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The following vacancy is being promoted on behalf of Parents' 1st.

Parents1st is an award winning social enterprise that enables parents to give their babies the best possible start in life. Becoming a parent is a major life transition when people are faced with challenges in their lives. Our carefully recruited and trained Volunteers offer informal peer support starting in pregnancy, through labour and child birth, and the early months of family life.  Parents describe their Volunteer as “someone in their corner” who walks the journey with them, giving them emotional support, useful information, easier access to services and a positive birth experience.

We are seeking a Full Time Volunteer Coordinator, Salary £28,000 per annum

The post is for one year and may be extended depending on further funding.

You will be responsible for coordinating the day to day running of the Programme across Basildon and Thurrock. Key responsibilities include: supervising a small team of development workers; volunteer recruitment, training, supervision and personal development; promoting referrals; ensuring effective volunteer support in the home, maternity unit and community; and efficient Programme evaluation.

You will be supported by the Parents 1st Programme manager and specialist public health nurse.

Educated to Level 4 standard (e.g. higher diploma or a degree) in a related qualification, it is essential that you are: competent in using IT packages; experienced in project management, line managing paid staff, child safeguarding, and working with vulnerable parents.  

Those interested in applying are invited to attend an open evening on Wednesday 7th of May at the Conference Room, Cornwallis House, Howard Chase, Basildon, SS14 3BB from 6 to 7.30 pm. To book a place please call 01268 525758, or email  – application packs will be available at this event or alternatively you can email us.


This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks and Satisfactory References