Home-Start Perth and Kinross
Home-Start Perth and Kinross

Charity registered in Scotland SC000986

Home-Start Perth and Kinross is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age. We’re there for parents when they need us the most, because childhood can’t wait.

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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Perth
  • Closing 9th June 2023

Home-Start is the leading family support charity striving to give young children the best possible start in life. We work with families to help them overcome issues such as isolation, mental health difficulties, bereavement, family breakdown, addiction, physical ill-health and many others.

We were the first Home-Start in Scotland and have been supporting local families in Perth & Kinross for over 35 years.

Home Start-Perth and Kinross currently has vacancies for trustees.

Trustees undertake a wide range of roles but are mainly responsible for making the charity effective, providing overall direction and maintaining sound management of funds. We are especially keen to hear from anyone with a financial experience background.

Trustees help make decisions and guide the charity to deliver the best possible service for the families it supports. Being a trustee can be hard work, but it is also very rewarding, giving many opportunities for personal development and the chance to give something back to your local community.

We are looking for specialist skills like finance, IT, fundraising and marketing but if you don’t have these, please do offer your own life experience and skills.

We need a range of experience and perspectives on what we do to improve our decisions and strengthen our organisation. Our aim is that together we proactively encourage inclusion and equality through our policies, service design, staff management and sustainable finances.

What’s in it for you?

You can give back to others using your existing skills and experience and what you’ve learned along the way. It can help you with your own personal and career development by growing your experience and knowledge of the voluntary sector with training and the support of experienced board members. Home-Start Perth and Kinross is an independent charity, but we are affiliated to the national organisation Home-Start UK which means that trustees can also access national training, networking and support.

We encourage you to apply if you are keen to..

  • commit to supporting families with young children in the Perth and Kinross area
  • play a role as part of a small team in steering and sustaining the charity
  • share your own skills and experience to improve our support to families
  • learn along the way
  • give your time voluntarily, through agreed expenses will be reimbursed

What does it involve?

You will need to commit to six meetings a year. In between board meetings you will be responding to emails and reading papers and perhaps attending another one or two other meetings.

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Family Support Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £25,201 pro-rata
  • Perth
  • Closing 22nd August 2022

Home-Start is the leading family support charity striving to give young children the best possible start in life. We work with families to help them overcome issues such as isolation, mental health difficulties, bereavement, family breakdown, addiction, physical ill-health and many others.

We were the first Home-Start in Scotland and have been supporting local families in Perth & Kinross for over 35 years.

Home-Start Perth and Kinross is looking to recruit 2 part-time Coordinators (21 and 14 hours a week) to work alongside our existing experienced Family Support Coordinators and team. You will provide support to a fantastic group of volunteers who give support to families with at least one child under the age of 5.

The ideal candidate will have:

• An understanding of the needs of children and families

• Skills and experience to work closely with families to offer effective support

• Good knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures

• The ability to work in a team and build rapport with a wide range of people.

• The ability be able to recruit and train volunteers and provide effective support and supervision for them.

• The ability to work on their own initiative in a challenging environment

• Experience of delivering group support

• Experience and knowledge of the voluntary sector would be an advantage

• This post will have an element of home and office working

• Initial post is 12 months fixed term with potential extension if ongoing funding secured

Valid driving licence required, and use of car is essential

The starting salary will be £25,201pro rata £15,120 (21-hour post) £10,080 (14- hour post)

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