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We are seeking two people who are passionate about making a real difference to children’s lives. Want to help? Explore our opportunities and join our team. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

JOB TITLE:               Head of Family Support
REPORTING TO:     
The Director

SALARY:                   £30,000 – £35,000 per annum depending on experience

TERMS:                     Full Time Fixed Term Contract; flexible 25 – 35 hours per week

The context of this role

We want to recruit the absolute best candidate for the role, and can be flexible to make sure that that the hours work for them as well as us. With that in mind we are prepared to hire either a part-time candidate or a full-time candidate, we encourage working from home and do not enforce set core office hours. What’s most important for us is that you feel empowered and supported to fulfil the demands of the role in order to best meet the needs of our families.

The purpose of this post

As a Head of Family Support Worker, you will work closely to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families, including those affected by the Grenfell Fire. You will create and deliver projects that provide support where children will feel well looked after, valued and safe. You will speak often with families to ensure the projects are driven by their needs.

This is the perfect job for someone who loves working with children and wants to make a real difference in their lives. You will find this a rewarding and fulfilling experience as you help to shape their future. Consistency is key – we need someone who is going to be reliable and become a crucial member of our team. Please only apply for this position if you truly love working with children, have the relevant qualifications and ‘can do’ attitude to make things happen.

Key tasks

Vulnerable families, including those affected by Grenfell fire

  • Work with families and offer support and guidance whilst building trusting relationships with them
  • To lead on delivering projects during Half Term, Easter, Summer and Christmas school holidays
  • Create and deliver projects for children that will have a long-term positive impact on their lives
  • Consult SS Director to ensure projects are in line with our priorities and organizational culture
  • Give additional intensive support to children who are traumatised, including signposting them to mentoring and/or professional counselling via the NHS or NHS-approved services.
  • Keep an open line of communication to support these families and reduce their isolation
  • Work with families: to empower them to regain autonomy and build emotional resilience
  • Effectively manage a caseload of families and actively participate in the regular review of cases, under the supervision of the Director
  • Support the development of the Hashim Family Project

Work with partners

  • Work in partnership with other key professionals as necessary to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children and families at risk at all times.
  • Attend meetings with social workers for referred children and give insight into their wellbeing
  • Email reports on child development to multi-agency partners such as social services and schools
  • Signpost family to other local charities (such as Camden Charities) to alleviate financial hardship, access training/courses to help develop skills and tackle unemployment

Team Wellbeing

  • Ensure volunteers have access to resources to help them deal with post-Grenfell trauma
  • Offer guidance and support to volunteers and help nurture their talents

Other duties

  • Liaise closely at all times with Director and Safeguarding Officer in the development of these projects and individual needs of children
  • Maintain accurate monitoring and outcome-focussed records, to ensure an evidence-based approach to practice
  • To always follow best practice & SS policies in all aspects of Child Safeguarding

General Requirements

  • Comply with all current SS policies and procedures; to include but not limited to, equal opportunities, confidentiality, data protection and health and safety
  • Keep abreast of SS activities and the general voluntary sector developments
  • Any other duties as may reasonably be required by the Director or trustees

Key measurements of the role

Delivery of key tasks is achieved to the required standard and timeframe as agreed with Director

  • Employee/Volunteer queries resolved in a timely manner; escalate to the Director as necessary
  • All legislation requirements are adhered to

Person Specification

Essential

  • Available to work Monday to Friday during the school holidays
  • Relevant, extensive qualifications & experience in working with vulnerable children and families
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint and experience of using databases
  • Strong interpersonal and organisational skills
  • A strong belief in the ethos of SS, its goals, vision & charitable aims/remit/objects
  • The ability to work independently and use initiative
  • A compassionate, understanding and non-judgemental attachment theory-based approach
  • Ability to adapt to fulfil new tasks and needs of the charity
  • Ability to deliver work to the agreed quality, within budget and adopting a positive “can do” approach
  • Able to work from home
  • Resilience
  • Ability to contain highly emotive situations
  • Experience of using creativity in a range of work-based initiatives
  • Evidence of having a lead role in working within a safeguarding framework with people with multiple and complex needs
  • Evidence of living the values of the charity

Desirable

  • Experience in the not for profit sector
  • Experience in managing volunteers
  • Experience of fundraising
  • Knowledge of voluntary sector in North Kensington
  • Arabic speaker
  • Experience of taking large groups of children on holiday

 

Deadline for Applications: 31 January midnight

Interviews: 8 – 12 February

If you would like to be considered for these roles we need the following:

Your CV

  • A covering letter (no more then two pages) including a personal statement addressing the person specification

All enquires should be made to sean@solidaritysports.org / 020 7376 0032 / 07958 599 922

 

JOB TITLE:               Business Support Officer
REPORTING TO:     
The Director

SALARY:                   £21,000 – £25,000 per annum (Full Time Equivalent)

                                   £11,300 – £12,800
TERMS:                    
Part-Time Fixed Term Contract 1 year with a view to expanding;

18 – 21 hours per week

The purpose of this post

To ensure the smooth running of all back office functions and support the development of the charity, including assisting with fundraising and reporting on projects. To promote and implement a strategy for our Memory Makers programme and maintain positive relationships with supporters.

Key tasks

Business Development

  • Assist with grant application forms and reports to funders, ensuring they are submitted on time
  • Research & develop new corporate sponsorship opportunities
  • Develop a corporate partnership membership programme and secure partners
  • Build and maintain an excellent relationship with funders and individual donors to include: thank you letters & newsletters, monitor and follow up communication, donor recognition
  • To manage relationships and funding initiatives through The Big Give by the Childhood Trust
  • Research and deliver an inspiring annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony

Memory Makers (MM) Monthly Giving Programme

  • Ensure the effective delivery of MM including timely renewals, accurate communications, and exclusive content on bi-monthly newsletter
  • Increase the membership retention rate and the number of members paying by Direct Debit
  • Manage the membership renewals process and implement a strategy for membership growth

Administration

  • Liaise with Director to organise/book trips for children’s activities a month in advance of start date, including negotiating free/discounted tickets, days/times and best itinerary for each trip
  • Be the first point of contact between the external Payroll Administrator and SS
  • Issue invoices via Xero and chase up if not paid
  • Oversee the payment of invoices to suppliers
  • Communicate website updates to webmaster and ensure they are completed
  • Organise board meetings to include: circulating documents, responding to trustees,
  • Assist with SS monthly newsletter
  • Pay volunteer expenses (but not authorise)

General Requirements

  • Comply with all current SS policies and procedures; to include but not limited to, equal opportunities, confidentiality, data protection and health and safety
  • Keep abreast of changes in Charity regulations & legislation via training & continual professional development (funded by charity as required)
  • Occasionally monitor transactions to ensure that no suspicious payments or direct debits occur
  • Any other duties as may reasonably be required by the Director or trustees

Key measurements of the role

  • Delivery of key tasks is achieved to the required standard and timeframe as agreed with Director
  • Employee queries resolved in a timely manner; escalate to the Director as necessary
  • All legislation requirements are adhered to

People Specification

Essential

  • Experience in office administration tasks
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint and experience of using databases
  • Strong interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Having developed systems and processes, preferably in the not-for-profit sector
  • A strong belief in the ethos of SS, its goals and vision
  • The ability to work independently and use initiative to fulfil goals from start to finish
  • Able to adapt to fulfil new tasks and needs of the charity
  • Able to meet the expectations of the charity by delivering work to the agreed quality and adopting a positive “can do” approach
  • Evidence of excellent writing style and able to represent the charity brand and tone accurately
  • Experience of fundraising
  • Evidence of success in bid writing
  • Evidence of living the values of the charity
  • Able to work from home

Desirable

  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector
  • Experience in HR/managing employees
  • Experience in building partnerships with corporates