Peer Support & Learning Manager

  • Part time
  • £32,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 8th June 2023

  • Advertised from 16th May 2023
  • 21-28 hours per week


Amma Birth Companions is a Glasgow charity that supports women and birthing people who are facing significant adversity on their journey to parenthood. Our mission is to create a supportive space where individuals feel seen, informed, and empowered in all aspects of their birth experience.

We provide volunteer companions, peer support activities and antenatal education to those who are facing pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood with limited support. This includes, but is not limited to, those who are refugees and in the asylum process.

Our companions offer one-to-one emotional and practical support throughout the perinatal phase and our ‘Amma Family’ programme facilitates opportunities for our participants to connect with one another and their communities.


This new post will manage and further develop the Amma Family programme. This peer support programme currently consists of activities including parent and baby groups, exercise class, garden activities, and workshops.

Main duties:

  • Managing the small Amma Family staff team
  • Managing the weekly programme of activities
  • Developing the programme in line with the needs, wants, knowledge and skills of the participants and adopting the principles of peer support and co-production
  • Ensuring that peer supporters, Amma Family volunteers and placement students are recruited, trained, nurtured, managed, and supported
  • Risk assessing activities and ensuring safe working
  • Managing an active WhatsApp group which enables information sharing and connection between parents
  • Working with senior management to tailor the Amma Family programme to the needs of new participant groups
  • Supporting and encouraging new participants to engage with activities, finding ways to overcome barriers to participation
  • Facilitating groups, ensuring participants feel engaged and included
  • Sensitively dealing with issues arising within groups
  • Collaborating with others (internal and external) to run a series of social events, workshops, and other opportunities for participants throughout the year
  • Working in partnership with community gardening organisations to develop outdoor opportunities throughout the summer
  • Oversee administration for the groups including organising catering, expenses, travel as well as room preparation and tidy up
  • Ensuring participants with unmet needs are referred or signposted for support
  • Keeping thorough records of attendance and participation using our participant database
  • Monitoring and evaluating activities
  • Responding to safeguarding concerns in line with Amma’s policies and procedures

More details:

Amma believes in fairness, equity, diversity and inclusion. We recognise the importance of an inclusive and diverse workforce, and we strive to ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to everyone. Please tell us if there are any reasonable adjustments we can offer to support you to access this recruitment opportunity.

We welcome and actively encourage applications from people with a diverse range of experiences, regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We also welcome and encourage applications from people with lived experience of our participant group.

This role will be subject to references and a Protection of Vulnerable Groups check.

Application notes

Please apply via our website:

Application deadline: 9am, Thursday 8th June

Interview dates: 19th and 20th June.