Applications for the South East and London mentoring scheme are open:
The South East & London Region Mentoring Scheme
Are you early on in your fundraising career and looking to develop your through one-to-one guidance and support from a senior fundraising professional? Or are you a senior fundraising professional looking to share your experience and skills with the sector?
What is the South East & London Mentoring Scheme?
The IoF’s South East & London region mentoring scheme is a unique opportunity for mentees to access fundraising expertise tailored to their individual development needs, and for mentors to develop their management and leadership qualities. Here are 10 good reasons to be a mentor, written by a current mentor on the scheme.
I’ve been lucky enough to have the support of a mentor throughout my career at CCS. Whether to bounce ideas off, draw experience from or overcome challenges with, it’s been an invaluable resource. I’m excited to be one of the IoF’s London based mentors and hope to offer a similar level of support to my new mentee. Harvey Duthie, Senior Vice President, CCS Fundraising
Mentors are required to attend a full day of mentor training and a full day of matching. Mentees are required to attend a full day of matching. Dates for these can be found under the dates and deadlines header.
The mentor/mentee relationship lasts 12 months, with mentor/mentee pairings to meet regularly in London - usually around two hours per month. The dates and times of the mentor/mentee meetings are to be agreed between each mentor/mentee pairing.
- Mentors: You must have at least three years experience in fundraising and must be a member of the IoF to apply as a mentor
- Mentees: priority will be given to those with less than three years experience in fundraising and that have little or no support in their role
Dates and Deadlines for 2018:
*Application Deadline 9am on 17th September 2018
Decision on Applicants 19 September 2018
Matching Day 4th October 2018
Training Day 18th October 2018
Mentors and mentees are required to ensure their availability for the matching day (full day). Mentors are additionally required to be available for mentor training (full day). Applicants will not be able to take part in the scheme if they are unable to fulfill this requirement.
*Please note that there may be an additional intake for November due to the March Intake being cancelled.
*Please refer to the Mentoring Program Prospectus for details about any associated fees.
- Mentors MUST be members of the IoF to take part in the scheme.
- Mentees SHOULD be members of the IoF.
It is acceptable for applicants to have one of the following membership types:
- Individual membership
- Organisational membership
- Corporate membership
The first year of IoF Individual membership is being offered to successful mentors and mentees applicants at the reduced rate of £80 (usually £123).
Before completing an application form, it is advised that potential applicants read the materials in the below links.
Do not hesitate to contact the London Mentoring team at LondonMentoring@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk if you have any further questions.
Please be aware that due to the high levels of applications, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants.