106 - National Perinatal Peer Support Manager

Posted: 04/12/2023 12:21
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: 35,000
Location: Home based remote
Level: Management
Deadline: 04/01/2024 23:59
Hours: 35
Benefits: Annual Leave, Pension, Flexible working
Job Type: Permanent

Job Title: National Perinatal Peer Support Manager

Salary: £33,000 - £35,000 FTE (depending on experience)

Hours per week: 35

Location: Home Based, need to travel occasionally to the various sites in NW, Midlands, SE and London

Benefits: NCT Membership with access to exclusive benefits, pension scheme, 30 days annual leave   plus 8 bank and public holidays


About us at NCT

Our vision is that everyone who becomes a parent feels confident, connected, and safe because we believe parents help build the foundations of the future. That's why NCT is the charity with a clear and singular mission – we support people as they become parents. Every year we support over 250,000 parents across the UK and Channel Islands on their unique journeys through pregnancy, birth, infant feeding, and early parenthood. ‘For Every Parent’ is our new five-year strategy that sets a clear direction for our charity to reach more people, do more to support new and expectant parents, and campaign with impact.

About the role

The National Perinatal Peer Support Manager role is a critical post in our ‘For Every Parent’ strategy with alignment to our ‘More parents, more impact’ and ‘Real lives, real change’ pillars. You will champion and expand our nationally recognised ‘Parents in Mind’ programme - our free at point of access perinatal mental health peer support programme, for parents experiencing mild-moderate mental health difficulties. With a track record in managing and coaching teams across multiple locations, you will lead our regional teams who operate at the frontline of ‘Parents in Mind’ to deliver impactful volunteer-led community services. You will seek opportunities to share best practice and national collaboration amongst the sites helping to ensure that NCT is offering inclusive and accessible best practice. Most importantly, you will be working to continuously make a difference for the many families across the UK who struggle with emotional well-being, anxiety or social isolation in pregnancy or the first two-years after childbirth.

We are recruiting for a ………

  • A progressive leader with experience of managing and developing motivated, engaged and resilient teams working across a dispersed a geographically location.  
  • Experience of managing the design and delivery of new services including assessment of impact and managing budgets.  
  • Experience of public sector commissioning. 
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to inspire, influence, motivate and engage others through collaborative communication.  
  • A passion for NCT's mission and supporting parents experiencing perinatal mental health challenges.  

Please see link for job description and further details - https://www.nct.org.uk/sites/default/files/job_descriptions/JD-National-Perinatal-Peer-Support-Manager.pdf

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 Equity, 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. 

The welfare and safety of individuals is at the heart of everything that we do. NCT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Please apply for the role via our careers page If you would like more information or assistance to apply for this role, please email jobs@nct.org.uk where the People and Inclusion Team will be happy to support.

Closing date for applications: 04/01/2024