£26,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Job title: Parents in Mind Peer Support Service Delivery Manager EAST SUSSEX

Salary: £26,000

Hours: 35 per week

We are looking for a talented individual to launch a new arm of Parents in Mind perinatal mental health peer support, across East Sussex – initially until April 2024, but with the possibility of extension, subject to funding.  This role is home-based but will include regular meetings (sometimes at short notice) across East Sussex, so the ability to travel and a flexible approach to working are essential. The post will be full time, for 35 hours per week.

With some support, the post holder will need to use their excellent networking and people skills to recruit and mobilise a new local volunteer team, set up pathways into peer support for new clients, and network with other local services to integrate Parents in Mind into their pathways too.

You must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to quickly create rapport with commissioners, volunteers, service users, NCT practitioners and a range of staff from local services. An understanding of mental health support is also essential to the post, as you will be a first point of contact for new referrals. This is a complex project, so you must be able to confidently prioritise your own work, be highly organised and able to work independently. In this leading role, the post holder will be an ambassador for the service across the locality, and will line manage a small local staff team, so outstanding relationship building skills are vital. Good IT skills will also be required – including use of Outlook, Word and Excel – and preparing professional quarterly reports for funders will be central to the post. Ideally you will also have the skills to be able to engage with parents via social media.

It is essential for this post that you are, or undertake the training to become, a Parents in Mind peer supporter. This accredited training requires lived experience/close support of another who has experienced mental health difficulties during the transition to parenthood.

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 Equality, 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: 23:59 on Wednesday 25th May 2022

Interviews will take place via Zoom in early June 2022

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Posted on: 11 May 2022
Closed date: 25 May 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Social Care/Development

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