Please fill in the applicatiuon form below to mentor with Debate Mate in the future, but please note that all positions are currently filled.
🚨 ALL OF OUR POSITIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED, HOWEVER, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MENTOR WITH DEBATE MATE IN THE FUTURE, PLEASE SIGN UP BELOW 🚨
Position: Debate Mate Mentor
Locations: London, Manchester, Liverpool and West Midlands
Job Type: Volunteering (1 hour per week, with an option to do more)
Payment: We pay our mentors £20 per session they deliver, and reimburse their travel to and from the schools, along with the amount they spend on snacks for the students.
As a Debate Mate Mentor, you will be an integral part of our mission to deliver high-quality debating programmes to children aged 10-16 in schools in areas of educational disadvantage. You will play a key role in nurturing the next generation of critical thinkers and confident communicators, equipping them with essential skills to shape their academic and personal success. While doing so, you will develop your key employability skills, enhance your CV and build your network.
Qualifications and Skills:
🎓 Enrolled in university, taking a gap year, or Debate Mate student in Year 12+.
🚫 NO DEBATING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!!
🏫 Strong passion for education, youth empowerment, and social impact.
🗣 Excellent verbal communication and public speaking skills.
👂 Empathy and patience to work with students from diverse backgrounds.
📅 Flexibility to work part-time hours and travel to various school locations.
🚇 Access to reliable transportation for commuting to schools.
🤝 Mentorship: Inspire and mentor students by serving as a positive role model. Cultivate a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students feel encouraged to express their thoughts and ideas confidently.
🗣 Programme Delivery: Facilitate engaging and interactive debate sessions that follow the Debate Mate curriculum. Guide students through various debate topics, teaching them effective argumentation, persuasive speaking, and teamwork.
💡 Skill Development: Help students improve their critical thinking, research, and analytical skills. Encourage them to think critically about diverse issues and form well-rounded opinions.
📈 Training and Development: Participate in comprehensive training sessions to enhance your mentoring and employability skills.
📃 Reporting & Monitoring: Keep track of students' progress and provide regular feedback on their development. Maintain accurate records of session attendance, student progress, and other relevant data required for programme evaluation and reporting.
How to Apply: Please fill in the application form below.
ALL POSITIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED, HOWEVER, WE MAY BE RECRUITING MORE MENTORS IN JANUARY AND WILL DEFINITELY BE RECRUITING MORE IN SEPTEMBER 2024. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE SIGN UP!
Note: The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a Debate Mate Mentor. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Additional tasks and responsibilities may be assigned to support the programme's success.