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Job: SASP Jump Start Mentor - Area: mainly Taunton Deane and Sedgemoor

Location: SASP Offices, Castle Road, Chelston Business Centre, Wellington TA21 9JQ, TA21 9JQ
Salary: £18,000 to £21,000 pro rata
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Closes: 12:00pm - Mon 15 March, 2021
Interview Date: Mon 22nd March, 2021
Contact Name: Laura Dyke
Contact Telephone: 01823 653990
Contact Email: ldyke@sasp.co.uk

Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership is seeking an individual with a passion for making a difference to young peoples lives using sport as a tool to increase self esteem, aspiration and help create new belonging environments. You may be a coach, trainer or mentor with a passion for Physical Activity. The successful individual will need to be organised, determined and understand the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences. The role will work with SASP's very successful Jump Start team and work with both 1:1 and groups of targeted young people and their families. You will need to enjoy and relate to all young people and work alongside other organisations such as sports clubs, schools, the police etc.

The Jump Start Sports programme aims to work with young people aged 8 to 18 years through sport and physical activity who have had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) through difficult family or school experiences and may be at risk of or involved with school exclusion, anti-social or criminal behaviour or need support due to other circumstances. The project will support young people to foster a more positive view of themselves, raise aspirations and provide safe, fun and purposeful environments for them to enjoy, make new friends and achieve on a personal level.

The project is twofold; the Jump Start Clubs programme which are targeted weekly diversionary club sessions for young people to attend and the Jump Start Mentor programme which offers a countywide 1:1 service to support young people to raise self-esteem and aspiration to make positive choices through joining specific sports clubs or other physically active community groups.

Key to the success of the project is employing mentors who have the ability to engage with young people, some who might be inactive and disengaged, many who do not access any regular clubs or activities. The mentor's role is to support them to grow their confidence and self-esteem as well as develop appropriate friendships through sports activities and through the mentoring, understand their worth and grow their aspiration. We need people who understand the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and are keen to develop their own skills and knowledge but also have a positive attitude to the potential of young people to grow and change into amazing adults through difficult times in their lives. Many of the young people lack positive male role models in their life.

At present SASP has a number of female mentors and only one male mentor.

Apply Now

If you are interested in applying please either submit your CV with a cover letter saying why you would be suitable for the role or complete the application below and send to enquiries@sasp.co.uk by 15 March 2021.


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