Reading, Reading
£18,772 - £21,994 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Starting Point, which is part of The Mustard Tree Foundation, is an exciting Project that provides mentoring and creates opportunities for young people who face disadvantage.

A great opportunity has arisen for an individual who is passionate about supporting young people who are ‘hardest to reach’ and face disadvantage. We are looking for someone with previous experience in working with Young People 11-25 (either professional or voluntary) to join our team. This role has clear pathways for progression in management as the project continues to grow.

The main purpose of the role is to provide mentoring and supporting volunteer mentors in accordance with the project’s values and objectives and within The Mustard Tree’s ethos and vision. This is a full-time position of 37.50 hrs per week, which includes some out of office hours and evening work. The key tasks are:

  • Directly mentor a caseload of young people one-to-one.
  • Assess the support each young person requires and complete relevant paperwork.
  • Work with the Programme Managers to match young people to volunteer mentors.
  • Complete ongoing research tailored to each young person.
  • Research and connect with opportunities for the young people we support.
  • Support in the delivery of mentoring training.
  • Oversee a caseload of volunteer mentors.
  • Match volunteer mentors to mentees.
  • Provide ongoing information, advice, and guidance to volunteer mentors.
  • Participate in and support the running of quarterly supervision sessions for mentors.
  • Record outcomes of young people matched with a volunteer mentor.
  • Write up mentee case studies and success stories.
  • Regularly update the Starting Point database.
  • Ensure evaluations, case studies, and Outcomes Stars are shared with the Programme Manager.
  • Support the Programme Manager with ongoing programme administration.
  • Represent the Charity and its ethos.

We are looking for someone who has the ability to communicate the values, vision and ethos of the project and charity. The right candidate will also need experience of public speaking and/or running presentations; have a clear understanding of Safeguarding and be PC literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Please send your CV together with a covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the role to the HR team. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered for the role.

Interviews will be held on the 23rd, 24th & 25th November.

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Posted on: 03 November 2021
Closed date: 18 November 2021
Tags: Management, Volunteer Management

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