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Reference: 58908

Date Added: 5 January 2017
Closing Date: 5 February 2017

Job Title: Mentors

Working For: Afghanistan and Central Asian Association

Location: London

Charity Number: 1096908

Salary: None

Job Details

When you were young, did you know how to study for a test or prepare for an interview? Do you remember looking for your first job fresh out of university or drafting your first professional CV?

Simple things that may seem easy or straightforward to you now, may be a challenge to young immigrants and recent refugees.

Mentors can help bridge knowledge and linguistic gaps and provide life-changing support to smart, dedicated students and professionals.

Afghanistan and Central Asian Association’s Mentorship Program
To help clients find work and better integrate into local communities, ACAA runs a popular South London mentorship program that connects leaders in law, business and public service with up-and-coming students and professionals from the diaspora community.

About Us: Afghanistan and Central Asian Association
Afghanistan and Central Asian Association is dynamic London charity that serves UK’s Afghan and Central Asian diaspora. Through its Deptford offices, ACAA assists more than six thousand members of London’s refugee population. As a frontline service for immigrants, refugees and the marginalized, ACAA experiences first-hand the needs of and challenges faced by the community it serves.

You as a Mentor
As an ACAA mentor you will have the opportunity to share your expertise and give back to your local community. You will meet twice monthly with a gifted young mentee or professional for a dedicated period of four months, and will:

  • Share your expert insight and guidance;
  • Teach professional and interpersonal skills;
  • Practice real-world job situations;
  • Further self-confidence and self-belief in your mentee; and
  • Help him/her better access networks and opportunities throughout your mentoring journey. 

Special Skills
In 2017 we are particularly looking for a committed mentor for a smart and dedicated multi-lingual former security expert with thirteen years of job experience. This talented mentee has proficient IT skills in English (Word, Email and some Excel) and has recently dedicated many hours to serving the diaspora community as a volunteer teacher.

ACAA would now like to help him in turn.

If you are a seasoned professional with excellent interpersonal skills, an open and non-judgmental personality and time to meet with your mentee twice a month, we would love to hear from!

W4MP Note:
The role being advertised is a voluntary one. As such, there are no set hours and responsibilities and you should be free to come and go as you wish. If the post demands set hours and/or has a specific job description you may be deemed to be a ‘worker’ and be covered by National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage legislation. See http://www.w4mp.org/jobs-listings-events/jobs/
advertising-jobs-with-w4mp/volunteers/what-is-the-national-minimum-wage/
for more information about National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.

Closing Date: 5 February 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.

Application Details

Please, send your CV and a short cover letter to mentoring@afghanistan-central-asian.org.uk.

We will endeavor to reply to all applicants within two weeks of applying.

Website: http://acaa.org.uk/

Additional Notes