Role summaries

Below you can have a look at the summer roles we have. Applications have closed for summer 2010. If you wish to be notified when applications open for summer 2011 please email us

Team Leader

Lead a wave of 60 participants and 16 staff through and intensive 3-week summer programme. You must have people leadership experience and calmness under pressure. Ideally, you have residential experience with groups of young people.

We are no longer accepting applications for Team Leaders.

View full role description (PDF): Team Leader 2010

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Senior Mentor

Lead a team of 12 participants and 2 less experienced mentors through a demanding 3-week summer programme. (If you can take part in more than one 3-week programme, that’s great!) You must have experience working with groups of teenagers and managing challenging behaviour. You’ll need flexibility to manage the range of activities your team will undertake and the relational challenges they face. Ideally, you have residential experience with young people.

View full role description (PDF): Senior Mentor 2010

We are no longer accepting applications for Senior Mentors.

Residential Mentor (London only)

You inspire and support groups of young people over a month (July or August) in the summer as they build skills in an area of interest (like sport, performance, film, enterprise or cooking) and use them to serve groups in the community.  Working with a Senior Mentor, you will live with participants in university accommodation and take them out ‘live’ in the community to put their skills to use in the real world.  In September, you re-join two of your teams (one on Saturdays and one on Sundays) and lead them as they deliver their community action projects.  You’ll need energy, creativity and excellent listening skills.  You’ll develop your teamwork and your leadership abilities.

View full role description (PDF): Residential Mentor 2010 (London only)

We are no longer accepting applications for Residential Mentors.

Community Mentor (London only)

You guide and support groups of young people over a month (July or August) in the summer as they assess community needs, chose a project to bring the community together and present their plan to a panel of community experts.  Working with a Senior Mentor, you will help your teams interact with local residents and groups and build communication skills.  In September, you re-join two of your teams (one on Saturdays and one on Sundays) and lead them as they deliver their community action projects. You’ll need energy, good judgment and strong organisational skills.  You’ll develop these as well as project management ability.

View full role description (PDF): Community Mentor 2010 (London only)

We are no longer accepting applications for Community Mentors.

Team Mentor (Birmingham only)

You inspire and support groups of young people over two fortnights in the summer as they use skills like sport, performance, film, enterprise or cooking to serve groups in the community and then go on to assess community needs, chose a project to bring the community together and present their plan to a panel of community experts.  For half the time, you will live with participants in university accommodation.  In September, you re-join your teams (one on Saturdays and one on Sundays) and lead them as they deliver their community action projects.  You’ll need energy, creativity and organisational skills.  You’ll develop your people and project leadership.

View full role description (PDF):Team Mentor 2010 (Birmingham only)

We are no longer accepting applications for Team Mentors.

Project Volunteer

Join a team of 12 teenagers and their mentor from the summer as they prepare and deliver their community action projects on weekends in September.  You’ll pick either Saturdays or Sundays to work with your team in a neighbourhood to fundraise, campaign or connect with marginalised people in the community.  Four days over four weekends – it’s a great way to help young people grow while strengthening the communities they live in.

View full role description (PDF):Project Volunteer 2010

Apply now

Our vacancies and other charity jobs also appear on CharityJOB

“The Challenge was a very rewarding experience.”

Mentor, 2009 Theatre performing kids

“The group started as twelve individuals from different backgrounds and schools, however they quickly developed into a supportive team.  Over the weeks I was hugely impressed by their spirit and the real progress that I saw in terms of their confidence, their awareness and their commitment.”

Team Leader, 2009    


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