Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Lead (England, Wales and NI)

Salary: £38,000 pa FTE (£30,400 pro-rata)

Fixed Term, 12 months (with potential for extension depending on funding)

(28 hours) Four days per week (three days per week will be considered) with flexibility around days worked.

The Home-Start network has a range of support for parents and their babies affected by mental health difficulties. Some Home-Starts provide specific programmes and interventions while others are delivering a supportive ear and signposting to local statutory services. There is a community of learning developing and an opportunity to build on the existing practice to ensure a consistent and skilled offer across the whole Home-Start network in supporting perinatal and infant mental health. Raising awareness, upskilling the Home-Start workforce and ensuring consistent and evidence-led communication on these important topics will ensure that families can be supported well as part of a wider system of care.

This role would build on the first PIMH role we have in place in Scotland, ensuring that there is a development lead across England, Wales and NI, and a consistent approach across all four nations from a practice perspective. This would strengthen the communication exchange between local Home-Starts and the HSUK team, including in policy, campaigning and communications work, allowing us to gather more data and intelligence, offer better tailored support, disseminate learning more effectively and better understand the opportunities and barriers to supporting perinatal and infant mental health to families across the UK through a volunteer model.

You will be someone who already has experience of leading work in the field of perinatal and/or infant mental health either in the third sector or in statutory services. You will be familiar with the current landscape of development in these fields across the voluntary sector and understand how it works with and alongside statutory services.

To discuss the role in confidence, please email Beckie Lang, Home-Start UK’s Director of Network Impact [email protected] to arrange a conversation. Further information can be found by downloading the Job Description below.

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If you are interested in applying for this position please submit your CV, together with a supporting statement to [email protected]

Note the supporting statement must be no more than two pages and applications without this will not be considered.

No agencies please.

Closing date for applications:  Sunday 27 June 2021 at 5pm

Shortlisting will take place w/c 28th June

Interviews will be held remotely on w/c 12th July 2021

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