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.

Please note that we read all applications and CVs submitted. Due to the volume of applications we receive for this role, it is extremely obvious if you use AI to complete the application form. Please refrain from doing so as this will hinder your chance to progress to the interview stage.

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.

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We would love to know more about how you meet the person specification for this role. Please write 200-250 words for each answer. To view the person specification please head to We would suggest working on these questions separately and copy them into the application form if you want to be able to revisit them.  

Please upload in Word or PDF format only

Any previous volunteer mentors who have attended at least 80% of their sessions will usually be shortlisted automatically to the interview stage.  

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Our projects have staggered start dates from September to November 2024, a small number of projects may start in January 2025. Successful applicants will be offered assignments specifying delivery dates. 

Sessions run weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time. 

Our sessions run in Primary and Secondary schools for a duration between 18-24 weeks (excluding school holidays). Most of our sessions start at either 3pm, 5pm or 6pm, and run for two hours. 

If you require any adjustments to our application process or have any specific support needs, please don't hesitate to let us know by getting in touch at Your disclosure will be treated with the utmost confidentiality, and we will work with you to provide the necessary assistance. 

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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