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About Save the Family

Save the Family is a charity based in Cheshire. We provide a safe community environment combined with tailored mentoring to homeless and vulnerable families.

The help offered includes access to training, employment support and issue led support enabling families to get back on their feet and move forward with confidence.

Why Work For Us

The success of Save the Family has spanned over 40 years.

We value our people and take great pride in our core values that are embedded through everything we do to CREATE a positive future.

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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.

Family Mentor

Salary: £20.020 per annum
Hours of work: 35 hours per week, on a rota basis including some evenings and weekends.

We are looking for Full-time Family Mentors who will play a direct role in supporting homeless families to move forward and achieve positive outcomes for themselves and their children.

Benefits:

  • Friendly, small passionate teams
  • Pleasant, supportive working environments
  • Rewarding work helping our families reach their potential
  • Competitive salary
  • Extensive training and development programme (including Safeguarding)
  • Cashback healthcare plan
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free parking

Location: Just outside Chester.

The Family Mentor Role

The role of the Family Mentor involves working alongside families to provide guidance and support. You will have the skills to help enable families to overcome difficulties and barriers in order to achieve identified outcomes and reach their potential. This rewarding work will involve mentoring parents to help them give their children the best possible start in life and lay the foundation for a fulfilling future.  The role will include working closely with other agencies as part of a multi-agency team with families across the continuum of need.

Aspects of the Role will include:

  • Providing mentoring to individuals and families.
  • Empower families to identify barriers to progress.
  • Guide parents to develop parenting skills, life skills and other identified skills.
  • Link mentoring to specialist support provided by other agencies.
  • Work effectively with professionals from other agencies.
  • Identify ways parents can build self-confidence.
  • Encourage participation in learning and activities.
  • Remain vigilant to safeguarding.
  • Agree plans and measurable outcomes.

To apply for the position:

For the purpose of safer recruitment, please complete the application form which can be downloaded below detailing how you meet the essential criteria, as detailed in the person specification.

Send the completed application to jobs@savethefamily.uk.com. This can be in addition to a CV and cover letter if you need to provide further information.

Candidates must also demonstrate both at the application stage and interview that they are able to positively identify with Save the Family’s values.

Family Mentor Job Description

Application Form

If you would like an informal conversation about any of the above roles please contact Gary on 01244333803 Yvonne on 01244 333830

Closing Date: 4th July 2022 (Interviews taking place week commencing 11th July 2022).

Children and Young People’s Mentor

Salary: £20.020 per annum
Hours of work: 35 hours per week, on a rota basis that will include some evenings and weekends.

We are looking for a Full-time Children & Young People’s Mentor who will play a direct role in supporting vulnerable children and young people and guiding them to develop their aspirations.

  Benefits:

  • Friendly, small passionate teams
  • Pleasant, supportive working environments
  • Rewarding work helping our families reach their potential
  • Competitive salary
  • Extensive training and development programme (including Safeguarding)
  • Cashback healthcare plan
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free parking

Location: Just outside Chester.

Job Purpose

You will act as a mentor, working alongside children and young people to provide guidance, support, information and role-modelling to enable them to overcome barriers to wellbeing to achieve identified outcomes and reach their potential. You will plan and deliver sessions to children and young people, tailored to their needs. You will work closely with other agencies as part of a multi-agency approach with families across the Continuum of Need.

The ideal candidate will have excellent mentoring skills and a positive attitude in working with children and young people with complex needs.

Aspects of the role include:

  • Mentoring children and young people in line with the mentoring plan.
  • Plan and deliver age-appropriate structured play and learning on and off site.
  • Provide support to the whole family unit with regards to family activities and promotion of family time.
  • Providing brief respite for parents.
  • Working in partnership with community-based services.
  • Encourage participation in learning and activities.
  • Remain vigilant to safeguarding.
  • Agree plans and measurable outcomes.

