PIMH Fund context and purpose
We know that the most important developments, physcial, cognative and emotional, have their foundations set very very early in life. Specifically in pregancy and the first few years. Leading child health experts worldwide agree that the care given during this time has more influence on a child’s future than any other time in life.
We also know that for parents, while the first few years can be the most joyous, they can also be the most challenging. It has been estimated that up to 20% of mums and up to 10% of dads are affected by poor mental health (such as depression or anxiety) in the perinatal period.
Fund Support Officer Role Purpose
The main function of the Fund Support Officer (FSO) is to provide excellent customer care to funded charities, supporting the charities at an individual and collective level to build a strong community of organisations.
You will work closely with the PIMH Fund Manager to support communications, event planning, evaluation work and general fund administration. In this role you’ll get to know the charities in the PIMH portfolio and build an understanding for how we can best support the organisaitons.
Responsibilities & Key Tasks
• Customer support for funded charities with enquiries they have and directing them to suitable resources or colleagues. Management of the Fund enquiry email.
• Administration of portfolio events (virtual and in-person) and training days, including invite and content management
• Oversight of fund communications – e-newsletters, Fund Teams channel, social media and liaison with Inspiring Scotland communications team on website content
• Ongoing management and development of PIMH services directory inspiringscotland.org.uk/perinatal-mental-health-services
We are looking for someone who is a people person, has a positive attitude and is a self-starter. With the move to online working, we would like someone with strong digital and communication skills.
We are looking for someone who has a pro-active, confident and professional manner who has a focus on adding value and can support stakeholders and colleagues with integrity.
A successful candidate will have an empathy and understanding of the importance of the perinatal period and will be committed to Inspiring Scotland’s vision, mission and values.
Experience / Essential
• Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team (both remotely and in person) and with stakeholders and members of the public.
• Strong digital skills. At Inspiring Scotland we use Microsoft Office in particular Outlook, Teams, Word & PowerPoint and video conferencing software (MS Teams, Zoom)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, including some experience of developing and delivering communications (reports, and email communications)
• Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage your time effectively and work to deadlines
• Experience in the use of design tools such as Canva or ability to quickly pick up design software tools
• Experience in a similar role delivering a range of administrative tasks and/or customer service
• Experience of organising events (virtual and in-person)
• Effective use of social media
• Some experience of working in an office and team environment and working from home
To apply go to: inspiringscotland.org.uk/who-we-are/team/vacancies
Deadline for applications is Sunday 6th of March 2022. Apply by completing an application form and sending it to email@example.com
Interviews will be held week of 14th – 18th March 2022.
Inspiring Scotland is a family friendly and flexible employer. We aim to ensure a work home life balance for all employees.