Senior Family Support Coordinator, 28 hours per week, £26,507 per annum (pro-rata), Barnsley- (fixed term to 31 December 2019 with possibility of two-year extension)

Barnsley Central Area Council – Peri-Natal Volunteer Home Visiting and Community Support

Location: Yorkshire and the Humber Salary: £26,507 per annum (pro-rata) Hours: 28 hours per week Closing date:

If you have any questions, please contact Caroline Fanshawe, Area Manager on 07730 213 254

Family Lives is a leading national family support charity. We provide 24 hour support, seven days a week through a range of innovative and integrated services, engaging with over 2.5 million families and young people through our digital communications, helpline and face to face support.

We are currently seeking to recruit a Senior Family Support Coordinator (SFSC) to manage and coordinate the Barnsley Central Area Council – Peri-Natal Volunteer Home Visiting and Community Support. The SFSC will manage and coordinate the Barnsley Central Area Peri-Natal Volunteer Home Visiting and Community Support. This will provide peri-natal mothers with programme of support including volunteer face to face befriending support in the home as well as community, peer and phone support. 

The SFSC will work closely with Barnsley Council Central Area team, midwives, health visitors, Family Centres, other local services and the Family Lives Area Manager. The aim of the programme is to increase the resilience and emotional wellbeing of up to 100 new mothers each year who are experiencing isolation and low level emotional wellbeing issues. Sustainability, community support, partnership working, self-reliance and reciprocity is a key part of service design and delivery. Where needed, support should also be provided or existing agencies/organisations contacted, to establish new groups and activities.

Recruiting, training and managing a team of volunteers is a key element of the delivery model and this role. The SFSC will also manage and organise the caseload for a part time Family Support Worker.

The successful candidate is required to have APT /OCN Level 3 qualification or equivalent in child and baby care, parenting support, peri-natal and/or maternal health (or equivalent). The decision of Human Resources is final regarding the appropriateness of other qualifications.

You must have experience of coordinating and managing a complex project. You will also have experience of supporting peri-natal mothers and recruiting and training volunteers.  Experience of supervising or managing staff and volunteers is required.  You must have experience of building good relationships and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Commitment to equality of opportunity is essential. You must have a suitable home working environment.

The role is initially for one year with the possibility of extension a further two years.

Please scroll down to obtain the job description, full person specification, application form and guidance or write to HR department, Family Lives, 15-17 The Broadway,  Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5HZ. Please note that we only accept application forms, CVs are not accepted. The application need to be emailed to or posted to the above address.
Closing date: Monday, 31st December 2018 (midnight)

Interview date: early January 2019 in Barnsley.

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