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  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • To be determined with candidates, but includes West Lothian, Edinburgh and the Lothians and the Scottish Borders.
  • Closing 18th September 2022

  • Advertised from 8th September 2022
  • 39 weeks a year – term time only. To be determined with candidates but minimum of 7.5 hours per week.


Light Up Learning (LUL) is a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation providing one-to-one mentoring for high school students to help them ignite a love for learning.

We’re looking for creative, passionate, experienced Mentors to join our dedicated team. Reporting to the Head of Mentoring, the successful candidates will be tasked with mentoring up to 10 students (depending on availability): facilitating student-led learning 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. For full details of what the role entails, please refer to our application pack available to download below.

As this post involves day to day work with young people, you will be required to obtain PVG scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland if successful at interview. We will process this for you: employment will be confirmed after successful completion of this and any other necessary checks, including references.

Application notes

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.

To apply for this role, please complete the two application forms (Part A and Part B), which can be downloaded from here and also complete our anonymous equal opportunities form . Return the completed forms to by September 18th (23:59).

The interview process will involve a short informal conversation with some of the young people we work with and a formal interview.

If you have any questions or want to discuss the role please contact us at

Positions starting from: October 2022

Probationary period: 3 months