What is Kids Matter?
Do you want to see transformation in the hardest to reach families and see an end to cycles of deprivation?
Are you passionate about family life? Come be part of Kids Matter!
Our dynamic bold vision is for every child in need to be raised in a strong family. We engage local churches to equip parents and carers facing disadvantages with confidence, competence, and community, enabling their children to thrive. We do this through the delivery of our accessible, evidence informed parenting programme for parents of 0-10 year olds in the community. At the end of the programme, as all groups are small and community based, churches are able to invite parents into wider activities taking place in the church community, thus bringing about not only significant improvement in family life but also an end to isolation and stigma and the opportunity for truly sustainable change. We are also launching Kids Matter in Prisons as well as a brand new programme called Babies Matter to reach new parents. Our model is to partner with the local church, who then provides a team to run the programme. This includes a facilitator who attends our rigorous 4 day training, a group helper and creche helpers (if required). The facilitator is supervised and supported by a Kids Matter Support Manager to help them get up and running and to ensure a high quality in their delivery of the parenting programme, as well as making sure that there is sustainability in the running of the programme. All partners run a minimum of 2 programmes a year, reaching an average of 5 parents and 12 children per programme.
Senior Support Role
Support and supervision is absolutely central to the success of what we do. Without the encouragement, gentle challenge and resourcing of our support teams, many of our churches would falter in trying to run this kind of intervention. The task of reaching hard to reach families is challenging for churches that are often overstretched and our support is essential.
The successful applicant will:
• Support and manage regional support managers
• Report into the Senior Leadership Team
• Organise regular training opportunities for support managers to improve their supervision skills
• Liaise regularly with partner churches and with the partnership recruitment team to ensurd joined up working
• Develop and maintain a database of all programme activity
• Liaise with research team to ensure key data is collected and recorded
• Ensure regular visits and connect groups are taking place regionally
• Contribute to Training curricula for facilitators
• Supervise and support a small case load of facilitators in London area: make email/phone and face to face visits with trained facilitators ensuring our programmes are delivered to high standard
• Help with events to further train and upskill our facilitators
• Be part of sign posting churches to other parts of the Kids Matter organisation to engage them with our training and ongoing support
Key skills and requirements
• Strong personal Christian faith
• 5-8 years management experience
• Have some Coaching/Counseling experience
• Active church member
• Passion for Kids Matter’s vision to reach vulnerable families and draw them into the local church and local community
• To have excellent communication skills to manage support managers and train them to supervise well
• A self-starter able to work alone and prioritise well
• Ability to use a CRM (Capsule is what KM uses)
• Confident use of technology and using it effectively to support the work
• Experience of organising and running quality training desirable, not essential
Reporting to:Eli Gardner, Executive Director and Co-Founder
Hours: 3 days a week
Salary: £32-38k FTE per annum depending on experience of coaching/management
Annual leave: 5 weeks (pro rata)
Sick pay: Statutory
Occupational Requirement (OR):
This post has been identified as having an OR to be filled by a Christian under the provisions of the Employment Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations 2003 Section 7.2. All candidates must evidence they support the vision and values of the organisation.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.