Our STAY mentoring programme provides a community based support function to young people at greatest risk of
withdrawal from learning due to circumstances “outside the college campus”. (For example, accommodation/housing
issues, childcare, debt support, family/relationship issues, offending behaviour/judicial system or mental
This programme is focused on working with colleges to improve retention rates for particular groups of young people,
particularly those from Care experienced background or defined as having experienced ACEs. The rationale for the
service, is the poor retention rates within Colleges for the identified group of young people compared to their
The mentoring programme sits alongside the current provision and support provided by Student Services within the
college structure. As a College Retention worker you will support young people in one of the following
locations: - Glasgow Kelvin College Glasgow Clyde College & Glasgow City College.
Some engagement may be delivered remotely during the current COVID restrictions
You will make a difference by:
- Supporting young people from Care Experienced backgrounds to assist them with a successful transition into
further education or adapt to college life at enrolment stage by offering support within the college and within
their local community, including access to out of hours support.
- Supporting young people to prevent them
from withdrawing from further education, due to family/personal/community based issues.
- Linking with
college staff to identify students with barriers to attending or progressing with their college studies or at
risk of leaving college into a negative destination and becoming unemployed.
- Offering individualised
support for each care-experienced student identified in line with his or her unique needs, issues and
- Deliver sessions on local provision and job search including building confidence,
establishing routine, developing CVs, improving interview skills and participating in work
- Ensure all records and compliance paperwork is obtained, accurately completed and
You will need:
- An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Guidance or equivalent.
- An assessor's qualification is desirable however
- Experience of working in group settings with young people facing multiple
- The ability to engage and have an understanding of young people from a wide range of
- The use of a car and business insurance
For more information, please contact Sam Richardson on 07935545059 or email
Closing Date: 24 May 2021
For further information and to apply, please visit our website