Applications for the Civil Service LGBT+ mentoring programme have been extended and will now close on Friday 24 June. This is your last chance to apply!
The Civil Service LGBT+ mentoring programme is the only cross-government mentoring programme that is exclusively for staff who have a minority sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or variations in sex characteristics. Last year, the programme won a Civil Service Award for Developing and Supporting People.
So far, over 850 people have applied for the programme; meaning it’s even bigger than last year’s programme.
You can register either as a mentee, mentor or both. We are particularly looking for more mentors to join the programme.
Who can take part
In order to take part in this year’s mentoring programme, either as a mentee or as a mentor, you must:
- be a civil servant working in an organisation that is part of the UK Civil Service or the Civil Service in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales
- have a minority sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or have variations in sex characteristics (LGBT+)
If you want to be a mentor, your Civil Service grade or pay band must be equivalent to Administrative Officer (AO) or higher.
If you want to be a mentee, your Civil Service grade or pay band must be equivalent to Director (SCS2) or lower.
If you took part in the 2021 mentoring programme, you are allowed to take part in the 2022 programme as well.
Find out more
You can find out more about the programme and about the changes we’ve made this year in our launch blog
We are also running induction events for mentors and mentees throughout June 2022. The dates for each induction event are listed on our mentoring topic page at www.civilservice.lgbt/mentoring
Interested in learning more about the benefits of mentoring? Read our most recent blog on our website