Person Specification Oct 2013



Person Specification


Attributes Criteria Essential/Desirable Method of Assessment
Experience Experience of working with young people Essential Application
Qualifications Level 2 – GCSE or equivalent – in English or Maths Desirable Application
Aptitudes and abilities Ability to communicate effectively in English.Good communication skills including listening to and valuing young person’s experiences.

Ability to empathise with young people, but encourage them to continue in the tasks.

Good team working skills.

Ability to evaluate critically own performance.

Non-judgemental attitude to all types of people.

Must possess patience and a sense of humour.

Ability to complete Mentoring and CoachingTraining course

Essential Interview/Selection activity
Skills Able to problem solve and troubleshoot.Excellent negotiating skills. Desirable ApplicationInterview/Selection activity
Knowledge Sound knowledge of literacy/numeracy/languageAwareness of SfL

An understanding of the importance of Health & Safety, Confidentiality and Equality & Diversity policy/legislation as it applies to young people.

Essential ApplicationInterview/Selection activity
Attitude/Motivation Willingness to complete the Mentoring Training courseWillingness to undertake mandatory training such as Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Risk Assessment and Equality and Diversity.

Interest in supporting the participants in the Young People with Futures programme.

Must have a can do attitude.

Commitment to further training and CPD

Essential ApplicationInterview