Job details

  • Salary: Grade 3 (£18,795 - £19,171)
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Contract Type: 2 Permanent and 2 Temporary to 31 March 2021
  • Hours Per Week: 18.5
  • Service: People
  • Closing Date: 26 August 2020
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2020
  • Reference: 900628

We are looking to recruit four Infant Feeding Peer Support workers (x 2 Permanent & x 2 Temporary until 31/03/2021), working as part of the local Family Centre teams based across the city. You will work alongside Midwives, Health Visitors and Early Year’s teams.

The role is to offer peer support to all pregnant women and mothers with babies around their feeding choice.

Our aim is to ensure that all children get off to a great start in life, and good feeding practice and emotional attunement/ bonding support this. You will also promote Health campaigns and activity.

Your role therefore is to encourage and support women to consider breastfeeding and then to support her to maintain her breastfeeding journey as long as she wishes to.  

We are looking for motivated individuals who have an enthusiastic attitude to breastfeeding and have had at least one positive breastfeeding experience themselves. 

You will be expected to attend mandatory training as well as training in line with the job role. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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Lisa Smith

 07771 396347