Creative Mentor Network

School Partnerships + Mentor Training

Based: London
Level: Mid-Weight
Salary: £24,000 to £30,000
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 08 June 2018
Job Listing Added: 24 April 2018

About Creative Mentor Network

Launched in 2015, Creative Mentor Network has a mission to make the creative world of work more inclusive. We support mentoring, working directly with schools across London to connect talented 16-19 year olds from diverse backgrounds with those working in the creative industries.

We are working with some great partners - Wieden + Kennedy, Havas, BBH, M&C Saatchi, Ustwo, Pulse Films, Airbnb, IDEO and XL Recordings amongst others.

Over our 16 week Mentor Training Course, we train employees to become effective and engaging mentors, and inspiring leaders. Companies pay a course fee, sponsoring their employees to play an active part in diversifying the industry and develop themselves at the same time.

The model is designed to make sure that everyone benefits - students get supportive careers guidance; mentors are part of an inspiring training course; and businesses build a relationship with talented young people from diverse backgrounds.

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and relationship-focussed individual to drive growth as we scale and expand the delivery of our programme. You’ll be working with our small team (the Founder and the Head of Partnerships) to manage elements of our programme, develop our school partnerships and strengthen our community of young people.

You’ll be focussed on building relationships with new schools to offer our mentoring programme out to their students. You’ll take the lead on recruiting students for our mentoring programme. You will also be responsible for supporting mentoring relationships and building a strong student community to make sure our programme runs smoothly. Finally, depending on your experience, you will be involved in the planning and delivery of our mentor training programme.

We would expect you to be comfortable working in a startup environment where there are few rules and procedures. You should be up for throwing yourself into a really wide range of tasks on a daily basis. You should be good at managing your own workload and building structures to make sure you reach targets.

As one of the charity’s first employees, this role has huge amounts of potential!

Responsibilities will include

- New partnerships: Identifying and reaching out to new schools to get them on board

- Stakeholder management: Liaising with teachers to organise schools visits and make sure they are monitoring students participation in the programme.

- Student recruitment: Read student applications and conduct interviews to select those to award a place on the programme.

- Read all email contact between mentors and their mentees currently on the programme and be there to advise and support if problems arise.

- Build relationships with our young community. You will be their main point of contact.

- Organise events in partnership with our partner organisations for our young community.

- Lead on partner development: develop and execute internships and work experience programmes with our partner businesses for young people within our network.

- We are also looking for someone who can lead some of our mentor training programme. This part of the role will be included depending on experience.

- Organising DBS checks, contracts, invoicing, data surveys

- Collecting mentor / mentee content (photos, blogs, social media etc.)

- Experience working with young people is a must.

- Mission Driven, demonstrated interest in education.

- Some experience working in or closely with schools in prefered.

- Track record of creating and facilitating workshops with students. Or interview experience.

- Experience leading training workshops for adults is preferred, particularly teacher training.

- Very strong communication skills, written and verbal.

- A broad understanding of the creative industries.

- Proactive and entrepreneurial: We’re all hands on deck. It’s an incredibly exciting time to join our team. It also means we need someone who can learn quickly and apply themselves to lots of different things. Someone with experience of this kind of role (especially in growth stage of a new organisation) would be preferable.

- Being confident and able to work autonomously, and excited about the role!

- Organised and able to manage time effectively.

How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter (500 words max) explaining why you’re the right person for the role to [email protected] by 14th May. We’ll be interviewing mid-June to start at the end of the month.