Sandwell, West Midlands
£21k pa
08 Aug 2018
29 Aug 2018
Contract Type

Talent Match is a Black Country wide Lottery and European Social Fund (ESF) funded project. The project is led by young people, with significant input from businesses. The project focuses on 18-29 year olds facing barriers to progression and who have been ‘NEET’ for at least 6 months. To meet demand we are recruiting additional posts as detailed below to ensure there is sufficient coverage and support for young people across the Black Country.

Key delivery partners include; BCTG, Dudley College, Gazebo Theatre, and YMCA Black Country Group (Walsall and Wolverhampton). All posts are subject to funding.

Mentors - £21k pa – posts in based with partner organisations in Sandwell (BCTG)

Mentors will provide intensive person centred support, guiding young people through support mechanisms and into employment or self employment. Our focus is on the following thematic groups: young offenders; young carers/parents; travelling families; disabled young people; young people engaged in substance misuse; those who are homeless. Mentors will work intensively on a ratio of 10:1 and will be expected to adopt a solutions focused approach alongside the young people they will be working with.

All employees need to work to the ethos and values of the host organisation recruited to. These posts offer an important opportunity to be part of a project that aims to ensure that all young people are supported to fulfil their full potential, placing them and businesses at the centre of the solution.

Please note that this role is until March 2019 currently.

For a job description and application pack please email:- Click Apply

To find out more about the posts please contact Shane Wedderburn on 0121 544 6455 or email

Please note CVs will not be accepted. Previous applicants who have applied for the Mentor posts need not apply.

We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Closing date: 29th August 2018

Interviews will take place during the week commencing 3rd September 2018

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