The Early Years Alliance is the largest early years membership organisation and voluntary sector provider of quality affordable childcare and education in England. An educational charity, the Alliance represents the interests of over 14,000 member settings who deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families every year. We are seeking to fill the following vacancy within Lincolnshire based at Lincoln Central Children’s Centre, and working in the Lincoln / West Lindsey area.


Do you have the passion and commitment to make a difference to a family’s life?

This is an exciting opportunity to join an experienced team working across Lincolnshire Children’s Centres to deliver Best Start Lincolnshire.

Main duties:

  • Work with parents of 0-19 year olds to plan tailored Skills Development support packages.
  • Support parents as they progress towards positive outcomes such as learning, volunteering and employment.
  • Recruit, retain and support parent volunteers for the Alliance’s Children’s Centre volunteer programme, and encourage them to play an active part in Children’s Centres and the community.
  • Work both independently and as part of a multi-agency team, following Lincolnshire County Council and Early Years Alliance policies and procedures.

Essential criteria:

  • Successful candidates will hold a relevant qualification to a minimum Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Have a passion for working towards improved outcomes for all families.
  • The ability to produce verbal and written reports, and collect and monitor data using various IT programmes.
  • Good IT skills including use of Microsoft Word, Office, internet and email.

A comprehensive induction and support package will be provided to the successful candidate.

Mileage from an agreed base is paid at 35p per mile.

This is a fixed term post until 30th June 2022.

Salary Details:  £18,036.20 to £19,383.00 per annum

Hours per week:  35

Weeks per year:  52

Interview Date: Wednesday 10th or Thursday 11th February 2021

Closing Date:  Monday 1st February 2021

All successful applicants will be required to register and subscribe with the DBS Update Service (if you have not already done so) and undertake a new enhanced disclosure and barring check (even if you have an existing DBS Certificate).

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Vacancy: Skills Development Officer – Early Years Alliance – Lincoln / West Lindsey