£35,000 - £40,000 per year (£21,000 - £24,000 pro rated)
Part-time, Temporary, 18 months Contract
Job description

The Parent-Infant Foundation is the national charity proactively supporting the growth and quality of specialised parent-infant relationship teams across the UK. These are infant mental health teams that work with families experiencing severe, complex and/or enduring difficulties in their early relationships, where babies’ emotional wellbeing and development is particularly at risk.

We are seeking a skilled relationship builder with experience in development, implementation, or service delivery, to help us deliver our mission of growing and supporting the quality development of parent-infant relationship teams across the UK. 

We are an expanding organisation, with an ambitious strategy which, if successful, will lead to increasing work from an ever-greater number of local teams.  In the last 12 months, the number of parent-infant teams has increased from 27 to 36, with further emerging teams having been identified. The potential to grow the number of teams and to offer outreach to warm sites now exceeds our current development capacity, hence the development of this new role within the organisation.

The National Development Manager will develop and strengthen the relationships between teams and the Foundation and between teams themselves as part of the Parent-Infant Teams Network.  You will be responsible for developing our offer of support to teams, which will include one to one development and implementation advice about commissioning, service design, delivery, and evaluation.   You will scope potential new sites and pursue opportunities for development.  You will strengthen the communication exchange between frontline teams and the Foundation team, including policy, campaigning, and communications work, allowing us to gather data and intelligence, offer better tailored support, disseminate learning more effectively and better understand the barriers to growth and sustainability at a local level. 

The role builds on the work to date of our Head of Clinical Strategy and Development, the Scotland Coordinator and the Implementation Support Manager in developing the Parent-Infant Team network, working closely with emerging teams and testing our Development and Implementation Toolkit.

This role is ideally suited to someone with experience of building successful, collaborative relationships with practitioners and commissioners within the NHS, local authority, or charity sectors, and who understands the barriers and enablers of successful service development.

You will be passionate about the value of parent-infant relationships and the role of specialised teams to support them. You will be a self-motivated individual, comfortable working in a small, home-based, team.  

Please read the job description and apply by submitting a covering letter of no more than two pages explaining why you would be perfect for this role, along with a clear, up-to-date CV (maximum two pages) that demonstrates the experience and knowledge you would bring to the role.  

Closing date is 5pm Tuesday 17th November 2020.

Interview dates: 26th and 27th November 2020.


The Parent-Infant Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion, and to building a culture where every staff member is recognised and valued as an individual and with the ability to grow and develop.  We are interested in hearing from passionate, curious people across cultures, genders, ethnicities, and lifestyles.    

This means that when we are recruiting, we actively seek to reach a diverse pool of candidates. It also means that we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that potential employees may need to be successful.  

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Posted on: 23 October 2020
Closed date: 17 November 2020
Tags: Project Management, Business Development

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