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Kitchen Club Project Leader

At a glance

Parent Club
Employer
£28-34k (pro rata)
Salary
17/05/2021
Closing date
Permanent
Contract
Parttime (0.5 FTE, 18.5H)
Hours

About Parent Club

Parent Club works in partnership with community settings to deliver ‘Kitchen Club’ sessions, where early years families work together to create a delicious, vegetarian lunch with low-cost ingredients. Early learning resources are also provided, encouraging parents to chat, read and play with their children.

Sessions are informal and there is no pressure to get involved, but, through careful planning, we aim to make it easier for parents to connect with each other and improve their skills in a fun, friendly environment.

As well as promoting healthy eating, our approach combines aspects of community psychology, child development theory and adult learning to deliver outcomes in five key areas:

Parent wellbeing

Family nutrition

Confidence in cooking ability

Knowledge and skills around child development

Knowledge of local support services and activities

With a specific focus on engaging parents who lack confidence and are socially isolated or vulnerable, we aim to be accessible for families who may not feel comfortable in more formal settings. Wherever possible, we include families in decision-making, for example about what to cook each week or which activities to provide for children.

For more information, visit parentclub.org.uk.

About the role

We are looking for a highly motivated, skilled, and enthusiastic professional to lead our Kitchen Club programme across up to five settings, including management responsibility for a small team.

As Project Leader, you will:

Plan and deliver high quality sessions, with engaging activities for parents and children

Manage the work of support staff and volunteers

Manage relationships with professionals in partner settings, including senior staff

Ensure that systems for monitoring, impact and evaluation are used properly

Work with the Chief Executive to improve service delivery, including model refinement and programme design

Whoever joins our small but committed team will have a real impact on the lives of families from a range of backgrounds, including many who are facing significant disadvantage.

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