Our vacancies

We currently have the following vacancies.

Three days a week (24h) – can be worked flexibly.

Pro-rated salary up to £21,000 – 24,000 per annum (£35,000-£40,000 FTE).

Primarily home based but with travel across the UK once COVID restrictions allow.

Fixed term contract (18 months) with the potential for extension pending funding.

The Parent-Infant Foundation is seeking a skilled relationship builder with experience of development, implementation, or service delivery, to help us deliver our mission of growing and supporting quality development of parent-infant relationship teams across the UK. 

We are an expanding organisation, with an ambitious strategy which, if successful, will lead to increasing work from an ever-greater number of local teams.  In the last 12 months, the number of parent-infant teams has increased from 27 to 36, with further emerging teams having been identified. The potential to grow the number of teams and to offer outreach to warm sites now exceeds our current development capacity, hence the development of this new role within the organisation.

The National Development Manager will develop and strengthen the relationships between teams and the Foundation and between teams themselves as part of the Parent-Infant Teams Network.  You will be responsible for developing our offer of support to teams, which will include one to one development and implementation advice about commissioning, service design, delivery, and evaluation.   You will scope potential new sites and pursue opportunities for development.  You will strengthen the communication exchange between frontline teams and the Foundation team, including policy, campaigning, and communications work, allowing us to gather data and intelligence, offer better tailored support, disseminate learning more effectively and better understand the barriers to growth and sustainability at a local level. 

The role builds on the work to date of our Head of Clinical Strategy and Development, the Scotland Coordinator and the Implementation Support Manager in developing the Parent-Infant Team network, working closely with emerging teams and testing our Development and Implementation Toolkit.

This role is ideally suited to someone with experience of building successful, collaborative relationships with practitioners and commissioners within the NHS, local authority, or charity sectors, and who understands the barriers and enablers of successful service development.

You will be passionate about the value of parent-infant relationships and the role of specialised teams to support them. You will be a self-motivated individual, comfortable working in a small, home-based, team.  

Please read the job description and apply through Charity Job by submitting a covering letter of no more than two pages explaining why you would be perfect for this role, along with a clear, up to date CV (maximum two pages) that demonstrates the experience and knowledge you would bring to the role.  

Enquiries can be made to [email protected]

Closing date is 5pm Tuesday 17th November 2020.

Interview dates: 26th and 27th November 2020.

The Parent-Infant Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion, and to building a culture where every staff member is recognised and valued as an individual and with the ability to grow and develop.  We are interested in hearing from passionate, curious people across cultures, genders, ethnicities, and lifestyles.    

This means that when we are recruiting, we actively seek to reach a diverse pool of candidates. It also means that we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that potential employees may need to be successful.  

You can access the Job Description directly from this link, or view it on screen below.

National Development Manager JD and PS

Salary: £23,000 pro rata  (£9,200 per annum)

Hours: 2 days per week (16 hours). This can be worked flexibly across the week within core hours of 09:00-17:00. It should include one day between Tuesday and Thursday.

Location: Home-based within commutable distance from London.

We are seeking a talented and passionate individual with experience of policy and parliamentary influencing to help us to drive change for the youngest children and their families.

The First 1001 Days Movement is a new campaigning alliance of over 160 organisations that work together to inspire, support and challenge national and local decision makers to value and invest in babies’ emotional wellbeing and development in the first 1001 days. 

As a result of funding from the AIM Foundation, we are delighted to be able to recruit to this new position to help us to develop the Movement, strengthen our relationships with members and increase our influence. This role involves:

  • ensuring that the Movement achieves maximum impact by actively engaging our membership, and
  • identifying and working with parliamentary champions to influence policy and hold the Government to account.

We need a people-person with creativity and drive, supported by solid administrative skills, to work with us to make a difference.

This position is within the Parent-Infant Foundation, which provides the secretariat to the Movement. It will involve working with partners across the maternity, mental health, family and early years sectors. We are happy to consider secondments from member organisations.

This is the perfect role for an organised and enthusiastic individual with an interest in current affairs, a commitment to giving children the best start in life, and a belief in the value of collaboration. You will have the opportunity to develop and deliver influencing strategies and to build relationships with parliamentarians and leading organisations in the sector.

This is a part time and flexible role, which will be home-based but with regular travel to London in non-COVID times.

For more details please see the Job Description and Person Specification document.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter through Charity Job, outlining your experience and how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification, with each document no more than two sides of A4 each.   

The closing date for applications is midnight on 6th December 2020 

The Parent-Infant Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion, and to building a culture where every staff member is recognised and valued as an individual and with the ability to grow and develop.  We are interested in hearing from passionate, curious people across cultures, genders, ethnicities, and lifestyles.    

This means that when we are recruiting, we actively seek to reach a diverse pool of candidates. It also means that we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that potential employees may need to be successful.  

Interviews will be taking place virtually, using a video calling app (Teams or Zoom). 

Interview dates: 15th December 2020.

You can access the Job Description directly from this link, or view it on screen below.

Membership and Parliamentary Officer JD and PS