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National Lead - Perinatal & Infant Mental Health for Scotland (home based)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £32,000
  • Based at home or in Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd October 2020

· Are you passionate about making a difference for families?

· Do you have proven experience in developing Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (PIMH) services within the voluntary or public sector?

· Can you influence policy and lead coalitions, partnerships and funding to deliver better perinatal outcomes for families?

1 in 5 women develop a mental illness during pregnancy or within the first year of having a baby. 1 in 10 fathers suffer from depression during their partner’s pregnancy and following birth. If left untreated these perinatal mental illnesses can have a devastating impact on the parents affected and their families. During Covid-19 the experience for many new parents has been particularly difficult. All have had to navigate huge uncertainty without the statutory and informal support systems available that they would usually rely on. These experiences have been dramatically unequal with families already at risk of poorer outcomes affected the most.

Home-Start has been providing volunteer-led home visiting and community based services for families for almost fifty years. Home Start UK is now looking for a passionate, knowledgeable and committed individual to be responsible for enhancing its perinatal services for parents across an amazing federated network of around 31 local Home-Starts throughout Scotland.

Join Home-Start and let’s make Scotland the best place in the world to raise a family.

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National Lead - Perinatal & Infant Mental Health for Scotland

  • Full time or Part time
  • £32,000
  • Based at home or in Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd October 2020

· Are you passionate about making a difference for families?

· Do you have proven experience in developing Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (PIMH) services within the voluntary or public sector?

· Can you influence policy and lead coalitions, partnerships and funding to deliver better perinatal outcomes for families?

1 in 5 women develop a mental illness during pregnancy or within the first year of having a baby. 1 in 10 fathers suffer from depression during their partner’s pregnancy and following birth. If left untreated these perinatal mental illnesses can have a devastating impact on the parents affected and their families. During Covid-19 the experience for many new parents has been particularly difficult. All have had to navigate huge uncertainty without the statutory and informal support systems available that they would usually rely on. These experiences have been dramatically unequal with families already at risk of poorer outcomes affected the most.

Home-Start has been providing volunteer-led home visiting and community based services for families for almost fifty years. Home Start UK is now looking for a passionate, knowledgeable and committed individual to be responsible for enhancing its perinatal services for parents across an amazing federated network of around 31 local Home-Starts throughout Scotland.

Join Home-Start and let’s make Scotland the best place in the world to raise a family.

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Top job! Director of Scotland

  • Full time
  • £43,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th June 2020

If you can…

· Provide vision and collaborative leadership

· Maximise opportunities to secure new funding and partnerships

· Lead campaigning, influencing and public policy work

… then you could be the person to lead the development of Home-Start’s work in Scotland.

Home-Start is a vibrant community network of 31 local charities across Scotland helping families with young children through challenging times. In Scotland, over 1500 volunteers support over 3,500 families and nearly 6,500 children each year through compassionate, confidential help to parents, carers and families when they need us most.

You will have strategic responsibility for the leadership and development of Home-Start UK’s work in Scotland and provide vision, support and collaborative leadership for our network of independent local Home-Starts.

As expected, you will have experience of leadership and partnership working, as well as managing strategic funding relationships and a track record of working together with others, including across the third sector.

You will have worked successfully to influence local or national government policy and have engaged with elected representatives at various levels. This means you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the structures and working of the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament, local government children and families’ governance and practice, have connections with health services, and significant knowledge of the wider early years and family support environment in Scotland.

Finally, you will have well-developed networking, representational and negotiating skills, as well as excellent collaborative leadership, diplomacy and relationship building ability.

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