Parental Employment Support Mentor

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Are you looking for a rewarding way of sharing your experiences and life skills in order to make a positive impact in your community and help tackle child poverty? This is the opportunity for you!

Part of the Parental Employment Support (PES) programme, Project Scotland is now recruiting volunteer mentors to support an individual in their community to overcome barriers they face in sustaining jobs or progressing in work.

Our PES mentors offer one-to-one support to a local parent (mentee) they are matched with for 1 hour every 1-2 weeks. This role will involve getting to know your mentee and the challenges they may face, discussing their future goals, sharing your own experiences or skills and ultimately champion them to progress in life and work.

Our volunteers do not need to have any specific career experience or qualification – just a positive and empathetic mindset and a passion for helping others to succeed.

Organisation aims and objectives

Project Scotland helps young people between 16 and 30 to achieve their goals via volunteering for a 3rd sector organisation. Project Scotland also works with partners across Scotland on different projects and initiatives, supporting and empowering people to get on in life.










Mentoring relationships will be flexible to the needs and availability of both mentor and mentee. We would suggest relationships last for 4 months at an absolute minimum but there is no upper limit on when they should end (This will be determined by mutual agreement between mentor and mentee) We suggest 1 hour meetings take place on a weekly or fortnightly basis to provide consistency and allow both parties to get the most out of the sessions together.


All mentees/participants will be 18 or above and so for a 'peer or senior' mentoring model, mentors will also be 18 or above.
Experience required: Required: Personal experience of being employed/ an employer and the processes that occur leading up to and within this Beneficial: Understanding of the challenges that juggling family and work life can bring. Empathetic, positive, non judgemental Interested in improving their own leadership/coaching skills.
Travel details: Dundee. Currently digital meetings will be held to adhere to covid-19 restrictions but when allowed, mentoring will resume face to face in community if preferred e.g. agreed public meeting spaces, coffee shops, library etc.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses will be reimbursed appropriately where agreed e.g. mileage, public transport, coffees bought at mentoring sessions etc.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: If you'd like to find out more, we can get in touch 1:1 with an information session, tell you more about the project and mentoring role and answer any questions you may have.
Training details: Mentors will be provided with training to prepare them and ensure confidence in getting started.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.