Education Jobs at Releasing Potential

Jobs at Releasing Potential

We are always looking for talented people to join our 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


Tutor /Mentor (Havant or Chichester)

Salary range: £16461-£20289 for a full time post (52 weeks)

Have you successfully supported or taught children and young people? Would you appreciate a change from working in mainstream settings?  Would you like to convert your skills and experience with young people into an accredited teaching qualification?

Releasing Potential’s independent special school, for children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, was established in 2017 and was rated ‘Good’ in all areas at its first full inspection in 2018.

We are looking for exceptional individuals to help vulnerable students progress in education. In return, we offer an outstanding package of training, pay and holidays, the opportunity to join a dynamic and committed team, and the prospect of positively impacting the life chances of marginalised young people.

The role

Our provision consists of two elements: the Engage project provides a mixed full time education provision for secondary aged pupils with Education Health and Care Plans in place, who are in need of small scale provision.  Engage has been running successfully in Havant since 2011, and in Chichester since 2014. We also run a Mentoring programme for pupils who struggle to cope, even in a small group.

We are looking for energetic individuals to assist with Engage groups and/or to deliver mentoring provision on a one to one basis. The successful candidate will be working under the supervision of an experienced Team Leader; you will liaise with home, and build strong positive relationships with each student.  Students attend Releasing Potential Engage five days a week and study a range of subjects.  Our core curriculum consists of: Maths, English, Outdoor Education, PSD and Food Studies.

Your role would be, in the case of Engage, to assist in the delivery of the curriculum and to help manage the behaviour of the young people. In the case of mentoring, your role would be to deliver the curriculum and manage behaviour one to one.   Many of the young people display some challenging behaviour, so patience and a sense of humour are essential requirements, as is the ability to work flexibly in a fast moving professional environment. While experience of teaching and a first degree is desirable, it is not essential; more important is the ability to engage young people.

The offer

  • The salary range for Engage Assistant or Mentor is £16,461 – £20,289 a year.
  • Annual leave allowance is 32 days plus 8 bank holidays – we will consider both part time and term time only candidates.
  • A full package of free training is available, including Level 3 in the Management of Challenging Behaviour*, First Aid*, Safeguarding*, Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training, MiDAS (minbus driver training)*,  National Water Safety Management Programme, Countryside Leaders Award, and a range of National Governing Body qualifications.

* Denotes compulsory training

In both Engage and Mentoring, the people we are looking for will be able to demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Ability to deliver core subjects up to Level 1
  • Compassion for young people who face barriers to inclusion
  • Ability to stay calm in confrontational situations
  • Confidence to work with groups of young people and one to one
  • Enthusiasm, energy and a good sense of fun!

Closing date for applications 31st December 2019. If you have been shortlisted, interviews will take place at our Havant Office.

For more information on Releasing Potential check out our website: 

To apply please complete an application form and send to :

Social Media and Communications Volunteer

Salary range: Unpaid


Do you have between 1 and 4 hours a week spare? Would you like to give something back to the local community and work with a fun and fast-paced charity? 

Releasing Potential’s independent special school, for children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, was established in 2017 and was rated ‘Good’ in all areas at its first full inspection in 2018. The Releasing Potential Institute was launched in 2016 to house the academic research and professional training wing of the organisation.

We are looking for committed and fun-loving volunteers to join our Institute team to help us communicate with local and national networks. In return, we offer full training and the opportunity to boost your skills and experience, learn new things, and work with a passionate and enthusiastic team committed to improving educational outcomes for vulnerable children and young people.

The role

We are looking for volunteers to help us spread our message to a range of professionlas working in eductaion, care and support roles both locally and nationally. Duties will include:

 * Updating Twitter, Facebook and Linked In;

 * Writing short blogs and adding them to our websites;

 * Researching opportunities for funding and/or publication of our materials;

 * Updating mailing lists and helping to get our newsletter ready;

 * Administrative tasks such as emailing and liaising with other professionals.

In exchange, we can provide a fun and lively environment for a local person to work in for a few hours a week, as well as training and supervision and the opportunity to build your CV.

The person we are looking for will have some spare time each week, and will have good written English. Understanding of social media is a plus but is not essential as training will be given. This would be an ideal opportunity for a student or retired person who enjoys reading and writing and can express themselves well.

Closing date for applications 31st December 2019. Interviews will take place at our Chichester Office.

 For more information on Releasing Potential check out our website: 

To apply please contact Alex Gray via






Releasing Potential
Unit 7 Kingscroft Court

Charity No: 1097440
Company No: 04622100


023 9247 9762


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