Code of Conduct

As a group of professionals and aspiring professionals we require all of
our programme participants to uphold a level of professionalism and
respect.


We expect all mentors and mentees to:

  • Keep conversation to the programme outline.

  • Use respectful language when interacting with each other

  • Attend meeting that are set

  • Be prompt to meetings set

  • Contact your mentor/mentee within standard working hours.

  • Keep the relationship to a professional level

  • Work within data protection laws by ensuring contact details of
    your mentee/mentor are not shared with any third parties

Mentor Specific Requirements:

  • Every Mentor has the responsibility to ensure all advice given is genuine and appropriate to the mentees needs and goals.

  • Mentors will not exploit the mentee in any manner, including but not limited to financial, sexual or intellectual property rights.

  • Mentors will give a minimum of 30 minutes per month to converse with their mentee, during which you can answer any questions mentees may have, provide guidance and motivation in line with the programme outline.

  • The mentor has the right to terminate the mentoring process, if they wish this decision will be respected at all times. To finalize this process an email needs to be sent to info@increasingblackrepresentation.org declaring the specified reasons.

  • Every mentor will undertake to abide by the above Code of Conduct for the duration of the mentoring programme.

Mentee Specific Requirements:

  • Every mentee has the responsibility to set realistic goals for themselves and the mentoring relationship. They will share these goals with their mentor and be open to varying points of view.

  • Mentees will take the lead in arranging monthly mentoring sessions and meeting times after the first mentoring session.

  • Mentees will not exploit the mentor in any manner, including but not limited to financial, sexual or intellectual property rights.

  • Mentees will uphold a professional code of conduct when interacting with mentors.

  • Mentees will be required to complete the mid-year review in January to provide feedback of the programme.

  • Mentees have the right to terminate the mentoring process, if they wish this decision will be respected at all times. To finalize this process an email needs to be sent to info@increasingblackrepresentation.org declaring the specified reasons.

  • Mentees will inform IBR of any professional successes including; jobs, internships or work placements secured.