More than Mentoring is a mentoring scheme with a difference. We know of the value and many benefits of mentoring, this scheme offers this and more: the opportunity to network and develop a community through training, workshops and events.
Our one-of-a-kind positive action scheme gives staff the opportunity to be paired with a colleague within King’s for mentorship. Where possible, we match mentors and mentees with shared lived experience to enable a deeper understanding and connection between participants. Mentor pairs are encouraged to meet at least once a month for 5 months, (February- July) and attend our workshops and events which are designed to upskill and build a mentoring community.
For potential mentees, this is a great opportunity for you to connect with a mentor who can offer insight, advice, opportunity – and help you navigate the next stage of your career. King’s recognises that staff who identify as women, LGBTQ+ or have a disability, and those from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds are significantly underrepresented at senior level. Therefore, the More than Mentoring scheme prioritises these groups to take part.
For potential mentors, this is a great opportunity to give back, become a better leader, and refine your own skills and networks. In the past, the scheme has received more applications to be mentored rather than to be a mentor. We would encourage all the King’s community to consider whether they could undertake the mentor role. It can be easy to doubt what you have to offer, but many of us have valuable skills which could be shared and benefit others. You can read more about the benefits of mentoring and hear directly from our past mentors by reading our Blog on EDI Mentoring Schemes.
Recruitment for the 2023 intake of More than Mentoring closed in February 2023 and the scheme is currently underway.
Recruitment for the next intake of this scheme will open in the Autumn of 2023.