Children and young person's mentor - Renfrewshire Attain

  • VO77729


The Attain service offers a flexible, relationship-based mentoring service to support the attainment needs of Renfrewshire’s care experienced children and young people. At Aberlour, we believe that all children deserve to flourish. We listen: Our services are tailored to help each child, young person or family to be the very best they can be. We support them to overcome significant challenges and we offer support at the earliest opportunity: Giving children the best possible start in life is at the heart of everything we do. Our vision is to transform the lives of the children and families we work with and, through this, contribute to building a fairer and more equal society.We are looking for volunteer mentors to support care experienced children and young people across Renfrewshire who will encourage them to value education and have high aspirations for their future.

Organisation aims and objectives

Aberlour is the largest, solely Scottish, children’s charity and we provide help to over 6000 of Scotland’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families each year. Our aim is to help those children most in need, working with as many children and families as our resources allow in the areas of: • Children and families affected by disability • Children and families affected by drugs and alcohol • Young People at Risk • Parent and Child Development Our mission is to improve the lives of Scotland's children and young people. The Trust shall have the following Charitable Purposes (the Charitable Purposes): (a) to provide, maintain and promote care, accommodation, support, training and/or services for: (i) children and young persons who are in need of care, protection, assistance and/ or training; (ii) in exceptional circumstances, those who were previously children or young persons assisted by the Trust who remain vulnerable and/or disadvantaged and therefore remain in need of care, protection, assistance and/ or training; and (iii) vulnerable and/or disadvantaged adults whose assistance by the Trust will provide care, protection and/or assistance to children and young persons; and (b) to provide, maintain and promote education, training, consultancy, research and information: (i) for the beneficiaries listed in (a), as may be required to meet their specific educational and physical needs; (ii) for current and prospective individuals and agencies involved, whether through the Trust or otherwise, with issues relating principally to the types of beneficiaries listed in (a); and (iii) for members of the public generally and decision-makers about the activities of the Trust and issues arising therefrom.










Frequency and commitment details

• Days, evenings or weekends • Each meeting lasts for approximately 2-4 hours • Visits will be weekly/fortnightly depending on the needs of the child/young person • Minimum commitment of 12 months is required • One hour every 4/6 weeks for supervision.


Due to Health and Safety requirements you must be at least 18 years of age. For all roles involving regulated work with children and/or protected adults, Aberlour will require the applicant complete a PVG application.
Experience required: • A knowledge of some of the issues affecting care experienced children and young people • Ability to encourage and motivate children and young people • Ability to work well with children and young people in a supportive way • Good listening skills • Ability to relate to children and young people and to be able to see things from their point of view • Positivity and enthusiasm
Travel details: Within the Renfrewshire area.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses will be paid for outings and travel.
Training details: High quality mentor training, child protection and role specific training