Wanted: Senior Leaders to mentor care-experienced young people - Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council

by James Clarke
3 years ago

Following a successful trial programme, Wolverhampton Corporate Parenting Partnership Board is rolling out a Senior Leadership Mentoring Programme to enable senior leaders from organisations across our city’s partnerships to volunteer their time to mentor care-experienced young people who are in work, education or training.

As Corporate Parents the Council and its partners are always ambitious and aspirational for our young people, and the aim of this programme is to raise the aspirations of our care-experienced young people. As Senior Leaders you would play an integral role in the young person’s life by mentoring them through their education, work or career.

Being a Senior Leader Mentor will require some commitment (see FAQs below) but we believe it would be very rewarding for you, and know that it will be beneficial to the young person you support.

If you are a senior leader in your organisation, feel you could be a role model for a care-experienced young person, and would like to make a difference, please get in touch (see below). It would be great to hear from you.

Below are a few questions that may help you to make decision about expressing your interest in becoming a Senior Leader Mentor.

What support would I get?
You would be supported through quarterly group sessions where you have the opportunity to meet other mentors and offer support.
Undertake the training to have an understanding of care experienced young people.

How will I be linked to a young person?
You will be matched with a young person.
By mutual agreement with the young person you will set the dates, times and where / how you will meet, and set goals.

How much time do I need to commit?
Commit to a young person for 12 months and give 1-2 hours of your time monthly to mentor them and attend training. 

How would I know if the mentoring is working?
We will evaluate this on a regular basis.

If you have any questions, or would like to register your interest in being a Senior Leader Mentor, please contact: