Peer Mentor

14/02/2017 – Lewisham / Part-time / Minimum Wage +10%

For Jimmy

Following the murder of 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen in May 2008, the Mizen family has been determined to focus on two outcomes; they will not be beaten by his death, and something good will come from it. Since the charity was founded, For Jimmy has worked tirelessly to create a legacy of peace in Jimmy’s name; helping young people to fulfil their potential creating safer and peaceful communities.

The Project: Making Safe Havens with For Jimmy

For Jimmy’s vision is to make Lewisham a place of peace and safety. Join us as we make Safe Havens with Lewisham pupils aged 9 – 13 and teach them about community safety, boost their skills and confidence, and get them involved in their local community; where they forge relationships, and build a stronger sense of safety and belonging.

What is a Safe Haven

Safe Havens are shops and local businesses that young people can turn to in times of need and are identifiable by a sticker on the window. If a young person feels threatened or in danger, they can enter a Safe Haven and the shopkeeper will agree to lock the door and call a parent, guardian or the police.

The Role

We are looking for exceptional individuals who can support our work by mentoring a group of pupils through 6 sessions as they build Safe Havens. This involves supporting them through purpose built activities that develop community awareness, confidence and empathy.

  • Programmes are currently scheduled from March to July during school hours (8am – 3:30pm, Monday – Friday).
  • Each session, on average, runs for 5 hours.
  • Each programme, on average, runs for 6 sessions.
  • Individuals will need the flexibility to work in schools across Lewisham and Deptford. Occasionally our work extends beyond Lewisham borough, in these instances travel assistance will be provided.
  • Remuneration: minimum wage plus 10%.

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