City Year
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Leadership Development Vacancy

Job description

Join the City Year UK movement: our mentors come from a wide range of backgrounds but are united in one common goal: to better themselves and to better the lives of pupils facing barriers to success. Every experience is unique but there are universal themes that characterise what you will get out of City Year: a challenge; a learning experience; leadership development; friendships for life; and the chance to change pupils’ lives.

“I wouldn’t be where I am today without City Year” - Rodney, City Year UK alumni

What City Year mentors do:

  • Act as a role model, mentor and coach to help struggling pupils succeed
  • Lead clubs, projects and events to promote a positive school culture
  • Support pupils’ academic and emotional wellbeing through professional training

"City Year’s helped my learning and my behaviour. My favourite thing is they're kind and are always there when you need them there" - City Year pupil

What you’ll gain from your year
City Year is a life-changing experience. As well as having a huge impact on the lives of pupils, it's a year that will accelerate your career. In fact, 93% of our volunteer mentors go on to full-time employment or education after completing our leadership development programme.

You’ll gain leadership and employability skills throughout the year with:

  • Bespoke Friday training sessions on topics from career guidance to public speaking
  • A designated professional mentor from our corporate partners
  • Optional enrolment in accredited leadership courses

“The networking opportunities I had with leaders in education, FTSE 100 companies and the media were unimaginable before City Year - City Year UK alumna

Our mentors also receive expenses of £90 per week (£100 in London) plus travel reimbursements.

What we are looking for

  • Passionate about wanting to tackle educational inequality and work with children
  • Desire and ability to be a role model for others
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Responsible in nature
  • Willing to demonstrate taking the initiative
  • Committed and willing to push through challenges
  • Empathetic, reflective and thoughtful
  • Self-aware and open to learning
  • Adaptable and willing to challenge own comfort zone
  • Experience working - whether voluntary or paid - with children or young people (desirable)

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Greater Manchester
West Midlands

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 July 2019

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Closing date:  31 July 2019

Expires14 days

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