Support London’s frontline youth workers

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Thanks to the Mayor’s office and the Violence Reduction Unit in London, we are working with some of the most inspirational youth workers in the capital who are tackling youth violence by working with young people

They have recently joined our Rise Up Leadership Programme to build their personal and professional skills and to develop themselves as future youth sector leaders. To help them make sense of the programme they are assigned mentors who have experience in the youth sector.

We are seeking mentors who are able to provide advice, guidance and a listening ear to one or more of our participants. 

What is mentoring, and why you?

Mentors are there to support, challenge and encourage our youth workers to Rise Up and thrive as skilled and thoughtful youth sector leaders. Often the best mentors are those who initially wouldn’t put themselves forward but if you are an experienced youth worker or leader in the charity sector we know you’d have a huge impact on our youth workers. 

What we are looking for

If you have experience as a leader in the charity sector or as a senior youth worker, youth worker manager, direcitr or CEO then we’d love to hear from you. Irrespective of job titles, you will ideally have: 

  • Experience of the youth sector and/or experience of setting up and running your own charitable or social enterprise organisation 
  • desire to develop others and to willingly give your time and energy to support a youth worker on their personal and professional development journey 
  • Some experience of mentoring staff or young people

Get involved

You can sign up to be a mentor here. If Rise Up works for you then we will match you with a participant based on your skills and their preferences. This programme is completely virtual and online, so you will develop your mentoring relationship virtually.

We are asking Rise Up mentors to commit to 6 sessions of up to an hour between March 2020 and August 2021 (six hours in total), plus some training with London Youth.

With 100 youth workers on Rise Up, we’d love for mentors to take on more than one mentee. Please indicate how many youth workers you can mentor in the application form.

The deadline to apply is Friday 5th March 


You will be supported by the delivery team at London Youth who will be there to support you and your mentee to make the most of the mentoring relationship. We believe that once you have met and attended the training, you will be off on an amazing journey of exploration and curiosity together.

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Our partnership

The programme is designed and delivered in partnership with Leap Confronting Conflict who bring expertise in delivering specialist training, and Clore Social Leadership who have an established third-sector leadership development model.