Why become a Health Mentor?
Working with Children
Your chance to gain highly competitive employment working with children in a forward thinking, respected and caring organisation
You do not have to specialise and can follow multiple interests in child development, education, health, physical activity, nutrition and psychology
You will be part of a great team of like-minded individuals who share your passion for improving children’s lives and making the world a better place
You will achieve qualifications that will help you to perform better in the Health Mentor role, enhance your CV and develop your future career prospects
Make a Difference
Not many jobs give you the satisfaction of going home each day with a smile on your face knowing that you have made a difference to a child’s life
Access to Teaching Career
Health Mentors are viewed very favourably by universities and teaching school alliances when applying for teacher training because they have excellent experience of working in schools
Evolve never stands still and is always looking to innovate with exciting new programmes, partnerships and opportunities for its team to enjoy and benefit from
Evolve is proud to be a social enterprise that reinvests most of its profits into growth to support more vulnerable children and reach new geographical areas
Health Mentors benefit from coaching and development support in the same way that children do who attend our programmes with Evolve practising what it preaches
You will be given lots of responsibility, autonomy and challenge in the Health Mentor role that will develop your leadership, independence problem-solving skills
Most Health Mentors benefit from more than one place of work each week with a dual-school deployment being the norm, meaning that you get to meet many more people
Do you have what it takes?
Being a Health Mentor is a rewarding job. You get to make a real difference to the lives of children you support. You are trained to a high level to ensure that you have the necessary skills and experience for this demanding role. You are supported by an amazing team of like-minded professionals who are as equally committed as you are.
Being a Health Mentor is a challenging job. You work with vulnerable children who often reject your input, initially. You work in stressful environments and are often isolated with no Evolve colleagues alongside you on a daily basis. The salary is not amazing and you do not have the holidays as school staff.
If you are still committed to becoming a Health Mentor and think that you have what it takes then please read on.
This list of personal attributes is what we look for in all team members and what we try to develop in children and young people using all of our programmes.
We are currently looking for outstanding candidates to become Health Mentors in Nottingham, Newark and Mansfield. The enquiry form is below should you wish to express interest in either of these roles.
If you are not based in any of these areas but are committed to join our team, either as a Health Mentor or in a different capacity, please contact us using the same form below and tell us what you have in mind.
Training and Support
Health Mentors benefit from unrivalled training and support whilst in the role. Children only get one chance at education and childhood so we need to ensure that our team is skilled, confident and supported from Day 1.
Level 4 Course in Health Mentoring
This is our 9-month long induction programme that is accredited by a university partner and worth 60 credits
Your Regional Manager will support you in every way possible including regular observations, progress reviews and goal setting
You will have the opportunity to meet regional colleagues on a termly basis to share best practice and learn from experienced Health Mentors
Annual Staff Conference
This takes place in August every year to celebrate achievements, share successes and learn about new developments for the forthcoming year
All employees have the opportunity to join Evolve's Peer Mentoring Programme to coach and/or be coached by respected colleagues
Level 7 in Work Based Learning (Health Mentor)
This masters degree course (available as MSc or MA) is the perfect opportunity to gain a higher level qualification whilst employed