Peer Support & Learning Coordinator 

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Hours: 21 hours per week
 

Location: Glasgow
 

Salary: £24,00 per annum (pro rata)
 

Application deadline: June 1, 2021
 

Interview dates: June 8-10, 2021
 

Contract type: One-year contract 

 

 

About Amma

Amma Birth Companions is a Glasgow-based charity that provides volunteer companions to birthing people facing significant adversity on their journey to parenthood. We mostly work with individuals in the asylum process.

 

Our mission is to create a supportive space where all birthing people feel seen, informed, and empowered in all aspects of their birth experience. Our vision is a safe, equitable, and holistic model of reproductive care that centres the voices and experiences of marginalised groups.

 

Another core part of our work is the ‘Amma Family Programme’ which facilitates opportunities for our clients to connect with one another and their communities.  We are looking to expand this peer support programme.  We are also planning to develop a programme of antenatal and postnatal learning opportunities.
 

The Role


This new post will lead on the development and expansion of Amma’s peer support and learning programme.  The programme must take a person-centred approach and be developed in line with the needs, wants, knowledge and skills of the participants All peer support and learning activities must relate to our organisational aims of reducing isolation, building confidence and empowering people with information about pregnancy, birth and parenting.  

 

This postholder will:

 

  • Work with senior management to develop and expand the Amma Family Programme
     

  • Collaborate with partner organisations and interpreters to provide multilingual peer support and learning opportunities  
     

  • Manage and train peer support volunteers
     

  • Coordinate antenatal and parenting education opportunities
     

  • Run a series of social events for service users throughout the year
     

  • Work with senior management to tailor the Amma Family Programme to the needs of new client groups
     

The post holder will report into the Postnatal Service Manager.
 

Other duties will include:
 

  • Keeping thorough records of attendance and participation 
     

  • Creating policies and procedures relevant to the role, as needed
     

  • Monitoring and evaluating activities
     

  • Carrying out risk assessments for activities
     

  • Responding to safeguarding concerns in line with Amma’s policies and procedures
     

  • Working with the Perinatal and Postnatal Managers to address any unmet needs of group participants 

 

Essential Qualities & Experience

 

The successful candidate will be:
 

  • Experienced and skilled in trauma informed group facilitation/peer support work with vulnerable or marginalised groups
     

  • Very knowledgeable about pregnancy, birth, and parenting in either a personal or professional capacity
     

  • Able to engage, lead, motivate and coordinate others with confidence, including those experiencing adverse circumstances
     

  • A strong project manager with a flair for setting up safe and effective systems of work
     

  • Proactively committed to safeguarding and risk management
     

  • Welcoming and non-judgmental
     

  • Able to work collaboratively
     

  • Knowledgeable about confidentiality and the importance of boundaries
     

  • Knowledgeable about the social contexts and intersectional inequalities that can increase vulnerability
     

  • Aligned with the vision and values of Amma

 

Desirable qualities and experience:
 

  • Lived experience of issues faced by Amma’s client group
     

  • Experience of building partnerships with external stakeholders and partners
     

  • Experienced in implementing monitoring and evaluation processes
     

  • Experience of facilitating workshops/courses in a formal or informal setting
     

  • Peer support or community work training or willingness to undertake training
     

  • Experience of sensitively assessing responding to the needs to vulnerable women and birthing people
     

  • Experience of handling safeguarding concerns and a strong understanding of safeguarding responsibilities

 
How to Apply
 

To apply for this role, please submit your CV, covering letter, and reference details here. 

 

More details

The post holder will work remotely until such time as Amma procures a permanent office space.

 

This role will be remunerated as an employee of Amma Birth Companions.

 

A PVG check will be required of successful applicants.

 

Amma is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from diverse backgrounds, including those who may need accommodation to apply to join our team. Please contact Sarah Zadik by phone at 7704 153009 or email at sarah@ammabirthcompanions.org if you require accommodation throughout the recruitment process.  

We actively encourage applications from people who identify as any or all of the following: Black or a person of colour; LGBTQ+; disabled; someone with lived experience of our client group. 

 

We understand that experience and knowledge can be gained in many ways and not just through formal qualifications or institutions. If you believe you fit the role and can evidence and demonstrate the skills we're asking for, we'd love to hear from you.