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Infant Feeding Coordinator

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Infant Feeding Team in Gateshead 0-19 Services in the role of Infant Feeding Coordinator.We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Public Health Nurse to work within the Infant Feeding Pillar to provide an enhanced service alongside our 0-19 Children's Universal Service. The post holder will work in line with partnership agencies to develop an Infant Feeding strategy and be responsible for ensuring that processes are further developed to improve both initiation and duration of breastfeeding rates within the Gateshead population. The Infant Feeding Co-ordinator is required to lead on promoting best practice through the maintenance of the Baby Friendly Initiative standards and on the development and provision of a multi-disciplinary education and training programme and to provide support for women and expert advice for colleagues on complex feeding issues.

Ideally the post holder will be an International Board of Lactation Consultants Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

We have a hybrid approach to working giving you the practitioner automatous flexibility. There is a large Office within the Civic Centre in Gateshead with an onsite admin and management team, the team pride themselves on their kindness and approach to team working. Any new members of the team will receive the customary Gateshead warm welcome!

Main duties of the job

  • Work to establish a Peer Support model within the service. They will recruit Peer Support Workers from the local community and will offer a training and a competency framework to ensure volunteers deliver advice and support in line with UNICEF Baby Friendly Guidance. On recruitment of volunteers the post holder will offer continuing supervision, support and guidance and co-ordinate this group of staff.
  • Work to plan and deliver the service training for all Health Visiting staff, alongside the Infant Feeding Lead and family hub staff.
  • Provide and receive highly complex or contentious information to staff or clients and specialist breastfeeding clinics, where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or re-assurance skills are required. This may be because agreement or cooperation is required with leading staff to facilitate the baby friendly accreditation or because there are barriers to understanding with clients in clinic.

The successful candidate will:
  • be willing to work flexibly
  • work in partnership with the 0-19 Staff, Maternity Services and Family Hub staff to identify local needs, ensuring children and their families can access the same level of support
  • have access to regular restorative and safeguarding supervision sessions to support your practice
  • have experience in using electronic records and be able to be a mobile worker.

About us

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide 'outstanding' care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • An inclusive and supportive culture - our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference and Team of the Month and Christmas Oscars awards.
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

ew team members are supported through induction, training, shadowing and a preceptorship package tailored to your individual needs.
  • 4-6 weekly supervision with Line Manager and Safeguarding Team
  • Monthly Preceptorship/ Peer Supervision
  • Appraisal in the first 3 months of the role and then annually

Your professional development and opportunities for learning will be explored through supervision with your line manager.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information about this position please see job description and person specification and for any questions please contact Adele Ameer-Beg on 07741700487 or at

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC Registration.
  • Degree level qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • Mentorship or equivalent qualification



  • Recent experience on Delivery Suite at of Coordinator level or senior band 6 level


  • Experience in complaints management and investigations using root cause analysis

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