Early Years and Family Project

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Early Years and Family Project

We are looking for an individual or organisation to lead our Early Years and Family work and ensure it is embedded in our longer term strategy as a charity.

Flexible, SL7 1RR
Contact Name
Cathy Carr
Contact Email
Get Berkshire Active

About Early Years and Family Project

Early Years and Family Project Opportunity

6-9 months, part-time, flexible working

  • We are looking for an individual or organisation to lead our Early Years and Family work and ensure it is embedded in our longer term strategy as a charity. The aim of this work is to provide a multi-faceted approach working with key partners and Early Years and Family Support Services to embed a best practice pathway for physical development across targeted areas, notably in Slough and Reading. The interventions will support system change and help to hard-wire physical activity across various workforces in early years and family services. Deliverables include:
  • Co-ordinating an Early Years and Families small grants programme, encouraging family-centred interventions in the most deprived areas across Slough and Reading with a focus on using sport and physical activity to improve key outcomes such as physical development, obesity, mental health, school readiness etc. Collating learning and evaluation from this project to share across the networks.
  • Production and dissemination of physical activity resources and signposting support for Early Years networks, practitioners, front-line workers, family settings etc.
  • Raising awareness of the importance of physical activity from birth and help to embed physical activity awareness across various system partners such as Health Visitors, School Nurses, Family Support workers and early years settings.
  • Delivering online physical activity training to different workforces within the Early Years and Family systems.
  • Establishing an early years and family network to share learning and encourage collaborative partnerships to enhance and add value to this work.

Skills required

  • Experience and understanding of the Early Years and Family systems.
  • Experience managing and evaluating projects including budget management.
  • Experience developing partnerships and programmes.
  • Understanding of Early Years and Family strategies and local priorities for Slough and Reading.
  • Experience working in or a passion for sport and physical activity.
  • Experience in delivering training or facilitating and chairing meetings.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Location: Flexible, home-based.

We are open to discussing flexible working options, for example working part-time hours, secondments. Organisations or individuals are welcome to apply to lead this work on behalf of Get Berkshire Active.

To apply as an individual: please send in a CV as well as a cover letter detailing how you meet the experience and skills required to cathy.carr@getberkshireactive.org

To apply as an organisation please send in a cover letter detailing your experience in this field and how you would provide the service to cathy.carr@getberkshireactive.org Deadline: Thursday 20th January

Supporting Documents:

2021214-early-years-and-family-project.pdf (PDF, 1 Mb)

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Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    Somerset CCG
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK