Programme Officer - Childcare / Family Charity

Southwark, London
13 Mar 2017
28 Mar 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Our client is a leading national family charity in the field of policy, research and advocacy on childcare and family issues, with over 40 years’ experience in making things better for families.

Parent Champions Programme Officer
Initial contract to 30 March 2018
Salary: £24,773
Location: Southwark, London
Full-time, 35 hours per week, or possible part-time will be considered along with all flexible working requests.

(There may be occasions when the post holder will be asked to work outside office hours).

What is the Parent Champions programme?

Parent Champions is a peer-to-peer parent outreach programme pioneered by our client. Parent Champions are volunteers who spend a few hours a week linking with local parents to share information about childcare and encourage use of local services. The programme has a significant track record of supporting disadvantaged families including migrant, refugee and low income households and a national footprint – reaching over 14,000 parents every year.

Job purpose

Under the direction of the Parent Champions programme manager, the Programme Officer will be responsible for supporting the set-up of new schemes across the UK to extend the programme into areas where there are no existing schemes and where there are identified community needs.

As a key member of a small team, the role will support the development and implementation of strategies and plans, and contribute to the longer term development of sustainable and effective programmes.

About the charity

Their vision is a society where all families are well-supported and have genuine choices about their lives. Their mission is to make the UK a better place for families, achieving positive change for children via parent-led solutions.

Their approach is to listen, innovate, advocate and support, in order to achieve long lasting change for all families. They focus particularly on those who face disadvantage or multiple challenges, including social exclusion, precarious work conditions and poverty. The charity's on-the-ground programmes and services with parents and providers inform their research and campaigning priorities. In turn, their research produces evidence and insight that informs their work with families, policy makers and providers.

The benefits of working with this charity include generous annual leave, pension contributions, flexible working, employee assistance programme and membership of Better Bankside offering discounts and promotions in the local area.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Tuesday 28 March 2017
Interviews: Week beginning 3 April 2017
Start date: ASAP


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