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Coaching & Mentoring

Coaching has developed considerable credibility in recent years as an effective development tool for employees at all levels and is available through the Human Resources Team.

There are four areas where coaching may be applied:

  • Coaching for skills – focussed on current project or task
  • Coaching for performance – focussed on effectiveness in current job
  • Coaching for development – focussed on future job or responsibilities
  • Coaching for own agenda – focussed on individuals larger agenda
Participants usually state that they benefit from having focused one-to-one time in a supportive and safe environment. This enables them to develop their confidence, build their competence and grow in their self-awareness and self-esteem. It is particularly useful in times of organisational change or for your own professional development.

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO DEMAND WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT ANY NEW COACHING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME (please email HR-DevelopStaff@Salford.ac.uk with any further queries about coaching)

Periodically the Learning & Development team run a 1 year coaching qualification, the ILM Level 5 Award in Coaching and Mentoring, to boost coaching skills within the University (click on the link for further information on the programme). These people, once qualified, also form part of our coaching pools providing formed impartial coaching to staff.

The University does not provide a formal mentoring programme, however, we do understand that having a mentor for new colleagues can form a useful part of their induction to the organisation. Should you wish to explore how to arrange mentoring for a new colleague please refer to the guide below.

Mentoring Guide for New Starters

If you need information on Mentoring in general and what it takes to be a mentor or be mentored then the two Pansophix guides below will be a useful resource. These may prove useful if you wish to explore a mentoring arrangement for development purposes at other stages of your career with us.

A Useful Guide To Mentoring

Mentoring Essentials