The Breastfeeding Network
The Breastfeeding Network

Charity registered in Scotland SC027007

Our vision is a society where mums and families are able to make informed decisions about infant feeding, to access help when they need it and to become confident in their choices.

Current vacancies

Programme Quality Manager

  • Part time
  • £36,855 pro-rata
  • Remote with some travel to Service Sites (Remote)
  • Closing 23rd April 2024

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced programme quality professional to make a difference at a charity providing vital services to families across the UK. The Breastfeeding Network (BfN) is a family-friendly employer with an excellent reputation for quality-assured services, evidence-based training and information. The Programme Quality Manager is a member of BfN’s Senior Management Team. You will use your skills and experience in data and management of an experienced, multi-disciplinary team to support your colleagues to continually improve the impact, sustainability, effectiveness and relevance of our work and so to enhance BfN’s ability to influence and secure diverse funding sources. We are a Scottish registered charity making a difference to women and families across the UK.


Funding Manager

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Remote with some travel to service sites (Remote)
  • Closing 23rd April 2024

Are you a whizz at sourcing, writing and pitching successful funding applications to trusts, foundations and other valuable funds? Do you thrive on achieving significant income growth and smashing ambitious targets? Do you want job satisfaction knowing that your work is making a big difference to families across the UK?

It takes a special person to take a strategic and operational lead in generating income for a registered charity like The Breastfeeding Network. We have a vision of all mums and families feeling supported in their feeding choices and able to breastfeed for as long as they choose. We already receive funding from various sources but we know there are even more mums, parents and families out there who need our support; support that needs funding.

If you’re an experienced funding professional who dreams of a family-friendly employer where your work has big impact, then we might be just what you’re looking for. Working with our fabulous service teams and finance colleagues, you will draw on your honed skills and extensive experience in ambitious income generation to secure strategic and core funding from trusts, foundations, legacies, community fundraising activity and beyond. Your work will be essential for ensuring that all families can continue to rely on the services the Breastfeeding Network provides, well into the future.

We are a Scottish registered charity making a difference to women and families across the UK. Our vision is that women and families feel supported in their feeding choices and are able to breastfeed for as long as they choose.

Responsible to: Programme Quality Manager.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

IT and Procurement Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,570 pro-rata
  • Home with 2 days in Paisley Office/ week
  • Closing 17th October 2023

This is an exciting opportunity for an IT and Procurement Officer with the Breastfeeding Network, to enable the work of a high-impact charity, based in Paisley. Our volunteers and staff are available to parents when they need our support most, providing evidence-based information and support for their breastfeeding journey. You will have excellent experience providing a wide range of practical IT support to an organisation and its users and an advanced level of training in computer science/ IT or equivalent by experience. This is a busy and varied role requiring high levels of organisation and an ability to communicate effectively and clearly with users at all levels of the organisation.

This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Finance Manager

  • Part time
  • £40,000 pro-rata
  • Hybrid - BfN Paisley Office and Home - Remote working solutions will be considered but applicants must be available to work in the UK.
  • Closing 7th February 2023

The Finance Manager will provide full financial management support for the charity. This will include strategic finance support to the Board of Trustees, CEO and projects. Responsibility for line management and technical oversight of finance and IT and other systems and processes working closely with the Human Resources Manager, the Central Support Manager and other key operational staff.

This vacancy has now closed

HR Assistant

  • Part time
  • £21,352 pro-rata
  • Hybrid working between home and the Paisley office
  • Closing 14th April 2022

The Human Resources Assistant is new role which will support an increasingly busy and expanding area of the organisation supporting the HR Manager in the day to day running of the HR function which includes payroll. This is a wide and varied role in a fast paced environment.

The majority of staff work remotely and several work as a combination of remote working and from a small administrative office base in Paisley including this role. The HR Assistant will be line managed by the HR Manager but will also work closely with other members of the central and wider team.

This vacancy has now closed

Peer Support Volunteer Coordinator (Midlothian)

  • Part time
  • £22,210 pro-rata
  • Midlothian - Home and local area
  • Closing 8th February 2022

We wish to recruit a Volunteer Coordinator that will oversee, engage and motivate volunteer peer supporters at the current breastfeeding support groups in the community and to support the work of the Midlothian Breastfeeding Alliance (MBA).

The post holder will work closely with the BfN Scottish Peer Support Service Manager (SPPS), playing an integral role in the general day to day workings of the volunteer work schedules and data collection. The Volunteer Coordinator will also work closely with the MBA, NHS Lothian, local midwifery and health Visiting Team and the Midlothian Infant Feeding Adviser to ensure the service fits the changing local services.

Responsible to: SPSS Manager

This vacancy has now closed

Finance Officer (Maternity cover)

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • Home based
  • Closing 19th December 2021

The post of Finance Officer is a practical role which includes core administrative financial tasks. The Finance Officer also provides professional and consistent finance support to staff in projects, managers and volunteers, and delivers finance support to meet the organisation’s needs. Experience of SAGE Accounts and Payroll packages required.

Responsible to: HR Manager/ Financial Consultant

This vacancy has now closed


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Flexible, home-based and with occasional travel for meetings when that is possible.
  • Closing 27th June 2021

The Breastfeeding Network (BfN) aims to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others.

It aims:

  • To inform, educate and support families in feeding and nurturing babies and young children;
  • To enable communities to support breastfeeding through sharing information, training and volunteering;
  • To contribute to evidence based policy making for government, healthcare providers and educators;
  • To promote the mental and physical wellbeing of mothers and babies through supporting breastfeeding.

Help us to further our work – become a Trustee

We are looking for volunteers to join our Board of Trustees.

As a Trustee, you’ll have the opportunity to apply and develop your skills and experience within BfN’s welcoming and dedicated Board. You’ll use your passionate commitment to ensure the charity can continue to progress strategically and influence real change for parents and families choosing to breastfeed.

New trustees will help ensure BfN fully represent the range of diversity in the infant feeding community. We are prioritising applicants who can add to the Board’s skills in public health, finance, organisational development and HR.

This role of Trustee with the Breastfeeding Network is voluntary, flexible, home-based and with occasional travel for meetings when that is possible. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and with a programme of work in Scotland we would also like to receive interest from applicants in Scotland.

Trustee Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the implementation of the charity’s strategy.
  • Support the Chief Executive and senior team, adding value and expert advice.
  • Facilitate change that promotes the value of breastfeeding to be considered higher up the political and social agenda.
  • Support BfN to develop an increasing awareness regarding the value of breastfeeding and breastmilk.
  • Ensure the charity remains true to its purpose.

The Board of trustees meets four times a year plus an extra meeting for the Annual General Meeting. The annual time commitment is 5 days for meetings, plus preparation and reading time, with opportunities for deeper involvement in relevant areas of the charity’s work. You will be invited to their events and the annual conference.

The role is not remunerated but travel and expenses are paid.

You may have experience of the following: Trustee, Voluntary, early years, vulnerable people, HR Manager, Board Membership, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Not for Profit, Remote Working, etc.