Senior Professional Officer
£40,000 - £44,000 per annum pro rata
14 hours per week
Unicef ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.
The Baby Friendly Initiative is a joint programme of Unicef and the World Health Organisation, designed to improve practice for infant feeding in health care settings. In the UK, our evidence-based, staged accreditation programme supports maternity, neonatal, health visiting and children’s centre services, to transform their care. We’re also working with universities to ensure that newly qualified midwives and health visitors have the strong foundation of knowledge needed to care for families.
Unicef UK’s Baby Friendly Initiative and the Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland are looking for an enthusiastic health professional to support the Regional Breastfeeding Lead to develop and maintain the Baby Friendly Initiative programme in Northern Ireland. This will include taking part in, and eventually leading, assessments of maternity services, health visiting services, universities and neonatal units. You will also be asked to teach on Baby Friendly courses for health professionals and to support the National Infant Feeding Network (NIFN) in Northern Ireland.
This is a developmental role and so we are looking for some knowledge of the Baby Friendly standards and their application to practice and some experience of implementing them in the UK. However, most importantly, we are looking for enthusiasm, good communication skills, lots of initiative and a professional approach, as well as a commitment to the Baby Friendly Initiative and a belief in implementing best practice standards as a mechanism to improve healthcare. You will be willing to travel UK wide frequently, including nights away from home.
Act now and visit www.unicef.org.uk/jobs to apply online.
Closing date: 5pm on Friday 16 August 2019.
Interview date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019.
We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities, and from men, because we would like to increase the representation of these groups at this level. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for children.
Unicef UK promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
The successful candidate will be required to apply for a criminal records check. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the role and the circumstances of your offences.
We only accept online applications as this saves us money, making more funds available for us to help ensure children’s rights. CVs will not be accepted.
If you require support in completing the online form or an application form in an alternative format, please contact Supporter Care on 0300 330 5580 during office hours.
If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note that we only provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.
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