Camden Council is recruiting a volunteer coordinator for their Integrated Early Years’ Service.
Please note: The deadline for this role is Monday 30th October!
Full details are below or on the Camden Council website.
Directorate: Supporting People
Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Job level/Grade: Level 3 Zone 2
Salary: £31,836 – £36,931 pro-rata inclusive of Inner London Weighting
Contract Type: Permanent Contract, Full time, 36 hours a week
25 days holiday (27 days after 5 years’ service)
This exciting new post of Volunteer Co-ordinator sits within Camden’s Integrated Early Years’ Service and will work closely with our children’s centre services. Children’s centres in Camden provide a range of universal and targeted services for families with young children (pregnancy to age 5 years) to improve outcomes and reduce inequalities. Services include baby and infant feeding information and support, baby massage, free entitlement provision for 2 year olds and 3-4 year olds, midwifery, multi-agency health visiting and family support, and a programme of stay and play drop-ins. Volunteering opportunities in our service offer mothers, fathers and carers support to build their confidence, gain experience of early years’ services and provide a stepping-stone into training and employment.
You will manage the delivery of volunteer programmes within the Integrated Early Years’ Service (IEYS), including the Parent Champions Programme, working to achieve positive outcomes for mothers and fathers with young children. Working collaboratively with colleagues in the IEYS and other partners you will develop and promote the take-up of volunteering activities offered to parents with young children. The role involves the recruitment of parent volunteers, coordination of the volunteer training programme and planning and developing activities for volunteers, including specific outreach work to promote engagement in services. The post holder supervises the work of individual volunteers and collates and analyses data relating to the volunteer programmes. You will prepare performance reports and briefings and contribute to the on-going evaluation of IEYS volunteer programmes.
You will have an understanding of the needs of families with children 0-5 years, knowledge of child development in the early years and an understanding of the barriers parents may face in accessing services. The role requires flexibility and the ability to adapt to conflicting and changing priorities.
The post involves the management and supervision of volunteers. The post holder is required to maintain relationships with a wide range of staff and managers across a number of services and departments and with members of the public.
The successful candidate will have proven ability to work independently and meet deadlines. The post holder will require excellent communication skills and proven ability to manage and supervise volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds. Ability to interpret data, undertake evaluation, provide reports and use a wide range of IT systems and web based information is essential. Experience of working with families with children 0 – 5 years, organising and facilitating meetings and proven ability to deliver training activities and events for parents is required for the post.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and, as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.
How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the “Apply” link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Closing date for applications: 30th October 2017
Interviews date: 6th/7th/8th November 2017
Please quote reference: 1700009B
To view the Job Profile please click HERE
Best of luck!!