Job Title: Birth & Beyond Community Support Team Leader (Fenland & East Cambridgeshire area)
Salary: £18,749 FTE
Hours per week: 14 hours
Fixed term contract until 31st March 2023
We are looking for a talented individual to support our local Birth & Beyond Community Support Programme Manager to deliver our volunteer peer support project in the Fenland & East Sussex areas. This is a temporary contract until 31st March 2023, with the possibly of extension, subject to ongoing funding. This role is home-based but will include travel (sometimes at short notice) across the specified area, so easy access to transport and a flexible approach to working are essential. The post will be for 14 hours per week.
A largely pastoral role, the Team Leader will support the wellbeing and organisation of volunteers and facilitate reliable support from this team, ensuring that peer supporters are present at local face-to-face and remote BBCS support groups and one-to-one meetings/calls with clients referred into the service. You must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to quickly create a rapport with volunteers, service users, NCT practitioners and a range of staff from local services. An understanding of perinatal wellbeing support pathways is also essential to the post. This is a complex project and covers multiple locations, so you must be able to confidently prioritise your own work, be highly organised and able to work independently. Good IT skills will be essential – including Outlook, Word and Excel – and you must have excellent attention to detail. Ideally you will also have the skills to be able to engage via social media, and feel confident presenting the offer of the service at community events/to health care professionals/to other support agencies.
It is essential for this post that you are, or willing to undertake the training to become, a BBCS peer supporter. This training would be undertaken in addition to your paid hours.
We are taking positive action to increase diversity throughout our organisation, at all levels, and to nurture a culture of inclusion for all our people and the parents and families that we support. More details about our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion action can be found here.
We are committed to zero discrimination both internally and externally regardless of visible or invisible difference such as sex, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, religion or belief, gender identity, economic class, marital/civil partnership, family status including single parents, socio-economic background and pregnancy and maternity. We provide reasonable adjustments and are committed to an inclusive and accessible recruitment process.
We welcome and actively encourage applications from all candidates including those from under-represented groups within NCT such as individuals from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQI+ people and people with a disability.
Closing date: 12 noon on 13th July 2022
Interviews: Tuesday 19th July 2022
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