£50,000 FTE salary (£25,000 pro rata for 18.75 hours)
Contract, 12 month fixed term contract, with plans to extend subject to funding, Part-time
Job description
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Using your existing knowledge of parent-infant work across Scotland and your relationships at a national and local level, you will be creating a comprehensive offer of development and implementation support to Health Boards in Scotland which have clearly indicated their intent to develop infant mental health services, as well as providing development support nationally to other areas interested in similar development.

You will work to our Head of Clinical Strategy and Development and closely with our Head of Policy and Communications, to facilitate and extend the Scottish Government’s vision and commitment to infant mental health.  This role requires you to build networks across policy and practice (statutory and voluntary sectors) to support policy change and the development of infant mental health services across Scotland as part of a system of support for the emotional wellbeing of all babies. 

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. You should be well-organised, clinically experienced in the field of parent-infant work and have a track record of working successfully at a senior level. And in return we can offer you truly flexible work, 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holiday days, paid sick leave, employee assistance programme and a 5% contributory pension in a really great, collaborative team.

We are willing to offer this as a secondment opportunity, please indicate in your covering letter if that is your preference.

This role is available for an immediate start.


Overarching goals of this role 

  • To provide nominated Health Boards with intensive, tailored support and consultation which helps them progress their development of an infant mental health service.  To do so with the aim of ensuring that infant mental health services are embedded within the local system and care pathways, are high-quality, effective and sustainable.
  • To create and deliver an engaging offer of clinical service development support and advice for anyone seeking to progress development plans for an infant mental health service anywhere in Scotland.
  • To capture and share learning about how such teams can successfully be established within Scotland and its unique commissioning and grassroots third sector landscape.
  • To contribute to the knowledge base about service development and/or the value of infant mental health services.
  • To increase awareness of and engagement in infant mental health at a Scottish Government and national decision-making level, through policy influencing and leadership. To further increase awareness of the importance of infant mental health and the interventions and services that can promote and protect IMH (including, but not limited to infant mental health services). To capture the hearts and minds of local and national stakeholders in Scotland and catalyse a range of actions that will improve outcomes for babies and their families, building from what already exists.
  • To develop the Parent-Infant Foundation’s presence and relationships in Scotland.

Please download the Job Description for more information.

Application Instructions


To apply please submit a CV and a Supporting Statement. In your supporting statement, please ensure you demonstrate, with examples, how you have all of the essential skills and experiences for the role, using the information in the Job Description. Please ensure that your CV and Supporting Statement are each no more than two pages long.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Wednesday 9 February.

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