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What is mentoring?

What is mentoring?

Mentoring is a process in which one experienced, knowledgeable and trained person supports the development of another person.

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Becoming a mentor

Becoming a mentor

Any person from any community who has the knowledge and skills to help someone in the fields of employment and education, he/she can be a mentor.

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Becoming a mentee

Becoming a mentee

All individuals who belong to minority ethnic groups can be a mentee and seek LINKnet service to get a job or to access further/higher education.

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Mentoring in Edinburgh & the Lothians

Funded by PECF, ALEC and ESF funds.

Through this project LINKnet provides free one to one mentoring support to those who are looking to get jobs, looking for further and higher education or wanting to develop knowledge and skills. Once you come to LINKnet looking for its service you will be allocated a person (who is called a mentor) to work with you on one day per week basis until you achieve your goal. Our mentors can help you to get a job, go to College or University or to understand how things work in the UK and to improve your English language skills. In addition to the mentor you will be provided recruitment consultation to be connected with some employers and a volunteer work experience opportunity.

LINKnet have conducted similar projects over 15 years and know that mentoring is one of the best methods to develop a person who has many barriers to development. One to one attention is vital in understanding the person's needs, barriers and skills. Such knowledge together with the mentor's experience provides the necessary ingredients for success. You can involve in the project either as a mentee or as a mentor. For further information or to get involved please contact LINKnet.

English classes

LINKnet conducts free of charge English lessons at beginner (not absolute beginner) and intermediate 1 & 2 levels to those who need to improve English language skills to get into the labour market or access further studies.

Teaching is done through conversational grammar a method which has yielded very good results. Classes are held in the evening once a week for about 5 months. LINKnet staff conducts these classes purely on the voluntary basis.

Vacancy: Development Officer

  • Project: Mentoring in Edinburgh and the Lothians
  • Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week)
  • Salary: £18,000 PA
  • Contract: Fixed term contract From 01 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 (the appointment is subjected to receiving funding for the post- application pending)

An exciting opportunity for a Development Officer has arisen with LINKnet Mentoring Limited. We provide mentoring support to minority ethnic people on employability, careers, education and personal development. The post holder will be responsible for the administration and development of our services in our Edinburgh and Lothians projects. This involves promoting our mentoring and recruitment services, and recruiting volunteer mentors and mentees. He/she will be directly responsible to LINKnet Director. The necessary information, support and supervision are available.

Telephone enquiries: 0131 225 7970/0131 261 4463

Closing date: Fri 10 June 2016

Please use the links below to download the application pack:

Mentors wanted

Testimonials

Testimonial 1

Olayinka Dada:
"I came in contact with LINKnet Mentoring Ltd through a family friend. And my first day at LINKnet was really welcoming and pleasant..."

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Testimonial 2

Pepita Gomez:
"I arrived in Edinburgh in Aug 2014 with my daughter. Our English was poor. I started learning English in a class that was conducted by an association."

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Testimonial 3

Russell Dadzie:
"I was introduced to LINKnet Mentoring by a friend who had received mentoring a couple of years ago."

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Current Funders

Scottish Government

Scottish Government's Promoting Equality and Community Cohesion Fund & Scottish Government's Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund

 

European Social Fund

European Social Fund

 

The City of Edinburgh Councils One City Trust

The City of Edinburgh Councils One City Trust