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Sure Start Burngreave & Firvale
NCH is one of the UK's leading children's charities

Sure Start is a high-profile and innovotive government programme that aims to improve the prospects of children during the crucial first four years of their lives, by promoting improved health and development. The Sure Start programme in Burngreave & Firvale brings together statutory serivices, voluntary agencies and communities to provide a linked service that is responsive to local need. NCH is the lead agency in this partnership, and by joining us now you will benefit from our commitment to the continuous development of our staff and services.

Family Support Workers
Post1: Somali speaking Ref: B101/01/2003
post2: Arabic speaking Ref: B101/02/2003
post 1 & 2: Part-time, permanent (18.8 hours p/w)
post 3: Full time, permanent Ref: B101/03/2003
£14,040 - £15,957 p.a. (pro-rata for part-time)

We are looking for a fluent Somali speaker, a fluent Arabic speaker and one Family Support Worker with no specific foreign language skills who have substantial social care training, a knowledge of child protection policies and experience of working with children and families who are undergoing difficulties and stress.

Reporting to the Family Support Manager, you will manage a caseload of eight or more families, delivering parenting skills and working in partnership with other agencies to prevent children being taken into care or placed on the child protection register wherever possible. You will also concentrate on finding ways of engaging 'hard-to-reach' families, as well as conducting assessments and other one-off duties as required. Some out of hours work will be necessary.

In addition, you will participate in the Sure Start programme itself, attending team meetings, appraisals, training workshops and other events, bringing your professional expertise to bear on a wide variety of issues from staff development to evaluation of the programme.

Parental Involvement Workers
2 posts: Part-time, permanent
22 hours per week
£12,291 - £14,040 p.a. pro-rata Ref: B101/04/2003

If you have professional or voluntary experience of working with local parents and children - and you're the sort well-organised person who enjoys working on their own initiative - this role could suit you perfectly. You will ensure that parents are aware of the Sure Start programme and become actively involved with it as volunteers or participants in our events, news groups, publicity and other activities.

Having encouraged volunteers to step forward, you will take part in their induction, training, supervision and appraisal, arranging crèche facilities when needed and acting as an advocate for parents within the Sure Start programme.

To succeed, you will need to be a natural people-person and communicator, with some basic computer skills and an understanding of child protection issues. We particularly welcome applications from men, as they are under-represented in this area of work.

Administrators (2 Posts)
Full time, permanent
£12,91 - £14,040 p.a. Ref: B101/05/2003

Although your work will primarily be administration, typing, filing, minute-taking and reception duties, this is very much a team job, where you will need to build relationships with a wide variety of colleagues as well as the Management Board, parents groups, parents, children and visitors to the offices. You will therefore need to be a friendly, confident and welcoming type of person, as well as being and experienced administrator with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office and word processing skills to RSA II or equivalent.

Good time management skills and knowledge of the local community will be essential; knowledge of social care and diversity issues would be useful.

For an informal discussion, please contact the Programme on 0114 244 3887
To request an application form and job description, please write to Alison Garner, NCH, North East Children's Services Office, 12 Granby Road, Harrogate, HG1 4ST.
Alternatively, you can email: alisong@nch.org.uk
Please quote job reference number.
Job share applications welcome!

For more information about NCH, please visit us at: www.nch.org.uk

Commited to quality, equality and valuing diversity.
Registered Charity No. 215301

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Sheffield City Council.Chief Executive's Directorate
Southey Owlerton Area
Regeneration (SOAR) Team

The SOAR Board has just been nominated for a national award for involving local people in its SRB5 regeneration programme and had one of the first Community Action Plans in the region approved for Objective 1 funding. The team that supports this innovative and successful Board are recruiting for two key posts:

Technical Team Leader (Temporary until 31 March 2006)
(Post CE 176) SG7/8 £22,569-25,740

Community Team Leader (Temporary until 31 March 2005)
(Post CE 177) SG7/8 £22,569Ð25,740

We need two dynamic team leaders with proven skills and experience in regeneration who will welcome a technically challenging programme and a strong commitment to a genuinely community-led approach. One post will oversee the work of the technical team (managing grants) and the other the work of the community team (supporting local people's involvement in the Board). Interested in working for a creative, innovative team? Are you able to take the organisation forward to independent legal status? Will you enjoy a friendly, rewarding working atmosphere? If so we'd like to hear from you.

For further information contact Miranda Plowden, the Scheme Manager at the SOAR team, 249 6194.

Application pack and further details for both the above posts from:Personnel Support, Chief Executive's Directorate, Town Hall, Sheffield S1 2HH, tel 273 6385 (24 hour recruitment line).

Closing date 14th March for both the above posts.


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