Mentoring programme Coordinator - [Maarifacircle]

  • Job Title: Mentoring Coordinator
  • Contract: 3 month probation, permanent position
  • Location: North London
  • Salary: unpaid voluntary 
  • Reports to: Director
  • Hours: full time.

Job purpose

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a Mentoring Coordinator for our grassroots initiative, MaarifaBuddy. The mentoring coordinator will be responsible for the development, management and administration of the programme. This role will report directly to the director.

Essentials

  • Applicants must have a valid DBS check or be able to provide the necessary information for Maarifacircle to apply for a DBS check on their behalf.
  • Ability to have conversations with young people of African heritage from a range of backgrounds
  • Must be a self starter.
  • An awareness of challenges young Africans in the UK face and in the diaspora.
  • Understanding of the support young people may require to overcome barriers.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Recording notes at mentoring sessions.
  • Meeting with parents and dealing with any queries or concerns.
  • Continuous monitoring and evaluation of the programme via feedback questionnaires, verbal feedback, and mentor logs
  • Understanding and managing all elements of mentor recruitment from application, arranging interview, training and ongoing support
  • Where necessary, organising events across London such as coffee get-togethers, social events & training.
  • Facilitating mentoring sessions.
  • Consulting with the director on a weekly basis, reporting on the progress of the mentor program.
  • Preparing & distributing materials promotion of the mentor program.
  • Maintaining digital records on the mentor program and participants.
  • Taking a lead role in exploring community collaborations and developing supplemental support services for young people.

Key performance indicators:

  • Positive feedback from volunteers, parents and young people.
  • Number of volunteers recruited, inducted, trained, deployed.
  • Number of young people successfully matched with mentors.
  • Retention of mentors.

To apply

Please submit a cover letter and cv to buddy@maarifacircle.com

*We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.