Co-ordinator

12 hours per week, 12 month fixed term contract

Salary: £21,074 -£25,463 Pro Rata

Home-Start is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with young children. Volunteers provide regular support and practical help to families under stress, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown. We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Co-ordinator to lead the development of our services within the New Forest area of Hampshire. The role will involve recruiting, training and supporting volunteers, to deliver direct support to families. The ideal Candidate will have: * Parenting experience and an understanding of the needs of children and families. * Experience of working directly with vulnerable families. * Good knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures * Experience of working with volunteers * Experience of delivering training together with a knowledge of IT and a willingness to access training * The ability to work on their own initiative in a challenging environment * A relevant qualification. Additional requirements include knowledge of the voluntary sector, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a valid driving licence. As we support families across the New Forest, the use of own car is essential and expenses will be paid.  A DBS check (enhanced level) will be required Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 28th of November 2018 Interview date: Tuesday 4th of December 2018 For an application pack, contact Suzanne Watts, Administrator T: 02380 899995 E: suzanne.watts@hshants.org.uk For an informal discussion, contact Terry McNaught, Family Co-ordinator T: 07925 926019 E: terry.mcnaught@hshants.org.uk Home-Start Hampshire is committed to equality and diversity and to safer recruitment practice as an important part of safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults.