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FutureMe Mentors

FutureMe Mentors

Becoming a FutureMe Mentor is an exciting opportunity to inspire young people in the North East to consider higher education as an option for them.

What is a FutureMe Mentor?

You will be part of a regional team delivering face-to-face mentoring sessions to students in Years 9, 10 and 11.

The programme is being run by the North East Collaborative Outreach Programme (NECOP), which is a government funded project aiming to increase the number of young people entering higher education by 2020. NECOP involves all colleges and universities in the North East Region, working together to promote higher education opportunities.

FutureMe Mentors will work in all NECOP schools supporting students in Year 9 -11 through a structured programme of aspiration raising workshops.  All content and materials for the sessions will be provided.  Mentoring for Year 9, 10 and 11 will involve small group sessions and Year 9 mentoring will also include one to one sessions. All sessions will take place in school.

Your Responsibilities

You will deliver face-to-face mentoring in school to students in Years 9-11. As part of your role, you may also have the opportunity to support in the delivery of other FutureMe events, both in schools and on campus. 

Mentors will be required to commit at least 5 hours per week.

Job Description and Person Specification


How to Apply

The deadline for applications is 12.00pm (noon) on Friday 11 October 2019.

Interviews will be taking place on Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 October 2019, and successful candidates will be required to attend a compulsory, paid training session on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December 2019. Please note: you must be able to attend both days of training. 

Successful candidates are legally required to provide identification for Right to Work (RtW) and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks before they attend the compulsory training session. Details on documents to be provided for DBS checks can be found here, and for RTW checks here (see Annex A).

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