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Partnership & Mentor Recruitment Managers – West & East Scotland

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £32,000
  • Glasgow/Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st April 2023

  • Advertised from 21st March 2023
  • Permanent.


Are you searching for a position with purpose? A role to make a real difference? Where your time can be transformational? MCR Pathways is a national, award-winning mentoring programme dedicated to addressing the long-standing inequality in education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances for care experienced young people and those experiencing disadvantage. Our in-school mentoring has profound impacts on mentees in their confidence, wellbeing, achievement and post-school progression. MCR Mentors are volunteers who make and experience a life changing difference.

We are looking for two outstanding Partnership & Mentor Recruitment Managers based in the West of Scotland (primarily in and around the Greater Glasgow area) and East of Scotland (primarily in and around the Greater Edinburgh area). The roles will focus on forming pioneering partnerships with key public and private sector organisations to drive mentor recruitment and also help create other opportunities for MCR young people. You will help represent the regional mentor recruitment teams, input to schools’ teams and ensure we have as many mentors local to each school as our young people need.

You’ll establish a deeply personal service that inspires every volunteer and individual to feel a hugely valued part of the MCR family and cause. This is exceptional relationship building and inspirational championing of the MCR cause in practice. You will be a motivated, committed, enthusiastic and resilient person with a strong and practical belief in addressing inequality. You will be the mentor champion for each of the young people, schools, employers and the local communities we serve.

Key responsibilities:

  • As a passionate MCR ambassador, develop and maintain strong and lasting partnerships with Local Authorities, businesses and schools to drive and sustain mentor recruitment.
  • Manage organisational recruitment campaigns & lead on ensuring continuous engagement of prospective mentors (from the individual to their organisation) strategically & practically at each stage, with the highest service quality & response rates.
  • Organise, participate in, and actively support, all forms of mentor recruitment, mentor and volunteer engagement, events, communities & marketing.
  • Support all aspects of the recruitment channels to ensure individual mentors are fully and emotionally engaged throughout and an efficient pipeline flow through to effective mentor matches that meets the expectations of all participants.
  • Work with our Programme Managers to deliver a tailored local approach for organisation and community engagement, and identify opportunities for mentor recruitment and support for other parts of the MCR model.

Please note: A driving licence is essential as travel throughout the area for face to face meetings is integral to the roles.

full job description and person specification

Application notes

To apply, please visit our website and complete the application form in 500 words or fewer, making clear reference to the points covered within the Mentor Recruitment Manager Job Description & Person Specification.

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.

MCR Pathways subscribes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) regarding disclosure & barring.

MCR Pathways is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role is subject to a PVG check. Applications to process PVGs will only be submitted once the successful candidate has accepted the offer of a position.

MCR Pathways is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.