Leadership Development Mentoring Programme

Our mentoring programme is a leadership development programme for people working or volunteering in community and voluntary organisations. We want to support leaders and emerging leaders to grow and realise their potential, with the aim of strengthening organisations and our sector.

We provide you with an experienced mentor and offer a safe space for reflection, support and planning over a period of several months. This enables you to lead your organisation through challenging issues and make sure it is resilient now and in the future.

What is mentoring?

Mentoring is a relationship where one person gives times voluntarily to support another.

In the context of our programme, the mentor brings their knowledge and experience, together with their ability to listen and ask questions, to help you move forward with organisational issues you wish to address.

What are the benefits?

Mentoring can build your confidence, develop your skills and grow your inner mentor. It can help you to plan for service growth, work more collaboratively with others and strengthen governance. People tell us the value of an independent sounding board can be transformative for their organisation. To get a flavour of the programme from previous mentees and mentors, watch our video (above) or read the case studies below. 

Case studies

How to apply

Our programme launched in September 2020 and runs until the end of May 2021. We hope to open to applications again in September 2021. You can watch our introductory video and read our recruitment pack if you would like a flavour of how the programme works. We are happy to answer any questions you have; you can reach us by email: mentoring@bhcommunityworks.org.uk

A huge thank you

This programme is delivered by people who believe in the power of mentoring and who want to see our sector thrive. We have a dedicated team of volunteer mentors, who give their time and expertise willingly and freely. There are mentors who go the extra mile by volunteering to support behind the scenes too.

There is no charge to take part, thanks to the generous contribution from the American Express Fund, through Sussex Community Foundation.

Because of everyone’s commitment and contributions, we provide our mentoring programme to an approved standard.