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Family Mentor

Salary: £6806.80 per annum (£9.35 per hour)
Based in: Chester
Additional Package Info: Healthcare plan, pension, free on-site gym, Perkbox.

Do you have empathy & compassion for the needs of vulnerable families, with excellent mentoring skills? If the answer is yes then this role may be for you!

The Charity offer a competitive salary, including employee benefits such as a contributory healthcare plan and pension, free on-site gym and employee benefits through Perkbox.

Save the Family have an exciting opportunity for a Family Mentor to join our team in Chester. This is an extremely rewarding role, working with vulnerable families to provide guidance & practical skills in order for families to achieve identified outcomes & reach their potential.

This is a hands on role, where you will make a difference.

Hours of work for this role are Saturday, 8-4pm and Sunday 12-8pm (14 hours per week). Flexibility to vary normal working hours is required for this role. Work on bank holidays may also be required. The salary for this role is £6806.80 per annum. This position is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund until July 2018.

Essential Requirements:

• A good standard of education (GCSE English and Maths or equivalent)
• Experience of working within a mentoring environment, ideally in a families setting
• Experience dealing with ‘at risk’ adults and children on a one to one basis
• Experience of applying safeguarding procedures and practices
• Good organisational skills
• Ability to work as part of a team or as a lone worker
• Full driving licence.

Desirable Requirements:

• Safeguarding training
• Mentoring training
• Working knowledge of Health and Safety Practice
• Experience of planning and structuring mentoring activities using own initiative
• Experience working in a role within a project that is outcome driven
• Business use on insurance or willing to purchase if appointed
• Willing to use own vehicle for business purposes.

Please click here for a downloadable job description (including the person specification) for this role.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 27th September 2017.

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter, detailing how you meet the essential criteria (as detailed in the person specification) to Abby Haywood (HR) via

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 and return this to Please click here to download this form.

If you would like an informal conversation about the above role or would like to request an application pack directly, please contact Abby Haywood on 01244 333835 or via email

Think you may know someone who would be suitable for the above role? 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.