Future Steps Mentoring Programme. Statistics show that looked-after-children and children from a BAME background are significantly less likely to go on to higher education. The college’s access and participation plan aims to deliver a number of projects aimed at addressing this issue. The Future Steps mentoring programme is one such programme.
What do mentors need to do?
Full training will be given to help you deliver the mentoring programme over five sessions. You will be matched and introduced to a young person who requires support to consider their next steps after college and build their resilience and confidence to support this. You will be given a number of tools and materials to deliver the project. Full support and supervision will be given and you will be acting within a safeguarding framework.
What do I get in return?
You will be making a remarkable difference to a young person’s life. This experience can also count towards a level 2 ILM Mentoring Certificate which will be awarded to you if you complete the full programme. This is valuable experience for your own personal development and CV.
How long is the programme?
Training will take place in January and then the programme starts in mid-February and will run until May. You will be expected to deliver five sessions during this time. Networking and other events are optional.
What experience is required?
Ideally you will have some of the following experience:
- Experience of mentoring or working in a management role where you are involved in the development of people
- Worked with teenagers or young people
- Professional background
- Able to provide space and time to dedicate to the programme and support the development of the young person
- Higher or professional qualifications (desirable)
- The desire to really make a difference
How do I apply?
You need to complete this short application form
When we have received your application form we will contact you to discuss the programme and your experience in more depth. If we agree that you would be a good match for the programme you will need to complete a full DBS and provide references as this role involves working one-to-one with young people.
When do I start?
Mentoring training takes place in February, you will be matched with a young person at the end of February, and mentoring will start early March for completion in May.
For further information email Ross.Chaplin@southessex.ac.uk