Be a Somerset Business Mentor
Could you be a Somerset Business Mentor?
Are you an experienced businessperson who would like to contribute your knowledge and expertise to help support the growth and resilience of micro, small or medium businesses in Somerset?
Somerset County Council and the four district councils are launching an ambitious Somerset Business Mentoring programme. The programme will be the catalyst to create a mentoring network across Somerset unlocking the knowledge and potential of businesses across the county.
We are seeking to recruit twenty mentors by 2 March 2023 to join the new Somerset Mentoring programme in its initial stage.
We’re looking to fill the roles with active or retired executive and senior management level business leaders, or successful entrepreneurs, who can understand the challenges associated with running and growing a business and the value of impartial advice, offer sector experience or a specialism such as finance, marketing, HR or e-commerce. And above all, be willing to give up their time for free to make a difference.
Successful applicants must be able to offer a minimum of twelve hours support to their mentee over a three month period – starting April 2023 – and be available to attend the free two day (not consecutive) mentor training workshop in Taunton in March 2023, at which you will be provided with the skills needed to become a mentor. Once trained, mentors will work with local businesses, social enterprises and charities in Somerset to help them to succeed.
The rewards of being a mentor
Being a Somerset Business Mentor is an unpaid position, but brings many benefits:
• Training – in the form of a two day mentoring workshop and accreditation
• Career development – adding mentorship to your skillset
• Networking – be part of the start of a significant new chapter for the Somerset business community and benefit from peer-to-peer support
• Personal fulfilment – the reward of seeing a mentee’s businesses thrive
• Reinvigorating relationships.
Apply to be a Somerset mentor before 2 March 2023
To apply please fill in this form
For any queries – email email@example.com and Richard Swift will contact you to discuss.