To apply for the position:

For the purpose of safer recruitment, please complete the application form which can be downloaded below detailing how you meet the essential criteria, as detailed in the person specification.

Send the completed application to jobs@savethefamily.uk.com. This can be in addition to a CV and cover letter if you need to provide further information.

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 via our website link above.

For more information about the above position: Please see the job description (including the person specification) for this role below.

Children and Young People’s Mentor

Application Form

If you would like an informal conversation about any of the above roles please contact Gary on 01244333803 Yvonne on 01244 333830

Closing Date: 4th July 2022 (Interviews taking place week commencing 11th July 2022).

Facilities Assistant

Salary: £17,290 per annum
Hours of work: 35 hrs per week Monday – Friday with occasional out of hours responsive requirements

Benefits:

  • Friendly, small passionate teams
  • Pleasant, supportive working environments
  • Rewarding work helping our families reach their potential
  • Competitive salary
  • Extensive training and development programme (including Safeguarding)
  • Cashback healthcare plan
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free parking

Location: Just outside Chester.

The Facilities Assistant Role

You will be able to demonstrate strong experience in this field and you will have a background in the building industry together with experience of a health & safety working environment. You have gained experience in any one of the following trades: painting and decorating, carpentry, plumbing or general building maintenance and show pride in your work. You will understand the importance of delivering a first-rate responsive repairs service. At Save the Family we prioritise Safeguarding in everything we do and your role in this is critical. As part of a team you will ensure that we are health and safety compliant, and you will work alongside your colleagues to ensure we provide the very best service to our residents.

Aspects of the role to include

  • Carry out maintenance work both internal and external to the buildings (including decoration), as and when required.
  • Carry out programmed health and safety tasks and maintain records demonstrating compliance with set down procedures.
  • Adhere to all Save the Family risk assessments for all maintenance tasks.
  • Ensure all duties are carried out in accordance with Save the Family’s Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • Maintain and develop the site to a high standard including maintenance of external areas and play areas.
  • Carry out repairs as necessary.
  • Drive all Save the Family vehicles including minibuses, vans, cars, and lawn mowers as required.

To apply for the position:

For the purpose of safer recruitment, please complete the application form which can be downloaded below detailing how you meet the essential criteria, as detailed in the person specification.

Send the completed application to jobs@savethefamily.uk.com. This can be in addition to a CV and cover letter if you need to provide further information.

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 via our website link above.

For more information about the above position: Please see the job description (including the person specification) for this role below.

Facilities Assistant Job Description

Application Form

If you would like an informal conversation about any of the above roles please contact Tracy White on 01244333836

Children’s Play Assistant

Salary: £9.50 per hour
Hours of work: 35 hours per week for 6 weeks during the summer season

Benefits:

  • Friendly, small passionate teams
  • Pleasant, supportive working environments
  • Rewarding work helping our families reach their potential
  • Competitive salary
  • Extensive training and development programme (including Safeguarding)
  • Cashback healthcare plan
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free parking

Location: Just outside Chester.

The Role

We are looking for a play assistant to provide support with play activities, both on and off site, to the Children’s Team during the summer.

The ideal candidate will have the skills and positive attitude to support children and young people with complex needs.

Through our mentoring approach children and young people are given an opportunity to experience the best possible start in life and lay the foundation for a fulfilling future.

To apply for the position:

For the purpose of safer recruitment, please complete the application form which can be downloaded below detailing how you meet the essential criteria, as detailed in the person specification.

Send the completed application to jobs@savethefamily.uk.com. This can be in addition to a CV and cover letter if you need to provide further information.

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 via our website link above.

For more information about the above position: Please see the job description (including the person specification) for this role below.

Children’s Play Assistant JD

Application Form

If you would like an informal conversation about the role please contact Yvonne Byrne on 01244 333830

Closing Date: 4th July 2022 (Interviews taking place week commencing 11th July 2022).

