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Paid Neonatal Peer Supporter - Lothian

  • Part time
  • £21,658 pro-rata
  • On site: Lothian
  • Closing 12th July 2024

  • Advertised from 4th July 2024
  • £8,663.20pa - 14 hours per week. Fixed Term contract until 31st March 2025.
  • NCT membership with access to exclusive benefits, pension scheme, 30 days annual leave plus 8 bank and public holiday (pro rata).


We are looking for an organised, proactive and talented team member to support our Lothian Breastfeeding Buddies project. This role is based within the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh and St John’s Hospitals and will include travel across the NHS Lothian region (expenses will be reimbursed).

About the Role

You will be responsible for delivering cot-side breastfeeding support in neonatal units within the NHS Lothian health board area. Some of the key responsibilities of the role include:

  • To support the Peer Support volunteers to assist families within the neonatal wards.
  • To provide, as required, informal breastfeeding peer support to mothers in line with the NCT peer support code of conduct and the memorandum of understanding with NHS Lothian.
  • Supporting Lothian Healthcare Professionals with monitoring and reviewing where appropriate.
  • To participate in reflective support with Neonatal Infant Feeding Lead, as required.
  • To report any concerns or additional support needs of women to the NCT management team and/or Infant Feeding Lead for referral onto partner agencies as appropriate

You must have good communication skills and be able to build relationships and create a rapport with a wide range of people easily. This is a large and complex project and covers multiple locations so you must be able to confidently prioritise your own work, be highly organised and able to work independently.

Good IT skills are also essential – including Outlook, Word and Excel – and you must have good attention to detail.

It is essential for this post that you have undertaken, or are willing to undertake the training to become an NCT Breastfeeding Peer Supporter. This requires personal breastfeeding experience of at least 3 months. The training can be undertaken within your working hours.

Please see the attached job description for further information.

We are taking positive action to increase diversity throughout our organisation, at all levels, and to nurture a culture of inclusion for all our people and the parents and families that we support. More details about our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion action can be found here.

We are committed to zero discrimination both internally and externally regardless of visible or invisible difference such as sex, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, religion or belief, gender identity, economic class, marital/civil partnership, family status including single parents, socio-economic background and pregnancy and maternity. We provide reasonable adjustments and are committed to an inclusive and accessible recruitment process.

We welcome and actively encourage applications from all candidates including those from under-represented groups within NCT such as individuals from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQI+ people and people with a disability.

The welfare and safety of individuals is at the heart of everything that we do. NCT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Application notes

If you would like to apply for this position, please submit a CV and covering letter outlining why you are interested in the role and why you think your skills, experiences and competencies are a good fit.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact Roslyn Scholarios,

Closing date: 12/07/2024

Interviews: Week commencing 15/07/2024