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Breastfeeding Services Manager Lothian

  • Part time
  • £25,235 pro-rata
  • Home based with regular travel across Lothian
  • Closing 26th March 2023

  • Advertised from 21st March 2023
  • Hours per week: 25 hours. 12 month fixed-term contract initially.


We are looking for a talented individual to lead and manage our successful Breastfeeding Support Service in Lothian. The project is well established, and has been commissioned for 10 years, this contract is currently funded until March 2024.

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 Lothian and is funded by the Scottish Government and NHS Lothian.

• Leading on promoting and publicising the service locally using a variety of channels including social media.

The role will be home-based but with regular travel to the implementation sites within the community and hospital location within Lothian and attending relevant meetings with the Commissioner and key stakeholders.

About you:

We are seeking applicants who have experience of managing projects and experience of both staff and volunteer management and a keen interest in infant feeding / breastfeeding support. You should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to network and influence Health Care Professionals. You will also have the ability to manage competing demands on time, have excellent organisational skills and be able to prioritise effectively.

Please see the Job Description for more 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. 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.

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

Closing date: 23:59 on Sunday 26th March