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Mentor Services Coordinator – Aberdeenshire

  • Full time
  • £22,500 – £25,000
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 17th February 2023

  • Advertised from 31st January 2023
  • Contract Length: Permanent


Are you searching for a position with purpose? A role to make a real difference? Where your time can be transformational?

Join an award-winning charity and passionate team dedicated to ensuring the country’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people are defined by their talent and never their circumstances. Our in-school mentoring has profound impacts on mentees in their confidence, wellbeing, achievement and post-school progression. MCR Mentors make and experience a life changing difference.

But don't take our word for it, listen to one of our young people. MCR were winners of a prestigious UK Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) award. The CSJ produced this film about MCR young person Emily and her mentor Elaine.

MCR Pathways currently supports over 4,000 young people across Scotland and we’re expanding our team so that we can support even more. We are recruiting a Mentor Services Coordinator for Aberdeenshire, to manage and engage with all mentors at different stages of their journey. Specifically from when they register an interest, through interview, training and to being matched with a young person in Abderdeenshire schools.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, resilience and empathy, administration experience, be highly organised, and have solid desktop and database skills with a real attention to detail.

Key tasks will include:

  • Providing excellent customer service to mentors, volunteers and partners using strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ensuring all our volunteer mentors are personally supported and engaged at every stage of their mentor journey
  • Planning and managing information sessions, conduct mentor one-to-one conversations and facilitate mentor training sessions face to face and virtually
  • Consistently and meticulously update our mentor database providing reports and information to ensure an accurate and up to date record of our mentor recruitment activity.
  • Be a passionate champion of the MCR programme participating in local networks to raise awareness of MCR and increase mentor recruitment

Click to see the full job description and person specification.

Application notes

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

To apply, please complete the application form attaching your CV. Please explain (referring to the job description and person specification providing examples from your current or previous roles) in up to 500 words why you would be excellent in this role.

Please note, the role will be subject to a PVG check and two satisfactory references, one of which must be from your current or most recent employer.

Closing Date: Friday 17th February 2023, 5pm