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Area Engagement Mentoring Officer

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell, West Midlands
£24,982 - £29,577 per annum
Closing date
9 Nov 2021

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Corporate Services, Administration
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This post is fixed term until 31st July 2023.

The Area Mentoring Officer is responsible for supporting Sandwell people accessing the Black Country Impact programme.

The Black Country Impact programme is funded by the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative and is aimed at young people aged 16-29 who are Not in Employment Education or Training (NEET).

The Area Mentoring Officer will be responsible for engaging with Sandwell residents who need help to find a job, support to find a college course or further education, or advice on how to get on a training course or learn new skills.

The role involves working with young people from a wide range of backgrounds including young people with disabilities and mental health conditions and young people leaving care. 

You will be mentoring and supporting young people during their development activities and ensuring they are committed to their career pathway.  You will be required to monitor and report on the progress of the young people you are supporting and identify progression routes into employment.

Applicants should:

  • Be educated to Level 3 Information Advice & Guidance (IAG) or equivalent.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years-experience working within the Post-16 Education and Learning and/or Employment and Skills area.
  • Experience of assessing people’s needs, setting goals and devising action plans.

You will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check.

Please read the Job Description and Personnel Specification, checking you meet the essential requirements before applying.

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.


37 hours per week

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

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Personnel Specification
Job Description
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