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  • Fife Voluntary Action - Mentors in Work Co-ordinator

    Created: 17/06/2016

    Post Title: Mentors in Work Co-ordinator (Cowdenbeath area)
    Hours: 21 hours per week, fixed term, funded initially until June 2017
    Salary: £15,000 per annum, plus 7% non-contributory pension
    Location: To be confirmed
    Reporting to: Volunteering Development Team Leader


    Fife Voluntary Action is a key voluntary sector organisation working across Fife to support the voluntary sector, social enterprises and volunteering. We’re looking for a Mentors in Work Co-ordinator to join our team as part of an exciting new project.

    Main Purpose of Post
    To establish a new in-work mentoring programme in the Cowdenbeath local area. To select, train, supervise and support volunteers who will be matched with individuals entering work for the first time or securing employment after a prolonged period of unemployment. The post-holder will support the volunteer mentors and the relationship they have with individuals in work.

    Main Duties
    1. Recruit, select, train and support volunteers to provide mentoring support to Fife Employability and Training Consortium (Fife-ETC) customers who have recently gained employment;
    2. Work with partners to develop, devise and deliver a training programme for volunteer mentors and ensure volunteers receive appropriate and consistent induction and understand FVA’s policies and procedures;
    3. Assess the needs of potential service users, make appropriate matches and provide on-going support to the relationship between the volunteer and the service user as required;
    4. Maintain positive relationships with referrers and other stakeholders;
    5. Assist in developing community resources and creating collaborative working partnerships;
    6. Provide direct advice, support and supervision to an assigned group of volunteers to ensure they operate effectively;
    7. Ensure volunteering opportunities are promoted effectively, working with Fife-ETC partners and other key stakeholders to raise awareness of the project;
    8. Consistently gather data required for FVA’s quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation systems including producing at least two case studies for promoting the service in local press;
    9. Keep up to date with relevant policy and practice in volunteering and in working in the employability field;
    10. To take personal responsibility for contributing to high quality standards in customer relations, service delivery, project management and communications.

    For more information please click on the job description link below.

    Please e-mail completed applications to [email protected]

    Send completed and signed applications (marked as private and confidential) to: CEO, Fife Voluntary Action, Craig Mitchell House, Flemington Road, Glenrothes, KY7 5QF.

    Closing date for all applications is 5.00pm, Thursday 07 July 2016.
    Interviews will be held on Tuesday 26 July 2016.

    Please find below the application form and guidance notes for completing the application form.

    Job Description (PDF)
    Application Form (MS WORD)
    Guidance Notes (PDF)

    Please note CV's will not be accepted.




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