Inspires Mentor

  • Leicester City Football Club
  • King Power Stadium, Filbert Way, Leicester, UK
  • 10 Jul, 2024
Temporary Community Education

Job Description

Inspires Mentor

Who We Are

Leicestershire is made up of vibrant, ambitious and resilient communities. Leicester City in the Community support these groups, and the people within them, through exciting programmes with a passionate and dedicated team at its core. We aim to Engage, Inspire and Empower through Togetherness, Respect and Pride, changing lives and transforming communities.

Leicester City in the Community has a fantastic opportunity for a Inspires Mentor to join our dynamic team on a 12-month fixed term basis.

About The Role

The fundamental purpose of this role is to deliver all aspects of the ‘Inspires’ programme, working with targeted KS3 and KS4 students based at partner school sites.

The aim of the role is to work alongside identified young people who require additional support within mainstream education, particularly those who have become disengaged for a variety of reasons. We are looking for candidates who have a genuine interest in working with young people who may:

-        Be underachieving or have low aspirations, low confidence and self-esteem and poor wellbeing.

-        Display challenging behaviours.

-        Have low engagement/attendance at school.

-        Find accessing mainstream education challenging.

The key responsibilities of an Inspires Mentor include:

-        To utilise the brand of Leicester City Football Club, you will engage those deemed ‘hard to reach’, at risk or underachieving.

-        To work 1:1 or within small groups with identified young people in order to re-engage them within education and improve in the areas in line with programme outcomes.

-        To work alongside outside agencies to create and offer well rounded support designed to improve identified issues.

-        To develop and deliver high quality resources and sessions.

-        To support the development of a range of intervention sessions that seek to engage, enthuse and raise aspirations of Young People.

-        To monitor the progress of the project to ensure all data is accurate and appropriately managed.

-        To contribute to internal and external monitoring reports in a timely manner to a high standard with detail and accuracy.

-        To represent LCitC, when required, at internal/external meetings and publicity events.

-        To report, record and resolve any issues with the Education Manager and the Inspires Coordinator.

The successful candidate for this role will have excellent communication and organisation skills, an ability to work on their own initiative, and be able to form strong, sustainable working relationships across all levels of the organisation.

Who We’re Looking For

Essential requirements for the role:

-        Experience of working with young people within an education setting.

-        Outstanding at engaging Young People and has the ability to gain their trust whilst building and establishing relationships over time.

Desirable skills / qualifications include:

-        Experience of developing relationships with a wide range of internal and external partners at all levels.

-        HLTA/Learning Mentor or JNC qualification.

-        Educated to degree level in a relevant subject area.

-        Certifications in Safeguarding and/or Emergency First Aid.

Contract Type – 12-month Fixed Term

Hours Per Week
37.5 hours, 5 days per week. (You may be required to work outside of normal office hours, at evenings and weekends).

Location – LCitC is based at King Power Stadium, Leicester. The delivery of sessions with take place at partner schools/Local Community centres etc and some aspects of the role will require homeworking, therefore you will need the ability to travel across multiple sites across Leicester and Charnwood.

Leicester City in the Community is an equal opportunities employer, and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Leicester City in the Community is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As such, you may be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up any role.

A shortlist of suitable applicants will be compiled shortly after the closing date and successful candidates will be contacted about the interview process.