RG1, Reading

£20,001.00 - £24,381.00 per year



About the organisation

OUR MISSION is to be a voice for the unheard - supporting and empowering the misunderstood or overlooked. We do this by:

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Job Description

Starting Point is a local Reading based project that mentors young people aged 15 - 25 into education, employment and training. This is an exciting opportunity to take the lead on delivering a unique mentoring programme that recruits, trains and equips volunteers to mentor young people into education, employment or training. Our Traffic Light mentoring programme has three stages - RED stage which supports those who are currently NEET, AMBER stage supports those who have recently moved into EET and GREEN provides on demand advice and mentoring for those have successfully sustained EET.

The relational and holistic approach of Starting Point’s one to one support has caused our programme to experience rapid growth. The support focuses on both the practical support (e.g. CV writing, job applications and interview prep) and social-emotional support (e.g. growing in confidence, self-belief and personal presentation).

This is a full-time position of 37.50 hrs per week, which includes some out of office and evening work. The key tasks are:

  • Oversee the referral and matching process of the young people to their mentors.
  • Oversee the application, training and supervision of volunteer mentors.
  • To mentor young people prior to matching or who are ‘high need’.
  • Research and connect with opportunities for the young people we support.
  • To refine and develop the ‘Traffic Light Mentoring’ process.
  • 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, has experience of working with young people aged 15-25 (either professional or voluntary), and has good communication skills. The successful candidate will also need to be PC literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and understand the causes and effects of being NEET. It would also be desirable if you have knowledge/experience of reviewing project activity, producing monitoring reports, and experience in running training sessions and presentations.

Please send your CV and a covering letter to the HR team detailing why you are suitable for the role. 

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 19th March & Wednesday 20th March 2019.