Education Mentor - Achieve in Centre (Volunteer)

Company:  Prince's Trust


Work directly with children / young people: Yes

Age range of children / young people: Under 18

Disclosure Check: Enhanced

Term of opportunity: A minimum of 1 year

Commitment: Two days out of a four-week period plus additional planning work

Location: Fife, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow City Region



Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. The Prince’s Trust couldn’t function without the support of thousands of volunteers across the UK, who are able to offer a vital network to young people facing significant barriers to jobs, education or training.


Our Education Mentors support groups of young people to develop their confidence and skills to support their future employability opportunities.


You will be working with groups of young people who are taking part in The Prince’s Trust Achieve Programme focussing on learning and employability. The Young people are 15-16 years old and are leaving school with no positive destination identified. They may face multiple barriers to make the transition into further learning or employment.


These young people require supportive and relatable role models to support this journey and volunteers will play a key role along with our dedicated Youth Development Leads and valued partners.


You will support the delivery of two full-day sessions focussing on confidence and employability skills over a four-week period with a group of 10-12 young people in a school or Prince’s Trust centre. Planning content will be required before these days.


A successful volunteer will feel comfortable and confident planning and delivering sessions to a group of young people as well as leading smaller conversations and breakout activities.


You do not need an educational background to apply for this position, however, an interest in engaging with and developing the skills of young people is essential. Full training on the Prince’s Trust, health and safety, the programme and our mentoring approach will be provided.


In return for your valuable time, we provide the benefits of being part of a dedicated community of colleagues and volunteers, the satisfaction of directly impacting our success, and the undoubted personal development and pleasure that comes from working for the cause of, or directly with, children and young people, the majority of whom face significant barriers and have significant challenges to overcome.


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Here at The Prince's Trust, we're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to be an organisation that's representative of the communities we serve, which is why we strive for diversity of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and perspective. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone, from any background, can be themselves and do the best work of their lives.


We’re a Stonewall Diversity Champion and we are an employer that is Disability Confident. Our staff, volunteers and young people are supported by PT CAN (our Cultural Awareness Network), PT GEN (Gender Equality Network), PT DAWN (Disability & Wellbeing Network) and Pulse (LGBT Network). For more information, click here.


The Prince's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we undertake basic disclosure checks in accordance with the Codes of Practice for all roles within the Trust, and for our roles working directly with young people, at an enhanced level. Having a criminal record will not automatically exclude applicants.


We are committed to equality and believe in building a diverse organisation that is representative of and responsive to the needs of our young people and stakeholders.

Req ID: 2534 


Dundee, GB, DD4 6ET Glasgow, GB, G5 9JP Edinburgh, GB, EH6 4AQ

Date added:  28 Nov 2023

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