- Posted by Chris Lincoln
- On 22nd November 2016
One of our new Health Mentors is urging enthusiastic and outgoing role models to consider ‘one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet’.
Mollie Griffiths, 21, graduated with a BA in Early Childhood Studies from Birmingham City University this year. When her student careers service recommended she apply to Evolve for a Health Mentor role, she initially didn’t consider it as an option.
“I had an idea of working in play therapy, so health mentoring wasn’t really on my radar,” Mollie says.
“But when I went to the interview with Evolve the role had everything I was interested in. The focus and aim is to get children active and improve their personal development. This is something I am passionate about.
“Now I am helping children become healthier and every day I see what the positive impact I am making on children’s lives, now and for the future. I go home and I am happy.” Mollie works as a Health Mentor at Blakesley Hall Primary School in Stechford, Birmingham.
Mollie is applying aspects of her university course to her job, but this is being reinforced through the Level 4 Short Course for Health Mentors at Newman University in Birmingham that all Evolve recruits attend.
One year into the job, Jeevan Chagger looks forward to going to work every day. He leads a team of six Health Mentors at Nansen School in Birmingham, which improved dramatically from an ‘inadequate’ school to ‘good’ in an Ofsted report.
“We are making such a difference,” Jeevan says. “I know at least one moment every day when a child with not much to be happy about will smile. That is so rewarding. And the school values us too.”
There are currently vacancies in Birmingham and Nottingham. Opportunities will soon be available in London and other regions of the UK. Outstanding role models who can inspire the next generation to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives can find out more.