Perinatal Peer Support Team Leader, Family Action Perinatal Support Service

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Perinatal Peer Support Team Leader, Family Action Perinatal Support Service

Based in Central Bradford

22.2 hours per week (part-time)

Grade 3 (upper) point 24-28: £30,751 - £34,072 FTE (£18,450.60 - £20,443.20 per annum)

Permanent Contract

At Family Action we transform lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation. We have been building stronger families since 1869 and today we work with more than 60,000 families in over 150 community based services, as well as supporting thousands more through national programmes and grants.

Our service recruits, trains and supports volunteers who provide one to one peer support for women, experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues during the perinatal period. The service also offers a programme of Theraplay group work focused on strengthening parent/ child attachment. In addition we have a thriving engagement team who link women in with our service and promote our volunteering opportunities. We are a Better Start Bradford service, find out more at:

Your skills and experience

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to lead a team of Perinatal coordinators who oversee the peer support element of our service. You will have proven supervisory or leadership experience, excellent interpersonal skills, and experience of working with volunteers. You will have experience of supporting women in the perinatal period, an understanding of perinatal mental health, and be passionate about achieving excellent outcomes for women and babies.

The successful applicant will:

  • Lead on the recruitment, training and support of volunteers
  • Line manage 3 experienced Perinatal Coordinators, providing regular supervision.
  • Lead on quality and performance, approving assessments and carrying out monthly case audits.
  • Lead the triage and allocation process, case updates and pairing of mums with volunteers
  • Work with the Service Manager to further develop the service
  • Carry a small caseload, overseeing volunteers who are paired with your clients.

We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all that we do and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQIA+ candidates and candidates with disabilities because we are committed to increasing the representation of these groups at Family Action. We know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for families and children and strive for our workforce to be truly representative of the diverse communities we support. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants and will reimburse your travel cost if you attend an interview.

What will we offer you?

We’ll offer you a generous pension scheme and leave entitlements, eye care vouchers, a cycle to work scheme and other great benefits. We are happy to talk flexible working. All roles in Family Action are open to a discussion about possible flexible working options, subject to business needs, and all new starters will have the right to make a flexible working request from day one of employment. We have an excellent wellbeing offer and we will invest in your professional development with on-going quality training and career development opportunities. You’ll join an established, supportive and high-performing service and have the opportunity to thrive in an innovative organisation that values your opinion, encourages learning and has the needs of children and families at its core.

We are forward looking, ambitious and committed to continuous improvement. We are a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operates with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.  

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy please contact:

For an application pack and further information please visit:

Please email completed applications to:

Closing date: Monday 4th April 2022 at 09:00am

Interview date: TBC

Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Job Description and Person Specification

Closing date: 4th April 2022 9:00am
Hours: 22.2
Salary: £30,751-£34,072 Pro Rata
Salary Frequency: Per annum
This job is connected with: Family Action