PA to CEO

Salary: £23,000
Hours of work: 35 hours per week Monday – Friday, with occasional evening meetings

Benefits:

  • Friendly, small passionate teams
  • Pleasant, supportive working environments
  • Rewarding work helping our families reach their potential
  • Competitive salary
  • Extensive training and development programme (including Safeguarding)
  • Cashback healthcare plan
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free parking

Location: Just outside Chester.

The PA Role

We have a really great opportunity for an experienced Personal Assistant to join our team.

You will be able to demonstrate strong experience in this field and that includes a background working within a committee/governance structure, where you have gained experience in scheduling, preparing, and organising regular meetings. You will be a competent minute take and able to turnaround minutes and reports in an agreed timeframe. You will provide confidential support to the Chief Executive and will have strong organisational skills. We prioritise Safeguarding in everything we do and therefore your role in overseeing our DBS protocols is critical in the delivery of our services. You will be a team player and able to roll your sleeves up and get involved. We are offering the successful candidate a chance to showcase all of their skills, to make a real difference in our work and to be part of an organisation where you can thrive.

Our charity may be small but our appetite for excellence is BIG!

To apply for the position:

For the purpose of safer recruitment, please complete the application form which can be downloaded below detailing how you meet the essential criteria, as detailed in the person specification.

Send the completed application to jobs@savethefamily.uk.com. This can be in addition to a CV and cover letter if you need to provide further information.

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 via our website link above.

For more information about the above position: Please see the job description (including the person specification) for this role below.

PA to CEO Job Description

Application Form

If you would like an informal conversation about the role please contact our CEO Tracy White on 01244 333836

We are recruiting for Bank Workers in the following roles?

Bank Family Mentor and Children’s Mentor

Wage: £9.35 per hour
Contract: Casual working arrangement. Will be called upon as and when cover is required (i.e. to cover holidays and staff absences). There is no obligation for Save the Family to offer work, or the person appointed to accept work.
Location: Just outside Chester city centre.

About the role
Save the Family is looking for a Bank Family Mentor and a Bank Children’s 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 Bank 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 Bank 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 Bank 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 more information about the above position: Please see the jobs description (including the person specification) for these roles.
Bank Family Mentor Job Description

Bank Children’s Mentor Job Description

To apply please click on the following link and download your CV and covering letter; stating how you meet the essential criteria detailed in the Job Description https://hr.breathehr.com/v/bank-mentor-14064

Alternatively forward your CV with a supporting statement evidencing how you meet the person specification requirements to jobs@savethefamily.uk.com

Bank Site Officer

Salary: £8.72 per hour. £65.68 sleep-over rate.
Contract: Casual working arrangement. Will be called upon as and when cover is required (i.e. to cover holidays and sickness). There is no obligation for Save the Family to offer work, or the person appointed to accept work.

Hours of work: 3 hours per shift from 8pm – 11pm. Additionally ad hoc cover for holidays and absences to cover the following hours; 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.

Location: Just outside Chester city centre.

About the role

We are seeking a Site Officer to ensure that the accommodation provided to Save the Family residents is safe and secure through the provision of security and safety monitoring on site during the evening and, when required, through the night.

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 Safeguarding and Health and Safety with 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.

For more information about the above positions: Please see the job description (including the person specification) for this role.
Bank Site Officer Job Description

To apply please click on the following link and download your CV and covering letter; stating how you meet the essential criteria detailed in the Job Description https://hr.breathehr.com/v/site-officer-bank-work-14058

Alternatively forward your CV with a supporting statement evidencing how you meet the person specification requirements to jobs@savethefamily.uk.com

To apply for any of the positions listed above: 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 be grateful if all applicants could fill in our equality and diversity monitoring form

Submitting an application: All CVs, covering letters and equality and diversity monitoring forms to be sent to jobs@savethefamily.uk.com.
For an informal conversation about any of the above roles, please call 01244 333835 or email jobs@savethefamily.uk.com.
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

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.

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