Joining is simple. Click here to go to the Membership Page. You won't need all your information to hand straight away. You can return to complete the information later by signing into your account and updating or amending at your leisure.
Things to remember: Find a good photo of yourself. When filling in the details of who you are and what you have done, show the essence of yourself. For example:, "I am a big believer in family and friends. I worry about things over which I have absolutely no control. I sometimes take silly risks. When I am angry in a situation where I feel out of control it often comes out as tears. " You shouldn't be afraid to show a bit of who you are if you want to help people or for people to help you.
Visit the website often. If you have something to say or share get in touch and we will make it possible. Lets make this place a fun place as well as a useful place. Email us hereanytime you want. Keep in touch.
Becoming a mentor
To become a mentor, the process is simple and is as follows. There is a drop down menu in the top right hand corner underneath your name and your picture. Click on My Account, and you will see the screen below. The final tab on the page is Apply to be aMentor, click on the tab.
Once you have clicked on that tab you will see the following screen.
Look at the highlighted box saying Enrol which you should click on to be taken immediately into the enrolment program seen below to see the stage you are at.
Go back to Apply to be a Mentor to complete your profile:
Fill out the Mentor Profile page on My Account Tab. This is where you will also need to upload your Mentor CVin PDF format in Your Detailed Biography. There is a template here to give you some idea of what to include. If you are DBS cleared you can also choose to upload a copy of your clearance, as evidence, onto your Mentor Profile page. Once you have completed you profile, you come back in here to update the system to say it is complete.
The next stage is to complete the Webinar Training(password is Mentors100) including the questionnaire at the end. It doesn't take very long and we will advise you of your score by email. You can upload your score on your profile.
The final stage will be a meeting with your Mentor Manager, who will already have reviewed your page, and will provide feedback if needed. The Mentor Manager will get in touch with you to arrange a virtual meeting, using Zoom or Teams, which ever is more convenient for you. The conversation will mainly be about your experience and what level you will operate at, and therefore agreeing the charge for your time. Make sure you have looked at the Competencies, so you have some idea of where you fit. We have built the system so that mentors can have a range of rates, depending needs, and you agree the rate from your range which is most appropriate to the mentee at your short meeting. The mentee will enter that rate, from a list, into their mentoring record when they engage you as a mentor. Remember all rates include VAT, and MfW take 20% towards overheads. If you have a VAT number, you will need to provide us with that at the mentor meeting, then we can ensure that we pay you including VAT.
When you have finished working on the screen simply hit the back arrow on you browser and it will take you back to your Apply to be a Mentor tab,
You can access your certification record as often as you need. When you complete sections, we are notified and approve each section. The screen below shows what it looks like on your account page when you have certification in progress. you can see it says View Progress where the enrol box was, simply click on View Progress and it will take you to the detail screen.
Once you are enrolled and your start date agreed, you will have a tab which says Mentor Profile instead of Apply to be a Mentor. Keep you profile up to date. Remember if you want to pause mentoring for any reason, you can do that in your profile. Once live on the system, when members search for a mentor, you will appear in their list to review, if you match the criteria. They can click on you to get an overview about you, which looks like the picture below. It does not show any personal data, but they can download your PDF CV, so make sure it is appropriate, with no personal information on it. Likewise, when you get an email to say that you have be chosen by a mentor for a short chat, you can go into the system and pull up a similar page about that member. This should help you prepare for your short meeting.
I hope that helps, but if you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us here