Excellence Initiative


For new and existing members of staff

Ongoing development of the administrative staff in the Faculties is one of the key ambitions of the Heads of Administration. We recognise that the staff are our greatest asset and wish to support all staff to realise their ambitions. One of our goals is developing people by providing a comprehensive range of learning opportunities and, as part of this approach, we recognise the potential in promoting the use of mentoring to support and develop staff. Introducing mentoring across the three Faculties will widen the range of developmental benefits on offer. It will offer a supportive environment to staff and enhance their learning on a personalised basis, from both the mentee’s and the mentor’s angle.
With this in mind, the Heads of Administration introduced a mentoring scheme in September 2012 which is open to all administrative staff within the Faculties. This is intended to be an informal and flexible scheme which seeks to facilitate mentoring in order to support new and existing member of staff and share ideas, skills and expertise across the Schools and Centres. This scheme is intended to complement the collaborative work of the Faculties’ special interest groups.

This scheme offers two different types of mentoring approaches:

  • Mentoring as part of the induction provided for new members of staff (either new to the University of Kent or new to a role)
  • Mentoring for existing staff who would like to mentored for any reason

This is a voluntary scheme which aims to offer benefits to both participants and be flexible enough to meet specific and individual needs. However, all new members of staff will normally be provided with a mentor on appointment.

Interested in participating?

Further information is available from your line-manager and training sessions for staff interested in knowing more about becoming mentors can be arranged with Learning and Development

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Last Updated: 23/07/2015