The Freedom Project is aimed at those who have additional barriers to moving on in life, such as homelessness, mental health issues, addiction recovery or a criminal record. It runs for 20 weeks and allows participants to gain work skills and experience within the six main areas of our operation as well as being able to access our own in-house training modules.
We are looking for people to support the delivery of the Ready for Work Club, working directly with participants to assist them with all aspects of job search, application and interview preparation and may support in the following ways:
- Writing CVs and covering letters;
- Filling in online job applications;
- Internet job searching;
- Preparing for interviews;
- Support in using a computer;
- Opening bank accounts;
- Offering motivation
We welcome Skills Mentors from a wide variety of backgrounds. It is important that Skills Mentors:
- Have strong IT skills;
- Treat clients with respect and have a positive, non-judgemental attitude towards people;
- Enable clients to do things for themselves rather than taking over and doing things for them;
- Provide encouragement and motivation to clients to continue and persevere with their job search;
- Input new ideas or suggestions to widen or improve job search success;
- Report back to the FP Manager with any questions or issues they are unable to deal with;
Time Commitment: Mentors need to be able to commit to at least one session every month, based around out ‘Ready to Work’ club.
Expenses: We are able to refund volunteers for travel expenses and provide lunch.
Reporting to: Freedom Project Coordinator
If you would like to become a Skills Mentor, please visit How to apply.