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Parenting Practitioner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


Our Values are:

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

Early Help responds to the emerging needs of children and their families, focusing on building their resilience as well as providing help at a time when evidence indicates that support can have the most impact. Coventry continues to invest in the Early Help Service and is proud of the work that is delivered by a multi agency team from the 8 Family Hubs located in the communities across the city 

We are dedicated and committed to help empower children, young people, and families to build resilience and thrive. By collaborating with the Supporting Families Teams, Social Care Teams and a wide range of partners we will ensure that families receive the right help at the right time by the right people.   

Coventry was one of the 15 Local Authorities who was selected to be a ‘trailblazer’ we will share our learning and best practise with other Local Authorities across the UK. We will continue to lead the way and being able to evidence the difference we make to children and families lives. Join us in making a difference.

What is the job role?

Are you passionate about supporting children and families? If so, please continue to read.

Coventry is one of the 75 Local Authorities in England who has been selected to deliver services to children and families through the Family Hubs and Start for Life Programme 2022- 2025 with a aim to help improve health and education outcomes for babies, children and their families. In addition Coventry was one of the 15 Local Authorities who was selected to be a ‘trailblazer’ that would lead the way and share learning and best practise with other Local Authorities across the UK

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to become part of the team who will lead the way for others whilst learning and developing your own knowledge and skills. You will take an active role working with partner organisations, local communities and residents to achieve the best outcomes for children and families. You will be responsible for providing a parenting support offer within a family hub locality, that enables parents to access information, advice, guidance and support at the right time, promoting universal open access parenting support as well as connecting families to targeted evidenced based parenting interventions

This is a fixed term contract until March 2025

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

To apply for this role you will need:

  • To be able to connect parents/carers to available parenting support within their local area that best meets their needs.
  • To be able to work in partnership with local services with an aim that parents/carers receive the right help at the right time.  
  • To be able to work with families from diverse backgrounds in a variety of environments including accessible community venues.
  • To be able to contribute and be inclusive in creating a dynamic new Family Hub Team

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date(s): 5th December 2023 and 6th December 2023

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

Coventry City Council

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