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GET INFORMED: Become a mentor

We're looking for people willing to volunteer a minimum of 8 hours over a 6-12 month period as GET INFORMED mentors.

Applicants need to have:

  • Good understanding of social enterprise and/or charity governance
  • Experience of working in or with charities and social enterprises
  • Good current knowledge of social investment
  • Good understanding of the roles and responsibilities of charity trustees and/or social enterprise non-executive directors with regards to finance, investment and associated risks
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to listen effectively with understanding and empathy
  • Ability to adapt knowledge to new settings

Applicants might also have:

  • Experience of being a trustee or NED of a charity or social enterprise
  • Experience of raising or supporting process of social investment
  • Good networks who can also be utilised to bring added value knowledge and experience
  • Previous experience of mentoring (not necessarily in this field)

If you're interested in becoming a mentor, please sign up to the GET INFORMED campaign to receive information on next steps. 

Resources for mentors 

Mentoring is peer support in the form of sharing knowledge, skills, experience and personal opinion. Here are some useful tips and guidance for effective mentoring: 

View our webinar offering a useful framework to help you approach conversations wth your mentee: