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Youth Mentor

The Robins Foundation
Bristol, Bristol City (On-site)
£24,900 - £27,400 per annum
Contract (1 year)
Job description

We have an exciting opportunity to work as a Bristol City Robins Foundation Youth Mentor.

This is a 1-year fixed-term contract with a view to an extension in 2025.

Our youth mentor will work with young people in South Bristol and beyond. The role will see trusting relationships built between known young people in the community, support the young people and help guide them into positive provision or employment. The focus will be on the number of positive hours these young people can spend with their mentors and away from negative influences in their lives.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Delivery of targeted 1-2-1 work with young people.
  • Delivery of targeted individual and small group work with young people in schools.
  • Develop positive relationships between you and the young people to ensure you get the best outcomes.
  • Collect and store data to evidence the impact of the 1-2-1 work and mentoring to ensure it is sustainable and continues to change the lives of the young people we work with.
  • To be part of developing our mentoring strategy and ensure we meet the needs of young people in Bristol now and in the long term.
  • To use early intervention where possible and to provide long-term opportunities and pathways, working with clear evidence of need and agreed success criteria.
  • Work closely with parents/carers and professionals to support the needs of their young people.
  • Building new relationships with local schools, youth organisations and other agencies to increase capacity and referrals into programmes.

You will have:

  • An understanding of the issues young people face, specifically in relation to young people in areas of deprivation.
  • Experience in working with targeted groups or individuals in areas of deprivation through building positive relationships and mentoring.
  • An understanding of safeguarding and health and safety in a youth work setting.
  • A proven ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • A commitment to supporting young people and the principles of equality and diversity.
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, telephone and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven planning and organization skills.
  • IT literate.
  • Full UK driving license.

Safeguarding Statement:

Bristol City Robins Foundation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.

Equality Statement:

The successful candidate must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and promoting positive working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.


  • Work equipment (BCFC clothing and work laptop)
  • 2 x tickets to every BCFC and Bristol Bears home league game
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 28 days after 3 years of employment and 30 days after 5 years of employment (plus bank holidays and Christmas closure days)
  • A flexible working environment
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Generous continuous personal development budget.
  • Free parking on site
  • The opportunity to be part of an incredible journey.


1-year fixed term with a view of extension.

Candidates must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Interviews planned for week commencing 24th June.

Posted on: 17 May 2024
Closed date: 14 June 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Care/Development, Support Worker, Social Work