Job vacancies

Home-Start provides vital support to families with children under 5 years.  Over the last year we have extended our work across Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow. Last year we helped make a difference to the lives of over 400 families and 700 children.

We are recruiting for two roles to support our administration, data and finance functions.


Finance Officer 21 hours per week

Salary Level NJC 26-28 £15,145-£16,084 including outer London allowance

(£25,242-£26,808 full time equivalent) plus contributory pension 

You will provide effective, efficient and timely financial administration support across all areas of accounts and financial processing and contribute to the administration of the charity.  Highly numerate, with experience of working in a finance environment, you will be well organized and able to balance the competing priorities of a small, busy charity.

Administration and Data Analysis Assistant 21 hours per week

Salary Level NJC 22-24 £13,503-£14,283 including outer London allowance

(£22,505-£23,806 full time equivalent) plus contributory pension 

This new role will give you the opportunity to shape and develop our new case and information management systems including Charity Log, analysing information across our services to ensure we make the biggest difference to children and families.  An excellent administrator, with a passion for data you will support the administration of the family support services across the area.

It’s an exciting time to join our hardworking, friendly team based in East Sheen and to contribute to developing our work.

To apply, read the information in the relevant application pack below and then download and complete the application and monitoring forms and return to

Or email or telephone 020 8487 8500 to be sent an application pack.

Closing date:             10am Thursday 28th Sept     

Interviews:                 week commencing Monday 2nd October

Home-Start Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow is committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and safer recruitment practice as an important part of safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults.

Application Pack for Admin and Data Analysis Assistant (PDF)

Application pack for Finance Officer (PDF)

Application form (Word)

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (Word)


Parenting Talk – How to Raise a Resilient Child – building your child’s mental health and happiness







Talk for parents Tuesday 10th October 2017 7.30pm for 8pm

Ever wondered what we need to be doing as parents and carers to ensure that our children grow up to be happy, resilient adults with a zest for life and learning? Dr Kathryn Weston has all the answers and looks forward to sharing her practical and straightforward tips, derived from the best research evidence.

Buy tickets here

She will cover topics such as:

· Family life and how it shapes mental health

· Digital life and children’s well-being

· Where resilience comes from

· Secrets of happy and successful kids

· How well-being shapes learning

Attendees will get the chance to ask questions during this information-packed and motivational evening!

The ticket includes light refreshments.

Tuesday 10th October 2017, 7.30 for 8pm.

6th Form Common Room, Surbiton High School, 5 Surbiton Crescent, Surbiton, KT1 2JP

All proceeds will go to local family support charity Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow.

Registered Charity No: 1108975

About the speaker

Dr Weston is a criminologist and social researcher who is now one of the UK’s leading speakers on all areas of parental engagement in children’s learning. She is passionate about helping parents adopt evidence-based tips that make parenting easier and allow children to thrive. She is married to Charles and is a busy mum to two small boys, aged 10 and 8.

About Keystone Aspire

I firmly believe we should inspire young people to aim high. That is why I founded Keystone Aspire – to help aspirational teachers, parents, and young people to achieve their full potential. I do this by sharing relevant research on topics such as parental engagement and aspirational parenting, in a straightforward and thought-provoking way. I’m thrilled to already have helped countless people with my motivational talks, parenting course and 1:1 mentoring sessions.
My doctorate in criminology gives me a unique insight into psychology, sociology and medical anthropology, all of which underpin my work in parenting and behavioural change. Eight years as a research fellow within Higher Education has also developed my interest in parental engagement and its impact on children’s lives..not to mention my full-time job as a mum!
I’ve spent over half a decade co-producing a weekly radio show for parents on Radio Verulam 92.6FM, where I have been lucky enough to interview some of the biggest names in the world of education and parenting.
I am a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and am a trained Parentzone Digital parenting facilitator.

Waitrose Community Matters

We’re thrilled to have been chosen as one of the Charities supported by Waitrose Community Matters in the East Sheen Branch this September.

If you shop at Waitrose in Sheen please support us by posting your green token in the Home-Start Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow slot!

Parenting Talk – How to Raise a Resilient Child

We are delighted that Dr Kathryn Weston has agreed to deliver another parenting talk for us, this time on the subject of How to Raise a Resilient Child – a Parent’s Guide to building your child’s mental health and happiness.


The talk will take place at Surbiton High School 6th Form Centre on Tuesday 10th October from 19.30 and full details and tickets, priced £10 plus booking fee, are now available to buy online.

Home-Start Richmond Change of Name

At a Board Meeting of Home-Start Richmond in July 2017, it was agreed to change our name to Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow.

This change of name better reflects the fact that since October 2016 we have been building up our service to support families in the borough of Kingston-upon-Thames.  Furthermore, on the 1st April 2017 we merged with Home-Start Hounslow which offers the Home-Start family support service across the whole of the borough.  We look forward to raising the profile of Home-Start and continuing to work with families and volunteers across all three boroughs.

Please note that our registered charity number remains the same at 1108975.

Fundraising and Marketing Co-ordinator

Fundraising and Marketing Co-ordinator

Part-time 21 hours/week

Salary level NJC 26- 28 £15,745-£16,728 with outer London weighting pro-rata for 21 hours

Home-Start Richmond is looking for a Fundraising and Marketing Co-ordinator to join our hardworking friendly team, based in our offices in East Sheen. The role is on a part time basis for up to 21 hours per week, based on a full time week of 35 hours. There is scope to consider term time only for this role.

We need someone  who can raise the profile of Home-Start across the boroughs of Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow and to raise funds for Home-Start through a carefully selected mix of high-profile events, local activities and funding applications.

Click below to preview or download a PDF Application Pack

Download (PDF, 1.46MB)

Download the application form in Word here:

Download (DOC, 491KB)

or please email or telephone 020 8487 8500

Closing date: Monday 10th July

Interviews: 18th or 19th July

Home-Start Richmond is committed to equal opportunities.