Vacancies

Home-Start Kennet Vacancy Scheme Manager

NJC Scale 32-36 £28,203 – £31,288 (pro rata 30 hrs p/w) Days to be arranged.

Application closing date is Friday 24th March 2017. Shortlisting the Week of March 27th.  Interview dates TBA

Home-Start Kennet is an established local charity committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under the age of 5. We train volunteers to provide regular support, friendship and practical help to families under stress, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown.

This is an exciting opportunity to build on the successes of our scheme. We are looking for a dynamic innovator to undertake the effective day-to-day management of the scheme. They will need to provide effective leadership to staff and work with the Trustee board in ensuring the effective strategic management, development and future funding of the scheme.

Experience of working with vulnerable families, managing volunteers, delivering high quality training, partnership working, the voluntary sector and parenting is required, as are excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience of leading a project to successful outcomes is essential. Use of a car is required for which mileage expenses will be paid

Home-Start Kennet is committed to equality and diversity and to safer recruitment practice as an important part of safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults. An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.

Click here to download a full application pack.

Or contact us: E homestartkennet.a@btconnect.com

Volunteers/Trustees

Home-Start Kennet is a voluntary organisation offering support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in our local communities.  Our trained volunteers visit families at home and offer them informal, flexible and confidential support.  Home-Start Kennet helps parents give their children the best possible start in life and our work with families at times of difficulty promotes family resilience and improves children’s life chances.

With funding from the Big Lottery, we are always looking for Volunteers and Trustees to join our small team in supporting families  in the Kennet area of Marlborough, Pewsey, Devizes, Tidworth and in our new areas of Chippenham and Calne.

Our Family Support Organisers provide support for volunteers to build strong relationships with our families, working with them to identify their needs.  They match families to a trained volunteer and regularly review progress.  Volunteers do receive expenses for this work.  To find out more about the training to become a volunteer visit our Becoming a Volunteer page on our website.

This work is overseen and guided by a board of trustees and we are always looking to add new people and skills to strengthen  this team.  To find out more visit Joining the Board of Trustees page on our website.

It is essential that candidates have an understanding of the needs of families with young children.

For volunteers use of a car is essential.  Volunteers  and trustees are subject to DBS records check (formerly CRB).

“Supporting local families is one of the most rewarding things you can do for your community”

Contact us: E: homestartkennet.a@btconnect.com  tel: 01672 569457

 

 

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