Mentor – East London Children & Young Person’s Mentoring Scheme
The Sickle Cell Society is looking for a Mentor to help run the Children and Young Person’s Mentoring Scheme. This person will have responsibility for co-ordinating the scheme, liaising with the other 3 mentors, tracking numbers and sources of referrals, promoting referrals by working in partnership with the NHS and any local patient/family.
Post: Mentor – East London Children’s and Young Persons
Base: Flexible home working, and other locations to meet the needs of the young person.
Accountable to: Lead Mentor
Hours: Sessional Basis
Salary: £100 per day
B Fixed term, 12 months (post will be continued subject to the outcome
of negotiations with funders).
Mentors will be working with the Lead Mentor as well as in partnership with the local NHS local
patient/family Support Groups in the East London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Hackney,
Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
The aim of the East London Children’s and Young Person’s Mentoring Scheme is to improve the
health and wellbeing of young people with SCD through training, emotional support from mentors
and peer-support, improve young people’s understanding and management of the condition,
improve young people’s ability to negotiate transition from paediatric to adult services, encourage
young people’s involvement in volunteering to support others with the condition and engage more
with their local community.
About the Sickle Cell Society:
The Sickle Cell Society (SCS) is the only national charity in the Uk that supports and represents people
affected by a sickle cell disorder. We provide information, advice and support to enable and
empower individuals and families to improve their overall quality of life. Approximately 15,000
people in the Uk have sickle cell disorder. These inherited conditionals predominantly affect people
of Black African and Black Caribbean heritage and to a lesser extent people of Mediterranean,
Middle Eastern, South Asian and Central/South American heritage. We assist and enable people
living with SCD to realise their full potential whilst successfully managing the challenges they face in
living with this potentially life-limiting condition. We are a small, friendly and close knit team of 14
skilled and highly committed staff (9 part-time / 5 full-time) and approximately 30 active volunteers.
Please note that we do not accept CVs and all applicants must reside in the UK.
Closing date for applications: w/c 15th August
Interview date by Zoom or Microsoft Teams: w/c 22nd August
Job Description and Person Specification: Mentor – Job – Description – Person specification.docx (sicklecellsociety.org)