Directorate: Public Health & Regulatory Services
Starting salary: JG4:- £22,369 per annum pro rata
Location: Based in Weston-super-Mare
Contract: Fixed term – Until 30/09/2024
Closing date: Friday 02 December 2022
This advert was originally advertised under reference PHCI0043 and previous applicants need not apply.
We have an exciting opportunity to improve community infant feeding support in North Somerset. We’re looking for a fixed term (until 30/09/2024) casual Community Infant Feeding Worker to join our Health Improvement Team in the Public Health and Regulatory Services Directorate at North Somerset Council. This is a previously advertised role where we are now specifically looking for someone who lives in Weston-super-Mare to work within their own community. Those that have applied previously need not reapply. This is a casual role with variable hours available at £12.99 per hour (This includes holiday pay which equates to 12.07% of the standard hourly rate per each hour worked and is added onto earnings). Hours available are project dependant and flexible but estimated at around 24 hours per month.
In this role, you will contribute to the design, implementation, and evaluation of a number of ad-hoc infant feeding projects in North Somerset communities and via social media which fall under the North Somerset Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the North Somerset Infant Feeding Action Plan. You will work alongside and support the valued activities of our team of volunteer Breastfeeding peer supporters, Children’s Centres/Family Hubs, Health Visitor & Midwifery Services and be supported by the North Somerset Public Health Infant Feeding Team.
The North Somerset Infant Feeding Action Plan includes specific actions to support the maintenance of the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Gold accreditation in North Somerset, the delivery of the Breastfeeding Peer Support Service, and innovative projects to enhance support for families. You will contribute to the planning and delivery of community consultations to gather feedback on our current support services which will contribute to the shaping of future projects.
You will support the Public Health Team in achieving core public health objectives – namely improving health and reducing health inequalities, protecting and improving health, and contributing to the quality of local public health services. This will be evidenced by your commitment to addressing inequalities in health and wellbeing.
You will have previous knowledge and experience of providing evidence-based infant feeding information and community-based and online infant feeding support. You may also have experience in user-led public health initiatives that promote early years health and wellbeing.
You will have qualifications to at least level 2 and have both additional training and significant practical experience in delivering community infant feeding support e.g. breastfeeding peer supporter training and volunteering experience (or equivalent). You will also have excellent communication skills that you will use to support engagement with service users, stakeholders and communities.
Applicants are strongly advised to use the required knowledge/skills, experience and competencies in the job description as a guide in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. Please also see the job description for a general overview of the role.
Why North Somerset Council?
You will play a vital role at North Somerset Council, ensuring that, as a council and place, we are delivering efficient, and effective services, and support to the people of North Somerset. In return you will be working flexibly in a supportive environment where you will have the chance to make North Somerset a healthier, happier and fairer place to live. Information about North Somerset’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy can be found here; and the North Somerset Council Corporate Plan can be accessed here.
For more information about North Somerset please visit: www.n-somerset.gov.uk
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Tamsyn Grant, Healthy Early Years Officer, on 07795812046 or Tamsyn.email@example.com.
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/jobs-training/council-jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 14 December 2022
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.