Do you want a job right at the heart of a growing and dynamic charity that is delivering real change for children and families?
About the role
We’re looking for individuals committed to the work of Kinship who are passionate about making a difference to the lives of vulnerable families. You’ll bring excellent relationship-building, communication, and organisational skills, as well as be able to work on your own initiative and collaboratively with partners. You will have proven experience of working with families, particularly those in more disadvantaged circumstances. You will deliver a service across West Yorkshire, focusing on Leeds and Wakefield that provides kinship carers with emotional and practical support, training, and peer-to-peer support and raise awareness of the work of Kinship.
Kinship is the leading kinship care charity in England and Wales. We offer kinship carers financial, legal, practical and emotional support and understanding from the moment they need it, for as long as they need it. Our expert advice, information and guidance helps with complicated and stressful decisions that so many kinship families have to make. We’re always there to support them through difficult times and celebrate the good.
Kinship carers are strong and determined. Together, they are powerful. We help them build communities of support and action by connecting families locally and across England and Wales.
We’re at the heart of kinship networks, partnering with and influencing service providers, local and national government, and other organisations. We give everything we have to fight for each family and their rights, changing society until every kinship family is recognised, valued, and supported.
Hours / Contract
Part time, 3 days per week. Fixed term to 31 March 2022 (possible extension dependent upon further commissioning).
How to apply
Apply with a CV (no more than 2 pages) and 1-2 page cover letter outlining:
- How you meet the essential criteria
- Why you would like to work for Kinship
- Why you would like the role
Closing date: 22 August 2021
Interviews may be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised.
Kinship is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce, with a broad range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are therefore particularly keen to receive applications from those with lived experience of kinship care and from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic communities.