Freelance Mediator

Role description

OPPORTUNITY TITLE: Freelance Mediator

LOCATION:     Sheffield

SALARY SCALE:     £20 per hour

HOURS OF WORK:     Freelance

We are looking for freelance mediators experienced in carrying out assessments and face to face mediation for people experiencing conflict.


  1. Delivery of neighbour mediation cases under contracts that MESH holds.

  2. Assessment and administration of mediation referrals

  3. Carry out case monitoring and evaluation.

  4. Produce monitoring reports for the Development Manager and Board.

  5. Build effective networks with relevant community groups, voluntary and statutory agencies.

  6. Potential occasional involvement in workplace and family mediation cases.

  7. Keep records of all work undertaken in order to calculate outputs and to meet monitoring and reporting requirements of external funders

  8. Monitor, evaluate and plan all work in accordance with MESH policies and procedures.

  9. Undertake work with high regard to MESH’s Safeguarding, child protection and vulnerable adult policy and procedures.

  10. Adhere to MESH’s Equal Opportunities Policy and Procedures.

Reporting to: Development Manager

Working conditions

Travel will be required across Sheffield as well as to regional and occasionally national meetings and training events.

The post is subject to the successful completion of an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check and references.

This is freelance work and any successful applicant will need to be registered self-employed and thus responsible for payment of own National Insurance and Income Tax and holiday and sickness pay will not be applicable.

About MESH

Founded in 1989 on the principles of simplicity, openness, and honesty, MESH Mediation Sheffield is a charity dedicated to improving the Sheffield, South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire communities through alternative, more positive means of resolving conflict.

MESH provides mediation and conflict resolution services to families, neighbours, communities, and workplaces experiencing conflict. We are a recognised centre of excellence in mediation training.


To register your interest, please send your CV and covering letter to