Scottish Mentoring Network's strength lies in the experience and skills of our member projects who deliver mentoring services across Scotland.
We work with a very wide range of projects offering mentoring to a diverse range of service users. Many will work with what could be termed vulnerable groups but other works in areas such as education, employment, the arts etc.
Our role is to connect these members to enable the most effective sharing of good practice. This is best done through the development of Thematic Networks enabling projects to connect either directly or through SMN's website, no matter where they are in Scotland.
Who Can Be a Member?
Mentoring Projects operating in Scotland can apply to be a member (General Members). Associate Membership is available to individuals who are sole traders involved in the provision of training, to organisations with mentoring projects not operating in Scotland and to other organisations with an interest in mentoring which supports the aims and activities of the company.
General Membership is open to any local, regional or national organisation involved in delivering mentoring in Scotland which supports the aims and activities of Scottish Mentoring Network.
Associate Membership is open to individuals who are sole traders involved in the provision of training, to organisations with an interest in mentoring which supports the aims and activities of the company and to mentoring projects who are not operating in Scotland. Where an unincorporated organisation (i.e., one that is not a legal entity) is applying for Associate Membership, the organisation itself cannot be a member of the company; instead, Associate membership is open to an individual nominated by that organisation, but no more than one individual can be nominated by that organisation at any one time.
Once membership is granted (via payment of the membership fee), a senior staff member of the member organisation will be able to vote on any matters at Annual General Meetings (and any general meetings). For example, the members vote to elect the directors to positions on the Board of Directors.
Membership is not available to individuals unless individuals are a sole trader involved in the provision of training and are applying for the Associate Membership. Associate Members do not hold the right to stand for election as Member Directors and do not having voting rights at general meetings.
Why should you become a member?
Please complete the following form to enquire about membership of Scottish Mentoring Network.
As a membership organisation the relationship between SMN as an entity and its members is governed by the following Code of Practice/Conduct: