The South Yorkshire & District Mentoring Scheme provides the opportunity for mentoring relationships, which primarily support Mentees in their professional and personal development. Working within appropriate frameworks, coaching techniques may also be needed during the process and as such, our Mentors will use their broad range of skills as appropriate.
The Scheme also provides opportunities for our Mentors to extend their own personal development, by working with branch members from varied backgrounds.
Our Mentoring relationships typically last around six months, during which around four to six meetings take place.
The purpose of our Scheme is therefore:
- to provide a valuable Mentoring service for branch members regardless of what stage they are at in their career
- to offer a list of Mentors with a broad range of skills and experience from which potential Mentees can choose.
Our mentors and how mentees can get in touch
Profiles are available on our Mentoring Scheme page. Once you have chosen a Mentor, please complete a Mentee Application Form and return it to the Mentoring Scheme Coordinator via the website for tracking purposes throughout the process. You may find it useful to consider more than one, in case your chosen Mentor does not have capacity for more relationships. You can then contact them direct.
If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please complete a Mentor Application Form and return it to the Mentoring Scheme Coordinator.
Further information for mentors
All applications will be considered and we will advise you whether you have been successful. Our first Mentor training event is expected to take place during the first quarter of 2016 and further details will follow in due course.
Anyone wishing to join our Mentor list does not need to have had previous experience of Mentoring. Rather, we believe that it provides an opportunity for those who are keen to develop or enhance these skills.
The requirements are that you:
- must be a current, professional CIPD member ie Associate member, Chartered MCIPD or Chartered FCIPD
- complete an application form
- understand that the role is entirely voluntary and expenses are therefore not covered
- commit to participate in Mentoring Scheme activities wherever possible, in order share experiences, participate in peer mentoring and learn about new initiatives/changes to processes
- give agreement for the highlighted sections of your application form to be shared.
If you need any further information as a Mentor or Mentee, please don’t hesitate to contact the branch Mentoring Scheme Coordinator.
The South Yorkshire and District Mentoring Scheme is not linked to the national CIPD Mentoring Scheme.
All information you provide is used solely for the purpose of administering, maintaining and evaluating the SYCIPD Mentoring Scheme.