Make a difference to the lives of pre-school children with significant additional needs.

For more than 40 years Portage has been providing a highly professional educational home visiting service for families of pre-school children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Improving outcomes for families and children make this area of work hugely rewarding.

Experienced in working with families, you will have an in-depth knowledge of child development and approaches to supporting vulnerable families, particularly children with SEND. You will be well organised and self-motivated. You will be a good listener and communicator; you will also have a tactful and sensitive approach.

For a full list of the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the

We currently have multiple posts available across the following areas, although we will also accept applications from other areas in Hampshire. Please state a preference for a location that suits you in your application:

Hart & Rushmoor
New Forest 
Fareham & Gosport

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check. As such, and as per safer recruitment requirements, please note we will take up references prior to interview .

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

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