Current Vacancies (1 available)

Family Mentor

Salary: £16,016 per annum
Benefits: Contributory healthcare plan and pension, free on-site gym, subsidised lunches on Thursdays and employee benefits through Perkbox.
Hours of work: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 11am-7pm. Flexibility in this role is essential, as there will be the requirement to work one day at the weekend, as and when required.
Location: Just outside Chester city centre.

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 a Family Mentor to act as a mentor working alongside families to provide guidance and practical skills to enable them to overcome difficulties and barriers in order to achieve identified outcomes and reach their potential. In addition, the Family Mentor will engage and mentor resident families with enterprise activities on site (e.g. in the workshop, craft room); supporting them to expand on their skills, develop their confidence, increase self-esteem. The Family Mentor will mentor parents to help them give their children the best possible start in life and lay the foundation for a fulfilling future.

The Family Mentor will be required to work closely with other agencies as part of a ‘Team Around the Family’ (TAF) approach. Therefore, having the ability to work productively with other agencies through established structures such as TAF is essential. The ideal candidate will have excellent mentoring skills and a positive attitude in working with challenging adults.

For a downloadable job description and person specification for the Family Mentor role, please click here.


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 (at the back of the job description). 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 be grateful if all applicants could fill in our equality and diversity monitoring form, which can be downloaded by clicking here.

Submitting an application:

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

For an informal chat about the above role/s, please contact Abby Haywood on 01244 333835 /

Think you may know someone who would be suitable for the above role/s? Please pass on details of this advert.

Save the Family – registered Charity number: 516484

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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.