Learning Adviser

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An opportunity for someone who can help our young people develop skills in Programming and Games design.

A unique role in a unique educational organisation – someone to assist our students to learn IT  – and maybe more

Self Managed Learning College is Sussex’s ‘unschool’ based on the edge of Hove; a 21st century approach to education that prepares young people for the tests of life as opposed to a life of tests. Students (aged 9-17) decide for themselves what and how they want to learn. They are supported within a caring learning community of adults and young people. There is no fixed curriculum or standard classroom teaching. 

The College is part of an educational charity, the Centre for Self Managed Learning. The Centre has an international reputation for its innovative work and the College has a local record of success – as identified by independent research. You would work with students who love to learn – as they have a free choice of what to do. You would join a supportive team of other adults helping students to learn. We call the role Learning Adviser as that is the closest to what the person will do.

You will need to have good knowledge of key areas, especially programming (please see below for additional details). Some of our students current work involves programming and games design, but has also included Photoshop/Illustrator and 3D modelling. Through these, students  develop a range of abilities such as technological literacy and structured problem-solving skills. Often a large part of the work with a student is figuring out exactly where their interests lie, and helping them to find an appropriate project that is engaging, challenging and relevant.

Skill sets

Must have –

  • Good working knowledge of Unity, with knowledge of Scratch. Students levels currently vary from introductory Scratch programming up to complex Unity game projects.
  • Python and general coding & processing


Desirable knowledge in

  • Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Blender or other 3D Modelling software
  • Micro:bit
  • Arduino
  • Tynker
  • Snap (previously BYOB)
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Inkscape
  • Google Sketchup
  • Web Development


The current rate for providing two mornings per week is £2185 and for three mornings per week is £3278 per term (£85.50 per morning). No tax is deducted - each Learning Adviser makes their own arrangements with HMRC. Additional fees are paid for any agreed extra work.

To apply please send a cv to carl@smlcollege.org.uk with a covering letter explaining why you would like to work with us and what you could offer our students. Closing date for applications is December 11th though applications in earlier will help us. The final stage selection will be on December 15th.

More information is available from:

Carl Brady –Co-ordinator: carl@smlcollege.org.uk


Carl Brady, Co-ordinator, Self Managed Learning College, Technology House, West Road, Fishersgate, BN41 1QH. 01273-987629

We are based in Fishersgate and we are well placed for public transport as well as having free street parking for cars.

You can check out the College via our website www.smlcollege.org.uk.

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