City Year UK
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Youth Mentor - Leadership Development Programme - West Midlands

Job description

Are you 18-25 years old, living in the UK and available to volunteer full-time, plus one of the following:

  • a student looking for a placement year
  • a graduate aiming to accelerate your career
  • or looking for an alternative to university while making a real difference to children’s lives?

Then City Year UK wants to hear from you.

We’re looking for the next generation of changemakers who want to be inspirational role models, mentors and tutors to children who need it the most.

Join our year-long leadership development programme and contribute to tackling educational inequality, from August 2020 - July 2021. You could really make a difference to children’s lives, while accelerating your own career prospects and gaining the confidence to lead from the front - it’s your chance to #BeTheChange.

We’re currently recruiting for our London, Birmingham, Coventry and Greater Manchester programmes, for full-time school hours during term time. Read on for more information on how you can get involved.

What will you be doing?
You’ll become a volunteer mentor based in a school in a low-income area, improving your own career prospects through challenging work experience and personal and professional development workshops. This includes:

  • Being integral to the school day and work as part of a team
  • Acting as a role model, mentor and coach to help struggling pupils succeed, providing 1:1 and small group support in class
  • Leading clubs, projects and events to promote a positive school culture
  • Supporting pupils’ academic and emotional wellbeing, creating a positive learning environment.

This is a full-time volunteering opportunity, so you must be available during school hours in term time (from August 2020 to July 2021) in order to apply.

As part of your City Year experience, you’ll receive:

  • Day-to-day experience of working in schools and with children
  • Bespoke training sessions on Fridays, to develop leadership and employability skills
  • A designated professional mentor from our corporate partners
  • Access to accredited leadership courses
  • £90-£100 living expenses per week, dependent on region, plus all travel expenses reimbursed
  • One of our iconic red jackets

93% of our volunteer mentors go on to full-time employment or education after completing their City Year, having laid the crucial foundations to take the next steps in their careers.

Ready to join the City Year UK movement?
Our volunteer 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. Nearly 1,300 people have served with City Year UK since 2010 - and they’ve progressed into careers within education, social work, law enforcement, finance, engineering, marketing and many others, as well as launching their own businesses.
Interested in learning more, or want to apply to become part of our 2020/2021 cohort?

Start your journey. Give a year. Be The Change.

What we are looking for

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How to apply

If you have any questions, call us on + 44 (0) 121 643 0278 or email and we’ll be happy to help.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 30 April 2020

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Closing date:  30 April 2020

Expires27 days

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