Use your personal experience and knowledge of people in difficulties to reach out to people who need support and encouragement and tell them about our volunteer mentoring services
Bridging the Gap Islington is a small charity. We recruit, train and support volunteer mentors who work with people who are at risk of offending, homelessness or have drug or alcohol problems. Our volunteer mentors are supported by experienced supervisors. You can find out more on our website.
You will be developing relationships with agencies who work with people at risk of offending, homelessness or addiction. You will develop appropriate publicity materials (printed and online) for use in various settings. You will visit these services (by video or in person) to meet with staff and publicise our service through meetings with residents and service users. During coronavirus restrictions, all meetings will be by video.
You will meet with people who are interested in our service either in person or online. You will explain our service to them and help them to fill in application forms. You will also liaise with staff to gain additional information so that we can offer people the most appropriate mentoring service. You will also help with the administration of the service.
You will need to have experience of helping people who are at risk of offending, homelessness or addiction problems either as a volunteer or as a paid worker. We are looking for someone who is able to talk and meet easily with people who are in difficulties, setting them at ease. You will also need some knowledge of services for offenders, homeless people and people who are at risk.
Lived experience of criminal justice, homelessness or addiction may be an advantage if you can show that past problems have been overcome and you have some evidence of work or other regular activity.
You will be able to do much of this work at home but occasional visits to Islington or other places in North London will be needed, so you need to live or work within travelling distance of Islington
You will have a crucial role in the development of our service. Due to the limits of our budget, we can only offer 7 or 8 hours of work a week at the moment. As we contact more service users, we will hope to expand our service and we will also hope to offer you more work and better conditions.
Please reply online. We will send you more details about the work. After you receive the job description you will need to send us your C.V. and a covering letter. We will shortlist and interview after the closing date.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.