Employability and Progression Mentor 18+ Devon & Cornwall (Volunteer)

Company:  Prince's Trust

 

Working directly with young people: Yes 

Age range of young people: 18-30

Disclosure Check: Basic

Term of opportunity: We will need you to be available to work with us for 6 months to a year

Commitment: This role requires around an hour a week with each Young Person you mentor.  (There is no obligation to take on more than one Young Person at a time)

Location: This role can be undertaken on a remote basis, but you would need to be based in Devon or Cornwall, and will be with a Young Person in that area.  We will base you with a regionally local contact within the Trust

Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. The Prince’s Trust couldn’t function as well 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 employability and progression mentors provide one-to-one support, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration to a young person who has completed a Prince's Trust Programme. As an employability and progression mentor, you will offer knowledge, experience, and support to young people as they develop the skills, confidence and motivation to succeed - either in education or further training, through work experience, volunteering or by securing a job of their choice.

 

As an Employability and Progression Mentor, you’ll make a real difference to the lives of young people who attend The Prince’s Trust’s Explore Programme. You will meet on a regular basis with a young person and help them identify and achieve goals following their time on Explore.

 

You will offer guidance, support and encouragement and a safe space for a young person to discuss the skills they need to develop and how to do this. You will provide guidance on employability and job search issues, including supporting with CV writing and interview practice. You will provide active support between sessions as agreed, such as reviewing documentation, email responses, signposting where to find useful resources, networking connections; etc.  And you will share relevant learning and useful resources with other volunteers and Trust colleagues that may benefit young people and our work.

 

Ideally, you would be available to mentor for one session a week for 6 months. Relevant experience can be developed during the role and you will receive training from The Prince’s Trust to help you in your role. It is helpful if you already have good communication skills; are able to give and receive constructive corrective feedback and have experience of job searches, application process and interview experiences.

 

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: 2302 

Location: 

Plymouth, GB, PL1 3RP

Date added:  27 Mar 2024


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