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Job Vacancy: Youth Mentor

We have an exciting opportunity to work for Bristol City Robins Foundation as a Youth Mentor.

Our youth mentors will work with young people based in South Bristol and beyond. The role will see trusting relationships built between known young people in the community, partnered with professional mentors who can relate to the young people and help guide them into positive provision or employment. The focus will be on the number of positive hours these young people can spend with their mentors and away from negative influences in their lives. 

Your main responsibilities:

  • Delivery of small, targeted group work and work supporting referred individuals through 1-2-1 caseload working.
  • Develop positive relationships between you and the young people to ensure you get the best outcomes.
  • To evidence the impact of the 1-2-1 work and mentoring to ensure it is sustainable and continues to change the lives of young people who we work with.
  • To be part of developing our mentoring strategy and ensure we meet the needs of young people in Bristol now, and in the long term.
  • To use early intervention where possible and to provide long-term opportunities and pathways, working with clear evidence of need and agreed success criteria. 

You will have:

  • An understanding of the issues faced by young people, specifically in relation to young people in areas of deprivation
  • Experience in working with targeted groups or individuals in areas of deprivation, through building positive relationships and mentoring 


  • Experience and/or knowledge of Secondary /Higher education


  • An understanding of safeguarding and health and safety in a youth work setting.
  • A proven ability to work to under pressure to tight deadlines 

  • A commitment to supporting young people, and the principles of equality and diversity 

  • Self-motivated and the ability to work on own initiative 

  • Excellent communication skills including written, telephone and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven planning and organization skills.
  • IT literate
  • Full UK driving license

We will give you:

  • A holiday allowance of 25 days pro rata
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Generous continuous personal development budget 
  • Salary: £7,500
  • The opportunity to be part of an incredible journey

This position is 10 hours per week.

Candidates must be willing to work evenings and weekends. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Role Profile 

To apply, please complete the application form and email to; jade.bailey@bcfc.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 19th January 2022, 5pm.

We would be looking for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

Safeguarding Statement: 
Bristol City Robins Foundation are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment.

Equality Statement: 
The successful candidate must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description, and promoting positive working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.

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