Mentoring, Advocacy & Peer Support (MAPS) Manager


  • To be based at Volunteer Centre Sutton, 31 West St, Sutton SM1 1SJ

  • 36 hours per week

  • £32,540 (including OLW) plus 3% employer pension contribution


We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team. You must demonstrate excellent project management experience and be ready to apply your skills in a unique and challenging context to develop and grow exciting programmes around Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer support. You must be keen to work with children and young people, be a self-starter, able to work both independently and as part of the team.

You will have excellent leadership skills, influencing skills and a keen interest and ability around income generation. With knowledge of safeguarding and legislation, you will bring your unique experience and skills to this rewarding role.


  • Closing date for applications: Midnight on Friday, 22nd December 2017

  • Interviews at Volunteer Centre Sutton: w/b 8th January 2018


How to apply


Your application should comprise:

  • A mandatory supporting statement of no more than 1000 words.
    This is your opportunity to tell us why you want to join Volunteer Centre Sutton in this post and what makes you a good candidate for the job. Complete this statement as per the Person Specification e.g. points 1-15.  Relate your skills, knowledge and experience to the criteria listed as fully as possible with reference to your paid and/or unpaid work experience, training and qualifications as appropriate.  Due to possible high number of applications we reserve the right to not consider applications which do not specifically address the points in the Person Specification in order.
  • A full CV.
    Please include your educational and professional qualifications, a full employment history highlighting key responsibilities and relevant achievements, including dates and reasons for any gaps in employment, and any voluntary experience you have had.
  • A covering letter including the details of two referees, one of which should be your current employer.
    As well as your own contact details, please include each referee’s name, role and organisation, relationship to you, how long they have known you, address, contact number and email address. Referees will not be contacted unless you are offered the role. Details of referees are held in the strictest confidence.


  • Please give details of whether you have a prosecution pending or have you ever been convicted by a court or cautioned by the police for any offence. If so, please send details alongside your application in a confidential attachment. This will only be opened by the Chair of the Interviewing Panel if the candidate is shortlisted.  Disclosure will not automatically disqualify you from consideration for this post.
  • Volunteer Centre Sutton supports “positive action” in employment for disabled people and operates a guaranteed interview scheme.  (All disabled people who meet the minimum requirements for the job will be guaranteed an interview). If you wish, please indicate if you are disabled and wish to take advantage of this scheme. 


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Applications should be emailed to or posted to Anita Maullin, Volunteer Centre Sutton, 31 West St, Sutton. SM1 1SJ.


Volunteer Centre Sutton is committed to equal opportunities in employment and service provision and will require an enhanced DBS check for this post holder.

In line with company policy, VCS staff at risk of redundancy and people with disabilities will be offered interviews if the minimum requirements of the post are met.