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 - meet some previous mentees

How to apply

The current programme is underway, ending in October 2022. We are therefore closed to applications until the next round. You can email us to register your interest to be sent publicity nearer the time.

You can watch our introductory video and review the current recruitment pack for an understanding of how the programme works and if it is right for you.

We are always happy to answer any questions you may 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.

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