Vacancy at the PPC

Facilitator for Premature Babies Support Group 

The Pregnancy and Parents Centre is an Edinburgh based charity working with women and their families during pregnancy and early parenthood. We provide emotional and practical support during pregnancy and early parenting to help build confidence, knowledge and a sense of community.

We are currently looking for a committed and enthusiastic group facilitator to run a fortnightly weekend group for parents and families of premature babies. Applicants will be experienced at leading support groups, will have knowledge and experience of premature birth and parenting and will have knowledge of local maternity services and support organisations. Knowledge and experience of facilitating group discussions to enable families to form supportive networks is also essential.

The aim of our group is to provide a welcoming space where parents feel safe to explore their own personal journey of parenting their own child(ren), to support one another and build confidence through sharing knowledge and experiences and to foster community connections.

The fortnightly sessions (of 1.5 hours) will include introductions, discussion about members’ experiences and topics of interest over tea and biscuits.

This post is for a period of 6 months (through funding from Corra Foundation) but it is hoped that further funding will be secured to continue.  This is a self employed role and the hourly rate of pay is £20 per hour. The sessions will run on the morning of the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.  We anticipate this group initially running online due to restrictions around social distancing which limits the numbers of attendees we can have in any group.

 

Required Desirable
Commitment to the PPC’s aims and values of empowering parents to make decisions that are best for them and their families.

Experience of and a non judgemental approach to facilitating group discussion, to enabling sharing of experiences and to encouraging the group to form supportive networks.

A good knowledge base about issues facing families with premature babies and awareness of research and guidelines about premature birth and the postnatal period

Ability to work with the Trustees and staff to raise awareness of other services provided by the Centre.

Awareness of local maternity and postnatal services and how these can be accessed.

Experience of working in the voluntary or charity sector.

Experience of premature birth.

 

To apply for this post, please request an application form from Val Innes, Co-ordinator on coordinator@pregnancyandparents.org.uk 

Applications, accompanied by your update to date CV, must be received by noon on Friday 4th June 2021. Interviews will take place on Friday 11th June at our centre at 188 Pleasance, EH8 9RT.