Our Yorkshire Mentoring members come from across the Yorkshire region.
If you are interested in becoming involved, please email us via our contacts page to request more information.
Listed below is information on some of our current active members and we are supported by a small and dedicated team of trainers and volunteers that are all instrumental in the ongoing success of Yorkshire Mentoring .
Jane Walton - Wakefield
Jane has been a director for over 10 years and has over 20 years experience of designing, developing, implementing, managing and reviewing mentoring programmes. She has a background in education, human resources, enterprise and the cultural sector. She is a qualified mentor and teacher and specialises in developing mentoring that enables people to progress positively whether in education, employment, self-employment or life.
Jane is trained in safeguarding, mental health awareness and first aid and information advice and guidance. Jane's recent work has focused on young people and adults who are recovering from mental health issues. Jane is currently involved in work with the Youth in Mind project, Kirklees Success Centres peer mentoring programme, the Workers' Educational Association Active Citizens project and enterprise mentoring for Princes Trust and Unltd.
Jane's role with Yorkshire Mentoring is to identify potential partners that work with client groups where mentoring could make a difference. Jane designs programmes, recruits and trains mentors and then matches them with mentees. Jane provides on-going supervision and review for the mentors. As examples Jane has trained 6th form students to mentor younger pupils who are looked after and young adults in supported housing to mentor each other.
In her spare time Jane is a school and college governor and an avid Castleford Tigers fan. Jane can be contacted at Jane4yorkshire@btinternet.com
Barry Hilton - Leeds
Barry has worked all his life in Education and Training. He has develop, implement and manage a national staff development programme targeting senior managers working for Local Education Authorities.
Barry worked at Leeds Training and Enterprise Council (TEC) where he developed Education Business links, instrumental in the formation of Leeds Mentoring which he led from 1998 – 2012. which became the largest mentoring programme in the country. It provided mentors to private and public & voluntary sector.
The Leeds Mentoring team trained mentors from these organisations before placing mentors with a student in a Leeds High school
Barry was proactive in helping set up and develop Yorkshire Mentoring as a Community Interest Company and became its Chairman, were he has developed two intensive national 3 day mentor related training programmes “Training the Trainers – Mentoring” and “Impact analysis - Evaluation, Monitoring and Tracking” for staff managing mentoring projects.
Barry has presented at local, regional, national and international mentoring conferences. Since 2009 he has been an assessor for the Mentoring and Befriending Foundations national quality standard “Approved Provider Standard”
Karol Thornton - Leeds
Karol is a non-executive director of Yorkshire Mentoring CIC.
He runs his own training & consultancy company.
Karols clients include Citizen Advice, NHS, Progress for Change, Unison, Thurrock Adult Community College and St Giles Trust.
He has over 15 years experience of working in the volunteering & mentoring sector and 25 years experiencing of working in education, local government, third sector and voluntary sector.
Karol’s expertise is in writing and devising projects & programmes specialising in volunteer management and restorative practice. He is actively involved in developing partnership training programmes such as financial education for young people and other marginalised groups such as ex-offenders. He continues to support and coach a number of small community groups across the region and was the founder of Yorkshire Skillshare, a networking forum bringing together entrepreneurs who are socially minded and creating professional development opportunities.
Karol is experienced in delivering presentations and addressing local, national and international conferences. He was key to achieving the quality kite mark standards, IIV (Investor in Volunteers) and the Leeds Compact Kite Mark for the volunteer programmes he was involved in a professional capacity whilst working for the local authority.
Karol has a BA Hons in Youth & Community work and is a qualified Teacher Educator.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eve Remington - Halifax
Eve has 15 years of experience working within Children’s Specialist Services, working with children, young people, parents and families. Eve’s journey started at Leeds University with BSc and MSc in Psychology.
While studying, she became a volunteer mentor with young people and this is where she found her passion for empowering and supporting others to reach their potential. Her career progressed, supporting young people within the criminal justice system, including working within the HM Prison Service, Substance Misuse services and Social Care, improving outcomes for children and families.
Eve has mentored volunteers, individuals and staff teams enhancing their practice, delivery, skills and impact. Eve’s skills and qualifications allow her to deliver effective training packages, one to one coaching and provide workshops, with a focus on emotional wellbeing, emotional intelligence, personal and professional development.
Eve is a non-executive director for Yorkshire Mentoring CIC and her experience includes: coaching, mentoring, workforce development, training, evidence based parenting programme delivery and clinical supervision.
David Bull - Hull
David, worked for the Hull, based Charity Compact for a number of years. It helped city children develop their potential and contribute to the quality of the workforce. Both providing a mentoring scheme which also supported children and young people in East Yorkshire. David is our Secretary and also a non executive director.