Vacancy: Child Contact Centre Coordinator

Abington Avenue United Reformed Church is looking to recruit a Coordinator for our Child Contact Centre.


Our Child Contact Centre offers supported contact in a safe, friendly and neutral place, where children of separated families can spend time with a parent who no longer lives with them. The centre is an accredited member of the National Association for Child Contact Centres.

We are looking to engage an enthusiastic, committed individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to take this vital service forward. The ideal candidate will be able to organise priorities and work independently. You must be able to demonstrate confidence in your IT skills and an understanding of the importance of data protection and confidentiality. You will be the first contact for all referrals and enquiries from families and professional bodies to the service. You will follow established procedures to progress these referrals to contact sessions or referral to other agencies. As you will be working closely with families, often at a time when they are attending courts or experiencing parental conflict, you must be confident and able to deal professionally and calmly with calls and emails.

Co-ordinator training and annual safeguarding training provided by the National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC) will be mandatory for the successful applicant. You will also need to complete the mandatory NACCC training programme. Candidates will also be required to have an enhanced DBS certificate.

Initially this post will be for 12 hours per week but this could be increased as the service becomes busier. These hours are to be scheduled flexibly by arrangement over Mon -Fri.

£10.40 per hour (subject to review)

Applicants should be in sympathy with the vision and mission of Abington Avenue United Reformed Church

To apply please send your CV and covering letter, highlighting what you would bring to this role and why you want to join the team, to,  Abington Avenue URC,  Abington Avenue, Northampton NN1 4QA  quoting reference: CCC/Coordinator.

Closing date:   26th November 2021                               Interview date: December 7th 2021

For ‘Job Descriptions and Person Specifications’ click link below

Job Description and Person Specification CCC Coordinator