Catalyse Change CIC are recruiting mentors to help them inspire and empower girls and young women as confident, resilient change makers. As in addition to their Catalyst Bootcamp and workshops they also connect young women with a mentor and network of professional female role models.
As a mentor, you’ll be a professional working in sustainability who wants to make a difference, to the life of a young woman who wants to be a change maker. In order to inspire and inform her about sustainability, the career opportunities and to help support her own education and career pathway
Who are we? Catalyse Change CIC is a Bristol-based social enterprise supporting girls and young women (GYW) to develop sustainability skills and knowledge for ‘healthy, happy and green’ communities, careers and planet. Our Catalyst Programme provides them with the inspiration, confidence, and skills they need to be confident and resilient change makers. It is for GYW who are interested in a career in sustainability but aren’t yet sure how to achieve it.
What does it involve? To provide one-to-one support for 3-6 months – a minimum of 2 hours per month – to a young woman who is looking to pursue a green education and career, but not currently sure how to achieve it. The role involves:
A monthly meeting with a young woman
To provide her with support to move towards employment, education or training
Support her to identify goals and targets to work towards
Empower her make her own decisions about her development
Signpost her to other organisations for support.
What is mentoring? A mentor has become synonymous with a trusted friend, adviser, teacher, wise person; the Oxford Dictionary describing it as; “experienced and trusted adviser.” Mentoring has been established as a tool / process to help individuals reach their potential. However for most the process is informal and and is defined by the mentor assisting the mentee to discover something new about their potential and their self.
What is the impact? You can help a young woman to understand the potential career opportunities and pathways to achieving them, to help her clarify and be accountable to her goals, to sharpen her CV or interviewing technique, build her confidence and support her into the next stage of her professional life.
What is the time commitment? Ideally, a Mentor is expected to commit to around two hours per month for up to six months. Also we are running a half day mentor training event on 19th June in central Bristol, it would be useful – although not essential – for you to attend this.
What support is provided? Rhian Sherrington, an experienced Executive Career Coach and founder of Women in Sustainability Network (WINS), will be running our initial training session along with an interim video conference call to share tools, insights and learning. Catalyse Change will provide ongoing support during the delivery of the mentoring programme.
To apply to be a mentor – or for more information – contact Traci Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org For more information visit www.catalysechange.com
Catalyse Change mentoring programme objectives
Provide up-to-date information about sustainability sector and the career opportunities.
Connect young women (14-24 yrs) with a mentor and professional female role models.
Teach practical ‘softer’ skills for employability e.g. team working, clear communication.
Support young women to realise their ambitions and discover their self-worth.
Provide practical skills to increase their confidence and resilience.
Develop their capacity to shape their world and their future.