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Volunteer Development Officer

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Huncote Children & Family Wellbeing Centre, The Pavilion, Sportsfield Lane, Huncote, Leicestershire, LE9 3BN 


Closing date:20 January 2021 at midnight 

To support and facilitate the work of volunteers across a locality. To support volunteers to work with children, young people and families who are at risk of poor outcomes and in need of additional support. To assist, promote and enable parent participation in the Children and Families Wellbeing Service.
  • Good standard of education
  • NNEB/NVQ3 or equivalent in Childcare, Youth and Community, Health and Social Care, IAG, Community Regeneration.
  • Significant experience of working with volunteers
  • Experience of inter-agency work
  • Experience in delivering training
  • Comprehensive understanding of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child
  • Understanding of risk and protective factors including the principles of effective practice
  • Knowledge of child development and awareness of differing needs of children and young people
  • Ability to work as part of a team and in a multi-agency context, including the ability to operate in a variety of different settings with both clients and professionals.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, including presenting information to professional partners; good recording, administrative and report writing skills
  • Good organisational, planning skills and working to deadlines
  • Proven ability to engage with people from a variety of backgrounds, in particular those children, young people and families that are hard to reach
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to prioritise work
  • IT skills to include the ability to use Microsoft packages and databases / case management systems
  • Good assessment skills and the ability to use assessment tools
  • An understanding of, and commitment to Equal Opportunities, and the ability to apply this to all situations.
  • Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010.
  • Possession of a valid driving licence and access to a vehicle and relevant insurances. However, a reasonable adjustment will be considered for an applicant with a disability
  • Ability to travel to and access a range of buildings including family homes
  • Willingness and ability to work outside usual working office hours and to a 08.30h – 17.00h duty system and weekend work depending on operational needs including evenings, Saturdays, Bank Holidays and concessionary days as required.
  • The post-holder must be willing to undertake further training within an early help professional development framework
  • The post-holder may be required to attend, from time to time, other training courses, conferences, seminars or meetings as required by his/her own training needs and the needs of the service
This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check for regulated activity.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquires please contact Debbie Stobbs, Tel: 0116 305 2601 Email: Debbie.Stobbs@leics.gov.uk         
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.

If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk

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