A child's earliest years are irreplaceable. Without a stable, loving and nurturing environment, a child will not develop the vital foundations they need. Yet today's families are facing considerable challenges, such as mental health difficulties, financial pressures, loneliness, language or cultural barriers, or a lack of any support networks.
The Home-Start network is there for parents when they need us most us most, because childhood can't wait. Home-Start UK supports nation-wide local Home-Starts to provide a community network of trained volunteers and expert support to help families with young children through their most challenging times and ensure the best possible start for their children.
Director of Network Impact
Flexible, with travel to Leicester office
Home-Start UK is ambitious for change, and our newly appointed CEO Peter Grigg has created a new role on our senior leadership team to drive transformation and impact by empowering our federated network of around 190 local Home-Starts to deliver even greater support for 26,000 families each year across the United Kingdom.
The role is also responsible for leading quality assurance and improvement; supporting leadership development; and as families look to recover from the pandemic, this role will help a powerful Home-Start movement find even more ways to innovate to maximise impact for the ever-changing and holistic needs of families.
We are looking for an ambitious, collaborative individual with a good knowledge of family support models and achieving impact through others. You will need to have a good understanding of quality assurance and safeguarding as well as strong collaborative leadership skills to enable you to quickly gain credibility internally and externally. Critical to your success will be your ability to co-design solutions across complex structures and your passion for our cause.
Home-Start UK is committed to equality of opportunity and particularly encourages applications from candidates from under-represented groups in charity senior leadership.
We welcome applications from candidates with lived experience of family support. As a charity working to support families in all their shapes, we are deeply committed to flexible working and juggling the demands of individual circumstances to make this job work for you.
To learn more about this unique opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please read the full appointment brief, on the Prospectus website, which can be reached by clicking on the “Apply on Website” Button.
If you have any queries on any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information or would like to have an informal discussion, please email Linda Griffiths at Prospectus.
Deadline for applications: Friday 2nd October