About The Role

Do you have the passion and commitment to make a difference to a family’s life?

If yes, we may have the perfect opportunity for you!

We are currently recruiting for a Skills Development Officer to join our team within Lincolnshire based at Lincoln Birchwood Children's Centre and working in the Lincoln / North Kesteven area, to deliver our Best Start Children and Family Service.

As part of the Best Start service, our Skills Development Officers offer encouragement and practical support to parents in a variety of areas including learning, volunteering, and employment. Our Skills Development Service is open to parents of children aged 0-19 years (25 SEND) to help them make positive changes for themselves and their families.

Job purpose:

To work with parents to help increase their confidence, skills, and aspirations, supporting them to go on and access adult learning, apprenticeships, volunteering, and employment.

Main Duties:
  • To engage with parents to help them increase their level of confidence, skills and aspirations through 1:1 support and signposting.
  • Recruit, retain and support parent volunteers for the Alliance's children's centre volunteer programme, and encourage them to play an active part in children's centres and the community.
  • To support parents goinon to access adult learning, training, apprenticeships, volunteering or to support them into employment.
Essential Criteria:
  • Successful candidates will hold a relevant qualification to a minimum Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Proven experience of working with adults to access training, adult learning and volunteering.
  • Have a passion for working towards improved outcomes for all families.
  • The ability to produce verbal and written reports and collect and monitor data using various IT programmes.
  • Experience of successful multi-agency working with professionals, early help teamssocial care teams.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an experienced team of Skills Development Officers working across Lincolnshire Children’s Centres to deliver Best Start Lincolnshire.

A comprehensive induction and support package will be provided to the successful candidate.

Mileage from an agreed base is paid at 35p per mile.

This is a fixed term post until 31st March 2023.
 
Hours per week:  35
Weeks per year:  52
Virtual Interview date:  Wednesday 3rd or Thursday 4th November 2021
 
Please note our virtual interviews take place via Microsoft Teams, you may need to download this prior to your interview.

All successful applicants will be required to register and subscribe with the DBS Update Service (if you have not already done so) and undertake a new enhanced disclosure and barring check (even if you have an existing DBS Certificate).

About The Service
The Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedures to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation. 
 
The charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment.