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Working for Vennture

Link Worker – Supporting Families

Base:              26 Vicarage Road, Hereford HR1 2QN

Hours:             37.5 hours Mon – Fri, working flexibly – some evening work may be involved.

A part time option of 24 or 30 hours would be considered.

Pay:                £23,286 – £27,575  per annum or pro rata (dependent on training and experience)

Term:               Permanent, subject to funding.


 Vennture are committed to create outstanding support for Herefordshires’ families. Our ‘Love Children Better’ initiative wants to make things ‘Better for Children’ and ‘Easier for Schools’ by offering ‘More for Parents’.

We are seeking additional link workers for our Family Mentoring Team who are passionate about supporting families. A Vennture Link Worker works alongside families who are finding things tough and need support to overcome the barriers they are facing to reach their full potential.

You will be fully trained in our relational approach and supported to carry out the following duties and responsibilities…

  • Come alongside families and find out what support they feel they need using Vennture’s personalised journey mapping tool
  • Provide practical parenting and emotional support to help all members of the family build confidence and begin the journey of achieving sustainable change.
  • Liaise and work with schools and other agencies who can offer support for the family.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure a high standard of service to families
  • Work within established procedures for handling information, both confidentially and taking account of safeguarding and assessing risk.

The benefits you will experience are….

  • You will work within a strong supportive team of link workers and volunteers who are passionate about making a difference for families.
  • You will work in our lovely riverside office, close to the city centre where there is plenty of space to work collaboratively and talk through problems over a piece of cake!
  • You will have a fully supported induction programme and robust safe working protocols
  • You will automatically be enrolled into Vennture’s workplace pension NEST and be covered by our non-contributory life insurance policy
  • Membership of discount buying schemes

What we’re looking for…

  • You will have experience, be resilient and be passionate about wanting to making a difference to children and families.
  • You may have gone through family challenges and are keen to help others?
  • It is important that you understand that parenting can be difficult and challenging and are able to work with diverse family situations in a non-judgemental way.
  • We will provide opportunities for training, but any knowledge and experience of parenting, special needs, mental health, domestic abuse, isolation and loneliness will be beneficial to the role.
  • You will have the ability to provide concise, accurate and informative written reports and verbal updates.
  • You will have the ability to both work as a self-motivated individual and a team player
  • You will need to be a car driver with access to a car.

If you are an inspirational and committed individual and meet our requirements with a real desire to support people, we want to hear from you.

Full information can be found in the job description and person specification or for more details you can e mail An application form is available to downloaded here and the job description can be found here .  Or you can e-mail to request this or phone the office on 0330 20 20 730.

Closing Date: December 22 at 5 pm.

Applicants who meet our specification may be interviewed before the closing date.                                                     

Vennture adheres to Safer Recruiting principles and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

 Vennture is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its board members, its employees and volunteers and that our services are accessible, equal and fair to all.

This commitment is central to Vennture’s vision to ‘Love People Better’.