Peer Support Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow, with hybrid working
  • Closing 29th May 2022


  • Advertised from 6th May 2022
  • 21 - 28 hours per week

Role

This new post will coordinate and further develop the Amma Family programme. This peer support programme currently consists of several activities each week including parent and baby groups, yoga, garden activities, and workshops.

The programme takes a person-centred approach and is developed in line with the needs, wants, knowledge and skills of the participants. All peer support and learning activities relate to our organisational aims of reducing isolation, building confidence, and empowering people with information about pregnancy, birth, and parenting.

Main duties:

  • Work with the Head of Services to run the Amma Family Programme
  • Work with the Volunteer Manager to recruit and train peer support volunteers and a placement student
  • Create a monthly rota for Amma Family volunteers
  • Manage an active WhatsApp group which enables information sharing and connection between parents
  • Work with senior management to tailor the Amma Family Programme to the needs of new client groups
  • Support and encourage new clients to engage with activities, finding ways to overcome barriers
  • Host groups, ensuring clients feel engaged and included
  • Sensitively deal with issues arising within groups
  • Collaborate with others to run a series of social events and workshops for service users throughout the year
  • Undertake administration for the groups including organising catering, expenses, travel as well as room preparation and tidy up

Other duties include:

  • Keeping thorough records of attendance and participation using our client database
  • Risk assessing activities and ensuring safe working
  • Monitoring and evaluating activities
  • Responding to safeguarding concerns in line with Amma’s policies and procedures
  • Working with the Head of Services to signpost and refer participants to support with any needs arising.

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.

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 client group.

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

Application notes

Please visit our website to apply: ammabirthcompanions.org/about/join-our-team

Closing date: 29th May 2022