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Business Mentor

Prince's Trust Cymru

Conwy Volunteer Centre

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]Teaching and Training, Marketing / PR and Media, Youth Work


How being a Business Mentor can benefit volunteers The role will give you the opportunity to: Develop mentoring skills Develop skills and knowledge relating to working with young people Develop knowledge of the issues facing small businesses Be involved in a small business venture Take on a new challenge and make a difference to young people’s lives Mentoring on the Enterprise Programme The Enterprise Programme supports unemployed 18 to 30-year-olds interested in self employment to explore and test their ideas, write plans and start their own businesses or achieve alternative outcomes in employment, education, training or work. The role is about guidance. It involves helping young people to find and translate information, understand problems, identify solutions and implement action plans. It is not about you providing solutions, but guiding young people to find their own. The role of a business mentor is to develop good working relationships with the young people.


Checklist:

/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults

/ Required to use own vehicle

/ Required to use own vehicle insurance



Premises type: Public Places- to be agreed between the volunteer and young people.


Public transport: Bus route

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Is this role flexible? Hours to be decided


Min hours expected per week: 0 hours


Min period of commitment: Up to 24 months

Requirements: An awareness of the challenges facing small businesses, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, especially listening skills, a non-judgemental, patient, positive and supportive attitude, reliability and understanding of the importance of maintaining professional boundaries in a mentoring relationship.


Support offered:

/ Induction/ Peer support/ Mentoring/buddying/ Social events/meetings


Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ Alone/ With paid staff


Training provided: All volunteers are required to attend a minimum of two days of mandatory training covering working with our young people and mentoring skills, as well as additional training and on-going refresher training as required. All volunteers will also undergo an annual review.

Age requirements: 18+


Selection procedures:

/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ Formal interview/ References


"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:

/ Transport

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