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Home-Start Scheme Manager

A great opportunity has arisen to be appointed Manager of Home-Start Newcastle Borough based at our office in Newcastle-Under-Lyme.

If you are passionate about leading the organisation to provide support/help to children and families/carers we are the organisation for you.

Home-Start Scheme Manager
Newcastle-under Lyme
Permanent (37 hours)
Salary: £29636 - £32878 NJC Salary Scale 26 - 30

About us
The Scheme delivers family support across a range of issues, offering both practical and emotional help to empower vulnerable families or those with complex needs to function more independently, both as contractors to local authorities by our highly experienced family support workers and via the Home-Start volunteering scheme through a team of volunteers.

Required Skills
You need good communication and leadership skills to manage the service and develop it for the future, with experience in delivery of children's services, safeguarding, volunteering, managing staff, finance and performance, contract management and business planning/tenders. Candidates will need to demonstrate strong skills in partnership working as the role will entail working with schools, local authorities and many other organisations to provide an outstanding service.

Use of own car (insured for business use) and a clean driving license are required. You will also be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, prior to starting with us.

We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. We are willing to consider flexible working arrangements.

Main Responsibilities
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, your duties will include:

Taking responsibility for the day to day management of the scheme including overseeing the financial management and financial reporting requirements.
Contract management
Operational governance in conjunction with the Board
Overseeing service delivery
Reporting to and liaising with local authorities and other agencies and partners
Managing and supervising the staff team, including dealing with staff welfare issues and health and safety
Ensuring the Schemes compliance with regulatory requirements including data protection
Preparation of bids and tenders
Promoting the work of the scheme externally including working in partnership with other agencies and providers
Undertaking the Strategic Lead role on safeguarding and promoting children's welfare
Ensuring support to families is consistently of a high standard.
Ensuring the scheme maintains an effective team of volunteers.
Working with volunteers including their recruitment, selection, preparation, support and supervision.

The post holder may be required to undertake any other duties that fall within the nature of the role and responsibilities of the post as detailed above.

Applications by 11th December 2019 by application form.


No agencies please.

Home-Start Scheme Manager

Home-Start Newcastle Borough
Staffordshire, UK

Published on 13 Dec 2019