Cognitive Behavioural Mentor

Job Category
Children and Family Services
starting at £27,322
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week

Cognitive Behavioural Mentor

We are expanding our Information, Advice and Guidance services for young people in London with our ‘Spark Change’ programme, funded by Greater London Authority (GLA) and European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF).

As Cognitive Behavioural Mentor you will provide mentoring to a caseload of young people aged 15-24 accessing our services to help them to change the way they think about themselves and their future to help them to make positive steps forward. Delivering up to 6 sessions with each young person, you will help to challenge young people’s perception of themselves working collaboratively to identify any barriers to reaching their full potential.

We welcome applications from candidates wishing to work full or part time.


You will have:

  • A diploma in cognitive mentoring or equivalent
  • Experience of successfully applying cognitive behavioural approaches with young people
  • Experience of developing effective relationships with a range of stakeholders including young people, employers, and colleagues
  • Experience, understanding and empathy with the lives of young people

This is a great time to join Shaw Trust as we grow our Information, Advice and Guidance services for young people in London. Download the Job Description for full details.

Occasionally you may be required to work during the evening or on a Saturday, for example if a young person’s event is taking place during an evening or on a Saturday. In this instance you will be able to take time back in lieu of hours worked.


Hybrid working with a mix of office, home and community working. Our service will cover the London Boroughs of Bexley, Brent, Hackney, Harrow and Havering.

Salary: starting at £27,322.00

Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Employee Benefits

As well as helping to make a positive difference to the lives of young people, as an employee of Shaw Trust you will have access to the following benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays), with incremental increases post 3 years’ service up to 28 days, and the option to purchase additional holiday
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave each year
  • An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months
  • Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate
  • Access to a suite of learning and development opportunities including paid for apprenticeship and masters’ levels qualifications, and management development programmes
  • Opportunities to connect with our employee diversity networks (LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disability Equality Network, Women’s Network)
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including internal support, employee assistance programme and health cash plan

Our Strategy

To find out more about Shaw Trusts aims in our 2030 Strategic Directive available here: 

Join a diverse and inclusive organisation

Shaw Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career:

  • We are proud to be certified as an employer who meets the National Equality Standard, the accepted standard for inclusiveness in business across the UK.
  • We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme. 
  • Living our values, we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion.

If you have accessibility requirements and would like information in a different format, email: to make alternative arrangements. 

Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.