Tickets are now available for our Christmas Carol Service in Barnes

Tickets are now available for our 10th popular fundraising Carol Service at St Mary’s Church, Barnes on Thursday 7th December. With a great line up of local celebrity readers including Vassos Alexander, Isla Blair, Rhidian Brook, Julian Glover and Daisy Waugh, this event always sells out! Doors open at 7.00pm.

 

Kindly sponsored by Marsh & Parsons.

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to purchase your tickets online priced at £25 each (plus booking fee).

Alternatively you can purchase tickets from Marsh & Parsons on Church Road, Barnes or by sending an SAE and a cheque, payable to ‘Home-Start Richmond upon Thames’, to Claire Leonard, Home-Start Richmond, 211 Parkway House, Sheen Lane, East Sheen, SW14 8LS. For further information, contact 020 8487 8500 or info@homestart-richmond.org.uk.  

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

Vacancy – Finance Officer

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 a Finance Officer.

 

Finance Officer

21 hours per week – working Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm

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 role, you will be well organised and able to balance the competing priorities of a small, busy charity.

Working hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9-5 pm, with occasional evening working to service Board of Trustees – 6 meetings per year. The role is based at our East Sheen office working across the charity so will require occasional working from our Hounslow office.

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

To apply, download an application form below, email info@homestart-richmond.org.uk or telephone 020 8487 8500. 

Closing date:             Wednesday 8th November     

Interviews:                 Week commencing Monday 13th November

 

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.

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Application form (Word)

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (Word)

Volunteer Course in Chessington

If you have some free time after the Christmas holidays, and you are a parent or grandparent, you could help other families with pre-school children in Kingston, Richmond or Hounslow borough. 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.

The course will run in Chessington 9.30am-2.30pm, every Thursday for seven weeks from 18th January to 8th March (not half-term). 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 info@homestart-richmond.org.uk .

 

L.A.P. at the Turk’s Head, Twickenham

The band L.A.P. will be playing one night only at the Winchester Room, Turk’s Head, St Margaret’s, Twickenham on Friday 24th November 2017, with proceeds from the event supporting our work in Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow.

Doors open at 7.30pm. Click here to purchase tickets online priced £10 (plus booking fee).

L.A.P. headlined in summer 2015 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.

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 karen@homestart-richmond.org.uk

Or email info@homestart-richmond.org.uk 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 www.keystone-aspire.com

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.
Credentials
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!