London, Greater London
Liverpool, Merseyside
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£9.30 - £11 per hour
Contract, Part-time
Job description

About ReachOut

ReachOut is a mentoring charity that works with young people in disadvantaged communities in London, Manchester, Oldham and Liverpool to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and academic attainment. We improve Numeracy, Literacy and Communication Skills whilst reinforcing our core values of Fairness, Self-Control, Good Judgement and Staying Power.

Role Description

We are looking for enthusiastic, collaborative and positive individuals to join our Leadership Programme and become Project Leaders. As a Project Leader you will run a weekly mentoring project at either a primary or secondary school, facilitating the 2-hour sessions alongside other responsibilities. The Leadership Programme is an opportunity to gain and improve your leadership, management and communication skills whilst having a massive impact on the lives of young people. You will be supporting them to raise their aspirations, develop their character, and build their academic attainment and self-confidence. Are you up for the challenge?

Role Details

As a Project Leader you will:

  • Spend 2 hours planning and 2 hours delivering your mentoring session each week during term time for 10 - 16 young people and their mentors.
  • Manage and support the young people.
  • Manage and support the volunteer mentors.
  • Attend meetings with school contacts alongside the ReachOut team and provide information to the school when requested by ReachOut.​
  • Complete monitoring and evaluation activities to assess project success.​

Please download the information pack for full details about the job role.


Personal Specification


  • Has worked with groups of young people in the range 9 to 16 years old
  • Has the potential to take on a leadership role
  • Can demonstrate commitment to a cause / activity and has taken an active role in that (e.g. captain of a sports team, president of a society)
  • Has professional work experience (e.g. internships, summer placements, etc.) This can include regular voluntary experience but should be positions where you have had responsibility for something, worked to deadlines, worked with others etc.


  • Maths and English skills, (minimum grade C at GCSE or equivalent)
  • Communication skills (face-to-face, email, text, phone)
  • Good organisation skills (can manage tasks effectively, accurately and in timely fashion)
  • Confident in use of MS Word and Excel


Personal attributes

  • Passionate about ReachOut’s mission
  • Demonstrates ReachOut’s Character Strengths: Fairness, Good Judgement, Self-Control and Staying Power
  • Demonstrate good team work skills such as collaboration and delegation
  • Open to feedback with a genuine desire to learn and develop personally
  • Enthusiastic and energetic
  • Excited by challenge
  • Prepared to be adaptable and creative
  • Positive
  • Sociable

Application Instructions

To apply for the Leadership Programme, please visit our website where you can apply. Applicants must ensure they are available to attend a Residential weekend from 4th to 6th September. The residential weekend will be in London. Accommodation, transport from Manchester/Liverpool, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday will be provided. Upon completion of the residential training weekend, all Project Leaders will be paid a lump sum of £50.

Application assessments and interviews have been temporarily suspended due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Applicants are encouraged to still apply, however, applications are unlikely to be assessed for a few weeks.

More about ReachOut

ReachOut is an award winning charity that changes the lives of young people from disadvantaged communities in London and Manchester through one... Read more

Refreshed on: 05 June 2020
Closed date: 14 June 2020
Job ref: PL-20-21
Tags: Volunteer Management, Teaching

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