Mentoring Programme Coordinator

Closing date: Thursday 21 October 2021  

Full time or 4 days per week - job share will be considered        

Home-based (London or South East preferred but not essential)

Salary:  £30,000 per annum pro-rata

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Job Description

Cranfield Trust has been providing high calibre management support to frontline voluntary organisations for more than thirty years.  We start new consultancy and mentoring projects with more than 350 charities each year.  20-25% of these are Mentoring projects.

We are looking for a highly capable management professional to join us as a Mentoring Programme Coordinator to oversee our mentoring service.  This person will help us develop our mentoring offer, and, as part of our team, contribute to the continuous improvement of the Cranfield Trust’s services to charities. 

We are committed to enabling charities to be effectively managed and to support people experiencing poverty, disability or social exclusion and are keen to find the right person to join our team.  This role is part of the Operations Team.  It will work alongside the Projects Coordinator and closely with our network of regional Project Managers, who look after consultancy projects throughout England, Wales and Scotland.  You will also develop a close relationship with the volunteer network from within which the Volunteer Mentors come.  

The right candidate will ideally have an excellent range of management skills, including the ability to work with the Chief Executives and Boards of local and regional charities to help them address their mentoring needs through the support of our volunteer consultants. 

You will need to have excellent relationship and influencing skills, to be able to write clearly and produce well defined mentor / mentee assignment briefs, and to present the Trust’s work confidently to potential supporters and partners, whether they are individuals or organisations. 

The Mentoring Programme Coordinator will report to the Head of Consultancy.  As well as their role they will learn the role of the Projects Coordinator so that the two can mutually support each other when necessary, for example, during holidays.  We are therefore looking for a flexible, adaptable team player.

Cranfield Trust has a number of strong partnerships with grant making trusts and foundations.  We have worked with many of our current funders for many years, and we often work together, offering programmes of support to charities receiving funding from a foundation, and management support from the Trust.  The role will look to support all mentoring assignments whether independent or within programmes of work.

Please get in touch if you share our commitment to vital, frontline charities.  The role is home-based but may include travel around the region to meet our volunteers and clients and to our Head Office in Romsey for team meetings and working together.

We are committed to supporting you, your wellbeing and development, to ensure you enjoy working with us.  We offer 25 days / 187.5 hours pro rata plus Bank Holidays, a pension scheme, and opportunities for training and personal development.

How to apply for this role:

If you are interested in joining us, please send a CV and a cover letter, which should outline why the role is of interest to you and your suitability as a candidate for the role. Please send this by email to [email protected] no later than Thursday 21st October 2021. For ease of reference, please write your name and the job role you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

We will schedule first-round interviews during November.

To discuss the post informally, please contact Alice Dabrowska via [email protected]


Registered Charity No: 800072 | Scottish Charity No: SCO40299 | Company No: 2290789 | Telephone No: 01794 830338
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