Salary: £40,000 per annum
36 hours per week, based in Leicester or home-based

Home-Start is a federated network of local organisations which provide community based support for families and children. Over the past four decades Home-Start has supported over a million children and has become one of the leading family support charities across the UK.

A key part of our new strategic plan is our new Innovation Lab and we are now seeking a Family Support Programme Lead to manage the Innovation Lab work stream.

The successful candidate will be an experienced programme leader with extensive experience of early years and volunteer led support topics. Demonstrable experience including early child development, promoting user involvement and community engagement together with safeguarding/child protection knowledge is key to this role.

You will have proven knowledge of programme management methodology and application together with the ability to apply a risk management approach to programme delivery. You will have a track record of implementing and monitoring reporting systems against project deliverables, outcome measures and quality standards.

A commitment to working to improve the lives of children, families and volunteers is also key and will be demonstrated by an ability to communicate with passion and commitment to a range of audiences.

This post can be based at our Home-Start UK office in Leicester or home-based however the post holder will be expected to travel extensively across the UK and regularly attend the Home-Start office in Leicester.

This is an exciting time to be joining Home-Start as we begin a new phase of development and growth. If this sounds like your type of challenge we look forward to hearing from you. Please send your CV, together with a supporting statement, to by 4th September 2017.

Further information can be found by clicking on the documents below and for an informal discussion about this exciting project please contact Elizabeth Young at: 

No agencies please.

Closing date for applications: 4th September 2017

Interviews will be held at the Home-Start UK office in Leicester on 18th September 2017.

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. Appointments will be based on merit, following an open and clear selection process.

Home-Start UK, a charitable company limited by guarantee. Company No. 5382181. Charity No. in England and Wales 1108837 and in Scotland SC039172. Registered Office: The Crescent, King Street, Leicester LE1 6RX.