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The SSAFA Mentoring service provides long-term, one-to-one, face-to-face support during transition and for up to two years post discharge to all members of our armed forces. By supporting, guiding and signposting individuals we can ensure a successful transition is achieved. Our volunteer mentors are an integral part of the team supporting the service user into civilian life often helping them to understand and navigate their new environment.

Please note that the minimum age for this role is 21 years.

  • Meet with their client for an hour each week for a period of up to but not limited to12 months.
  • Support the client and SSAFA ensure they receive any necessary support from SSAFA or external organisations.
  • Complete (mandatory) accurate records of all contact made with the client, by using the SSAFA Email system
  • Maintain regular contact with their Regional Mentoring Coordinator
  • Agree to any supervision deemed necessary.
  • Attend mandatory Network/Refresher training every three years
  • Uphold the aims and values of SSAFA and comply with all current policies; confidentiality, impartiality and equal opportunities.
  • To be reliable and fulfil any time commitment made to a client
  • DBS Check will be required.
  • IT literacy.


Mentors provide weekly meetings within a 50 mile radius of their home address and will:

  • Assist the client to establish realistic goals and work towards achieving them.
  • Act as a sounding board when the client wants to discuss decisions and ideas.
  • Challenge opportunities, problems, personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Signpost to other organisations and sources of knowledge.
  • Seek opportunities to help the client practice and develop key skills for the future.
  • Pass on know-how and essential thinking patterns and attitudes.
  • Generate workable solutions together in a mutually respectful way.
  • Motivate, advise and support whilst empowering the service leaver to make their own decisions and take responsibility for their own actions and development.
  • Maintain regular contact with your Regional Mentoring Coordinator and provide accurate meeting records after every meeting via a secure email system.


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This opportunity is available Countywide.

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