Perinatal Group Work & Engagement Coordinator

Perinatal Group Work and Engagement Coordinator, Family Action Perinatal Support Service

Based in Central Bradford

22.2 hours per week (part-time)

Grade 3 (lower) point 20-23: £27,218 - £29,869 FTE (£16,330.80 - £17,921.40 actual)

Temporary contract: Funding for post approved until July 2023

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 an innovative and dynamic Perinatal Group Work & Engagement Coordinator to inspire and lead a small team of Community and Engagement staff. You will have a good understanding of perinatal mental health and child development, along with leadership and management skills; and experience of delivering evidence based group programmes.

The successful applicant will:

  • Lead the organisation, planning, and delivery of the service’s group work programme
  • Record group sessions on system and collate evaluation from group work programme
  • Lead on the service’s engagement strategy, focusing on engagement with mums and communities in the Better Start Bradford area
  • Line manage and supervise the Community and Engagement team, including organising and planning community and engagement activity
  • Attend Community and Engagement events, forums, and networks
  • Lead on volunteer recruitment and publicity of volunteer opportunities
  • Build relationships and connections across Better Start Bradford and wider across Bradford to promote the service and create opportunities to access engagement activity

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: Alternatively, download the Job Description and Person Specification

Closing date: Tuesday 19th April 2022 09:00am

Interview date: TBC

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

Closing date: 19th April 2022 9:00am
Hours: 22.2
Salary: £27,218 - £29,869 pro rata
Salary Frequency: Per annum
This job is connected with: Family Action