Senior Mentor Role Description

Senior Mentors provide support to a group of approximately ten Transition Mentors throughout the Transition Mentor Programme and contribute to the department specific training and session planning. Senior Mentors support the Transition Team with mentor group allocations/matching, general administration, tracking the session logs and performance of Transition Mentors and liaise with Departments. The role also involves arranging weekly check in with allocated Transition Mentors and arranging a department social. 

Senior Mentors will have previously worked as a Transition Mentor.

Person Specification

Senior Mentors demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Excellent level of personal organisation
  • Approachable and proactive in supporting others
  • Reliable, responsible and ability to use initiative
  • Leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent emotional intelligence and communication skills 
  • Familiarity with your department/UCL, with the ability to signpost Transition Mentors to sources of support
  • Competent user of Excel and IT systems

Duties and Responsibilities

Senior Mentors are expected to:

  • Complete the compulsory online Training Module and compulsory training workshops in September 2023
  • Deliver a presentation and coordinate the 'Meet Your Mentor' session during Induction Week
  • Plan and create one department specific session plan for mentors to deliver
  • Conduct weekly group check-in with assigned mentors to provide support and respond to queries 
  • Ensure that assigned mentors keep accurate attendance records and centrally log the claimed hours
  • Support the Transition Team with general administration
  • Arrange to observe and provide feedback to mentors showing signs of needing support
  • Feedback problems to Transition Team, flagging Transition Mentors that do not adhere to the conduct policy
  • Share examples of good mentoring practice and feedback from mentors in your department
  • Arrange a social event/session for first year students in your department/degree programme
  • Oversee the management of your department mentoring platform and upload relevant content

More information about applying for the role and the full job description can be found on the Transition Mentor Programme application page