Project Workers x2

West Yorkshire 

Required from late September/early October 2018

Part-time 3 days/week (potential to increase if additional services are commissioned, if post-holder is interested)
Fixed term for 18 months

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.

The Role

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 the ability to work on your own initiative and collaboratively with partners.

With proven experience of working with families, particularly those in more disadvantaged circumstances, you will deliver a service across West Yorkshire that provides special guardians with advice, information, training and peer-to-peer support and raises awareness of the work of Grandparents Plus.

Job Description & Person Specification

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave (pro rata) plus pension.

To apply, please send your CV with a supporting statement to show how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification to [email protected]

Closing date: 27th July 2018.
Interview date: 6th or 7th August 2018.


Sessional Advice Workers

London

Hours: Ad hoc/variable

Salary: £14.14/hour + holiday

The Role

Are you an experienced advice worker with knowledge of the benefits system? Do you want to be a lifeline for grandparents and other family members who step in to raise a child in difficult family circumstances? We’re looking for experienced sessional advice workers to provide advice and information on welfare benefits, financial support, children’s services and a range of other issues of relevance to family and friends, carers and guardians, who are bringing up a child because their parents cannot.

You will provide cover for staff holidays and sickness, and also extra cover for the service during periods of peak demand. A sensitive manner and the ability to work flexibly as a member of a small team are essential.

Job Description & Person Specification

To apply, please send your CV with a supporting statement to show how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification to [email protected]

Closing date: Noon on 19th July 2018.
Interview date: 27th July 2018.


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