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Reference: 92341

Date Added: 17 April 2024
Closing Date: 21 May 2024

Job Title: Volunteer Mentors

Working For: Belong

Location: London

Charity Number: 1172293

Salary: The role is voluntary but travel expenses will be covered by Belong

Length of Contract: minimum 1 year

Job Details

Could you help someone change their life and avoid reoffending?

Belong’s vision is of hope, rehabilitation and recovery for victims and perpetrators of crime. We inspire change by providing long term, individualised responses to conflict and crime through restorative Justice, psychotherapy, mentoring, and training for criminal justice professionals.

We have exciting opportunities available for committed, compassionate people to volunteer as one to one mentors with us. Volunteers will work with children, young people and adults serving prison sentences at HMPYOI Feltham and HMP Isis or serving community sentences in London.

One to one mentors will build a professional working relationship with individuals as they serve their prison or community sentence and work towards a crime free future. Mentoring sessions will take place once per week or fortnight, for one to two hours per session. During the sessions volunteers will offer support to individuals to assist them to access education, training and employment; develop life skills; work through previous traumas and build positive relationships. Volunteers need to be able to commit to the role for at least one year. Mentoring sessions will take place during weekdays or weekends.

Full support and supervision will be provided to volunteers. We particularly encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and from people with lived experience of the criminal justice system.

If you have any questions about these roles, please contact enquiries@belonglondon.com

Closing Date: 21 May 2024

Interview/Start Dates

Apply by 11.30pm on closing date.

Interviews for the role will take place prior to the training dates.

Successful applicants will be invited to participate in an initial two day training course at either HMPYOI Feltham and HMP Isis from 9:30am-4pm on Saturday 11th and Saturday 18th May 2024.

Application Details

To apply, please send us your CV and covering letter as soon as possible via enquiries@belonglondon.com. Interviews will be held remotely on zoom or via phone call. Applications will be screened and applicants interviewed on a first come first served basis, and we have a limited number of spaces available on our October training course. We reserve the right to close this recruitment process before the closing date if we receive a high number of suitable applications beforehand.

Website: http://www.belongmakingjusticehappen.co.uk

Additional Notes

25/04/2024 - Closing date extended.