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Young Carers Volunteer Mentors Co-ordinator.
Carers Support Merton

Job Description

Carers Support Merton (CSM) is a well established and respected charity in the London Borough of Merton with an ambitious development programme of work to support promote and improve the quality of life of unpaid carers from the age of 5 years. CSM has an exciting opportunity for a Volunteer Mentor Co-ordinator to join our friendly team.  The postholder implement a new mentoring programme for young Carers aged 10 – 17 years.  This role provides an excellent opportunity to lead on the development of a new project with plenty of scope to input your own ideas.

Carers Support Merton, as an employer, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This includes a commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures. 

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children and young people aged 10 – 17 years, and will be able to promote the very best practice particularly in terms of safeguarding.  You will be a good self-starter and have a ‘can do’ attitude.  You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to recruit, train. inspire and supervise a high quality volunteer mentors.  It’d be great if you come with experience of leading a team of  volunteers.  However, we’d be equally interested if you can demonstrate transferable skills and enthusiasm towards developing expertise in volunteer management.   The postholder will be required to work flexibly and predominately when mentors and young people are available, which will generally include after school, early evenings, school holidays and occasional weekends.

We are currently home based due to COVID-19, but in the future the role will be based at our offices in Mitcham but with the opportunity for some continued homeworking.

Closing Date:  Tuesday 1st September 2020 5pm

Interviews:  Weeks Beginning 7th or 14th September 2020

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