Now and again we have vacancies for freelance professionals to join our professional mentoring practice, supporting at least one and often more young people on a weekly basis. You’d be working with mentees at potentially higher risk, so a level of experience and expertise is necessary, including sound knowledge of safeguarding procedures. Completing a year of volunteer mentoring with us can be a route into this work.
Professional mentors often support young people during school hours, so availability during the school day in termtime is required. So is a well maintained car, a full driving licence and business insurance.
We welcome freelance applicants irrespective of age, background, heritage, gender identity, 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.
Safer Recruitment procedures will be followed including an enhanced DBS check and employment references taken and verified. Where a DBS shows disclosures, a risk assessment process is followed evaluating recency and seriousness of past offences.