Family Support Organiser

Open to internal and external candidates.

Days to be arranged (3 or 4 days) but Friday is a fixed day. Initially covering -Devizes and Chippenham area.

Application closing date is Friday 16th Dec 2016. Interviews will be held in Jan 2017 for a Feb 2017 start.

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 have an opportunity for a Family Support Organiser to join our small team in supporting families and volunteers in the Kennet area of Marlborough, Pewsey, Devizes, Tidworth and in our new areas of Chippenham and Calne.

Our organisers build strong relationships with our families, working with them to identify their needs, match them to a trained volunteer and regularly review progress. Relationships are built and maintained with a wide range of local partners and you will provide support, supervision and ongoing training to existing volunteers and assist with the recruitment, selection and preparing of new volunteers.

It is essential that candidates have a strong understanding of the needs of families with young children and knowledge of current legislation and policies relating to children and families. You will have relevant previous experience, ideally in the voluntary sector and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Use of a car is essential. Post is subject to DBS records check (formerly CRB).

For further information and a full application pack please go to our website www.homestartkennet.co.uk/Aboutus/Vacancies
Or contact us: E homestartkennet.a@btconnect.com T: 01672 569457

Salary: £20,456, pro rata is £11,057
Hours: 20 per week
Application deadline: 16 December 2016
Employer: Home-Start Kennet
Location: Unit 1 Fordbrook Business Centre Pewsey SN9 5NU (Map link)

Contact details
Tel: 01672 569457
Email: homestartkennet.a@btconnect.com

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