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Job Category
Children Services | Support, Advice and Guidance
Havering, East London
£26,443 - £32,452
Closing date
Contract type
Fixed Term
Total hours per week

“Shaw Trust promotes team spirit, inclusiveness and it is an organisation where everybody is somebody. I am proud to be part of this great organisation.”

At Shaw Trust we believe everyone has the right to live a decent and dignified life and an opportunity for rewarding work. We are a social purpose organisation challenging inequality and breaking down barriers to enable social mobility.

For us being part of the solution is about creating the conditions for this to happen, advocating and delivering services that make a real difference. Working in partnership not competition, we are part of an eco-system of purpose-led organisations, striving for a fairer, more equal society centred on opportunity for all.


As a Resilience and Wellbeing Mentor at Shaw Trust, your primary purpose is to provide mentoring support to young people, facilitating a successful transition from year 6 to 7 and year 11 to 12. Operating within the Adapt Belong Achieve (ABA) program in Havering, you will work closely with primary, secondary, and post-16 education providers, addressing the unique needs of learners facing additional barriers, such as those at risk of exclusion, with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), or from low-income families. Your role will also involve supporting peer mentors recruited and trained to assist young people within educational establishments.


You will have:

  • Qualification or a willingness to work towards Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring or equivalent
  • Demonstrable evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Experience of carrying out assessments of young people’s needs and developing programmes of support tailored to meet them
  • Experience of working with young people in formal or informal settings

This is a fixed term contract for 17 months.

Download the Job Description for full details.


You will be based within Havering, East London

Employee Benefits

As an employee of Shaw Trust  as well as positively impacting people’s lives, 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), MANaging Network
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including internal support, employee assistance programme and health cash plan
  • Opportunity to request flexible working from day one 

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.

In addition;

  • 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.

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