Group Co-ordinator vacancy

We are currently recruiting for:

Group Co-ordinator

37 hours per week – annual salary scale SCP 14 – 20 (£22,462 – £25,295 pro rata, increasing to SCP 15 £22,911 at the end of a satisfactory probationary period)

We have one vacant post available for a Group Co-ordinator, who will assist in assessing the needs of families, recruiting, training, supporting and supervising volunteers and peer educators. The post holder will be responsible for the organisation and running of young parent’s group sessions within Kirklees.  The post holder will deliver user friendly sessions within groups and be competent in assisting attendees in addressing some of the issues young parents face.   The post holder will also assist in the delivery of the volunteer preparation course and will need to liaise closely with various statutory and voluntary organisations. Some evening and weekend work may be required. The Group Co-ordinator will report to the senior members of staff.

Essential requirements include:

  • Experience of caring for young children
  • Experience of working with families and/or volunteers
  • Ability to deliver presentations, training and support to volunteers
  • Ability to work as part of a team with supervisory support
  • Understand confidentiality and professionalism in the workplace
  • Car driver/owner (expenses will be paid)
  • Experience of working with vulnerable groups and ensuring safeguarding practice is embedded and adhered to

Home-Start Kirklees is committed to a policy of equality and diversity which respects the identity, rights and value of all individuals.  We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all staff working with these groups are expected to share a commitment to this. You will be expected to report any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children and/or young people in accordance with agreed procedures. If your own conduct in relation to the safeguarding of children or young people gives cause for concern, Home-Start Kirklees child protection procedures will be followed, alongside implementation of the charity’s disciplinary procedure. 

Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check at enhanced level and barring service check and the receipt of appropriate references.

Please do not send CVs. For an application pack, please contact us on 01484 421925 or email us at  info@homestart-kirklees.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Thursday 30th May 2019 (12 noon) 

Interviews for this post will be held on Monday 10th June 2019

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