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Manager
Home-Start Wandsworth

Job Description

This exciting opportunity has arisen for the operational lead of Home-Start Wandsworth.

Home-Start Wandsworth is a fantastic registered charity that supports families with at least one child under the age of five. We provide practical and emotional support for families in their homes through our network of trained volunteers.

Location: Currently home based due to the coronavirus situation, but with the expectation that the role will be at least partly office based (SW11) in due course.

OUR VISION

Our vision is of a society where all children have the support they need from their parents for a positive, nurturing start in life and families have resilience and hope for the future.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB 

The position is responsible for managing a team of 8 excellent staff and more than 70 volunteers who want to make a difference in line with our mission and values; managing projects, service delivery and bid applications; and collaborating with the supportive Trustee Board on the development of our organisational and fundraising strategies.

PERSON SPECIFICATION 

Are you driven and enthusiastic? Are you empathetic? Do you have the ability to engage with people and develop relationships at all levels? Do you have a strong affinity with the purpose and goals of Home-Start Wandsworth? If so, we would love to hear from you if:

– you have experience of leading and motivating a team

– you are experienced at managing and delivering projects, ensuring that targets are met

– you have excellent organisational skills

– you are able to prepare, present and analyse statistical information

– you are confident submitting funding applications and managing budgets

– you are ideally familiar with the charity/ voluntary sector

You will have knowledge of and commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice and knowledge of current legislation and policies relating to children and families.

To apply please visit our website for an application pack.

Closing date for applications is 11th December 2020.

Home-Start Wandsworth is committed to equality of opportunity and works to ‘Safer Recruitment’ practices as an important part of safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults.