Ex-service personnel mentoring in schools programme

As part of its ongoing commitment to the Armed Forces Community Covenant, the county council recruits ex-armed forces personnel to become part of the mentoring in schools programme for secondary schools.

You will support young people to help improve their performance, behaviour and attendance and develop skills.

How to apply

The programme recruits once a year and when available the ex-service mentor roles will be advertised through the job search. Recruitment begins in April each year, but you can email an expression of interest to apprenticeenquiries@lancashire.gov.uk.

The contract will run for the academic year as an 12 month temporary term time pro-rata contract.

Eligibility criteria

You must be:

  • Ex-service personnel (evidenced by certificate of service)
  • Resident in Lancashire
  • In possession of Level 2 (or equivalent) in English and Maths
  • Committed to completing all relevant training


You will undertake a training programme in parallel to employment with the council.

Specific specialist training will include:

  • Effective Mentoring
  • Safeguarding
  • Youth Mental Health First-Aid
  • Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Motivational Interviewing

*Training Programme and Qualifications under review

Further information

For further information please emailĀ apprenticeenquiries@lancashire.gov.uk.

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