what is creative mentoring?

Creative Mentoring, pioneered by Derbyshire County Council’s Virtual School and The Amber Factory, is a one-to-one approach to working with identified children and young people who are experiencing vulnerabilities and/or disadvantage. The majority of the children and young people we work with are care experienced or have a Social Worker for other needs, however we also work with children and young people at risk of offending, who are involved in mental health services, or who are struggling to engage in education.

Creative Mentoring aims to develop a child or young person’s sense of self, purpose and belonging by broadening a world of opportunities through the creative practice of a Creative Mentor.

about the role

We are looking for Creative Mentors who are living and/or working in and around Staffordshire and Rutland to support our work with Staffordshire County Council and Rutland County Council. For the full list of specific areas, please download the Service Specification.

For our work in Rutland County Council, we will be working with Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) also known as Children from Overseas. Whilst it isn’t an essential criterion, it would be useful to know as part of your application if you speak any other languages such as Arabic, Pashto or Persian.

The main cohort of children and young people we will be working with across both projects will likely be 11+. Please bear this in mind for your application.

how to apply

If you are interested in becoming one of our Creative Mentors at The Mighty Creatives, please download the Service Specification and Supporting Info documents, along with the application form, and submit a completed application form outlining your experience against the provider specification.

Applications should be sent to recruitment@themightycreatives.com by 9am on Wednesday 24th January.

want to know more?

If you are considering applying to join our pool of Creative Mentors, we encourage you to attend our free Briefing for Creative Mentor Applicants on Wednesday 17th January, 15:00-17:00. This online briefing will provide information to prospective applicants about the role, responsibilities, and the process. Book onto the briefing session below.

Creative Mentor Service Specification 376.60 KB
Creative Mentor Supporting Info344.82 KB
Creative Mentor Application Form486.05 KB