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KSS Mentoring Scheme

KSS Mentoring Scheme

Looking for a Mentor?

You need to be serious about managing your own development and have well-informed reasons for wanting a mentor. Ideally, mentoring should have been identified through your personal development plan and have been discussed with your line manager. A mentor can:

  • Empower you to arrive at your own solutions (they won’t offer advice)
  • Act as a sounding board
  • Share their experiences

You will be expected to do a lot of thinking and exercises between sessions so that you really make the best use of you and your mentor’s time together. Take a look at our Mentee Preparation Workbook which will help you understand more about your commitment as a mentee. We operate a Mentoring Register across KSS which provides a confidential service to match Mentees with qualified Mentors, as well as an online facility to manage that relationship.  You can access the register on our Leadership Development Coaching and Mentoring Scheme website at https://coachingandmentoring.kssleadership.nhs.uk/

How to Register as a Mentee

To begin your mentoring journey Register as a Mentee. You will be sent a username and password which will allow you log in to the Register and search for a mentor.

Once you have chosen your mentor, you can submit a mentoring request. You can submit mentoring requests to more than one mentor. The mentor(s) will respond to offer a place, decline if they are full or ask if you would like to join a waiting list.

We recommend that the first meeting is face to face to discuss the support you are looking for. It is important that both you and your mentor feel comfortable with each other and you do not have to continue with the relationship if you do not want to. Once a mentoring relationship is established, both mentors and mentees can use MentorNet to track and schedule sessions, share documents and build up a comprehensive record of each relationship.

For more information please contact: leadership.kss@hee.nhs.uk