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Mentoring duties include:

  • Helping people navigate the housing and benefits system.
  • Supporting people to attend health and wellbeing appointments.
  • Walking alongside people
  • Encouraging people to engage with services
  • Introducing people to new social activities and networking
  • Helping people build lasting relationships. 
  • Attending monthly supervisions
  • Attending Team Meetings
  • Putting notes on our database

We are looking for people who:

  • Have a passion for change
  • Are empathetic and reliable
  • Are confident and proactive
  • Are positive and committed
  • Can be a positive role model to vulnerable individuals.
  • Are available for 4-6 hours a week, ideally over 2 days for 9-12 months.

Perks of Volunteering

  • We offer a fun and informative three-day training programme and induction plan after which you will get shadowing opportunities before you start.
  • You will get access to top-quality training with our partner agencies such as Shelter.
  • You will have the chance to network with our partner organisations 
  • We can also support your personal development and getting into paid work. 
  • This role offers real work experience, a chance to build your CV and skills and often leads to jobs within the Charity Sector and Probation.
  • You can use your experiences in this role to achieve the Volunteer under the Spotlight Award and the USSU Skills Awards

***Interviews will take place in the first week of March***

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Required Role


Key responsibilities

Walk alongside ex-offenders, and assist them as they re-integrate into society. Provide flexible support for 4-6 hours a week for 9 months.

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  • Verbal Communication
  • Confidence
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Counselling
  • Being Adaptable
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude
  • Time Management

Desirable Skills

  • Practicality
  • Decision Making
  • Public Speaking
  • Teaching and training
  • Team Work
  • Networking
  • Self Management

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • IT, Computers and Web Skills
  • Leadership and Management
  • Listening
  • Mediation
  • Counselling
  • Negotiation and influencing
  • Being Adaptable
  • Non-judgemental
  • Office IT (Word, Excel etc)
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Practicality
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Problem solving
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Reviewing and evaluation
  • Giving Feedback Sensitively
  • Time Management
  • Networking
  • Opportunity and Recognition
  • Self Management

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once a week

Start Date: 01-02-2021

Start Time: 09:00 AM

End Time: 05:00 PM

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Manchester, UK

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  • You need to have an active account on this website
  • You need to have an active volunteering account
  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up