Salary: £23,500 pa

Hours: 3 days per week (potential to increase if additional services are commissioned if post-holder is interested). Fixed term until 31st March 2020.

Based in West Yorkshire

We're 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’re looking for someone committed to the work of Grandparents Plus who is 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 Leeds and Wakefield that provides special guardians with advice, information, training and peer-to-peer support and raise awareness of the work of Grandparents Plus.

Full job description

To apply, please send a CV with a supporting statement to Louise Baker at [email protected], showing how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification.

Closing date: Wednesday 13th February 2019 at Noon.

Interviews: Tuesday 26th February 2019