OPP OF THE DAY: Prince’s Trust Business Mentor, The Prince’s Trust

Prince's TrustThe Trust:
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track.
We support 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or at risk of unemployment through underachieving in education. Our programmes develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work, education or training. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training,
and we could not achieve this without the valued support of our 6,000 volunteers.

What does the role involve?:
As a Business Mentor you’ll make a real difference to the lives of young people on The Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme by providing them with one-to-one support, guidance, encouragement and inspiration. Each relationship with a young person can last up to three years. Read more about The Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme at: princes-trust.org.uk/Enterprise

This role will involve:
– ideally a commitment to mentor for around 4 to 6 hours per month for a minimum of two years
– regularly meeting a young person and providing them with support to develop their business
– supporting the young person to research, test ideas and write a business plan
– adhering to the relevant policies and procedures of The Prince’s Trust, including our Health and
Safety, safeguarding, equality and diversity and confidentiality policies
– opportunities to get involved in other areas of The Trust’s work, such as supporting with events

The benefits that you’ll receive will be:
– the opportunity to gain experience of working within the charity sector
– taking on a new challenge and meeting new people
– the opportunity to develop administration and office-based skills
– reimbursement of expenses in accordance with our volunteer expenses policy
– training and support to carry out your role

Skills:
The Prince’s Trust is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all
sections of the community. You don’t need to have any experience to volunteer in this role, but
ideally you should be able to demonstrate:

– understanding of the different components of a small business and the challenges faced
– excellent communication skills, especially listening skills
– an understanding of the issues facing The Prince’s Trust target groups
– good interpersonal skills
– reliability
– good written and spoken English skills
– an ability to work as part of a team
– an ability to complete tasks effectively and efficiently
– willingness to uphold the values of The Trust. Our values are approachable, non-judgmental,
inspiring, empowering and passionate

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Sherrill Allen
Volunteering Executive
Tel: 0121 772 9255
Email: sherrill.allen@princes-trust.org.uk
Website: www.princes-trust.org.uk

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