Employability Mentor

  • To deliver intensive work, focused on pre-employment and appropriate post-employment opportunities
  • To support and mentor disadvantaged NEET, inactive and unemployed young people (12-29) within delivery areas
  • To support a young person’s progression using a mix of holistic support and mentoring techniques, keeping a focus on achieving sustainable employment and/or training/education at all times     

Partnerships & Recruitment

  • To develop and establish new and high-quality referral partnerships within the Sandwell/ Birmingham area
  • To liaise with point of contact at established partners – i.e. schools and/ or Job Centre Plus to maintain effective working relationships in order to provide effective holistic support and mentoring
  • To convert young people from referral through to engagement on S4L mentoring services
  • To recruit target young people within allocated areas of the community; Parks and Open Spaces and other suitable environments
  • To undertake S4L’s Intake & Assessment process with newly recruited young people



  • To provide structured employment and personal development themed mentoring to young people to achieve both outcome and non-outcome progressions
  • To deliver an intensive outcome-focused offer, addressing barriers to work and supporting them into sustainable employment, education or training
  • To establish and maintain positive and supportive relationships with young people, whilst ensuring caseload capacity targets are achieved
  • To contact, communicate and support young people based on S4L mentoring procedures and processes
  • To manage your individual delivery budget, ensuring budget lines are monitored and adhered to


Monitoring & Evaluation

  • To record and track client progress and gather required monitoring data
  • To input required data into S4L’s CRM system in a timely manner as per the S4L M&E process
  • Adhere to the S4L’s M&E process inclusive of, but not exclusive to registers, intake and assessment data, all outcome data, client feedback, and partner feedback



  • Level 3 in Coaching & mentoring (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of CPD in youth education sector     
  • Recruiting hard to reach young people
  • 1+ year of working with 11-29 year old in learning and NEET young people     
  • An infectious passion, enthusiasm & charisma
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • A fully enhanced DBS disclosure
  • Ability and confidence to work alone
  • Ability to complete administrative tasks, and use computers (e.g. email, word processing) 



  • Mentoring qualification
  • A relevant qualification – e.g. Sales/ recruitment qualification, JNC youth work degree, PGCE, PTLSS, NVQ IAG, or equivalent     
  • Sandwell/Birmingham youth unemployment, levels on deprivation and youth services
  • Delivering personal development support
  • Delivering quality client IAG
  • Working with and mentoring NEET
  • Managing a caseload of young people     
  • High levels of self-motivation, energy and determination
  • A polite, professional appearance & manner
  • Evidence of commitment S4L’s vision
  • An interest in and passion for sport     

To Apply please send a covering letter and CV.

Closing date: 9th February 2020

Interview date: 14th February 2020