Mentoring Coordinator at The Hive – Wirral YouthZone

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We are looking for a candidate to deliver an efficient and effective Structured Mentoring Programme to vulnerable and at-risk children and young people from across Wirral. You will be responsible for the management of a cohort of children/young people and their volunteer Mentors.

You will match children and young people aged between 8 to 21 years with appropriate volunteer mentors and manage the mentoring relationship they share. As Mentoring Co-ordinator, you will be responsible for Managing, advising and guiding mentors, imparting information and drawing on their skills to maximise support for their allocated young person and develop and deliver training packages to meet the needs of the volunteer mentors.

The role will require significant communication and interpersonal skills to engage and negotiate with children and young people across a wide age range and from diverse backgrounds and their families. This role requires a flexible working pattern and you will be expected to work evenings and occasional weekends. You will also be expected to travel to different venues/locations.

Wirral Youth Zone opened in April 2017 and attracts young people from across the borough and beyond through its fantastic facilities, the Youth Zone is a registered charity and provides positive activities and practical support, with the aim of enabling young people to make constructive use of their leisure time and raise their aspirations. The Youth Zone is open seven nights a week, at weekends and during school holidays.

We are looking for a candidate to support the delivery of the Youth Zone’s Enterprise and Employability offer ensures all young people have access to exciting enterprise projects and the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to improve their employability. You will be involved in the delivery of a number of targeted programmes, including one with a sports qualification to support young people not currently in education, employment or training into positive destinations.

Salary: Up to £24k depending on experience

The Person

We are looking for someone who can deliver on the young people’s aspirations and who:

  • Is a positive role model for young people who believes and recognises young people’s potential
  • Has positive and “can do” attitude
  • Takes responsibility for their own actions
  • Is committed to a culture of continuous improvement and subscribes to a “tonight’s better than last night” philosophy
  • Is willing to go the extra mile to ensure great provision for young people

We are looking for someone who can deliver on the young people’s aspirations and who:

  • Is a positive role model for young people who believes and recognises young people’s potential?
  • Has positive and “can do” attitude
  • Takes responsibility for their own actions
  • Is committed to a culture of continuous improvement and subscribes to a “tonight’s better than last night” philosophy
  • Is willing to go the extra mile to ensure great provision for young people

Please complete an application form and email to [email protected] together with a one page covering letter setting out your reasons for applying for this position. In addition, please provide the following information:

  • Details of your current or most recent remuneration package;
  • If you are currently employed, your notice period;
  • If you have at any time been convicted of a criminal offence, please provide the details in strict confidence.

We request no contact from agencies. Wirral Youth Zone are committed to the safeguarding of young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date for applications is 9am 26th February

Interview date: 28th February

For all the details, please visit https://www.thehiveyouthzone.org/get-involved/vacancies-3/vacancies-2/

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