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Location: Middlesbrough, Redcar, Cleveland
Part-time, fixed term until 31st August 2021
To start 3rd December 2018
Grandparents Plus is a national charity (England and Wales) which champions the role of grandparents and the wider family in children’s lives. In particular, we provide advice, information and peer support for grandparents and other family members – kinship carers – who step in to care for children who cannot live with their birth parents, often because of very difficult family circumstances, including parental death, disability or serious illness, drug or alcohol misuse, abuse or neglect, imprisonment or domestic violence. We do this because we want to make children’s lives better. We support all kinship carers regardless of legal order, including special guardians.
We have a credible reputation for supporting the national development of good kinship care practice, including our Kinship Care Guide for England, our kinship care support services, our national Support Network of approximately 4,000 kinship care members, our Kinship Care Professionals group, sector-leading research, and our national advice service, which supports around 1,700 kinship families a year.
We’re looking for someone committed to the work of Grandparents Plus, who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of vulnerable families and increasing activity levels in children and carers in order to positively impact upon physical, cognitive and social health. You’ll bring excellent relationship building, communication and organisational skills, as well the ability to work on your own initiative and collaboratively with partners. You will have proven experience of inspiring and motivating families to participate in physical activity, including family members with disabilities or long-term health conditions. You will deliver a service across Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland, utilising one-to-one and peer support to provide kinship families with access to appropriate intergenerational physical activities alongside advice, information and training and raising awareness of the work of Grandparents Plus.
To apply, please send your CV (no more than three pages) and covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification (no more than two pages) to us by clicking the apply button.
Closing date: Noon on 12th October 2018.
Interview date: 22nd or 23rd October 2018.