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Vacancies: three new practitioner roles

Demand for our services has never been higher. To help us build capacity, we have the following new Mentoring Practitioner vacancies:

  • Schools services, 30h/wk
  • Volunteer mentoring, 16h/wk
  • Participation / youth work, 12h/wk

There may be scope to combine two of these roles. If you are interested in doing so, please complete a separate application for each role, and indicate on your application whether or not you would like to combine them, or are only interested in a combined role.

Would you like to join an award-winning and ambitious community charity that’s making a difference for children and young people? Mentoring Plus has been delivering mentoring and activities for 7-21 year olds across Bath and North East Somerset facing significant challenges since 1998.

Our vision is a community in which all young people thrive. Our mission is to inspire our community to raise the aspirations of our young and most vulnerable. Our model offers children and young people a mix of one to one mentoring (from volunteers and professionals) and a wide range of positive group activities. With your help, we’ll continue to inspire more local young lives.

Young people tell us they are happier and more confident from spending time with our projects. We’re proud to have delivered highly respected commissioned services for the local authority over the past two decades, alongside primary and secondary schools buying in our programmes. Our Volunteer Mentoring programme matches young people needing support with school, family or wellbeing with trained adult volunteer mentors. Our Student & Family Support (SAFS) commission works directly with young people and families to access education following a period of low attendance, exclusion or absence.

Due to unprecedented demand and internal promotions, we’ve created three new roles to add to the capacity of our friendly and professional teams, ensuring we are delivering the highest quality, child-centred support we can. All roles are based in Bath and cover the whole of Bath & NE Somerset.

Schools Services Practitioner

Skilled, calm and positive with young people, families, mentors and fellow professionals, you’ll be supporting the effective delivery of our school service mentoring programme and directly supporting a caseload of students referred to our SAFS team.

Hours: 30 per week

Contract: Permanent

Rate: From £12 per hour subject to experience

Schools Services Practitioner job description and person profile

Application form


Volunteer Mentoring Practitioner

You’ll use your experience, enthusiasm and influencing skills to support a cohort of young people and their volunteer mentors. With mentoring pairs across the county, you’ll need to work collaboratively with educational, social care and community partners too.

Hours: 16 per week

Contract: Permanent

Rate: From £12 per hour subject to experience

Volunteer Mentoring Practitioner job description and person profile

Application form


Participation Practitioner

Energetic, committed to youth participation and loving positive interaction with all ages, you’ll be supporting young people (aged 7-21, most 11-19) to access positive activities, group sessions, drop-in youth work sessions and amenities at Riverside Youth Hub in Bath, including regular early evening work.

Hours: 12 per week

Contract: Permanent

Rate: From £12 per hour subject to experience

Participation practitioner job description and person profile

Application form

All the above roles are subject to a 6 month probationary period.


Application details

If you would like to apply for one or more of these roles, and feel you have the skills and experience we are looking for, please download the relevant full job description(s) and application form(s) using the links above.

Please send your completed application(s) to becki.fox@mentoringplus.net by 9am on Monday 19th August 2019.

Initial interviews are scheduled to take place between 27th August and 6th Sept. We regret that due to the holiday period, we will have limited capacity to answer questions from candidates prior to the application deadline.

Mentoring Plus strives to be an equal opportunities employer and to be positive about disability.

Safer Recruitment procedures will be followed, including an enhanced DBS check and employment references taken and verified. Applications can only be accepted via our application form and process. Candidates must be eligible to work permanently in the UK.