Job Title: Learning Mentor
Responsible to: Head of Youth Achievement Foundation
Job Purpose: To work within the Youth Achievement Foundation (YAF) as part of a team to
deliver a structured programme to reengage young people including personal
development, confidence building, enrichment activities, small group teaching and
mentoring. You will be a positive role model and help young people attending the
YAF realise their potential.
Youth Achievement Foundations have been set up around the country, as part of a UKYouth led
Network of providers aiming to reengage young people who are not fully engaged in mainstream
Endeavour’s Sheffield YAF works mainly with young people in Year 11 who are missing from
education for a variety of reasons, they are mainly new to the city or new to the country and many
have EAL needs. Our aim is to provide a full time, motivating, engaging, vocational , activity based
curriculum of social and personal development which will enable the learners to leave with
accredited outcomes and go on to make a positive contribution in college, training or employment.
Duties / Responsibilities:
• To develop purposeful relationships with individuals and groups of young people.
• To deliver sessions as directed by the Head of YAF, as part of the curriculum for the Youth
Achievement Foundation in a safe, effective and proficient manner.
• To deliver aspects of the Youth Achievement Award, Certificate of Personal Effectiveness,
Functional Skills, Wider Key Skills and PSD programmes and other nationally recognised
programmes or courses.
• To help YAF members to achieve accredited outcomes through guidance, instruction and
• To take an active part in the development of the curriculum and activities for young people
attending the Youth Achievement Foundation.
• To meet with parents / guardians and other agencies to discuss the progress of YAF
• To maintain a consistent approach towards learning and discipline.
• To monitor and help YAF members to set and achieve personal targets and challenges
whilst at the YAF and during their transition to post 16 provision
• To take reasonable care of his / her own health and safety and for that of others who
might be affected by his / her work, as required by law and described in the relevant
operating procedures and policies for his / her area of work. This will include bringing any
concerns to the attention of the Head of YAF.
• To help write and update safety procedures as necessary, including the carrying out and
documenting of risk assessments
• To contribute to the delivery of other programmes run by Endeavour as directed
• To produce written and verbal reports as required.
Page 1 of 4
• Develop knowledge of relevant
networks and other local organisations in order to share best practice
and increase the range of opportunities available to the young people on our programmes.
• To help keep full and accurate records of the programme and the development of the
young people in order that comprehensive and accurate performance information can be
presented to funders and managers.
• To take an active role in youth development as part of Endeavour’s portfolio.
• To represent Endeavour in a professional manner and positively promote the benefits of
our work with existing partners and wider agencies.
• To attend and participate proactively in staff meetings, team meetings and other meetings
• To share responsibility for the care of premises and equipment.
• To carry out any other reasonable duties within the function commensurate with the level
of responsibilities of the post.
Methods of working:
• The postholder will work closely within the Project Team in preparation and planning of
• The postholder will work as part of a team with specific groups at pre-determined times
• The postholder will be expected to take an active part in the Professional Development
Process consistent with Endeavour Training’s continued commitment to the ‘Investors in
• The postholder will be expected to undertake any training associated with the duties of the
• The postholder will understand and comply with Endeavour Training’s Equal Opportunities,
Health & Safety and Environmental Policies
Page 2 of 4
Person Specification: Learning Mentor
Ability to communicate and engage
with challenging young people
Ability to work within organisational
policies and guidelines
Effective personal organisation and Team work skills
Skills ability to work efficiently with little Group work skills
Good oral and written presentation
Discretion, judgement and experience
of dealing with sensitive information
Experience of promoting Equality of Environmental issues
Opportunity in the work place Health and Safety issues
A minimum of two year’s wide ranging
Experience of working with disadvantaged
experience of working effectively with
and vulnerable young people
Using the outdoors and adventurous
Interest in and ability to deliver at least
activities as a developmental tool
2 of the following: outdoor education,
Evidence of constructive work in the
Experience environmental studies, music, art,
dance, functional skills,
Working with people exhibiting
maintenance, carpentry, plumbing,
Experience of Mentoring or offering
brickwork, other relevant vocation
Current First Aid qualification
Full driving licence
A minibus entitlement on driving licence
Some relevant training and/or relevant
Qualifications NGB sports/activity leadership awards – i.e.
Certified outdoor qualifications
Qualifications in youth work
Behaviour management training
Training Child protection training
First Aid Qualification
Youth Work Issues
Understanding Issues relating to young people
Working in partnership with young people
Appropriate to Endeavour’s Equal
Opportunities and Environmental
Personal Evidence of challenging discrimination
Appropriate level of Maturity
Qualities Evidence of environmental care
Commitment to the development of
self and others
Positive “Can Do” attitude
Safeguarding & Safer Recruitment
Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced CRB Disclosure. We comply with the CRB Code of Practice
and undertake to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any
subject of a disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed.
This post involves a significant amount of direct work with young people aged 14 – 24, Endeavour also
occasionally delivers programmes for young people below this age and vulnerable adults over 24.
Page 3 of 4
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, certain
posts, which give substantial access to children, young people & vulnerable adults in a position of trust,
require that you disclose your full criminal history, including ‘spent convictions’. Endeavour has a Policy
Statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders – a full copy of this statement is available on request.
Page 4 of 4