ReachOut Youth Project Leader Application Form

To apply for the role of Youth Project Leader, please complete the form below and attach your CV.

We aim to contact you within two weeks of receiving your application. Applications are assessed on a rolling basis, so you are advised to submit yours early.

Please read the Youth Project Leader Information Pack before completing this form. After your application is completed you should receive an automatic confirmation email

Project Leader Application Form

If you ticked 'I do have prior convictions', please continue to complete and submit your application. If you are offered the role of Project Leader we will ask you to complete a self-declaration form and will be in touch to discuss it further with you then.

Please confirm that you are eligible to apply for the Project Leader role by completing the questions below  

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Your answers to any of the below questions should be about 150 words. When answering the questions please refer back to the Project Leader information pack to address how you meet the person’s specifications.

Please upload in Word or PDF format only

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We are aiming for all of our Project Leaders to start in September-November 2023. A minority of sessions might start in January 2024.

Sessions will run weekly for 2 hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays during term time.

They will either run between:

·        3:30 - 5:30 pm - Primary School sessions

·        5:00-7:00 pm or 6:00 – 8:00 pm. - Secondary School sessions and +16 years old sessions

Primary projects run for 18 weeks and Secondary projects run for 26 weeks (not including school holidays).

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“At first, I was really hesitant to take on the Project Leader role, despite having mentored with ReachOut. However, with the support of the team I’ve really developed my skills. For example, at the Mentee Graduation, I stood up in front of 200 people and presented an award which is something I would never ever have been able to have done before, and isn’t an opportunity I could gain in my other situations.”

Amy McCutcheon, Project Leader at ReachOut Academy, Dean Trust Ardwick, Manchester.


“Being able to spend the summer working at Rede Partners, was an amazing experience. Whether it was working in HR or Finance, I learned so much about the world of private equity, made great connections with fantastic people and I got to learn first-hand what it would be like to work there! I really believe that I can go onto build the career I want now I’ve been a part for a workplace for real”

Victor Adekunle, 18 years old, ReachOut Ambassador, London


“When I first my mentee, she was very reluctant to participate in the sessions. Now, I see a completely different person! Her confidence has grown and she is happy to join in! She still has some self-doubt when it comes to academic work, but that’s what I hope to help her overcome, because she is a very bright person!

Through mentoring, I’ve learnt I’m a lot more patient than I realised. There will be days where she refuses to participate and those are the days that I really see the importance of the character strengths, for both the mentees and the mentors. It also makes it easier for the mentee to understand the character strengths, when I use them myself”

Myrtle, ReachOut Club mentor at Tufnell Primary School, London


“There are more distractions than ever outside of school, and the commitment of our students to attend ReachOut sessions is testament to the value they place on the relationships they foster there, and the challenge and enjoyment they provide.

ReachOut’s focus on communication skills and character development has become an important aspect of our provision of support for these students. The opportunity to relate to a positive role- model other than their usual teachers is key to the programme’s impact, and the evidence of this has been seen in the students’ attendance, resilience and to their overall progress across all the subjects in the school.”

Thomas Janvrin, Assistant Vice Principal at the Petchey Academy London