Current job vacancies

Bank Site Officer

Salary: £7.90 per hour. £27.50 sleep-over rate.
Contract: Casual working arrangement. Will be called upon as and when cover is required (i.e. to cover holidays and other absences). There is no obligation for Save the Family to offer work, or the person appointed to accept work.
Hours of work: Between the hours of 6.45pm-11pm (+ sleep-over from 11pm-7am) then 7am-8.15am (5 ½ hours plus sleep-in). Shift patterns are subject to change, depending on the needs of our residents.
Benefits: Contributory pension, free on-site gym, subsidised lunches on Thursdays.
Location: Just outside Chester city centre.

About the role

Save the Family is looking for a Bank Site Officer to ensure that the accommodation provided to Save the Family residents is safe and secure through the provision of security and door control. This role includes controlling access to buildings and being the first point of contact for all emergencies and carrying out Health and Safety checks.

The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of Health and Safety with experience of managing Health and Safety issues, experience of managing overnight security, preferably in a residential setting and will also have experience of monitoring CCTV systems. A full driving licence is essential for this role.

Please click here to download the job description and person specification for this position.


The following position is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

Admin Assistant

Salary: £14560 per annum.
Contract: This position is funded by the Big Lottery Fund until 2018.
Hours of work: 35 hours per week. Monday-Friday, 9-5pm. Hours of work are subject to change/vary, depending on the needs of the Charity.
Benefits: Contributory healthcare plan and pension, free on-site gym, subsidised lunches on Thursdays and employee benefits through Perkbox.
Location: Just outside Chester city centre.

About Save the Family’s ‘Family Mentoring’ Approach

Save the Family provides a safe residential community for homeless and troubled families where safeguarding is paramount. We aim to keep families together and help them create a positive future through our unique Family Mentoring approach.
Family Mentoring means that as family role models we develop a relationship based on trust, appropriate challenge, guidance and empowerment with families, which enables them to identify and overcome barriers, become independent and reach their true potential.
Our approach to mentoring is both person and family-centred, demonstrating empathy, maturity and mutual respect, so that we can help individuals and whole families to develop resilience and a positive attitude towards education, social and life skills, relationships, health, work and essential routines. The methodology is based on showing by example and empowering the family to live as a cohesive unit.
At Save the Family, mentoring provides non-judgemental emotional support, guidance and a sense of continuity and stability, which may otherwise be missing in the lives of individuals. Through successful mentoring families develop essential social skills, recognise their own strengths and self-worth grow in confidence and overcome their difficulties.

About the role

Save the Family is looking for an Admin Assistant to provide administrative support to the family and children’s mentoring team, in order that the family mentoring service is delivered efficiently, in accordance with the service objectives.

Key tasks for this role include organisation and maintenance of documents on the electronic and paper filing system; word-processing of various documents (e.g. letters, meeting minutes, reports and other documents) and supporting the clear presentation of outcomes, in line with project requirements. The Admin Assistant will also be responsible for managing the Families department rota and the family referral process.

It is essential that applicants have current/previous experience in a receptionist and/or Admin role, including experience of using an electronic filing system. The ideal candidate will also be competent in the use of Microsoft Office Programs and will have good organisational skills.

Please click here to download the job description and person specification for this position.


How to apply

To apply for a position: Please send in your CV and covering letter, detailing how you meet the essential criteria, as detailed in the person specification. Please note, applicants who do not demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the role will not be considered for the position.

Candidates must also demonstrate both at the application stage and interview that they are able to positively identify with Save the Family’s values. We would also be grateful if all applicants could fill in our equality and diversity monitoring form. Please click here to download this form.

Submitting an application: All CVs, covering letters and equality and diversity monitoring forms to be sent to Abby Haywood (HR) via

For an informal conversation about any of the above roles, please contact Abby Haywood on 01244 333835 or via

Think you may know someone who would be suitable for the above roles? Please pass on details of this advert!

Save the Family – registered Charity number: 516484

‘Job alerts’ service

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Volunteering at Save the Family

We are particularly keen to find gardeners to help look after the kitchen gardens and orchard on site, along with drivers for the mini bus. Because we are a rural site, drivers are very important to help our families maintain contact with other organisations, enable the children to get to school and parents to attend essential appointments.

Other volunteering roles include:

    • child care opportunities
    • family support
    • cooking and baking
    • home crafts
    • marketing and PR
    • social media
    • video and photography projects

If you have any queries with regards to voluntary work at the Charity, please call Jocelyn Horton (Volunteer Co-ordinator) on 01244 333828 or email

If you are interested in applying for voluntary work, please click here to download an application form. This can be sent back via

For more information on volunteering please visit our volunteers page.

Safeguarding and equal opportunities

Save the Family is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, therefore an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (previously known as CRB) check is required with this post. The job offer will also be subject to two satisfactory references. References should be from employers, or ex-employers. Family member references are not acceptable. If the role involves working with children, at least one reference from a previous employer where the role involved working with children should be provided.

Save the Family is an equal opportunities employer and will treat all applicants for employment and employees equally regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, race, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability.

Diogelu a chyfleoedd cyfartal

Mae ‘Save The Family’ yn ymrwymedig i ddiogelu a hyrwyddo lles plant ac yn disgwyl i’r holl staff a gwirfoddolwyr rannu’r ymrwymiad hwn, felly bydd angen datgeliad DBS (a elwid gynt yn CRB) manwl ar gyfer y swydd hon. Bydd y cynnig swydd hefyd yn amodol ar ddau eirda boddhaol. Dylid geirdaon fod gan gyflogwyr, neu gyn-gyflogwyr. Nid yw geirdaon gan aelodau o’ch teulu yn dderbyniol. Os bydd y rôl yn cynnwys gweithio gyda phlant, dylai o leiaf un geirda cael eu darparu gan gyflogwr blaenorol lle’r oedd y rôl yn cynnwys gweithio gyda phlant.

Mae ‘Save the Family’ yn gyflogwr cyfle cyfartal a bydd yn trin yr holl ymgeiswyr am gyflogaeth a gweithwyr yn gyfartal waeth beth fo’u rhyw, statws priodasol, tarddiad ethnig, hil, oedran, cyfeiriadedd rhywiol, crefydd neu anabledd.