Vacancy: Senior Coordinator – Operations





At Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow we believe children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play the key role in giving their child a good start. Our expertly trained and supervised volunteers provide weekly home visiting support for families with young children and our play and learning groups support isolated families.

Senior Coordinator – Operations
Salary £29,206-£32,604 subject to skills & experience plus contributory pension.

35 hours Full time – flexible hours (28-35 a week) would be considered, prorata.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful voluntary organisation and make a real difference to the lives of families and children.

Self-motivated with experience of working directly with families, you will have:

  • good understanding and experience of operations and administration in a small organisation, with excellent digital and IT skills
  • experience of outcome monitoring and evaluation
  • experience of managing and supporting staff
  • ability to design and deliver training
  • excellent communication and networking skills
  • ability to ensure the highest standards of service delivery and commitment to continuous improvement
  • comprehensive understanding of the needs of families and safeguarding issues

Established almost 25 years ago, in recent years we have extended our work across Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow. We have an excellent reputation for providing high quality, responsive services to families. We seek a well organised and flexible person who can respond positively to the competing priorities of a small, busy charity and who enjoys working closely with an experienced team.

For an informal discussion about the role please call the Director, Karen McLean, on 0208 487 8500.

To apply, download the below application form or email

Closing date:             9am Thursday 7th February 2019
Interviews:                 Wednesday 13th February 2019

Applicants will be required to have an enhanced level DBS check.

Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & 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.

Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & Hounlsow Registered charity number 1108975

View the full application pack:

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View the application form only:

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View our latest Annual Report:

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L.A.P. Band Night Returns – Friday 22 March 2019!

The band L.A.P. will be playing another night at the Winchester Room, Turk’s Head, St Margaret’s, Twickenham on Friday 22 March 2019, with proceeds from the event supporting our work in Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow.

Doors open at 7.30pm. Purchase your tickets onlinepriced £10. Alternatively you can buy tickets on the door.

L.A.P. has previously headlined at the Bedlam Brewery Festival but now you can see them on their home turf, so come along and listen to their guitar-based pop, rock and dance. If you are over 30, you will know and love the songs they cover, so get your dancing shoes on and come and have a fun night out.

All money raised will go towards supporting local children and families experiencing difficulties in the London Boroughs of Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow.

Free Volunteer Courses in Surbiton and Hounslow – January to March and March to May 2019!






If you have some free time in the new year, and you are a parent or grandparent, you could help other families with pre-school children. We are offering a FREE course to train you to be a home-visiting volunteer, supporting families with difficulties such as post-natal illness, bereavement or disability.

Our next two courses will be held in Surbiton and Hounslow:

Hillcroft College, Surbiton
24 January to 14 March 2019 (excluding half-term).
Thursdays, 9.45 am – 2.30 pm


Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow office, Hounslow
14 March to 9 May 2019 (Easter break on 11 & 18 April)
Thursdays, 9.30 am – 2.30 pm

Both courses can be accredited to NVQ 1 or 2.

After the course, you would visit a family for 2-3 hours a week. For more information, please contact Angie Ahmed on 020 8487 8500 or email

Zumbathon Fundraising Event – January 2019

Dance to great music, with our great supporters, and burn off any unwanted Christmas calories (or just enjoy the music and exercise) at our Zumbathon fundraising event on Saturday 26 January 2019, 11.30 – 13.30 (drop in / out for as long as you want)!

The event will be held at St Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 130 St Margaret’s Road, St Margarets TW1 1RL, and will be just like any Zumba class you attend and love, but with the proceeds benefiting Home-Start Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow.

The certified instructor, Stefania Sarafi, will lead the session, along with other instructors from her Zumba network.

So, grab your friends, your favourite workout gear, and join us for a fun-filled few hours.

Tickets can be purchased here and are £10 per person.

Our 2018 Christmas Cards are now available!

Our 2018 Christmas cards feature this stunning image by local artist Nadia Day and are now available to buy.

Cards, all in packs of 10 with 10 envelopes, cost £4 per pack or £10 for 3 packs and are available to buy by completing the form below and returning it to the office, together with a cheque for the required amount.

Alternatively you can purchase cards at our Carol Service on Tuesday 4th December at St Mary’s Church, Barnes.

You can purchase your ticket(s) for this year’s Carol Service online here or at Carter Jonas.

Thank you to Nadia for kindly allowing us to use this special image.

For further information contact Home-Start on 020 8487 8500 or

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Host a book swap party to support us!

Our A Book and a Brew campaign is back!

Join us throughout the Summer to help raise awareness across the Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow boroughs and host a Home-Start book swap party. It’s a fun and easy event to host, with three simple steps:

  1. Invite your friends for a brew (or some bubbles!)
  2. Ask them to bring 1 or 2 books to swap and, if they want to, give a small donation to us
  3. Raise awareness and funds of the charity

It’s a great way to de-clutter and revive your book shelves in advance of any Summer holiday you have planned.

If you’re interested in hosting a book swap party for Home-Start, please contact Claire Leonard by emailing here , or calling 020 8487 8500, and she will send you a party pack containing everything you need. Parties should take place between June and September, but feel free to host at another time that is convenient to you.