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Flexible Family Support Assistant

Early Years Alliance
£11.92 per hour inclusive of A/L entitlement
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

Job Details

About The Role
We are currently recruiting to expand our team of flexible Early Years and Family Support Assistants working as part of the Early Years and Family Service in Boston, South Holland, East Lindsey, West Lindsey, North and South Kesteven and Lincoln. 

Do you have the passion and commitment to make a difference to a family’s life? 
You would be joining an experienced and dedicated team of early years and family educators, working across Lincolnshire children’s centres and local communities to deliver the new Early Years and Family Service, supporting all children to have the best start in life. This is an exciting opportunity to work with children and families providing high quality fun and educational sessions, while supporting child development, early learning, positive health outcomes and positive parenting, including emotional literacy, and working as part of an integrated early years team. The Early Years Alliance would provide you with exciting training and the opportunity to learn new skills and experiences to support your professional development.


  • 28 pro-rata days annual leave
  • employer and employee contribution pension scheme
  • regular access to internal and external learning and development opportunities.
  • A comprehensive induction and training support package will be provided to the successful candidate.

Main duties:

  • Support project staff in planning and the delivery of high-quality family sessions to vulnerable and universal families, including the evaluation of sessions and activities to encourage the engagement of parents in their children’s learning, development, and wellbeing.
  • Provide accurate information by phone, email, in writing and in person to the families and professionals who contact the children centre group, working in a multi partnership approach with vulnerable families, health, social care teams and other professionals.
  • Ensure a welcoming inclusive environment and maintain equipment and other resources as directed by senior staff.
  • Complete and maintain accurate records. Provide data and information to support the completion of monthly and quarterly performance reports.
  • To support families in enabling children to reach a good level of development.

Essential criteria:

  • A commitment to continuing professional development. Experience of working with families and children aged 0-5 years.
  • Effective communication skills – able to communicate effectively in person and in writing, with professionals, staff and other organisations.
  • Understanding of a multi-agency approach with professionals, early help teams, social care teams and other early years settings.
  • Knowledge of the aims, objectives and ethos of Children’s Centres and other national developments of services for children aged 0-5 years.

A comprehensive induction and support package will be provided to the successful candidate.

Mileage from an agreed base is paid at 35p per mile.
Hours per week: As and when required

Virtual interview date: To be confirmed
Please note our virtual interviews take place via Microsoft Teams, you may need to download this prior to your interview.
All successful applicants will be required to register and subscribe with the DBS Update Service (if you have not already done so) and undertake a new enhanced disclosure and barring check (even if you have an existing DBS Certificate).

About The Service
The Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedures to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation. 
The charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment.



Core values

The Alliance believes that the well-being and achievement of children should be a key priority for society. We will work at local, regional and national levels with policy makers, parents, practitioners and children to achieve this end.  The Alliance works on a not for profit basis, independent of political or other influences through inclusive and democratic principles.

What we offer

The Alliance prides itself on being a supportive workplace and offers significant benefits for our team members including:

  • Extensive training and career progression planning, including access to our Learning Management System (LMS)
  • The Alliance has invested in FAMLY reducing paperwork and giving you more time to focus on the children.
  • 100% discount on childcare places
  • A generous workplace pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, with additional annual leave for long service.
  • Birthday leave so you can have a day off for your birthday dedicated to you and your well being
  • Enhanced sickness pay and paid bereavement leave
  • A Recruitment Referral Payment Scheme, giving you an introductory payment of up to £300 if someone you have referred to the Alliance takes up a role in the charity.
  • Vitality membership wellness and fitness app – including lots of great health benefits, rewards, telephone, and face to face counselling
  • Savings of up to 25% on O2 Refresh Airtime Plan on any new phone or tablets
  • A dedicated mental health First aider to support your mental well being


Company info
Early Years Alliance
50 Featherstone Street

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