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BFI Project Manager

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
Are you passionate about supporting infant feeding?An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated individual to join the Specialist Infant Feeding Service as a Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) Project Support Manager, supporting theKent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust and Kent County Council's BFI process.

The Specialist Infant Feeding Service is part of Kent Community Health NHS FoundationTrust's (KCHFT) Health Visiting Service and provides specialist support for families experiencing complex feeding challenges

We will consider different kinds of flexible working to support you achieve a work-life balance and welcome applications from those requesting part-time hours.

Main duties of the job

Project Support Managers plan and organise a range of project activities and work streams and will be responsible for specific elements of the project including delivery withintimescales and budget, and participating in relevant project meetings to provide information, updates, advice and support.Project Support Managers implement new ways of working and facilitate collaborative working and as such, professionals in this position have exceptional communication,problem-solving and decision-making skills and are able to manage, develop and influence people and projectsPlease note this role end date is 31st March 2025

Please note, this vacancy does not meet the criteria for skilled worker sponsorship. Therefore, we are unable to accept applications from candidates that cannot provide documentary evidence of right to work in the United Kingdom.

Additional Working Pattern: To be confirmed

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 11th October 2023.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Level 6 qualification (e.g. Bachelor degree BA/BSc, NVQ level 6, ordinary degree without honours) or equivalent demonstrable experience


  • Project management qualification UNICEF BFI Breastfeeding and Relationship Building Course UNICEF BFI Train the Trainer Course UNICEF BFI Audit Workshop UNICEF BFI Achieving Sustainability Course



  • Management / leadership experience including experience of managing formal and informal HR processes Project management experience Experience of handling highly confidential and sensitive information


  • Experience of managing projects and undertaking evaluation



  • Ability to demonstrate a good level of specialist infant feeding knowledge including UNICEF and BFI. Advanced knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office packages e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint Design and development of standard and bespoke data reports


  • Understanding of health and social care sector, including working knowledge of NHS structures, policies and processes

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including solid presentation skills Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of people from different backgrounds at all levels of seniority Exceptional attention to detail, accuracy and organisational skills Ability to record accurate minutes of meetings and present to a high standard


  • Ability to concentrate and focus on diverse tasks whilst dealing with frequent interruptions

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to travel Ability to apply sound judgement and logical approach to identify key or underlying issues in complex situations, being objective and innovative and using use initiative to resolve problems Ability to prioritise, multi-task and respond quickly to changing priorities, reorganising own and others workload to meet deadlines Adept at both negotiation and persuasion Ability to deal with distressing or emotional situations and discussions objectively and with emotional intelligence


  • Possess a willingness to learn

Ability to Manage


  • Ability to work unsupervised with responsibility for managing own work Proven ability to manage staff including performance and absence management


  • Ability to cope with pressure during busy periods and act in a professional manner at all times

Additional requirements


  • Experience of engaging with local communities. Experience of working with expectant families or those with young children. Experience of health promotion, social media, website etc. Experience of organising or participating in community events. Partnership working with health or children's centre partners


  • Social marketing experience. Experience of supporting breastfeeding families

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Molehill Copse


ME17 7NB

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