Join our team – Head of Mentoring and Workplace Sustainability

Three days per week, £26,000 pro rata

Drive Forward Foundation is an award-winning charity that supports care-leavers between the ages of 16 and 26 to achieve their employment goals. Our passionate team achieve this through delivering a high-quality, tailored service to our clients, inspiring them to make the most of their potential. Central to our work are the strong relationships we have built up with corporate partners, professional mentors and volunteers. This enjoyable role sees you take the lead in engaging our incredible, motivated mentors and volunteers, current and prospective. The two initiatives that you will be responsible for are our lunch club and our mentoring programme, which cumulatively have the power to positively impact hundreds of care-leavers each year, really changing lives and improving outcomes for some of society’s most vulnerable.

Main Duties

  • Organising our well-established weekly drop in lunch club, which brings young people and volunteers together in an informal, friendly setting
  • Managing our Mentoring Programme which currently consists of around 40 pairings (made up of an external, trained professional and their mentee – a care-leaver) by overseeing progress, providing advice and measuring impact
  • Delivering training workshops for mentors and our corporate partners
  • Recruiting, briefing and training potential volunteers and mentors, providing them with essential information on Drive Forward and establishing a positive relationship
  • Recording and reporting on workplace sustainability
  • Managing 1-2-1 relationships with young people newly in work including visiting them in their work places


  • Providing ad hoc support to the rest of the team, as required
  • Taking part in Drive Forward’s excellent training opportunities
  • Being ‘the face of the charity’ as required at external events or activities

Person Specification


  • Optimistic
    and personable demeanour
  • Confident
    in communicating with a wide range of people in person, over the phone and via
  • Emotional
  • Excellent
    organisational skills
  • Enhanced
    DBS needs to be completed before the start date of the role
  • Confidence
    in public speaking


  • Experience
    in a mentoring/pastoral role
  • Experience
    delivering training sessions
  • Experience
    supporting vulnerable or disadvantaged groups
  • Academic
    background in Psychology


  • 23 days annual leave, pro rata
  • Amenable working hours of 10am – 6pm, with time in lieu awarded for any overtime
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Small, friendly staff team

Interviews to be held in June/July, individual to be in post by the end of July.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter, outlining your interest in the role
and relevant experience, to Anton Babey at

We are located on Lower Marsh, in Waterloo (Central London).

We are committed to diversity and strongly encourage applications from BAME

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