Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council*
£21k pa
27 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The project is receiving up to £34 million of funding made up of £17 million European Social Fund and £17 million
Youth Employment Initiative, plus match funding of up to £8m from the Big Lottery Fund and funding from partners

Talent Match is a Black Country wide Lottery funded project that is in the process of securing additional funding through the European Social Fund (ESF). The project is led by young people, with significant input from businesses. The project focuses on18-24 year olds facing barriers to progression and who have been ‘NEET' for at least 6 months and 25-29 year olds with specific barriers, supporting them to move nearer and into employment. To meet demand we are recruiting additional post as detailed below to ensure there is sufficient coverage and support for young people across the Black Country.

Key delivery partners include; BCTG, Dudley College, Gazebo Theatre, and YMCA Black Country Group (Walsall and Wolverhampton). All posts are subject to funding.


  • £21k pa
  • Posts based with partner organisations in Wolverhampton

Mentors will provide intensive person centred support, guiding young people through support mechanisms and into employment or self-employment. Our focus is on the following thematic groups: young offenders; young carers/parents; travelling families; disabled young people; young people engaged in substance misuse; those who are homeless. Mentors will work on a ratio of 10:1 and will be expected to adopt a solutions focused approach alongside the young people they will be working with.

All employees need to work to the ethos and values of the host organisation recruited to. This post offer an important opportunity to be part of a project that aims to ensure that all young people are supported to fulfil their full potential, placing them and businesses at the centre of the solution.

For a job description and application pack, please download them from our website by the “Apply” button on this page.

Please note CVs will not be accepted. Previous applicants who have applied for the Mentor posts need not apply.

We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Closing date: Monday 15th May 2017 at 2pm.
Interviews will take place during June/July 2017.

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