• Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh & Lothians
  • Closing 20th October 2019

  • Advertised from 18th September 2019
  • 39 weeks a year – term time only


Are you passionate about working with young people, interested in access and equality issues in education, and excited about the potential of learning to change young people’s lives? If so, Light Up Learning is looking for new Mentors to join its growing team!

What We’re Looking For:

We’re looking for creative, passionate, experienced Mentors to join our small, dedicated team. Reporting to the Head of Mentoring, the successful candidates will be tasked with mentoring up to 10 students (depending on availability): they will facilitate student-led earning by developing activities based around individual student interests and by guiding the young people as they take charge of their own learning, through self-directed projects. Successful candidates will also be expected to do some related administrative tasks, take part in evaluation exercises, and contribute to community and team meetings and events. We are looking to appoint up to four part-time roles.

Hours of work:

We are a flexible employer, and are looking to appoint Mentors who can work a minimum of 7.5 hours a week - ideally this would take the form of one day a week - but dependent on funding we will be offering up to 22.5 hours a week: we would expect to working days to remain consistent week to week.

All Mentors are required to attend a mentor and subsequent team meeting lasting 4 hours, one Monday a month.

Light Up Learning has a commitment to diversity and to challenging all forms of inequality. We would be particularly keen to encourage applicants from Women, Black Minority and Ethnic, LGBTQI, disabled, migrant, and other backgrounds currently underrepresented the third sector.

If you have any specific access requirements or concerns, for example needing documents in different formats, please let us know and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Application notes

To apply for this role, please look at our application pack and complete both parts of our application form (Part A and Part B)

Please also complete our anonymous equal opportunities form at

The application deadline is Sunday 20th October (23:59).