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National Peer Support Coordinator
  • Salary £29,000 plus £3,323 London weighting if applicable (pro rata if part-time)
  • Location Remote
  • Job Type Contract, Part-time, Full-time
  • Category Admin , Project Management
  • Sectors Social Welfare
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Job Description

About the team:

Kinship is in the third year of delivering the first national peer support service for kinship carers in England. We have created 145 peer support groups and supported and trained kinship carers to create and lead their groups in a way which meets their needs.

With a new contract from the Department for Education, we’re now entering a new phase of our service with a focus on:

  • creating 90 new sustainable peer support groups in areas of most need over 21 months;

  • sustaining and developing the current 145 existing groups; and

  • providing support and help to build a sustainable and welcoming community for all peer support groups across England.

This role will coordinate the ‘hub’ resources and content with a focus on supporting sustainability and building resilience of peer support groups and their leaders.  Specifically, this role will manage an ‘online hub’ for support group leaders and provide an excellent ‘customer experience’ for all support group leaders. You will support the hub innovation.

Together with the Peer Support Hub Lead you’ll take a human centred approach to working with group leaders to develop a central hub of accessible and useful resources and activities (for in person and online).  You’ll build good relationships with support group leaders, building in their insight to develop resources and activities that will support them in their role.

You’ll help kinship carers to sustain their groups, working with colleagues across Kinship to promote consistent access to services and activities (training, programmes, information, advice and campaigns), ensuring a joined-up user experience.

About the role:

The role of the Peer Hub Coordinator will provide operational delivery of the Peer Support Hub. With excellent marketing, communication and digital skills this role will work with the Peer Support Hub Lead to develop an ‘in person’ and online peer support community.

 In this context, your role supports the centralised ‘hub’ of the service, delivering an exciting programme of training, speakers, toolkits and resources to help peer support group leaders develop, build and sustain their group well. This will be building on and innovating the current Support Group Network.

 Your role will support group leaders to feel connected and supported, learn from each other and build a powerful and resilient peer community.

The type of person we're looking for:

Super organised, you are someone who uses their initiative, anticipates challenges and proactively provides seamless solutions. 

You’ll be comfortable with using digital technology and tools to build communities and develop resources. You’ll be curious about digital community tools, and you’ll want to work closely with our digital and content team to develop an amazing online experience.

You’ll also be a people person – understanding how building ‘in person’ relationships is key to unlocking community power for kinship carers.

You’ll be the right-hand person to the Peer Support Hub Lead making sure we deliver a really brilliant experience.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Operational delivery, innovation and management of a dedicated online and in-person peer support ‘hub’.

  • Building direct and positive relationships with support group leaders.

  • Roll out mechanisms and tools to support groups to remain sustainable including but not limited to; informal buddy matches, online hub for support group leaders, monthly e-news, monthly speakers, themed specialist training (like setting up a safe Facebook group / promoting your group) and celebration events.

  • Facilitation of regional network meetings.

Essential requirements include:

  • Experience of developing jargon-free content for different audiences and channels.

  • Experience of providing project support, delivering plans on time and evaluating outcomes.

  • Experience of stakeholder communications and building relationships with stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries and partners).

Key Dates:

  • Deadline - 12pm on Tuesday 11 June 2024
  • Interviews - Wednesday 19 June 2024

How to apply:

We will ask you for your CV and to respond to the following four questions via the Applied platform. Please note that all answers will be viewed anonymously by reviewers and CVs will not be viewed until after this sift has happened. This is the first opportunity to demonstrate your experience and to stand out in the recruitment process. Reviewers will not see all your answers together until the end and will be marking on the strength of the response to each question. You will have max 250 words per answer.

Questions for application (along with CV):

  1. Why you want to work at Kinship in this role, and how do your values align to the Kinship ones? Please include a bit about your experience in this section related to the job description. 
  2. In this role, you’ll be part of the operational delivery, innovation and management of a dedicated online and in-person peer support ‘hub’. Give one example from your past experience, of where you’ve been part of delivering a similar service. What was your role and what did you achieve?
  3. You’ll be responsible for managing a content plan for the ‘hub’. How would you approach this and what tools might you use?
  4. We’re looking for someone who is really organised, shows good initiative and can ensure user experience and co-production are embedded in the design and development of the hub. Can you share one relevant example from your past experience which demonstrates your project management and participation approach?

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