Charity registered in Scotland SC041592
Every year the NCT is in contact with 300,000 parents and parents-to-be, through the range of antenatal classes, helplines and social and educational events we offer. The Trust aims to help all parents enjoy an experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood which enriches their lives and gives them confidence in being a parent.
We are looking for a talented individual to lead and manage our successful Breastfeeding Support Service across Scotland. The project is well established, and has been commissioned for the past 10 years, this contract is currently funded until March 2023 with possible extension for a further 12 months.
About the role:
To help NCT broaden its reach and relevance to parents of all backgrounds and in building up its reputation as a credible provider of services.
Responsible for the effective and efficient operational delivery of a combined breastfeeding service across both Glasgow and Lothians and is funded by the Scottish Government and NHS Lothian.
Leading and coordinating the cross-functional team including staff, NCT Practitioners and volunteers to deliver the project.
Instrumental in the recommissioning of the Breastfeeding programme with support from the Commissioned Services Manager.
The role will be home-based but with regular travel to the implementation sites in Glasgow and Lothian and attending relevant meetings with the Commissioner and key stakeholders across Scotland.
We are seeking applicants who have experience of managing projects and programmes and leading a cross-functional team across multiple locations. As the Programme Lead you will have experience of establishing credibility with professionals and stakeholders, be confident in working collaboratively with external networks and raising awareness of the value and impact of the projects. You should also have experience of both staff and volunteer management and a keen interest in infant feeding / breastfeeding support.
Please see the attached job description for further information.
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.
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.