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We are a small and dynamic team at Home-Start Barnet, Brent, Enfield and Harrow, and from time to time we advertise for roles in the organisation. 

If there are any vacancies open (for both staff and trustees), they will be listed below. 

If we do not have any roles available, we would always welcome more voluntary support. You can find out more about volunteering with us here.

Early Years & Perinatal Coordinator

Permanent, Full Time & Part-Time (21 hours)

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Our job description and person specification can be found on the below link.

Job Description

-We are recruiting 2 x Early Years and Perinatal Coordinators to deliver our family support projects in Brent and Tower Hamlets. The post holders will ensure that Home-Start provides targeted, specialised support to families with children under the age of 5 years, including some work with expecting parents who may be experiencing poor mental health. The posts carry a high level of responsibility in ensuring that we offer a quality service to families through our team of trained volunteers. The work is largely field-based, but will require regular days in the office which is in Finchley, Barnet.

 

Brent: [FULL-TIME] The Coordinator will build on our existing work and our relationships in Brent to deliver a volunteer-led home-visiting service and related activities to local families. This will require a good working knowledge of the borough, community partners and agencies. You will ideally be co-located in one of the community centres or community venues but will be required to travel around the borough regularly.

 

Tower Hamlets: [PART-TIME] The Coordinator will deliver a volunteer-led home-visiting service and related activities to families in Tower Hamlets. The role involves a high level of outreach and engagement at a local level, with community partners as well as agencies within children’s services and health and social care sectors to help build up the service. The role also involves outreach to help with recruitment of new volunteers to support the family caseload. You will ideally be co-located in one of the community centres or a community venue and have the ability to travel around the borough.

 

When applying, please state whether you wish to be based in Tower Hamlets or Brent.

Communications Officer

Permanent, part-time (14 hours per week)

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Our job description and person specification can be found on the below link.

Job Description

An ambitious and proactive Communications professional is required to support our exciting programme of growth over the next few years so that we can support more vulnerable families to give their children the best start in life. We’re looking for someone to help us build our social profile and create engaging content that tells the story of our work, help demonstrates our impact and engages with a wide audience.

 

This is a multifaceted role, which requires the post holder to take a central position within our organisation. They will play a key role in the development and implementation of our communications strategy to raise awareness of Home-Start Barnet and our services with a wide range of stakeholders.

 

We envisage the role being split mainly between social media (70%), marketing materials (20%) and website (10%).

Home-Start Chair

Voluntary position

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A full job description and details of how to apply can be found here.

Job Description

In addition to the role and responsibilities of a General Trustee, the Chair is responsible for the leadership of the organisation as a whole and overseeing the work of the Trustees and CEO to ensure all the organisation’s obligations are met.

 

The overall role of Chair is to:

  • Maintain an overview of the charity and its service delivery as a whole
  • Manage and oversee the Board of Trustees and ensure good organisational governance
  • Manage and oversee the work of the CEO

 

Specific Responsibilities of Chair:

Relationship with the CEO

Delivering supervision and management for the CEO every 4-6 weeks.

Maintain regular and timely communication with the CEO to enable them to fulfil the requirement of their role

Governance

Ensuring that HSB meets its responsibilities for effective and focused governance.

Sustainability

Overseeing the sustainability of the organisation.

Finances

Together with the Treasurer and CEO to lead on ensuring effective financial stability and future planning.

Legal responsibilities

Ensuring all the organisations Legal responsibilities are met.

Compliance

Together with the CEO, ensuring that systems are in place and operated effectively for the day-to-day running for the organisation.

 

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Experience of delivering good governance practices
  • Experience of effectively managing staff
  • Experience of appropriate organisational strategic planning
  • Good understanding of the legal responsibilities for companies

Desirable

  • Experience of chairing organisations successfully

 

For an informal chat, contact Guljabeen Rahman, CEO at guljabeen@homestartbarnet.org. To apply, please send in your CV and a cover letter stating why you are interested in the role.

 

Trustee

Voluntary position

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A full job description and details of how to apply can be found here.

Job Description

Home-Start is a voluntary organisation in which volunteers offer regular support, befriending and practical help to families with young children who are under stress in their own homes, helping to prevent family crisis or breakdown. Trustees collectively oversee the work of the organisation and are legally responsible for all aspects of its operations.

 

Within the Board, individual Trustees have specific roles that enable them to use their individual skills and experience to lead in particular activities. Each role has specific responsibilities that a Trustee will lead on to enable the Board as a whole to operate more effectively.

 

Home-Start Barnet (HSB) Trustees give a high level of commitment and reliability in their roles and work very closely with the staff team to enable HSB to deliver a high quality and well-respected service. Trustees are empowered to make well informed decisions through training and reporting systems.

 

What do Home-Start Trustees do?

Trustees work collectively to hold HSB in trust for current and future beneficiaries.

What are the responsibilities of a Home-Start Trustee?

Home-Start asks all Trustees to commit to the Home-Start ethos and to understand and implement relevant Home-Start’s policies.

What Duties are involved in being a Trustee?

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Scrutinising board papers in advance of meetings
  • Approving the strategic plan annually and monitoring progress against it
  • Determining and approving the annual budget and monitoring progress against it
  • Preparing and approving the annual report and accounts

Person Specification

Essential

  • Time to commit to meetings, meeting preparation and additional tasks to fulfil the role of Trustee
  • Understanding of and commitment to Home Start Barnet’s work and ethos
  • Reliability
  • Understanding of the Legal responsibilities of a Trustee
  • Understanding of effective charitable Governance
  • Have a positive, non-judgmental attitude to working with people of any gender, family status or sexual identity, or who are from any ethnic origin, culture, or religion, or who may have a disability
  • Have a clear understanding of the confidential nature of the Home-Start service, and not to break confidences shared by the family, other than when disclosure is essential in order to protect the wellbeing or safety of a child

Desirable

    • Local knowledge
    • Knowledge and experience relevant to the operations of Home-Start Barnet
    • Role specific experience to inform an aspect of the Board of Trustee’s responsibilities

For an informal chat, contact Guljabeen Rahman, CEO at guljabeen@homestartbarnet.org. To apply, please send in your CV and a cover letter stating why you are interested in the role.