Volunteer mentoring is for you if you enjoy getting out and about, chatting to young people and trying new activities. If you enjoy sport, music, art and crafts, wildlife, photography, local history or other things you could share with a young person, that’s great too.
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Mentoring Plus is committed to maximising inclusion irrespective of age, gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity, background, life experiences, disabilities, learning difficulties, lifestyle, beliefs etc, provided that individuals are able to meet the requirements of the role with appropriate support. We operate a strict equal opportunities policy for both adults and young people. Our central Bath premises have parking and are wheelchair accessible.
Safer Recruitment procedures will be followed including an enhanced DBS check and employment references taken and verified.
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Senior Practitioner - Volunteer Mentoring (young people aged 11-25)
Senior Practitioner, Volunteer Mentoring (young people aged 11-25)
Permanent contract, year-round, 4-5 days per week
Salary negotiable depending on experience + pension
Mentoring Plus is an award-winning community charity supporting children and young people across Bath & NE Somerset who are struggling with education, family difficulties or emotional wellbeing. Our vision is a world where all young people feel safe, feel heard and feel hopeful for their future.
Since 1998, our charitably funded work has provided trained volunteer mentors and skills-building group activities to help children and young people feel happier, stay safe, engage with education and pursue positive interests.
Due to staff promotion, we’re now looking for a Senior Practitioner for our volunteer mentoring project serving older mentees (11-21, up to age 25 with a SEN diagnosis).
Supported by our Head of Practice and leadership team, you’ll manage and develop a team of skilled practitioners to provide the best possible support to a cohort of young people facing significant challenges. You’ll also work directly with young people, supporting mentoring and participation in group activities. Occasional evening work is necessary for which TOIL is taken.
You’ll manage a service commissioned by the local authority and accountable to charitable funders, leading all key processes for this cohort including referrals, needs and risk assessment, policies and procedures, safeguarding and monitoring and evaluation.
Together with your team you’ll be responsible for recruiting, assessing and supervising up to 36 adult volunteer mentors at any one time, ensuring they have a safe and positive volunteering experience. You’ll play a key role in delivering training to adult volunteers, and also support our external training practice reaching students, organisations and charities.
And you’ll lead on our relationships with schools and fellow professionals to drive best practice. That means advocating for our mentees and their families, sharing knowledge about supporting children who are marginalised, traumatised or having educational needs poorly met, and maximising the long-term impact of mentoring by pursuing systemic change.
It’s fast-moving, rewarding work where hearing a tough life story is rapidly followed by a fun mentoring session. In this role you’ll be both helping young people directly and enabling adult staff and mentors to do the same: it’s vital you are comfortable with both.
You’ll need to be comfortable with managing and supervising staff, and a calm and positive presence supporting others while dealing with issues such as safeguarding. You’ll be confident keeping accurate records and managing key administrative processes. This role requires regular in-office working to support your team, with travel across the county and scope for some remote working.
We are looking for someone with relevant professional experience, excellent communications skills and good knowledge of MS Office apps. We offer a friendly, supportive working environment, flexible hours, regular reflective practice and clinical supervision, and plenty of scope for future professional development.
Our young people are located across Bath & NE Somerset including rural areas, so a full UK driving licence, permanent access to a well-maintained car and business driving insurance are all essential (expenses paid).
Please download a full job description here.
Please complete this application form and submit to the address in the form. We cannot accept CVs or applications in any other format.
Deadline: Mon 13th March 10am
Mentoring Plus is committed to maximising inclusion irrespective of age, gender identity, ethnicity, background, life experiences, disabilities, learning difficulties, lifestyle, beliefs etc, provided that individuals are able to meet the requirements of the role with appropriate support. We operate a strict equal opportunities policy for both adults and young people. Our central Bath premises have free parking and are wheelchair accessible.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Safer Recruitment procedures will be followed including an enhanced DBS check and employment references taken and verified.