ADCS has commissioned the Staff College to provide each newly appointed DCS with a mentor who is an experienced DCS.
Mentoring is particularly suited to new appointments where the mentor can offer advice and guidance based on their own experience and provide examples of dealing with similar situations, issues and challenges whilst supporting the mentee in analysis, reflection and determining appropriate action.
Beyond the core mentoring scheme for new DCSs, the Staff College can also offer enhanced or further mentoring support particularly where an authority has gone into intervention or there has been a significant shift in roles (all decisions are at the discretion of the Staff College) Additional mentoring is chargeable – you can download the Staff College prospectus from thestaffcollege.uk
More information on Mentor Plus can be found in the Mentor Plus Handbook.
The Mentor Plus scheme aims to:
Who can apply?
Newly appointed DCSs who participate in Mentor Plus will receive four mentoring sessions over a 12 month period, ideally, focused on their identified priorities for development. ADCS and the Staff College strongly urge all new DCSs to undertake a period of mentoring.
Experienced serving DCSs are invited to register as mentors with the Staff College. They are asked to complete a short pen portrait to help potential mentees choose an appropriate Mentor. Mentors also participate in an induction seminar.