Volunteer Female Mentor

The Girls' Network (Brighton and Hove)

Register your Interest

Inspire a young girl to achieve her potential by becoming a mentor in Brighton and Hove.

Mentoring is an amazing way to share your experience and skills with a girl who may not otherwise benefit from this support.

The Girls' Network is an award-winning charity which aims to inspire and empower girls from the least advantaged communities by connecting them to a mentor and a network of professional role models who are women.

(This opportunity is also available in certain areas of West Sussex and East Sussex - please contact for more details).

Skills

We are looking for women who:

  • are professionals with at least 3 years experience working in an industry;
  • have the passion to make a difference to a younger girl's life, supporting her to overcome obstacles and seize opportunities;
  • have the time and willingness to support a girl from the least advantaged communities;
  • able to relate well to others;
  • good at working through problems;
  • able to provide insight from your personal experiences.

Benefits

  • Intensive training session to prepare you to be the best possible mentor.
  • Skills for career development.
  • Access to online support and resources.
  • The opportunity to be part of a growing network of women across the UK.

Practical Considerations

  • Able to commit to one hour per month to mentoring sessions for 10 sessions over one year, with additional time for preparation in between, and any travel to meet your mentee in a public place.
  • Sessions will take place virtually or in-person according to government Covid-19 restrictions.
  • Training sessions are currently delivered remotely via Zoom on a weekday evening.


When do I need to be available?

Details You will need to commit one hour per month to mentoring sessions, (not including travelling time). Sessions take place outside of school hours so that girls can attend. Either afternoons from 3.30/4pm onwards, or weekends.
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Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
    Where possible we will make adjustments to our programme to support our volunteers. At application, you have an opportunity to disclose any needs. We will advise on the best way to engage in our programme with that information.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
    Application form and training session.
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
    Yes, our insurance is extensive and covers the mentoring role entirely.
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
    Women only. You must have experienced 3 years in the workplace. You must be supportive of our mission and ethos to empower and inspire young girls from the least advantaged communities. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women in underrepresented communities who are able to share their experience and skills with a girl that might not benefit from this support otherwise.
  • Support on Offer
    The support within our organisation is ongoing and from various angles. We are a national network of women supporting women in our mentoring, and mentors connect via an online platform (Ugenie) to share advice, support, guidance and to connect with other professionals. We have regular mentor learning opportunities to support your development as a mentor. We host a monthly drop-in, facilitated by Network Manager staff, where mentors share peer-to-peer advice. Our Sussex Network Manager is also available primarily by phone and email to discuss any concerns or queries you may have.
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training
    You will receive full training including child protection as part of your induction. There are also ongoing mentor learning opportunities to further your skills.