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Area Engagement/ Mentoring Officer

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House. Freeth Street PO Box 2374. Oldbury B69 3DE.
Band E SCP 18-25 (£29,269 - £33,945 per annum) pro rata
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Local Councils
Job Type
Education - non-schools based
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Full-Time, Part-Time

Job Details

The post is fixed term to the 31st March 2025 due to project Funding

We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and flexible individual to work with young people aged 16-19 who are NEET (not in education, employment or training) including those from priority vulnerable groups e.g. young offenders, LAC and young people with SEND.  There may also be opportunities to engage with potential NEET young people before they leave school.

You will have a track record of being able to engage, mentor and coach NEET young people into education, training and employment.

We are looking for someone with good interpersonal skills and able to develop and maintain positive working relationships with young people including those who may be exhibit a lack of motivation or mental health issues.

You will have the Level 3 in Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) or equivalent e.g. careers guidance, social work, mentoring. 

Connexions Sandwell provides independent careers information, advice, guidance, and support to young people aged 13-19 (up to 25 for those young people with special educational needs or disabilities) to help them make realistic and informed choices about learning, employment and training and has a statutory responsibility to support the participation in learning of all young people until their 18th birthday.

We support young people through their Post 16 transition from school and progression into education, employment or training.

The service is targeted at those most at risk of becoming NEET and those who are NEET. Connexions, on behalf of the Local Authority, have a statutory responsibility to support the participation in learning of all young people until their 18th birthday.

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit

Click here to find out more about our One Team Framework: Values and Behaviours

To apply please download the application and return to:

Supporting Documents for Area Engagement/ Mentoring Officer


Who are we?

Sandwell is situated at the very heart of the West Midlands, just a stone’s throw from Birmingham. A large, diverse, metropolitan borough, Sandwell offers exciting opportunities for all in a friendly, supportive environment.

Why work for us?

  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits scheme, which includes:
  • An exclusive retail discounts portal
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes, technology and car parking
  • An employee assistance and counselling service
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • A wide variety of learning and development opportunities
  • Flexi-time working
  • A variety of leave schemes including carers, compassionate, maternity and paternity
  • Volunteering scheme

Your career at Sandwell Council

We offer something for everyone, with an incredibly wide range of career opportunities, at any stage of your career, from apprentices to senior managers.

Whether your focus is a support service, such as Finance, Human Resources, Legal or ICT, or a frontline service, such as Social Care, Planning & Regeneration, Housing or Leisure, it’s worth looking at what Sandwell has to offer.

Our plans for the future

Our Vision 2030 shows just how committed we are to creating the best future possible for our communities and for the people who live and work in Sandwell. 

We’re a progressive organisation, and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but we know there’s much more to do to make our vision. For more information on our plans for the future see our dedicated vision 2030 page;

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit;

For information on our Values and Behaviours, please visit:

To view a copy of the Local Government Career Guide, please visit;

Company info
0121 569 3300
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
West Midlands
B69 3BS

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