Millwall Community Trust offers mentoring support to young people in Southwark and Lewisham. The role of the mentoring officer is through the Active Communities New Deals for Young People (NDYP) and the Premier League Kicks programme to support young people through a robust mentoring programme.
Millwall Community Trust and the Mentoring Officer will be leading on developing a mentoring programme, which will provide mentoring and footballing activities, pathways into education, employment, and training to young people in both boroughs that MCT operates in. Mentoring sessions to be delivered on a 1-2-1 and small group basis to young people.
The Role of the Mentoring Officer will be to set up and create a mentoring programme for up to 60 young people to take part in over the course of each year. The mentoring officer will be responsible for identifying young people who will benefit from taking part in a mentoring programme and liaising with the young person and parents and guardians for them to take part and complete the programme. Mentoring will vary from small group mentoring to 1-2-1 mentoring.
The Mentoring Officer will also work on Millwall Community Trust evening sporting sessions that are open to young people in the community to help deliver a weekly programme of sports activity for vulnerable young people whilst also identifying any young person that could use any mentoring support services during these sessions, there will be up to 10 hours of delivery time allocated to this aspect of the role over the week.
Key Roles are below:
• Creating a mentoring programme and liaising with young people in the area to complete the mentoring programme.
• Carry out 1-2-1 mentoring sessions and small group mentoring sessions with young people in the local area.
• Liaising with internal / external stakeholders to promote the mentoring programme to be able to reach the annual mentoring target as set out by funders.
• Supporting the delivery of weekly sports sessions to reach targets as set out by funders.
• Complete and maintain data points on our CRM platforms, which include Views, Upshot, and salesforce.
• Working collaboratively with other members of Millwall Community Trust staff who deliver different projects to create a cohesive approach to mentoring Millwall Community Trust young people.
We would like to recruit a bright and self-motivated person who is passionate about helping young people to achieve their goals and aspirations. The successful candidate must be able to work independently but also as part of a team, acting with professionalism, integrity, and empathy. The Mentoring officer will need to have a willingness to always learn with a measured and consistent approach.
The Mentoring officer will have a thorough working knowledge of the community provision and opportunities delivered by their own community club organisation Millwall Community Trust, with particular emphasis placed on training and employment opportunities delivered by Millwall Community Trust and also local partners.
In order to fulfil this role, the Mentoring and Support officer will need to be an exceptional listener who is capable of engaging and building a rapport with young people who may be at a time of crisis in their lives. The Mentoring officer will often be seen as a friendly face and as non-judgmental.
The Mentoring officer will need to be assertive at times to deal with confrontational situations. Due to this the role has an element of exposure to managed risk; therefore, the Mentoring officer will need to be risk aware and have the necessary skills to minimise risk. The Mentoring officer will need to exercise patience and resilience.
Possessing excellent interpersonal skills will be key to the Mentoring officer role. A clear communicator with the ability to connect with people from all backgrounds, walks of life and different cultures.
The successful applicant will undergo a DBS check carried out by Millwall Community Trust.
You will be responsible for improving your performance by participating in the Professional Development Review (PDR) process with your employer and will need to currently hold or willing to work towards gaining a Level 2 in effective mentoring qualification.
To be willing to carry out any other duties which are consistent with the nature, responsibilities, and grading of the post.
Flexibility is required from the post-holder to work effectively in a changing environment. Any other tasks that may be requested will be at the same level of responsibility and terms and conditions of employment.
please complete the application form along with your CV and covering letter covering letter detailing how your personality, character and capabilities make you the best candidate for the role of NYDP Mentoring Officer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Form Link: www.millwallfc.co.uk/club/currentvacancies/new-page-16
No contact will be made to referees without your prior permission.
Due to the quantity of applicants expected, only those short-listed will be notified.
Closing date for applications: 18th June 2023 with interviews held last week of June.