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.


  • 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

*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.