Home-Start Southwark Director

NJC scale point 43 – £38,237 plus ILW £3,473 (pro-rata) 28 hours per week, 4 days Flexible.

Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 18 April 2018


This is a fantastic leadership role for someone with the right experience, expertise, integrity and passion.  For over twenty years Home-Start Southwark has prevented family crisis and breakdown by supporting parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children in Southwark’s most deprived areas.  We achieve this by training local volunteers to provide parenting support, encouragement and professional friendship in people’s homes and through support groups and structured early intervention work in the community.

We are seeking an experienced and influential Director with a passion for working with families to lead the organisation forward and sustain its work.

The ideal applicant will have a background in senior management and in-depth knowledge of child development, parenting and developing volunteering opportunities. We are keen to attract candidates with an entrepreneurial flair and strategic thinking skills to enable our growth to include new and creative approaches to income generation and service delivery.


The successful candidate will have:

  • A strong track record of leadership in the charity or public sector including a positive and productive working relationship with trustees
  • Outstanding people management skills and a collaborative working style
  • Demonstrable success at a high level of responsibility
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Experience of managing a budget of comparable scale ((£270K pa)
  • An understanding of the range of funding opportunities for family support services


To apply please download the application pack below:

Or to request an application pack, please contact the office on 0207 737 7720 or email info@homestartsouthwark.org.uk


Please send completed applications to info@homestartsouthwark.org.uk

Or by post to Home-Start Southwark, Albrighton Community Centre, 37 Albrighton Road, London SE22 8AH.
Please note we do NOT accept CVs.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 2 May 2018.



Home-Start is committed to equality and diversity, safe recruitment practices as an important part of safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adult.  Employment will be dependent on a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)


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Albrighton Community Centre
37 Albrighton Road, London SE22 8AH

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