Family Action - Perinatal Peer Supporter (FA-PPS)

Family Action


Perinatal Peer Supporter (x4 roles available), Family Action Bradford Perinatal Support Service
29.6 hours per week each (part time)
Grade 2 (lower) point 11-15: £20,579 - £23,268 FTE (£16,407.58 - £18,551.51 per annum, pro rata)
Temporary until April 2025 but could be extended subject to further funding 
Based in Bradford 
Do you have experience of being a new parent? Are you a great listener who is skilled at connecting with others? Would you like to grow in a role where you can use your own lived experience to support new and expectant mums? If so, we want to hear from you. 


At Family Action we transform lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation. 
We have been building stronger families since 1869 and today we work with more than 60,000 families in over 150 community based services, as well as supporting thousands more through national programmes and grants.
Family Action Perinatal Support Service offers one to one peer support for women, who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues pre and post birth. 
Your impact:
  • As a Peer Supporter, you will work with new and expectant mums to improve maternal mental health and emotional wellbeing, whilst helping parents to be more emotionally available for their babies.
  • You will assess their needs, support them through their recovery journey by providing listening support sessions, and working jointly on recovery plans.
  • You will build trusting relationships that allow service users to feel safe to share their thoughts and feelings, and ensure access to other forms of support through effective signposting.
  • Your skills and experience
  • You will have your own experience of pregnancy, birth and caring for a new born, or you will have supported someone close to you through this critical perinatal period.
  • You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the emotional impact of pregnancy and birth and the demands of parenthood.
  • You will be able to empathise with the needs of families during the vital first 1001 days of their baby’s life, and be able to deliver messages about perinatal mental health, and the importance of attachment and bonding. 
We are looking for positive and self-motivated  individuals who are keen to learn and develop within this exciting role. 
We are looking for excellent listening skills, empathy, and ability to build rapport. 
Successful candidates will also have good organisational and time management skills. You will be able to keep on top of a busy caseload whilst delivering high quality support. 
  • You will be required to travel frequently, across the Bradford district, to deliver face to face support often in people’s homes.
  • You will be involved in developing relationships and building links with other professionals and local support services .
  • You will use your connections to support service users to access local services and to generate appropriate referrals. You will provide guidance on how parents can effectively relate to their baby, promoting access to the service groupwork programme, My Baby and Me.
What will we offer you?
  • We will offer you a generous pension scheme and leave entitlements, eye care vouchers, a cycle to work scheme and other benefits. 
  • We are happy to talk flexible working and all roles in Family Action are open to discussion about possible flexible working, subject to business needs. 
  • We have an excellent wellbeing offer and we will invest in your professional development with on-going quality training and development opportunities. 
You’ll join an established, supportive, and high-performing service and have the opportunity to thrive in an innovative organisation that values your opinion, encourages learning, and has the needs of children and families at its core. 


We are forward looking, ambitious and committed to continuous improvement. 


We are a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operates with mutual respect. 


If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you. We are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in all that we do and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 
  • We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQIA+ candidates, and candidates with disabilities, we are committed to increasing the representation of these groups. 
  • We know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for families and children and strive for our workforce to be truly representative of the diverse communities we support.
  • We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants and will reimburse your travel cost if you attend an interview.
We would particularly welcome applications from candidates who can speak and understand Urdu, Punjabi or Bengali; or who can speak and understand Polish, Czech or Slovak. We would welcome these language skills as this will help our work, these languages are spoken in the communities we serve. 
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy please contact: 


For an application pack and further information please visit:

Please email completed applications to:

Closing date: Monday 3rd July 2023 at 9am
Interview date: TBC
Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please find attached the Job Description:


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Family Action - Perinatal Peer Supporter (FA-PPS)