Location: Gregory's Place
Contract type: Fixed term
End date: September 2022
Salary: £23,545 - £25,428
Closing Date: 28 February 2020
Interview Date: TBC
We are seeking to recruit a member of staff to support the delivery of a new 2.5 year mentoring programme that will directly support care experienced young people (looked after children and care leavers) aged 12-25 in Manchester focusing on 16-25 year olds. The fundamental aim of the new programme is to improve the life chances and experiences of care experienced young people in Manchester. We will work alongside our partners, Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) in delivering the programme and they will directly support care experienced young people via a mixture of weekly 1-1 support sessions, volunteering and positive group activities . The diverse programme of activities will work in tandem to boost the confidence, self esteem and life skills of care experiences young people, helping to prepare them for future independence, enhancing their life opportunities and reducing social isolation.
The Mentor Coordinator for Care Experienced young people will establish and sustain a network of mentors, including peer mentors, ensuring they are supported in building and maintaining positive relationships with care experienced young people. The staff member will be expected to work independently, alongside GMYN colleagues and as part of the wider Barnardo's locality team with opportunities to learn and share practice.
Interviews will take place in early March and care experienced young people will participate in the recruitment process
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 273 2901
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore are open to offering flexible working arrangements.
This role is based in Barnardo's Greater Manchester locality, initially at Manchester.
Our basis and values
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