Vacancy: Young Parents Support Lead

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After nearly 10 years our Young Parents Lead, Sarah Childs, is standing down at the end of the year to start a new chapter in her life. She’s leaving the project in great shape and it offers a fantastic opportunity for the right person to make a difference to the lives of young parents (to 25) and their children in North Dorset.

Sarah is planning to leave at the end of the year and we are looking for a very special person to take her place, running and developing the successful project in the Sherborne and Gillingham/Shaftesbury areas (2 days a week, 14 hours total). Her replacement will be multi-talented and able to work one-to-one providing targetted support and advice and information, run group sessions, manage volunteers, maintain professional relations with health visitors, and at times work alongside social workers and the police – it’s a great and varied job but it can be challenging.

If you think you fit the bill then please get in touch with us by the deadline. Full details about the role and how to apply are below.

Application pack:

How to apply
All applications should be submitted electronically including a completed application form together with a covering email sent to by 10am Monday 11 October, 2021. Please use YOUNG PARENTS in the subject line. All sections of the application form must be completed – including the declaration form on the very last page.

IMPORTANT: The form can be read and filled in using Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free to download from the Adobe website)

We are aware that some software, such as Preview for Mac, will cause large amounts of text to “scroll” inside the boxes in this form – this means that your answers will not print out properly and could damage your application. Please use Acrobat Reader to ensure we can read your application as you have written it.

Applications should include:

  1. A covering emailing telling us why you think you’re the right person for this position together with..
  2. A fully completed application form (including declaration form) by 10am on Monday 11 October.

Please drop us a line if you have any problems completing the form online.

Background information:

Deadlines and dates
Deadline for application:  10am, Monday 11 October
Interviews: Wednesday 20 October

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/young people and to diversity and equality of opportunity in our employment and working practices. Background and DBS checks will be required.