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Community Wellbeing Mentor (School Based)

£23,400 - £28,600 (FTE)
Closing date
7 Apr 2024

Community Wellbeing Mentor (School Based) (18251)

Location: Surrey Wellbeing Hub

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 29.6

Salary: £23,400 - £28,600 (FTE)

Closing Date: 7 April 2024

Interview Date: 12 April 2024

Do you have a passion for supporting young people's emotional health and wellbeing? We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our dedicated team on a part-time (29.6 hours pw) basis as a School-based Community Wellbeing Mentor.

Our School-based Community Wellbeing Mentor works with schools offering a 6-week course. The role requires you to work with up to 3 schools per week supporting up to 8 young people in each group with their emotional health and wellbeing. The course covers the following areas: What is wellbeing, emotional literacy, resilience and self-esteem, anxiety, friendships, anger and dealing with difficult feelings. This course has already been created however you will be expected to adapt the course content to the needs of young people attending the sessions.

You may also hold a small caseload of children and young people (aged 6-18 years old) offering 1:1 support. This will be providing early intervention to those who are experiencing poor emotional health and wellbeing.


Locality working across Surrey (Waverly, Woking, Surrey Heath and Spelthorne)

Office Base: Leatherhead, KT22 7PL

There is a requirement to attend the office on Tuesday mornings however the rest of the working week is flexible working between the office, out in the community and from home.

Working Pattern:

This is a 4-day position ideally working Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (these days can be negotiated). The role can require occasional weekend working to meet the needs of the service (this is rare and plenty of notice would be provided).

Essential Requirements to evidence in your application form:

  • Due to the required travel across the locality, a full UK driving licence and access to own vehicle is essential.
  • Experience of working with Children and Young People.
  • A good understanding of the issues which impact young People's Emotional Health and Wellbeing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding practices.
  • Strong IT skills and the ability to accurately and clearly record case notes.
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with children and young people, always putting them at the heart of decision making whilst working in a holistic approach with their families and other professionals.
  • Experience of delivering group and one-one work with children and young people and take a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to your work.

In this role, you will provide direct support, working collaboratively and with a strengths-based approach to support children and young people to improve their emotional wellbeing and resilience.

The Community Wellbeing Team operates within the iThrive Framework where choice and shared decision making is led by the child or young person. You will receive training on the iThrive model at the start of your employment.

Interested, but would like some more information about the role? Then please contact Garrett Craig - or 07940 455 915 and/or visit our website: Community Wellbeing Team (CWT) | Barnardo's (

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.


Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer *T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and  Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates. 

Our basis and values

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