Education Jobs at Releasing Potential

Jobs at Releasing Potential

We are always looking for talented people to join or team of instructors, mentors, teachers and administrators.


At Releasing Potential, our staff work hard to make the lives of young people better, whether in our School or as part of the range of professional training and services we offer. If you feel you have the skills and experience to make a difference in the lives of young people and their families, get in touch. Our current vacancies are listed below, but we are always pleased to hear from anyone with an interest in education jobs at Releasing Potential.

If you would like to apply for one of the positions below, please complete an application form and send it to


Full time 1:1 Mentor (West Sussex or Hampshire)


We are looking for full-time Mentors to work 1:1 with students with Special Educational Needs in West Sussex and/or Hampshire. Typically, Mentors work closely with several students on a weekly basis, engaging them in English and maths as well as a range of outdoor and vocational activities. You’ll be the kind of person that enjoys working in a busy environment, can work off your own initiative, and can engage young people who have not thrived in mainstream school. You’ll be qualified in either outdoor activities (or working towards qualification) or will have qualifications and/or experience in other more practical activities such as engineering, mechanics, cooking, IT, or agricultural studies. Our staff offer students opportunities to work together on a diverse range of projects and learning activities, so we are always keen to hear from potential Mentors with new skills. The role is based at either our Havant or Chichester school sites, but will require frequent travel between the school and the students’ homes, as well as various locations for activities. The successful candidate will have a full, clean UK driving licence with more than two years’ experience of driving.

Full training, including an NCFE Level 3 in The Management of Challenging Behaviour, is provided.

A copy of the application form for this role can be downloaded here.

Graduate Marketing Assistant (1 year fixed term, Full Time)


We are looking to recruit a talented and dynamic communicator to promote the work of the Releasing Potential Institute.

Releasing Potential is a charity which has been providing alternative education packages to children with Special Educational Needs since 2001. We are an independent school rated ‘Good’ in all areas by Ofsted. We also provide a number of additional services related to SEN and/or Alternative Education.

In 2016 we set up the Releasing Potential Institute to produce and share good practice arising out of our work with marginalised and vulnerable children. The Institute offers a suite of accredited training courses in the management of challenging behaviour; it hosts an SEN conference annually which is attended by upwards of 100 delegates and attracts speakers from across academia, education, local government and social care; it produces research papers based on the data produced in our school. Our vision is that the Releasing Potential Institute will resource the world of SEN and Alternative Education. We intend that our qualifications will represent the national standard in this work, and that our conference will bring together and inspire professionals not only regionally and nationally, but also further afield. We are looking for someone who is able to embrace this vision and take responsibility for driving it forward.

The successful person will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Media or similar, and be highly skilled in written and spoken communication; they will be proficient in a range of IT programmes and will have a firm understanding of ways to harness social media in helping the outside world understand the value of the work we do. We need a motivated individual who is able to work well on their own initiative in a fast moving and sometimes challenging professional environment. The successful person will also need to be a team player who is able to fit well into a skilled and driven group of colleagues.

This post is full time fixed term for one year with the possibility of a contract extension, depending on the outcomes achieved. There will be opportunities for continuing professional development. Please send your CV and a covering letter or email to

Educational Mediator (Part Time)


Our educational mediation team is expanding. We are looking to hire a qualified Mediator to work on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) mediation cases as part of the SEND appeals process. The successful applicant will work from one of our bases (Havant or Chichester), but the role will require them to travel to mediation meetings and work away from base for much of the time. A qualification in Educational Mediation, Community Mediation, Family Mediation, or Corporate Mediation is essential, but full training in SEND Mediation will be given. The successful applicant will need either two years’ experience as a practising mediator, or, if newly qualified, at least three years’ experience working in an educational setting (teaching, lecturing, tutoring, LSA/TA work, or Local Authority post) or in counselling or youth services. 

Full training, including a 12-hour course in SEND Mediation, is provided but candidates must already have (or be close to completing) a qualification in Mediation.











Releasing Potential
Unit 7 Kingscroft Court

Charity No: 1097440
Company No: 04622100


023 9247 9762


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