We are recruiting: Mentoring Project Officer

Tuesday June 8th, 2021

WEN Wales is recruiting a part time Mentoring Project Officer to join our team!

The ‘Equal Power Equal Voice’ Mentoring programme is an exciting new partnership programme between WEN Wales, Disability Wales, Ethnic Youth Support Team (EYST), and Stonewall Cymru that has the potential to transform public life in Wales.

It will recruit and mentor diverse women, BAME people, disabled people, and LGBT people to be involved in public life, whether standing for political office, serving on public boards, charity boards, or as school governors. It has the power to transform Welsh society by supporting diverse people into power so that our political and public institutions better reflect the diverse citizens of Wales.

This role is about supporting the Project Manager and working with the 3 other Project Officers from each partner organisation in delivering the mentoring scheme. You will mainly be involved with recruiting and supporting the cohort of mentees and mentors from WEN Wales, ensuring they are invited to and attend the main learning events, setting up the peer-to-peer support network for your cohort of mentees, and liaising with the Project Manager.

The scheme builds on previous successful mentoring programmes run by both Ethnic Youth Support Team (EYST) and WEN Wales and aims to ensure that in the future, decision-makers, politicians, and Government better reflect our increasingly diverse society.

With a proven track record of delivering projects, you will be dynamic, organised, a good communicator and able to connect people to help them achieve their goals. You will be extremely motivated, able to work on your own initiative and be ready to join a high-performing yet fun and supportive team who are all committed to equality.

We particularly welcome Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) and disabled candidates, as BAME people and disabled people are currently underrepresented in our staff.

Welsh speaker: Desirable

Salary: £27,741 pro rata

Part time: 3 days / 21 hours per week

Fixed term: Three years until June 2024

How to apply

To apply, download the Job Pack & Equal Opportunities Form.

Closing date: Monday 5th July, 18:00

Interviews via Zoom: Monday 12th / Wednesday 14th July

If you have any further questions about the role, please email admin@wenwales.org.uk

In addition to this role, our partner organisations Disability Wales, EYST, and Stonewall Cymru are each recruiting a Mentoring Project Officer for the Equal Power, Equal Voice scheme. Visit their websites at the links provided for further details and to apply for these roles.

The posts are funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.