Job Opportunities


(One to One and Group Mentoring)

5 hours per week, term time only at £11.50 per hour. Fixed contract until October 2020

 Our Place are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual with the skills and passion to hit the ground running as a Child Mentor, working with children across North Birmingham on a one to one and group basis on issues impacting on social, emotional and mental health wellbeing. Full training will be provided.


To support children and young people in a one to one or group mentoring environment. This role will require the Mentor to plan and deliver bespoke sessions which will enable the mentee to explore issues, identify resolutions, set goals and monitor their own achievements. This role includes working with the wider team and our partner agencies to safeguarding children and young people.

Mentors are responsible for communicating with stakeholders including schools and will on occasions be required to submit reports based on their mentoring. Mentors will also be required to engage in practice supervision, team meetings and training sessions and to provide monitoring returns on a half termly basis.

Successful Mentors will have personal qualities that reflect the Our Place ethos of being caring, supportive and encouraging.

Benefits / Investment for Mentors:

  • Full training at Level 3 in Mentoring in Practice
  • Monthly training programme
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Ongoing line management support and practice supervision
  • Personal development planning and annual appraisals
  • Matches will be made on the basis of interests, skills, background, knowledge and temperament of both the child/young person and the mentor.

Application Process:

An application form can be downloaded here: Mentor Application form 2019 and must be completed in full and returned by email to or by post to:

Our Place Mentoring Coordinator, Our Place Community Hub, Farthing Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1RN.

Please read the Mentor Job Description & Person Specification before applying

Closing date for applications: 19th April 2019

Interviews will be held on: 9th and 10th May 2019