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Employability Mentoring Project Worker

About the job

Closing Date: 09:00, 25 July 2018
Interviews:  3 August 2018 


Terms, conditions and benefits:

• Hours per week : 26.25 (3.5 days)
• Contract type: Temporary 18 months in the first instance
• Pay: £21,693 – £23,866 per year (NJC Scale 23-26 ), (pro rata for part time) starting at the bottom of the scale


The role

The Participation and Learning Team have a wide remit within 1625ip:
• we look after service user involvement such as our Youth Board, Peer Education and Peer Support
• we run an extensive informal engagement and learning programme to develop confidence and independent living skills with young people,
• we offer specialist education, employment and training advice and support
• we run a wide range of volunteering programmes including mentoring schemes.

The team are dynamic and creative and always looking for new ways to support young people’s personal development.
This is an exciting new role within our team and will suit someone keen to make their mark and develop something brand new.
The work will be linked to our successful Community Mentoring programme  but the focus of this work will be on supporting young people who are ready to move into employment/training. You will train and support mentors from local businesses who will then help young people access specific opportunities, maybe within their own workplaces.
Our work is rooted in providing support in a Psychologically Informed environment framework known as PIE. The team are very supportive of each other and through reflective practice we are always learning from our own and each other’s experiences.

A typical day will include
1 Training potential mentors from local businesses and organisations
2 Pairing mentors with young people keen to access employment and training opportunities
3 Providing telephone and/or face to face advice for mentors paired with a young person to support ongoing relationships
4. Monitoring and recording the progress of young people


About you

You have empathy and understanding of the needs of homeless young people, young people leaving care, and the barriers they face. You like being around and working with young people.
You are able to motivate and inspire young people and potential mentors and are able to facilitate successful matches. Working with our EET workers and a Business Broker you will help support suitable work experience / training opportunities for young people taking into account their interests and support needs.
You have good organisational skills enabling you to track and monitor the progress of young people. You are confident in developing and delivering good quality mentor training.   
Ideally you have experience of working with young people, particularly young people that may lack confidence and employability skills. Previous experience of engaging with employers to set up work placements and training opportunities would be beneficial.
• There is a requirement to work flexibly as required, which may include occasional evening and weekend work.
• You will need to travel across Bristol so you must have either a full driving licence and access to a vehicle or the equivalent ability to travel with reasonable adjustments.



Where and Who?

You will be working in the Participation and Learning Team and you will be line managed by the Volunteer Coordinator.
You will be based at Kingsley Hall
If you would like to have an informal chat about the role please contact: Duncan Stokes, Volunteer Coordinator on 0117 3178800


About us

1625 Independent People prevents youth homelessness in the South West and has been helping 16-25 year olds reboot their lives for over 30 years. With around 100 staff in four locations, we provided housing and support to around 2500 young people last year.  

We’re one of the brightest youth organisations in the South West, leaders in our field, no other organisation in the area has the same wealth of experience.

Our service works because we include young people at every level of our organisation.

Read more about 
what we do and who we are.


Equal opportunities for everyone
We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We expect all our staff to do this and to have appropriate criminal and reference checks. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. 
We believe ex-offenders should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers. Having a criminal record does not automatically mean you can’t work here. We will take the time to consider the offence, the role and the risk.
We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race  (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex (gender) or sexual orientation. Our workforce should represent our community.
We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented. This said, all applications are only considered on merit.
We do everything we can to make sure our recruitment opportunities don’t have barriers for disabled applicants. If you have a disability and need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process please let us know as soon as possible.
Some examples of types of adjustments we can make are:
  • If you have dyslexia and need extra time during assessments, this can be agreed.
  • If you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility we can make sure your interview is in an accessible room.
  • If you have back pain and need to stretch we can provide breaks in an interview.
Please read our full Policies for more detailed information or for further advice please contact us on  jobs@1625ip.co.uk

Job pack

Returning completed applications

Email the Application Form to jobs@1625ip.co.uk


Post the Application Form to:
HR Department
Independent People
Kingsley Hall
59 Old Market Street

Due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to contact unsuccessful applications prior to the interview stage. If you have not heard from us within a week please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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