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Breastfeeding Support Facilitator Recruitment (regular hours)

Recruitment for the clinical positions has now closed. For further information contact our Operations Lead This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download the full Facilitator role description and person specification.

We welcome applications for flexible working. If you would like to work for a specific number of hours or covering a specific subset of the responsibilities outlined here, please apply and tell us what your ideal role looks like. You are also welcome to contact us before applying to discuss this.

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Location

  • Virtual consultations, virtual groups and social media work: remote working
  • In-person support: locations around Oxfordshire
  • Attending team meetings: remote or in person in Oxfordshire

Type of contract

Permanent

Hours

We use a flexible hours contract. This states a guaranteed number of monthly hours plus the opportunity for additional hours, which will be regularly available (paid at the same hourly rate). This contract is explained in more detail below.

  • Social media work: Guaranteed hours 5 per month (an additional 2-3 hours per month likely to be available)
  • Direct feeding support: Guaranteed hours 17.5 per month (an additional 7-9 hours per month likely to be available. Depending on public health guidance, facilitator and service user needs this may take the form of either of the following, or a mixture of the two:
    • 2.5-3 hours per in-person weekly support session, plus estimated 30 minutes of preparation and data entry.
    • 20 minutes per individual virtual or telephone consultation plus estimated 10 minutes of preparation and data entry.
  • Attendance at team meetings & clinical supervision: guaranteed hours 2.5 per month

Pay

£35,000 - £45,000 pro rata depending on skills and experience (approximately £17.95 - £23.10 per hour)

Annual Leave

28 days pro rata (including bank holidays)

Benefits

  • Study budget/continuing professional development allowance
  • Various training provided by OBS (for example, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion training, first aid training)
  • OBS will reimburse you for the cost of your professional clinical insurance. If you use your professional insurance to do other paid breastfeeding work, OBS will reimburse 50% of the cost of your insurance
  • Statutory benefits (qualifying criteria apply)

Reporting to

Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support Clinical Director

Overview of the role

Social media work

To act as a Moderator of our busy Facebook group, responding to breastfeeding queries, posting content and maintaining the group’s rules and ethos. Oversee content provided by OBS trained peer supporters.

Direct support

Provide facilitation for in-person breastfeeding support sessions (in Oxfordshire). These take place on a weekly basis around Oxfordshire and offer a number of slots that service users can book in advance. The likely location will be Barton. Provide facilitation for virtual/telephone 1:1 consultations. These are booked in advance by service users as 20 minute consultations

There may be opportunities to develop virtual or in-person support sessions for specific communities/groups (for example Black families; parents with disabilities). There may also be opportunities to deliver training for volunteer peer supporters and students or current health professionals - this would be in addition to the likely and guaranteed hours mentioned above.

Please download the full Facilitator role description and person specification for further details.

Application Process

Apply using the button below. Two references will be required. Deadline for application is 6 May 2022. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 4 to 6 weeks of receipt of the application. For further information contact our Operations Lead This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please also see our recruitment policy.

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Last updated May 2022

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