Delivering a robust mentoring or coaching programme is a commitment in time and there will also be some costs attached which will need to be accounted for. As was seen in Table 2.1 in Chapter 2 there are several coordinator hours to be included at whatever rate they will be paid. It is quite common to have two coordinators to share the workload, particularly if they are developing the scheme in addition to their usual posts, but these hours should always be allowed for in your calculations. Having two coordinators may increase the total hours required as they will need to liaise quite frequently to keep abreast of the pairings and developing relationships. It is also likely that both should be a part of the training process in order to familiarise themselves with their mentors or coaches. If a particularly large programme is envisaged, then the responsibilities can be divided up between them. One coordinator could be responsible for matching and induction of learners whilst the other delivers the support workshops and chases up any flagging relationships. Obviously the split will depend on the available time each has to spend on the coaching and mentoring programme or perhaps to fit in with any other work commitments.
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