Home-Start Wakefield & District is committed to a policy of equality and diversity. Home-Start staff, trustees and volunteers are committed to delivering a high quality service to families in the Wakefield District.


22 hours per week (term-time only) plus 5 additional days to be worked by agreement.

Salary : £17333 - £19817 pa NJC scales 18-22

Actual Salary : £8435 includes holiday allowance.  An additional essential car user allowance is payable.

Contract : Fixed term contract ending 31 December 2015

We are looking for a Family Group Worker to join our team.  They will be required to work 22 hours per week term-time only plus 5 additional days to be worked by agreement.  The successful candidate should have parenting experience in addition to working with families and children in group situations.

To view the advert for this post please click Advert

To apply :

  • Download the application pack below.
  • e-mail
  • Ring us on 01924 887071
  • Call into the Home-Start office at Belle Vue Business Centre, Elm Tree Street, Wakefield, WF1 5EP to request an application pack.

To download the Application Pack, please click on all documents below.

Closing date : Monday 22 September 2014 at 1pm

Interviews : Friday 3 October 2014

This post is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

Home-Start Wakefield & District is committed to Equal Opportunites and safe recruitment practice as an important part of safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults.  Offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check at enhanced level.

Trustee Board

We have vacancies on our Trustee Board.  If you think you might be interested in supporting Home-Start by becoming a trustee, you can contact us on 01924 887071 or e-mail us at

For more information about becoming a trustee, visit our Being a Volunteer page for details.


We recruit volunteers throughout the year.   We are planning to run a prep course starting on Tuesday 30 September.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering for Home-Start, give us a ring on 01924 887071 or e-mail us. Please refer to our volunteer page for further details.

"Home-Start are always there if we need anything or just to sit with them and have a laugh.  I owe a lot to Home-Start for giving me my life back.  We are more secure in our lives now.  We have a great future to look forward to because of all their help"

Home-Start parent

" My Home-Start support was amazing.  Thank you so much." 

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