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 two Family Support Organisers to join our small team in supporting families and volunteers in the Kennet area of Marlborough, Pewsey, Devizes, Tidworth and 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. Posts are subject to DBS records check (formerly CRB). Please indicate which post you are applying for.