Infant Feeding Support Worker

Posted 11 January by NHS Forth Valley
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NHS Forth Valley
Women, Children and Sexual Health Directorate

Infant Feeding Support Worker

Full-time 37.5 hours per week
*Secondment Opportunity / Fixed-term for 18 months due to funding
Band 3, Salary: £18,292 - £21,349 per annum

Ref No: 19010040

*Secondment Opportunity – Existing permanent employees must first discuss this opportunity with their substantive line manager and complete the secondment request form prior to interview. The secondment request form and the associated secondment policy can be found on the HR/Recruitment intranet pages and must be completed and signed by the substantive line manager. The Candidate should then take it with them to interview as confirmation that an agreement has been granted.

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Health Care Support Worker with a keen interest in Infant Feeding to support the Quality Improvement Infant Feeding lead with quality improvement work within NHS Forth Valley. This work is in line with the Scottish Government Breastfeeding Programme commitment.

The successful candidate will support with QI projects that are strongly associated with early breastfeeding drop off (preventing and reducing feeding problems).

A knowledge of UNICEF Baby Friendly work and breastfeeding support is desirable but training will be given if required to the appointed candidate.

The ability and willingness to travel throughout the area of service delivery is essential as the post my require work within the community as well as Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

For informal enquiries please contact Elaine Ronald, Infant Feeding Advisor on.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. More information on this scheme can be found at

Application forms and job descriptions are available on the NHS Forth Valley Intranet site or by visiting Alternatively by quoting relevant post title and reference number and e-mailing or by telephoning the recruitment answerline on.

Please note, if we have not contacted you within 6 weeks of the post closing, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job. Please contact the Recruitment Office onif there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

NHS Forth Valley Board aims to improve health and healthcare for the people of Forth Valley. In recent years we celebrated the opening of the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital and we are now embarking on a new and exciting chapter of quality improvement as we continue to design and deliver healthcare services fit for the future, with the launch of our new Healthcare Strategy.

For further information on NHS Forth Valley please visit our website where you will find copies of our Healthcare Strategy and Annual Review.

Closing date: Friday, 25th January 2019 at 12 noon

Reference: 37015598

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