Harrow Early Years (HEY) have entered into an exciting joint working partnership with ‘Together with Families’, Public Health and the Family and Childcare Trust. This newly formed working relationship seeks Parent Champion volunteers, who can support Harrow inter-departmental objectives that aim to improve the health, educational, financial and emotional wellbeing for families and children in Harrow.
Primary areas of focus
- Create awareness within Harrow communities of the funding available for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Young children can develop their social and communication skills at an early age and expand on their play and learning experiences as part of school readiness.
- Help educate parents about matters of health and wellbeing for their children with a view to ensuring that every child has a chance to have a long, healthy and happy life.
- Encourage young people back into some form of training or work-based learning experiences.
- Directing parent/carers to the range of universal services they can access across the borough.
Anyone can become a Parent Champion. You will get all the training needed to equip you for the role. This opportunity is open to professionals and non-working parents alike. Your support will play a key part in helping improve the lives of children and young people across the Harrow community. All you need is to be able to commit a minimum of 5 hours per week to volunteering and supporting the program.
- Clear communication skills
- Language skills, the ability to communicate in more than one language
- Good social skills
- Parenting experience
- A passion to support and engage with communities
- New working experiences that could help you decide on your future career pathway.
- Guidance from our professional partnership teams.
- Based at the Civic Centre, Harrow, you will be exposed to the multiple services across the council that collaborate to impact families across the borough.
- Insight into what is happening in the work place and the impact on families.
- A range of training opportunities, including safeguarding, health and safety, child protection and access to a range of in-house team training events.
- Support with your CV [curriculum vitae].
- Strong team mentoring.
- A fully enhanced safeguarding Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, valid for 3 years.
- The opportunity to work directly with parent/carers, helping them to understand what services are available for them and their children, in Harrow.
This exciting opportunity will broaden your experience and knowledge, you’ll be working as part of a team alongside Early Years professionals and Family and Information Services. Your voluntary work may take you through various opportunities for outreach, from one day to the next. You may be working in a Children’s Centre one day and engaging in a street campaign the next. Once trained, we work together to identify which type of outreach work suits you best.
If you think that you would be interested in becoming a Parent Champion, please contact: