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Mentoring Plus is committed to maximising inclusion irrespective of age, gender identity, sexuality, 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.

If you need any recruitment information in a more accessible format, please contact us and we will do our best to assist. 

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.

Find out more about volunteer mentoring

Award-winning youth charity Mentoring Plus supports young people aged 5-25 across several projects, all with the aim of offering positive 1-1 mentoring and opportunities to help build confidence, self-esteem, emotional wellbeing and engagement with education. Demand for our services has never been higher, and due to project developments we currently have an opportunity to join our highly respected team of professional practitioners. 

Our Practitioners are the professionals who make our work accessible and safe: receiving referrals, getting to know the young person, matching them with a mentor and supporting the relationship, supervising the mentor, following up safeguarding concerns and representing the young person’s interests in multi-agency support processes. 

Primary Mentoring Practitioner 

Approx 3.5 days per week, permanent PAYE, scope for term time-plus contract (c. 41 weeks per year) or additional school holiday responsibilities 

From £12 per hour dependent upon experience, plus pension (equivalent to circa £16,848 for a year round contract, full time equivalent £23,400). 

Based Bath and working across Bath & NE Somerset 

Role commences late August 2022 

Our Primary Mentoring project is part of our early help volunteer mentoring provision. Children aged 7-11 are referred by primary schools when they need support with education, family difficulties and emotional wellbeing, and are matched with trained adult volunteers for weekly 1-1 mentoring sessions in school hours. Children are quick to appreciate that volunteers have chosen to spend time with them and don’t have a ‘script’, which helps build trust and playful communication. With practitioner support, our mentors show imagination, energy and insight and tell us how much knowledge they have gained, as well as the rewards of helping a child feel more confident and prepared for the future. 

In this role you’ll need to build a rapport with families (though our support is focused on the child), schools and fellow professionals. You’ll be part of the team delivering mentor training periodically, and offering inspiring group activities to primary aged mentees in school holidays. You’ll be spending plenty of time engaging 7-11 year olds, often involving sport, art, cookery, wildlife, board games or whatever else they want to do! 

You’ll need at least 2 years’ experience in an equivalent role, which could be in the education, healthcare, social care, voluntary or similar sectors. You’ll need confidence in your own practice with young people needing extra support. It’s really important that you also enjoy supporting adults to reflect on their practice, building their knowledge and abilities.  

Empathy and warmth are essential when working with young people and families, and so are clear, compassionate communication with fellow professionals and the ability to keep accurate records on our secure casework database. We serve a broad geographic area including rural communities, so a full driving licence, access to a well-maintained car and business insurance are essential for both roles. 

As you’d expect, we look after our professionals with regular management supervision and monthly clinical supervision. We offer regular training, practice sharing and a commitment to staff wellbeing and development. Our small and friendly team comprises like-minded individuals all motivated to help young people feel safe, feel heard and feel hopeful for the future. Some home-based working is possible (not 100%).  

Safer Recruitment procedures will be followed including an enhanced DBS check and employment references taken and verified.  


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.

 
How to apply 

Please download this job description and read it carefully, then complete this application form (sorry CVs cannot be accepted).  

We will shortlist anonymised candidates based on the evidence they provide that they meet the criteria in the job description role profile. Please do not assume that we will be able to infer this information simply from a job title or similar. 

Return your completed application form to becki.fox@mentoringplus.net or by post to Becki Fox, Project Administrator, Mentoring Plus, Riverside Youth Hub, York Place, Bath BA1 6AE. 

Deadline for applications: 10am Tuesday 3rd May 2022 

Interviews: week commencing Monday 9th May 2022 

Contract starts: late August 2022