Invitation to Tender to join our Specialist Mentor Panel

The Local Enterprise Office Westmeath invites submissions from suitably qualified individuals to join our Specialist mentor panel. Please complete the application form and H&S Questionnaire and return with CV to catherine.darby@leo.westmeathcoco.ie and deborah.stenson@leo.westmeathcoco.ie  before 5pm on Monday 20th August 2018.

Please note if you have recently been approved as a mentor in our previous Mentor Panel Review for LEO Westmeath 2018-2020, you need not re-apply as that panel will still be in place until 2020.

Role Purpose:

The role of the Mentor is to share wisdom gained from experience and learning. The mentor’s principal function is to listen and to ask questions.

They help the clients explore their goals and ideas for the future and to help them realistically appraise their current situation. As plans develop the role is to challenge and support the execution of the client’s plans and to assist them keep track with their objectives.

Mentors are not encouraged to solve the problems for the client, rather to help clients develop the capability to solve their own problems. Mentors do not carry out the work on behalf of the client but can be a source of guidance and advice for them. The mentor may offer advice and opinion, but the mentor is not a consultant. Responsibility for decision-making rests solely with the client.

 

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