors as part of the tutor team and act as a supportive contact for all students. 

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and supportive person with an interest in at least one of the following areas: Construction/Automotive/Hospitality/Core & Academic subjects. Whilst experience of working with young people would be advantageous, the ability to develop and sustain meaningful relationships is key. You should be willing to learn, and keen to develop and appropriate training will be provided for the right candidate. 

The successful candidate will be joining a Trust and school that continues to be ambitious in its drive to improve outcomes for our pupils. You will join a highly dedicated and professional staff team and be part of a supportive working and learning environment, where your professional development is highly valued.

The hours of work are Monday – Friday, from at least 8.30am –3.30pm (working hours to be discussed at interview and agreed on successful appointment).  We are a friendly and supportive team, with additional benefits, such as free daily lunch. 

For an application pack, please see the documents section at the bottom of this page to download an application form and job description. 


Closing date for completed applications is by midday, Wednesday 20th April 2022.

Please send completed applications to

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

To find out more about The Workplace, please visit the school's profile page by clicking here.

The school has a proven commitment to 'Equality of Opportunity' and actively promotes the welfare and safeguarding of young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Debarring Service (DBS).

Page Downloads Date  
Mentor TA3 JD 22nd May 2020 Download
SABDEN Support Staff Application Form 18th Sep 2020 Download

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