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MentorMe Project Manager – Circa £30,000 pro-rata


This is temporary position to cover a maternity leave and will commence in January 2024


MentorMe Project Manager– Maternity Cover – Starting January 2024

Circa £30,000 pro-rata


Sixty-One is a Bristol-based charity that aims to support people with a criminal conviction to lead meaningful crime-free lives. We do this by providing the relational and practical support that prison-leavers need.  As a charity inspired by Christian values, we also seek to inspire, engage and equip the church and individual Christians to join our work as a practical expression of Jesus’s love for people on the margins.


Sixty-One is looking for a Project Manager for a maternity cover to manage its MentorMe mentoring project for people with a criminal conviction. This position is for 28 hours a week (ideally worked over 5 days).


The successful candidate will head up a three-person team that identifies suitable mentees (who have a criminal conviction) from within prison and community settings. The team then pairs suitable mentees with volunteer mentors whom they have trained from the churches of Greater Bristol.  The team manages and supports these mentor-mentee relationships to help to empower and encourage positive change in the mentees’ lives.


This position will involve managing and supervising a team of three Project Liaison Officers (caseworkers) as well as managing the MentorMe aspect of the Office Manager’s role. Where applicable, you will also be required to directly case manage mentor-mentee relationships.


The role also involves delivering 3 training courses a year (alongside the rest of the team) to potential mentors, and then helping to assess individuals’ suitability for mentoring and processing them as volunteers.  


With the CEO, you will be responsible for the welfare, reputation and development of the MentorMe project.  As project lead, you will be responsible for providing ongoing support and supervision to our 70+ volunteers. This will involve organising and delivering a number of events each year including additional training sessions, one-to-one supervision sessions and group supervisions.


You will organise and deliver MentorMe celebration events and one MentorMe volunteer celebration event each year. You will also carry out activities to support both mentors and mentees and Sixty-One’s wider purposes as required from time to time.


You will join a small, friendly and committed team (6 staff) based in our central Bristol office, as well as having meetings in the prison, community and other professional environments.


Excellent people and mentoring skills, team leadership, management, networking, perseverance and problem-solving skills are key qualities we will look for in this role as well as great presentation skills, good attention to detail, record-keeping skills and the ability to calmly and effectively deal with safeguarding matters.


It will also be important for the successful candidate to have or be able to make good connections with local churches and have a mature personality. 


You will need access to a car for travel to community and prison-based meetings.


Candidates are welcome irrespective of their faith background.  However, the successful candidate will need to be sympathetic to our values as an organisation and be willing to work closely with and seek to inspire churches who support our work.


To apply please download an application form. Please complete this, along with an equalities monitoring form, and return by midnight on 09/11/2023 (applications can be sent by post or email to It is important to refer to the person specification in the job description when completing section five of the application form. Interviews will be held in the w/c Tuesday 21st November 2023.

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