Parent Champions Programme Officer

London (Central), London (Greater)
circa £24,000 including inner London weighting
31 Aug 2018
17 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About Coram Family and Childcare

Many parents in the UK today are frozen out of work by the cost of childcare and disadvantaged children fall behind their peers before they even start school. Coram Family and Childcare works to change this and to make the UK a better place for families.

We focus on childcare and the early years to make a difference to families’ lives now and in the long term. We work to make sure that every child has access to high quality childcare and every parent is better off working once they have paid for childcare. Families who face disadvantage, social exclusion and poverty are at the heart of our work.

Our parent-led programmes support families to achieve their potential and services to deliver solutions that meet families’ needs. Our Parent Champions National Network has been running since 2007, helping families that are more likely to miss out on services to get the support that helps them to thrive.

Our research provides definitive data on the issues families face, including our Childcare Survey which is the most widely used source of information on the costs and availability of childcare in the UK.

Bringing together what we learn from our on the ground work with families and our research, we make change happen by campaigning for solutions that families need.

Before August 2018, we were known as the Family and Childcare Trust.

Job purpose

As the Programme Officer, you will work under the direction of the Parent Champions Programme Manager to deliver the aims of the Parent Champions programme. You will be responsible for supporting existing schemes in the Parent Champions National Network as it transitions to a new membership model and contributing to the wider development of the programme’s messaging.

As a key member of a small team, you will support the development and implementation of strategies and plans, and contribute to the longer term development of sustainable and effective programmes.

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This is a full time, fixed term contract until March 2020.

Closing date for applications: Monday 17 September 2018 at 5pm.

Interviews: Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th September 2018

More information? If you have any questions about the role before you submit your application, please call Lizzie Hodgkins, Programme Manager on 020 7239 4995.

Coram is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.