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Infant feeding Coordinator South Cumbria & Eden *Internal Only*

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time

Infant Feeding Coordinator South Cumbria & Eden - 15.75 hours per week - maternity leave cover

This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience as an infant feeding co-ordinator covering maternity leave.

The area covered is South Cumbria and Eden linking with the post holder for the West Cumbria and Carlisle to provide Countywide cover between the roles

This is a specialist role which does require the applicant to hold the relevant qualifications as outlined in the job description

The successful candidate could be based within various locations across the Westmorland and Furness footprint.

Main duties of the job

  • Deliver a specialist service to families through referral from Health Visitors, GP's, Child & Family Support Services, other Health Care Professionals and self referral from families
  • Support and work closely with colleagues within NCIC Infant Feeding Network
  • Delivery of the BFI level 3 training and annual updates
  • Support the Child and Family Support services by attending and supporting facilitation of infant feeding groups in each locality. Support CFSS staff with training and provide clinical supervision quarterly

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding healthcare services to the population of North Cumbria. The Trust is committed to creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout our county.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time':

Being a clinically led organisation

Quality and safety at the heart of our Trust

A positive patient experience every time

A great place to work

Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • oRGN/RN Dip HE
  • oRM or RN Children


  • oENB 998 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice or equivalent
  • oLeadership training and development.
  • oIndependent Nurse Prescriber statutory recordable qualification
  • IBCLC qualification
  • V100 Nurse Prescriber



  • oExperience of working with children and families in a community setting
  • oBe up to date with BFI Level 3 and annual update training
  • oExperience of working on own or as part of a team
  • oExperience teaching or presenting in groups
  • oExperience and understanding of working within safeguarding procedures and guidelines processes
  • oExperience of working to address health inequalities.
  • oExperience of working collaboratively with other professionals within the health economy and from other organisations
  • oEvidence based health promotion
  • oKnowledge and understanding of other supporting agencies and voluntary organisations
  • oKnowledge and experience of child development
  • oKnowledge and understanding of child protection procedures.
  • oKnowledge of relevant government policy and professional issues.
  • oUnderstanding of the determinants of health and health inequalities.



  • oHave a passion and interest in breastfeeding and infant feeding and be motivated to support the improvement of breastfeeding rates in Cumbria
  • oHave a positive and forward thinking attitude to support the infant feeding agenda in Cumbria, support staff skills & knowledge and increase awareness of the importance of breastfeeding within NCIC and the local communities
  • oAbility to work in a child and family centred way
  • oExcellent and highly developed communication skills both written and verbal.
  • oAbility to maintain confidentiality
  • oAbility to work in an integrated multi-agency way with partner organisations as stated in the 2004 Children Act and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010.
  • oEnthusiasm and ability to work as part of a team and maintain positive working relationships.
  • oAbility to adapt to situations and work within sometimes difficult environments
  • oWillingness to continue professional development
  • oIT skills, knowledge and appreciation
  • o Demonstrates ability to work independently
  • oAbility to use initiative and demonstrate leadership
  • oAbility to apply research to practice.

Personal circumstances


  • oApproachable personality with ability to demonstrate empathy towards others
  • oReliable.
  • oDemonstrates flexibility to meet the needs of the service.
  • oIntegrity.
  • oClean driving licence and access to own transport / able to travel independently of public transport.

Other Requirements


  • oEquality and Diversity
  • oAct in ways that support equality and value diversity (Level 1)
  • oSupport equality and value diversity (Level 2)

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Kinta House

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