Job Title: Director of Network Impact
Reports To: CEO
Manages:Head of Quality & Safeguarding
                 Head of Practice & Development
                 Impact Manager
Location: Remote (travel to Leicester Office & other locations where necessary)
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £75,000 (FTE salary)
Hours: Full time (36 hours per week)

  • Can you inspire a movement of volunteers and staff to stand alongside families with young children?
  • Do you have the skills and experience to oversee the support and development for 180 charities working across the UK?
  • We are seeking an impressive, values-based leader with the energy, humility and compassion to equip the sustainability and impact of our Home-Start federation.

Home-Start is there to ensure that no parent or carer feels alone as they seek to give their children the best possible start in life. With our distinctive offer of volunteer-led home visiting support, Home-Start offers emotional and practical support to parents and carers with young children facing challenges in life such as isolation, poor mental health and poverty.

At the heart of Home-Start is an inspirational network of 180 charities supporting over 43,000 families each year in communities across the UK. Home-Start UK is the central body in this network – supporting local Home-Starts and working to build national partnerships and profile. As a federation, we are a powerful combination of local charities close to the needs of communities alongside a UK-wide presence, voice and influence.

The last few years have been so intense for families. The pandemic left a long shadow on children’s development; the cost-of-living crisis is forcing parents to make the most impossible trade-offs; and there has been an erosion of services available at the earliest moments of a child’s life. As the Director of Network Impact at Home-Start UK, your role is to help equip our Home-Start network to face into all of these challenges.

As an established senior leader, you will have with a track record of managing complex relationships – possibly, but not necessarily, within a federated or networked environment. You will have achieved significant impact in relevant aspects of the role, bring credibility in relevant fields, and professional experience of safeguarding and child protection.

This is a compelling opportunity to join Home-Start UK and help build the sustainability, quality and impact of local Home-Starts. You will be joining a committed talented team at Home-Start UK, ambitious for growth and a supportive, flexible working environment. We are excited to hear from you in this exciting leadership role at such a crucial time for families and children.

Find out more in our candidate recruitment pack and apply by Monday 27th May 2024.

                                                                       Download Candidate Pack

To apply: Please send an up-to-date CV. Please label this document ‘CV’ with your name and the role title Director of Network Impact (maximum four pages). Please also send a supporting statement. Please submit a document that highlights your interest in Home-Start UK, this role, and summarises your fit against the criteria set out in the person specification and role description. Please label this document ‘Supporting Statement’ with your name and the role title (maximum two pages).

First round interviews will take place the week commencing the 10th June. A final second round is scheduled for 17th/18th June. 

If you would like to know more about the role or selection process, please contact [email protected] 

Home-Start is committed to Equality of Opportunity and Diversity.  We wish to encourage applications from all parts of the community irrespective of gender, race, colour, age, sexual orientation or disability. This is a UK wide role and applicants are eligible to apply from across the UK.  We will be flexible to your working needs. Should you have any difficulty completing an application please contact us so that we can find a solution that will enable you to apply. Should you be invited to an interview all your interview questions and/or tasks will be sent to you beforehand so that you can prepare and we will aim to be as flexible as possible to accommodate an interview time that suits you.

As part of any recruitment process, Home-Start UK collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants.  You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to Home-Start UK during the recruitment process.  However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application properly or at all.  For further information please refer to the Home-Start UK Job Applicant Privacy Notice here

Home-Start UK, a charitable company limited by guarantee.  Company No. 5382181.  Charity No. in England and Wales 1108837 and in Scotland SCO39172.  Registered Office: 4th floor, Arnhem House, 31 Waterloo Way, Leicester LE1 6LP