Modern Slavery Mentor - East County Durham

The mentoring programme vision is to champion and support people who have experienced exploitation.
This role offers an exciting opportunity for you to support someone;
- feel championed and empowered
- build confidence
- feel ownership of their own development
- feel established in community
You will volunteer with a fellow mentor to support a mentee to establish goals as well as provide practical guidance and support for the individual to achieve them.


Over 12 months, during fortnightly sessions you will support the client to identify and establish goals. Provide the client with tools and techniques to navigate a pathway to achieve their goals. Provide practical support to the client where appropriate (eg signposting). Liaise with the client and fellow mentor to arrange safe and suitable meeting places.
Liaise with the client and fellow mentor to plan fortnightly meeting time and day.
Debrief with your fellow mentor after each meeting and provide a brief written record of the discussion for the mentoring Coordinator. Work with your fellow mentor to model ‘healthy community’. Manage own and clients’ refreshment expenses and reimbursement.

Skills & Qualities

A passion for transforming the lives of people who have been affected by modern slavery. Sensitive interpersonal and social skills. Ability to keep confidences. Reliability and good time keeping. Commitment to safeguarding and a willingness to raise concerns where necessary. Experience of supporting others navigating new situations and achieving goals. Ability to build strong and professional relationship with fellow mentor and client. Access to car/public transport and flexibility around location to meet at.

When & Where?

Further details of the location will be given to successful applicants. Sessions are fortnightly during the day.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

A drink is reimbursed for the session for each person.
Volunteer induction & training including ilearn courses (Safeguarding, Data Protection and Diversity, Equality & Inclusion).
Mentoring Handbook & Guides.

Volunteer Benefits

Supporting someone on their journey to freedom.
Regular training to help upskill you in your role.
Being a part of the Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery movement.

Other Information

This role is open to men and women but we are specifically looking for a male to be apart of the trio.

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Hours: 2 hours, fortnightly, over 12 months Type: Advice & Guidance, Immigrants/Refugees, Mentoring/Befriending

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