Infant Feeding Co-ordinator, Family Hubs - Expiring soon!

Posted 20/06/2024 by London Borough of Haringey


About Haringey

Haringey is a fantastic place to live and work – the world in one borough. A place brimming with creativity, personality, radicalism, and community. It is a place where we stand up for each other. A place that is proudly distinctive. We’ll be celebrating all this and more as the “rebel borough” when we are the 2027 London Borough of Culture.

Our history champions change-makers and everyday rebels; revelling in our differences, battling discrimination, championing equality, and doing things our own way. Haringey’s people are a huge asset, with knowledge, expertise, and passion. Our staff members embody our organisational values: Caring, Creative, Courageous, Collaborative and Community-focused. These values keep us looking forward, ambitious for the future, and continuously striving to do our very best for all of our residents.


About the role

The Infant Feeding Coordinator for Family Hubs, will be responsible for coordinating the Infant feeding strand of the Family Hub, Start for life programme. The post-holder will be part of the Public Health team and will also work closely with the Early Help, Prevention and SEND Division and other Council service areas and partner agencies.

The post holder will work in partnership with the Nutrition and Infant Feeding Borough Lead (Whittington NHS Trust) to co-ordinate and support the implementation of the NHS Baby Friendly Initiative Standards in family hubs to enable staff to support pregnant women to recognise the importance of breast feeding and early relationship for the health and wellbeing of their baby.

The post holder will support all mothers/ fathers and their babies to initiate a close relationship and feeding throughout the perinatal period/ or as long as women wish to breast feed.

We are a dynamic and highly motivated team that is well embedded within the Adult and Health Directorate of the Local Authority, with excellent working relationships across the Council, the local Integrated Care Board (ICB) voluntary sector and wider partners. The leaders of the borough are firmly committed to public health and the principles of early intervention and prevention, making this an excellent place to work in collaboration to achieve genuine improvements for our residents.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community. 

Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement up to 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.

About you

The successful candidate will bring energy, drive, and innovation, be a self-starter to make a difference, working through the start for life infant feeding programme of work to deliver on the key objectives, achieving UNICEF baby Friendly Initiative accreditation, considering, and supporting the wider community initiatives including You’re Welcome (breastfeeding in public places) and educating parents about the value of breast feeding.

This role would ideally suit a candidate with the ability to implement strategies for health improvement, good understanding of the children and young people’s pathway, with strong networking and influencing/negotiating skills. The post holder will need to develop a good understanding of the context of services in the borough which can support this strand of work within the Family Hubs.

Candidates are welcome to contact Linda Edward, Senior Public Health Commissioner, CYP for an informal discussion about the role: (url removed) Mobile: (phone number removed)

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