Youth Mentor - Leadership Development Placement Programme

by City Year UK


Job Details

19th September 2021
Voluntary, £90-£100 living expenses per week
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Charity/Non Profit, Education/Teaching, Voluntary
Central London and City, North West, West Midlands
London, Manchester, Birmingham, Coventry, Brownhills, Rowley Regis, The Black Country

Youth Mentor - Leadership Development Placement Programme

Join our year-long leadership development programme and contribute to tackling educational inequality, making a real difference to children’s lives, from August 2021 - July 2022.


We are looking for young people who want to be inspirational role models, mentors and tutors to children who need it the most. Until July 2022, you will be a volunteer mentor based in a school in a low-income area, whilst improving your own career prospects through challenging work experience and personal and professional development workshops. Please note this is a full-time opportunity and therefore you must be available during school hours in term time from August 2021-July 2022 to apply.

As a City Year UK Volunteer Mentor you will:

  • Be integral to the school day and work as part of a team
  • Act as a role model, mentor and coach to help struggling pupils succeed, providing 1:1 and small group support in class
  • Lead clubs, projects and events to promote a positive school culture
  • Support pupils’ academic and emotional wellbeing, creating a positive learning environment.

What you can gain from your City Year:

City Year is a life-changing experience. As well as having a huge impact on the lives of pupils, it's a year that will accelerate your career and give you the confidence to lead from the front. 93% of our volunteer mentors go on to full-time employment or education after completing our leadership development programme.

Key benefits:

  • Bespoke Friday training sessions to develop leadership and employability skills
  • A designated professional mentor from our corporate partners
  • Access to accredited leadership courses
  • £90-£100 living expenses per week, dependent on region, plus all travel expenses reimbursed
  • Free uniform

Life after City Year: today’s youth, tomorrow’s leaders

Our volunteer mentors come from a wide range of backgrounds but are united in one common goal: to better themselves and to better the lives of pupils facing barriers to success. Over 700 people have served with City Year UK since 2010, progressing into careers within education, social work, law enforcement, finance, engineering, marketing and many others, as well as launching their own businesses.

About City Year UK

Our vision is of a society where all children are inspired to believe in themselves and supported to excel by a generation of young people whose commitment to a year of voluntary service is universally respected.

Our mission is to empower 18-25 year olds across London, West Midlands and Greater Manchester to help children from disadvantaged communities succeed in school. Over four million children are growing up in poverty today. We think this is unacceptable - which is why we’re on a mission to be the change we wish to see in society.

How to apply

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