Work for Home-Start Herts

Chief Executive

 Salary : £45,000 pro rata

Hours: 30 hours/permanent

Location: Based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Home-Start Hertfordshire believes every parent should have the support they need to give their children the best possible start in life. The early years of a child’s life makes the biggest impact: Home-Start makes sure those years count so that no child’s future is limited.

Home-Start Hertfordshire is a voluntary organisation that provides support to families   through challenging times helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown. Support is provided by highly trained volunteer family mentors who work alongside parents, often in their own homes, to help them cope with the stresses and strains of life.

We are looking for a dynamic and forward looking Chief Executive to lead the organisation on to its next stage of development and sustainable future. The foundations are securely in place with a strong, experienced team of dedicated trustees, staff and volunteer family mentors who have a track record of delivering a high quality service.

The team has adapted the usual face to face contact with families to offer a telephone support service throughout the Covid pandemic, this has added to the menu of services that will be offered to families in the future.

What staff say about working for Home-Start Herts

‘I enjoy working for Home-Start because the team is really positive and supportive. We work hard, but also have a laugh and that’s really important.’

‘ Seeing families who’ve been struggling, get back on track after having support is really rewarding. Obviously  there are times when things don’t go to plan but we take the rough with the smooth and keep on going because the families need us.’

‘Over the years we have become stronger, and much more professional. We know there is lots more to do which is exciting and everyone is invested in making Home-Start the best it can be.’ 

‘I love working for HSH, it is fantastic being able to offer families kind and non-judgemental support in a way that really makes a difference. I love working with a supportive team of people who are all passionate about helping families.’

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an experienced Senior Project Manager/CEO with a demonstrable track record of successfully running an organisation within a relevant field.
  • Possess strong leadership, strategic management and governance skills as well as being creative and solution focused.
  • Ensure a high profile for Home-Start Herts developing and engaging high value funders, sponsors and donors.
  • Identify and secure new opportunities for strategic partnerships and income generation.

For further details or to apply, download the Information pack

  • Email your C.V. and a covering letter to
    Include why you are interested in the role and demonstrating your suitability for the role (no longer than two sides of A4)
  • Please include “CEO vacancy” followed by your name in the subject line of your email

To discuss this opportunity further, please contact Pauline Kellett (Chair) – 07805 018991

Closing date: Friday 7th May, 5.00 pm

Interview dates: w/c 17th May