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I am a mentor on the Charityworks programme.

In this role, I support a graduate in their development over the course of an intensive year’s work-based learning in the voluntary sector, sharing my knowledge and experience.

A recent project has involved developing a mentoring scheme for Rank’s Time to Shine internship programme, co-designing the scheme in in partnership with alumni of the programme. I am looking forward to working on this with Rank, and with Time to Shine alumni and interns in 2017.

I have recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring at York St John University.

What is mentoring?

Mentoring is a relationship between two people – a mentor and mentee. The relationship provides a confidential, personal space for the mentee to reflect on issues in their professional life and to develop strategies for success through the support of a mentor who has relevant skills, understanding and experience.

Mentoring can be a peer-to-peer relationship, but is often a relationship between an experienced professional (the mentor) and a person with less experience in the profession, role or sector (the mentee). Mentors often act as role models for mentees.


I was very lucky to have Siobhan as my assigned mentor for the Charityworks graduate programme.

She supported me consistently through a variety of work place challenges and I found her mentorship incredibly useful when I was looking for a new job.

She gave me feedback and guidance that helped me to develop professionally in many ways.

I would strongly recommend Siobhan to anyone looking for a genuine and skilled mentor.

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Rhona Willder

Membership Secretary &CEO Support 

Inclusion Scotland