EYST Wales BAME Routes to Public Life Mentoring Scheme - Round 3

1. Application for EYST Wales Public Life Mentoring Scheme Round 3

Would you like to get more involved in public life and have an impact on the decisions that are made that affect you and your communities? EYST Wales is now recruiting for the third round of the successful BAME Routes to Public Life Mentoring Scheme. The scheme is intended to help people with a Black, Asian or other Minority Ethic (BAME) background to develop political skills and ultimately increase representation in public life in Wales.  The third round of the scheme will run from September 2020 to March 2021 and will include: 1-1 mentoring with highly influential people; Bespoke training sessions on political influencing, communications and campaigning; and a trip to UK Houses of Parliament (Covid-19 restrictions permitting).  Or for more info, paste the following link into your browser:  https://bit.ly/3jxXZJh 

1. Privacy and fair usage notice in relation to personal data: If you complete this survey, we will keep your personal information in a secure database, which will be used to process your application and notify you of the outcome of your application.

Do you consent to complete this survey and have you read the privacy and fair usage notice above? *


2. Name *


3. Contact Details *


4. Are you over 18?


5. Why do you want to participate in EYST Wales' Public Life Mentoring Programme? What goals would you like to achieve by participating in the programme? The more specific you are, the more it helps us to match you with a mentor. (Limit 500 words) *


6. What are your political interests? What aspects of public life are you interested in? What issues are you interested in? (Limit 500 words)


7. What previous experience do you have (if any) in any of the following: politics and political parties, organising in your community, social activism, volunteering in your community, being part of your community, having leadership roles (eg board member, school governor, etc)? (Limit 500 words)


8. Do you currently have any specific goals for taking up positions in public or political life (eg standing for local councillor or MS (Member of the Senedd), getting involved in a political party, becoming a school governor, becoming a trustee or board member)?


9. Optional question: For the purposes of matching you with the most suitable mentor please state if you are affiliated with a particular political party.


10. What sector would you prefer to have a mentor from? Rank in order of preference.


11. Between Late September 2020 and March 2021, will you be able to commit to meet up with your mentor via phone/video conferencing once every 4-6 weeks for at least an hour each meeting?


12. Ability to attend mentee training events - Between September 2020 and March 2021, there will be monthly training events for mentees (including an online launch and closing celebration in March). The training will focus on skills for public life such as public communication, public policy in Wales, understanding and influencing the Welsh Assembly, campaigning for social change, understanding political parties in Wales, achieving positions on public boards. The training events will take place on weekdays from 9:30-4:30 and will most likely be online.

Will you be able to attend at least four of six training events between October and March?


13. Please write a short bio here which we can share with your mentor (if you are successful) *