£33,000 per annum (full time equivalent £55,000 pa)
Permanent, Part-time, 3 days per week (22.5 hours). Core days are Tues & either Weds or Thurs.
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What is the Parent-Infant Foundation?  

We are a national charity that works to ensure the healthy social and emotional development of every baby, through focusing on the relationship between parents and their babies from pregnancy and into the first years of life. 

Our mission is to support the growth, quality and sustainability of specialised parent-infant relationship teams and to contribute to the evidence base supporting them.  We also campaign for infant mental health and its importance in the health of our nation, to local and national governments. We care about infant mental health because babies cannot wait. 

This is an exciting time to join the Parent-Infant Foundation; we are seeing increased investment in and development of parent-infant teams across the UK and this role provides the opportunity to play an influential role in that momentum.  

We are keen to attract applicants from all ages, cultures, ethnicities, sexualities, religions and genders. We are very parent-friendly, as you would expect. 

As Head of Clinical Strategy and Development, you will use your leadership skills, clinical experience and service development expertise to lead our development and implementation work.  This includes leadership of our comprehensive support offer to parent-infant relationship team commissioners, service developers and practitioners.  You will ensure we are providing detailed and expert consultancy on all aspects of service development such as business cases, service design, care pathway development, recruitment, intervention selection and measuring outcomes. We do not deliver, manage or inspect clinical services but we do provide comprehensive development and implementation support to them. We have a small development team which you will lead and manage in order to achieve our strategic goals. 

You will oversee our UK-wide programme of virtual and face to face learning events, ensuring they are high quality and impactful.  The role also requires regular dissemination of contemporary research and clinical literature and learning.  You will provide clinical leadership to all aspects of the Parent Infant Foundation, including working closely with Policy and Communications colleagues to create compelling evidence-based reports and presentations.  You will collaborate on press, media and publication activities, and contribute to fundraising applications and income generation activities.  

Who we’re looking for 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly experienced clinician with leadership experience and clinical supervision skills. You will have extensive experience of working clinically with very young children and their carers.  We are looking for someone with exceptional relationship skills and extensive multi-disciplinary team working.  This role requires you to build strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including senior managers, funders, commissioners, research and evaluation partners, and national policy makers. You will also need an understanding of infant mental health competencies and workforce training requirements.   

You will need to be credible at a senior level with a track record of successful influencing. This role requires an understanding of research and evaluation work as it relates to parent-infant relationship teams and interventions.  We need someone who can lead and provide service development and quality improvement consultation, manage and deliver internal and external projects, and write clear, concise and compelling reports.   

We are looking for a self-starter who is comfortable working from home but who prioritises team-working and relationship building to progress our strategic aims.  

The role is for 3 days per week (22.5 hours). Core days are Tues & either Weds or Thurs.  The rest of the hours can be worked flexibly across the week but must be worked between 9am and 5pm.

Please see the job description for further details.

Interviews are scheduled to take place via Zoom on Wed 29th or Thurs 30th June 2022.

Application resources
Application Instructions

To apply for this role, please submit a CV and cover letter outlining how you meet the essential criteria listed.

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Posted on: 12 May 2022
Closing date: 11 June 2022 at 23:30
Tags: Practitioner