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Employment, Education and Training Mentors

The Role

Mentoring can transform lives, both for the Mentor and the Mentee.
We are currently looking for individuals interested in volunteering as Mentor, who will be focus on helping young people identify, and reach, their aspirations for education, training and employment (EET). You’ll do this by bringing a positive attitude, outside perspective, and your own personal experiences of employment, education and training.
EET Mentors are a reliable and motivating figure in a young person's life. EET Mentoring offers young people the chance to be inspired, supported and encouraged to seek out EET opportunities that they might not have previously considered. 
The length of intervention is likely to vary from individual to individual, therefore we have created three different EET mentor roles. Please take some time to read both the summary of the roles below, and the individual role descriptions.

You can apply for one role specifically if one stands out more, which is quite helpful to us. Alternatively if you really aren’t sure at this stage which role you’d like to be considered for please just indicate this on your Volunteering Application form. 

Industry Experts will: Be available to chat to individuals, or small groups of young people, interested in hearing more about your specific job, the industry you’re in and/or the training you offer or have personally completed.
Workplace Hosts (with the buy-in and support of their respective organisations will): Provide and supervise meaningful and supportive workplace based placements and/or taster days for a young person(s).
Mentors will: Follow the traditional model of medium to long term mentoring, meeting with one specific young person regularly, and be carefully matched based on both personal history and interests.
If you have any questions about the roles, or the project as a whole, please contact:
Sarah Hickie, Employability Mentoring Project Worker at sarah.hickie@1625ip.co.uk


About you

You don’t have to have had any formal experience of mentoring to be considered for this role, as full training is provided. What you do need however are good listening skills, patience and enthusiasm to talk about your own experiences and share knowledge as appropriate.
You’ll also have empathy and understanding of the needs of young people who have experienced a disrupted education, and homelessness, and the barriers they face. 
You’ll be flexible, assertive and resilient, able to develop effective working relationships with young people and engage with a variety of personalities.
Due to the interests of our young people we are particularly interested in hearing from people working in the following professions: Health and welfare; Security work; Construction; Retail; Sports and Leisure; Warehousing. If this isn’t you though, that does not matter.

Application Process

Please read the Job Decriptions below to find out more, and to apply, please fill out the Application Forms.
Please send completed applications to: Sarah Hickie and Natalie Snook at volunteers@1625ip.co.uk
Interviews will take place at:
Kingsley Hall
59 Old Market Street

In order for your application to be considered in time for our next round of Volunteer EET Mentor Training please apply by 5pm Friday 01 February 2019

If this is not possible, please note we may take applications beyond this point, depending on demand from our young people and external interest in the roles.

MentorJob Descriptions


Application Forms


Equal Opportunities for Everyone

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. 
We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers.  We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented.
Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information. If you need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process, please let us know as soon as possible. 

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