Vacancies

Finance and Administrative Assistant: Maternity Cover

£16 781 pro-rata; 15 hours per week 

Home-Start Kennet is an established local charity, committed to promoting the welfare of families with young children. Our professionally trained volunteers provide invaluable support, friendship and practical help to parents under stress, helping to prevent crisis and family breakdown.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Finance and Administrative Assistant to join our team on a temporary basis, providing cover for maternity leave.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing efficient administrative support to the scheme, completing financial tasks and inputting data into our monitoring and evaluation system.

Candidates must have excellent communication skills, the ability to work on their own initiative, knowledge and experience of basic financial tasks (including financial management systems), strong IT skills and proven administrative experience. 

Click here for an Application pack. Application Closing Date: Monday 23rd October 2017. Interview dates TBA

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.

Fundraising Manager

£25 000 pro-rata; 20 hours per week 

Home-Start Kennet is an established local charity, committed to promoting the welfare of families with young children. Our professionally trained volunteers provide invaluable support, friendship and practical help to parents under stress, helping to prevent crisis and family breakdown.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Fundraising Manager to join our team. We are seeking an experienced and effective fundraiser, who will be responsible for designing and delivering a fundraising action plan, building successful relationships with supporters and increasing awareness of Home-Start Kennet.

It is essential that candidates have a proven track record of income generation and meeting financial targets. Candidates must also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be creative with a strong work ethic. Education to degree level, a Certificate in Fundraising Management, or Membership of the Institute of Fundraising are desirable.

This post also requires a full driving licence and use of a car. 

Click here to download and application pack. Application Closing Date: 1st November 2017. Interview dates TBA.

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.

Home Visiting Volunteers and 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.  This service is free at the point of use. 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, The Army Covenant Fund, The Royal British Legion and others, 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. The next course starts February 2018 and runs one day a week. Once the training is complete volunteers generally spend 2 to 3 hours a week with a family with a small amount of admin to be completed to record progress.

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