Jobs & Opportunities
Assistant Home-Start Coordinator
Salary: £19,698 – £21,748 (pro rata)
35 hours per week (required to be flexible)
Home-Start Herefordshire is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with children 0-18 years. Home-visiting volunteers provide regular support and practical help to families under stress, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown.
We are seeking to recruit an Assistant Home-Start Coordinator who will support the delivery of our volunteer befriending support services, supporting vulnerable families who have specific parenting needs with children aged 0-18 years.
The successful candidate will be supporting all aspects of Home-Start’s work with families to ensure no child’s future potential is limited by today’s challenges. By working directly with both families and children or indirectly through managing volunteers and working with partners, outcomes focused support will be planned, managed and delivered. You will also work alongside the Scheme Manager and the wider team; contributing to the effective day to day operation and development of the Scheme (please see full job description for more information).
We are looking for someone with relevant experience (paid or voluntary), including experience of working with families, who has a good understanding of safeguarding practices and knowledge of the roles of agencies in providing services for children and families. You must have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop and maintain professional relationships across different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and be able to demonstrate empathy and understanding of the values and ethos of the scheme.
The role is based at our offices at Thorn Business Park Rotherwas in Hereford but will require travel across the county. A valid driving licence and use of own car is essential (expenses paid)
Closing date for applications: EOD Friday 3rd December 2021
Interviews will take place w/c 13th December 2021
For an informal discussion, contact Mandie Preece, Scheme Manager
Tel: 01432 371212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We do not accept CVs
Home-Start Herefordshire 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 disclosure check will be required.
We require Home-Visiting Volunteers
Could you spare 2-3 hours a week to make a difference to a local family? All our home visitors are volunteers but out of pocket expenses are paid, hours to fit around your life, excellent training provided along with a lot of fun and satisfaction.
Find out more by calling us today on 01432 371212
or Email email@example.com or
Click here for the volunteer-application-form-March 2021 new
Become a Home-Start Trustee
Home-Start Herefordshire is asking people with professional skills to step forward and be a volunteer Trustee.
We currently have 8 trustees on the board with a range of skills and experiences. At this time we are looking for a new team player with a passion to help give support and guidance to our scheme. You don’t need special qualifications to be a trustee, common sense, flexibility and an ability to work as part of a team and a willingness to learn and understand the pressures facing parent today with a genuine interest in supporting families in your community are just as important to us. But if you have a back ground in small businesses, law, an understanding of I T, Fundraising or human resources would be a bonus. . The Trustees volunteers don’t run the Scheme on a day-to-day basis – that’s the job of paid staff – but as a board they are responsible for the vision and strategy of the scheme as well as overseeing finances, staff and property. And whilst this is a serious commitment with legal and financial responsibilities, they have no personal financial liability as the Herefordshire scheme is a company limited by guarantee.
In return for volunteering for very few hours a month, Trustees will be able to enhance their own skills, knowledge, self-confidence and professional networks and know that they have made a real difference to families in Herefordshire.
If you are interested in becoming a Trustee or a Home-Visiting Volunteer, for more information Please contact Home-Start Herefordshire on 01432 371212 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Home-Start Herefordshire is committed to safer recruitment practice as an important part of safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults