Young Women and Girls (YWG) Mentor Coordinator 

Employer
Advance Charity
Location
London
Salary
£27,000 - £30,000 pro rata per annum
Closing date
29 May 2022

Are you looking for a dynamic and rewarding role working for an organisation with the feminist agenda at the core of its ethos? Do you believe in our values; to listen and support, to empower and respect, collaborate, innovate, and take accountability? 

Then Advance could be the career choice for you!

Job Title: Young Women & Girls (YWG) Mentor Coordinator 

Salary: £27,000 - £30,000 pro rata per annum, depending on experience

Location: Based from Hammersmith Office, some travel required to support service provision across London boroughs of Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Camden, Islington and Westminster

Hours: Part time, 21 hours per week 

Contract: Fixed Term Contract

Benefits:  30 days holiday plus bank holidays, and a day off for international Women’s Day, Workplace pension scheme; Access to our Employee Assistance Programme; Various forms of wellbeing support and access to our Wellness platform; Perk Box, Organisation wide Away Days; enhanced Maternity benefits (full pay) up to 12 weeks.

This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.  Advance is committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from women with disabilities, from BME backgrounds and the LBT community. 

About us

Founded in 1998, Advance was set up by women to provide women and girls domestic abuse survivors with a new, innovative service delivery response in the community, improving advocacy and access to support in a coordinated way. With raised awareness and increasing demand for domestic abuse support, we have continued to expand our services in London and nationally over the last 23 years. With clear links between domestic abuse and contact with the criminal justice system, we have also extended our work to support women and girls who are survivors of the criminal justice system or those at risk of offending.

About the role

As the Young Women & Girls Mentor Coordinator, this is an exciting time to join Advance while we embark on our journey to reach even more young women and girls aged 13-25 in need of support. You will project manage the mentoring service and recruit, support and develop Volunteer Mentors in their roles. Working as part of an innovative and newly-funded service, you will also work closely with the Maia Service Manager to capture and share feedback and learning from the project, using this to inform the ongoing development of Advance’s ways of working with YWG and disseminating findings widely across key partners and networks.

 What you will bring:

•    You will be able to project manage the Maia’s Service’s peer mentoring programme, liaising with keyworkers and partner agencies to successfully establish and run a peer mentoring programme across six boroughs.

•    You will be able to effectively engage and recruit ten women with lived experience to act as Volunteer Mentors for the YWG engaging with the Maia service. 

•    You will be able to develop resources and deliver a training package to Volunteer Mentors, including sessions on key topics such as safeguarding, data protection and confidentiality, building relationships and maintaining boundaries, active listening and risk and crisis management, as well as specialist workshops focused on the challenges facing YWG, including violence, abuse and exploitation and contact with the criminal justice system.

•    You will have experience in developing and maintaining links with partner agencies (statutory and non-statutory, including children and young people’s and women and girls’ voluntary services) across the six boroughs, raising the profile of the Maia service and developing specific referral pathways for Volunteer Mentors and the YWG they support where appropriate.

•    You will be knowledgeable and have a strong understanding of the challenges facing vulnerable young women and girls, including the impacts of domestic abuse, exploitation, mental health and contact with the criminal justice system, and of the practical and emotional support needs specific to this group, including education, confidence and relationship-building.

We are keen to launch this new service and would encourage you to apply as soon as you can!

Advert closes on : 29th May 2022

To apply, please use the apply button.

Please note that any offer of employment will be made subject to references and confirmation of the right to work in the UK. An Enhanced DBS is required for this role.

If you need any reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact recruitment@advancecharity.org.uk 

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