Skills Development Mentor

Closing date: Thursday 20th June, 12noon

Summary of Position

We are seeking a Skills Development Mentor to assess and identify participant’s needs/barriers to progression and to design and implement bespoke holistic opportunities for each participant, complimenting qualifications, reporting progress/any obstacles to Programme Manager.

The Skills Development Mentor will be responsible for designing, planning, co-ordinating and delivering a range of workshops and activities enhance the employability and personal development of participants on the Programme. 

Establishing and nurturing links and partnerships with community & voluntary organisations / groups to allow for practical skills development via a range of community projects. To continually review and evaluate the individual participant’s progress to ensure successful outcomes.

This role also includes the development and monitoring of effective pastoral care provision, supporting the Head of Safeguarding to ensure Safeguarding and Pastoral Care Policies are adhered to across the programme.

Core Duties

  • Provide 1:1 mentoring and support via a range of skills focused workshops/ activities and specialist support.
  • Work with the Regener8 team to progress each participant towards employment led by the outcomes of programme assessments.
  • Identify barriers, specific learning needs, health and wellbeing issues, soft and practical skills development and implement actions to address these.
  • Design and co-ordinate a variety of workshops and activities responsive to the needs of participants to include personal development, health and wellbeing and life skills.
  • Deliver workshops as appropriate in conjunction with programme staff and external agencies.
  • Identify and co-ordinate a range of community projects aimed at enhancing participants practical skills and employability opportunities.
  • Work with programme staff to ensure that any additional activities / workshops / projects are appropriate and beneficial to the development of the participant, whilst complimenting programme qualifications.
  • Ensure all activity is designed and delivered to a high standard, with consideration given to Health & Safety during internal and external projects.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of any additional activities / workshops / projects.
  • Develop links and establish partnerships with external bodies in line with Clanrye Group’s ‘Shared Approach’ model to ensure partner expertise is utilised to achieve the best possible outcome for participants.
  • Provide pastoral care to the cohort assigned to you.

General Duties

  • Adhere to Clanrye Group’s ‘Code of Conduct’ maintaining confidentiality, professionalism and quality standards across all work practices and interactions.
  • Perform job duties in compliance with Clanrye Group’s policies and procedures to include adherence to equal opportunities, health and safety legislation and data protection requirements.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Clanrye Group through the completion of all tasks allocated by attending staff and development opportunities to ensure that professional competency is maintained.
  • Ensure that all safeguarding procedures are followed as outlined in Clanrye Group’s safeguarding manual.

Person Specification

(E = Essential, D = Desirable)

Skills and Competencies


  • Has a person-centred approach to staff and participants (E)
  • Embraces change and drives continuous improvement (E)
  • Provides a high-quality service to all service users (E)
  • Has ability to work in a busy training environment (E)

Technical competencies (qualifications and training)

  • Highly competent in using ICT with excellent working knowledge of MS Office Suite to include SharePoint, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint (E)


  • A third level qualification in a youth/community/mentoring discipline or 2 years’ experience in a similar post (E)
  • Designated Safeguarding qualification or willingness to complete if appointed (E)
  • Experience of working to and understanding Child Protection policy, procedures, and legislation (E)
  • Proven experience of working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds (E)

Skills and Attributes

  • Highly organised professional with evidence of developing relationships with participants and staff (E)
  • Ability to influence in a difficult and /or complex environment (E)
  • Ability to work flexibly to cope with the varying demands of the role and achieve desired results (E)
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team (E)
  • Excellent time management and the ability to prioritise a workload (E)
  • Ability to effectively report progress on KPI’s and progress participants through their action plans within the timeframes set (E)
  • Basic construction skills (D)

Personal qualities, communicating and relating to others

  • Flexible, adaptable, and innovative (E)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (E)
  • Youth work / pastoral care approach to assisting young people while maintaining professional boundaries (E)
  • Excellent leadership skills (E)



  • Access to transport to carry out the duties of the post (E)
  • D1 Driving Licence (D)

Employee Benefits

The successful post holder will avail of the following benefits:

  • Holiday Arrangements: 20 working days per year rising to 25 after a period of 2 years’ service plus 12 statutory days (holidays for part-time roles will be calculated on a pro-rata basis).
  • Length of service awards: For those employees who have served for 10 years or more an additional day’s holiday will be granted for each year of service thereafter up to a maximum of 5 additional days.
  • Flexible Working Hours: To accommodate personal circumstances, working day to be agreed between line manager and employee and in line with policy.
  • Pension: Employees are able to join the pension scheme under the new Auto Enrolment Government Scheme. 
  • Sickness Arrangements:  After 6 month’s service, full pay up to 20 working days. Half pay for a further 45 working days.  At the conclusion of this period Personal Health Insurance may realise sick pay at 75% of full pay for a period of up to 3 years (subject to the ruling of the PHI Insurers and Clanrye Group).
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Rights: Maternity and paternity leave in accordance with current statutory requirements.
  • Wellbeing Hour:  A ‘wellbeing hour’ – one hour’s paid leave per week to partake in a wellbeing activity to help maintain own mental and physical health, to be agreed by line manager.
  • CPD:  Opportunity to develop and enhance knowledge and skills through Continuous Professional Development.
  • Birthday:  Paid leave on day of birthday or on the following Monday if it falls at the weekend.

Apply today

If you are interested in joining Clanrye Group, please follow the below steps:

  1. Download the Employee Monitoring Form & Application Form
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  • Fill out and save the form as a Word document
  • Fill out the contact form here and attach/upload the Employee Monitoring Form & Application Form or alternatively email
  • Closing date: Thursday 20th June, 12noon

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