We have an exciting opportunity for a Mentoring Coordinator to assist the Mentoring Lead with the development and maintenance of a mentoring service for young people and families accessing a service from the charity across the region.
Position: Mentoring Coordinator
Location: Norwich, Cambridgeshire
Hours: 35 hours
Salary: £20,050 to £21,106 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience (maximum job rate potential is £22,163, which is performance based).
Benefits: Competitive salary, with defined roles and grades, generous holiday allowance: from 31 days (including public/bank holidays), tension for your future where we contribute 5% if you contribute 3%. We even rebate employer national insurance contributions on your salary sacrifice too, flexible working to make sure your role works in tandem with your life and free tea and coffee!
Closing Date: 10th December 2021
The Mentoring Coordinator will assist with recruiting, training, supporting and matching a network of Mentors with young people and families accessing a service from the charity.
Main tasks and responsibilities include:
- Work constructively and collaboratively with colleagues, including the Mentoring Lead, the Staying Connected Team, Residential Services and with external agencies
- Communicate with colleagues and convey information appropriately and confidentially
- Hold regular recruitment and awareness raising events in the community
- Carry out appropriate checks, references, interviews and be available to assist the service to offer and deliver appropriate training for all potential mentors
- Assist in the matching of suitable mentors to young people/families
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date records
- Supervise the mentors allocated and carry out an annual review
- Oversee the smooth running of mentor/mentee relationships
You will be able to evidence the organisations values at all times, which underpin the mission of ‘Changing Young Lives’ by:
- Listening to and respecting all individuals
- Working in an inclusive way
- Doing the right thing
- Making a difference
- Being optimistic
- Inspiring and creating hope
As Mentoring Coordinator, you will understand the importance of confidentiality and safeguarding and relevant child care legislation and volunteering within an organisation.
You will have experience of working with:
- Young people and families in the community or in a residential setting
- Young people in transition to independence and leaving care
- Teams around a young person/family
- Other professionals/agencies
The charity prides itself on being an inclusive and supportive employer and recognises that working with young people, although incredibly rewarding, is not without its challenges. Therefore, it wants you to feel appreciated for the life changing work you are doing.
You will receive comprehensive training, company pension scheme, have excellent career progression opportunities, and be working in a warm and welcoming work environment – amongst many other things.
If you are interested in enriching the lives of the people we support, especially those who are living within the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area, we would love to hear from you!
When completing the enclosed application form, please be aware that the person specification will be used in determining the short-list for interview. Only information provided by you on the application form can be used when making this decision.
Appointment is subject to DBS checks and applicants must meet the suitability criteria outlined in the Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015 and you must have the right to work in the UK and have access to a vehicle for work purposes.
Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to help transform the lives of children and young adults across East Anglia? You’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference to society and communities across the region, whatever your role. As well as giving something back you will be fully supported in your role and given everything you need to develop in your career, whatever direction you want that to be.
About the Organisation
This innovative charity provides hope and support for vulnerable children and young people. Based in East Anglia, the charity offers a ‘whole childhood’ service that represents exceptional commitment to the young people it works with and investment in their futures.
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