Mentoring Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,500 pro-rata
  • Office 10, Commerical Centre, STEP, Stirling, FK7 7RP with some home working possible.
  • Closing 15th December 2022


  • Advertised from 15th November 2022
  • 14 hours per week. This is a fixed term contract ending March 2024 (contract extended subject to additional funding).

Role

Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC is an organisation which supports women who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system towards sustainable, paid employment by making and selling exquisite chocolates. One hundred percent of our profits are reinvested to support our work and fifty per cent of our workforce is made up of women who have previously accessed our services. Women can engage with our services: on regular production days; as a participant in our Making Positive Changes programme and/or as part of our mentoring programme.

By engaging with us the women have the opportunity to gain work experience, write a Personal Development Plan, improve their CV and gain workplace skills which will help lower barriers they face when looking for fulfilling employment. Each woman is encouraged to develop their own Personal Development Plan to help her set goals and aims which is her pathway towards a permanent job. The women are involved in all aspects of the making and selling the chocolates and our customers include: individuals for gifts and treats; weddings; corporate organisations for serving and giving as gifts to their clients; restaurants and event companies; and other Public Sector organisations for gifts and serving to their guests.

This post is a fixed-term contract until March 2024 and the intention is the post will be extended, subject to funding.

The Role

The role involves the coordination of the Mentoring programme from all aspects. It was developed from a pilot in 2021 and launched in Spring 2022. The programme supports and encourages women with convictions on their journey to desistence by providing a holistic, wrap around service and providing a fulfilling volunteering experience for volunteer mentors. We want to increase our pool of volunteer mentors to include more people with convictions and attract skilled volunteers who have existing gifts and skills to share which they are keen to develop and grow. We have existing relationships with referral agencies and your role will include strengthening these relationships and providing greater access to volunteers facing barriers to volunteering.

Application notes

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 15th December 2021.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter detailing suitability for the role to joyce@gracechocolates.co.uk. Please state any preferred hours/days of working and include in your letter what unique attributes you can bring to this role and why you think you are the right person for it.

We encourage applications from all sectors of the community regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation as we are an Equal Opportunities employer.

All applications will be acknowledged and feedback provided. Successful written applicants will be invited to interview after which the successful candidate will be advised and the role offered.


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