Associate Coaching and Mentoring Pool

A pool of associate colleagues supporting local authorities and other organisations in improving outcomes for children, young people and families through coaching and mentoring.

What can we offer?

The Staff College has a pool of associate colleagues who are skilled and experienced in supporting  the capacity of local authorities and other organisations, their partnerships and networks, in improving outcomes for children, young people and families through coaching and mentoring.

We see coaching sitting within the Tutoring-Mentoring-Coaching -Sponsoring continuum. We also recognise that organisations and individuals may need a single or combination of all elements to support conscious reconstruction and solution focussed problem solving. Organisations may need support to determine the best combination for their organisation and individuals and we always aim to co-construct, context specific bespoke solutions.

We can offer a broad range of support including, but not exclusively:

  • Individual and group coaching support;
  • The development and delivery of coaching skills workshops and programmes;
  • Delivery of coaching elements as part of leadership development offers and bespoke work;
  • The development and facilitation of action learning sets;
  • Support to develop mentoring and reverse mentoring.

Coaching, Mentoring and Sponsorship 

At the end of this webpage, there is a PDF file titled ‘Coaching, Mentoring and Sponsorship’. This document seeks to clarify our definitions and approaches to coaching, mentoring and sponsoring including requirements for our associates to be cognisant of and committed to the development of cultural competence.

Applications – Associate Coaching and Mentoring Pool

To enable the college to respond effectively to requests for support, we are continuously developing our Associate Coaching Pool. Our pool includes colleagues with a mix of qualifications, experience, skillsets and diversity. Alongside coaching and mentoring expertise we have Associates with expertise in brokerage, programme design and delivery.

Initial membership of The Staff College Associate Coaching Pool is for 12 months, subject to review and then on an ongoing basis with reviews when required. We always build feedback from both coachees and our coaching associates into the work we deliver  We are vigilant in maintaining a ‘high quality bar’ and have developed a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) programme of support for our coaching pool. Our CQI programme includes opportunities for practice sharing, online discussion forums, group supervision and events. Our CQI activities are aligned to a recognised coaching competency framework.

Recruitment to join our Coaching & Mentoring Pool is currently closed. If you wish to be contacted when the next phase of recruitment opens, please send your name and contact information to and we will be in touch.


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