"I believe it is essential to encourage the young persons to develop as individuals on their own, but be there for guidance, advice and to promote well-being."

Matt Chamberlain

I started working with Impact Mentoring in February '18.  This was a complete change in my career, having previously held the position as 'Corporate Account Manager' in the Insurance industry.  I came to a crossroads in my life where I wanted to find a role where I could help others and have fulfilment in what I was doing, something I am now achieving in abundance!

I am open and honest with the Young Person's encouraging them to dedicate time to education - not having a GCSE until I was 25! I know how important education is; however I often explain that it's never too late and use myself as a case example.

Previous experience's include volunteering in youth groups and the charity sectors and worked with Special Needs Adults before I embarked on my corporate career.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

BA (Hons) Film and Television Studies and Scenographic Studies (Set Design) - Joint Honours

 Safeguarding in Adults Level 3

Safeguarding in Children Level 2 (Currently completing Level 3)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Corporate Account Manager - Insurance Industry Support Worker

Volunteer

My passion is travelling, which I think is a fantastic way to embrace other cultures, whilst also educating oneself.  I am currently on 37 countries and would like to get to 40 this year. Aside from travelling I am a keen footballer, captaining my local team and have a fondness for tennis, rambling and learning Spanish -this is an ongoing battle.

HIGHLIGHTS:

What I really enjoy about this role is the opportunity to work on a 1:1 basis with a young person.  Influencing their decision making and pushing towards their own empowerment.  Personally, I believe it is essential to encourage the young persons to develop as individuals on their own, but be there for guidance, advice and to promote well-being.

I am very proud of the charity work I have undertook in endurance events including Race the Sun and Trail-trekker - raising over £5000. Race The Sun, Brecon Beacons - 50mile cycle, climb Pen-y-fan and Kayaking a large reservoir

Trail-trekker, Yorkshire Dales (Oxfam) - 100km walk non-stop. Covering the equivalent distance of two and a half marathons, and an ascent of 2,300 meters, throughout the night and day which I completed in 28 hours, part of a team of four.  The team element was something I will remember forever, when one was down, someone else would encourage and take the positive lead - great ethics.