Roles

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Action on Postpartum Psychosis is seeking a National Peer Support Coordinator (Online Services) with lived experience of postpartum psychosis (PP) to oversee our award-winning online peer support service, helping women who have developed PP and their families.

OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE

APP is seeking a part-time (0.8 FTE) National Peer Support Coordinator with lived experience of postpartum psychosis (PP) to oversee our award-winning online peer support service, helping women who have developed PP and their families.

The service connects women and families throughout the UK to recovered volunteers, via: an online peer support forum; one to one email, telephone and video call support; meeting a volunteer programme (video and in person); social groups and creative workshops.

You will have experienced PP yourself and will be committed to providing high-quality support to women and families. Your excellent interpersonal skills, in depth understanding of postpartum psychosis, knowledge of the principles of peer support; and experience of supporting others will help APP improve recovery outcomes for women, partners and families in the UK.

You will have experience of project management and of supporting teams of volunteers. We’re looking for someone with line management experience, as well as experience of organising training for staff members and volunteers. You will build relationships with regional third sector organisations and compile a directory of resources for signposting. You will also help to manage data collection and evaluation of the project.

APP is a fast-growing charity and we’re looking for someone who is adaptable, able to respond flexibly to changing demands and with the ability to solve problems. This is an exciting opportunity to join a caring, dedicated, homebased team, committed to improving perinatal mental health services and support for women in the UK.

APP is the national charity providing support and information to mums and families affected by Postpartum Psychosis (PP). PP is a severe form of postnatal mental illness that develops, often out of the blue, in the days and weeks following childbirth. APP works with women, families, academics and specialist clinicians to: raise awareness of PP; develop information; train health professionals; facilitate research; and run an award-winning specialist peer support service.

Action on Postpartum Psychosis is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Based on the experience required to effectively deliver the work, these roles are only open to female applicants; we are relying on a protected characteristic as a genuine occupational requirement as permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

NATIONAL PEER SUPPORT COORDINATOR (ONLINE SERVICES)

Location Home-based, with ability to travel within the UK
Salary
£36,000 pro rata, depending on experience.
Hours Part-time,
4 days (28 hours) a week. 1 year fixed term contract
For more information, please see the applicant information pack.

HOW TO APPLY
Please send a CV and covering letter (no more than two pages of A4) to jobs@app-network.org together with the contact details and equality and diversity monitoring form that you can download below. The contact details form contains your consent for us to process your application and must be included.

Application deadline: Midnight on Sunday 7th November 2021

It is anticipated interviews will be held on Wednesday 17th November and Thursday 18th November 2021.

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Action on Postpartum Psychosis is seeking an experienced Administrator and Finance Assistant to join our virtual office team. The post-holder will use their excellent inter-personal skills to provide a high-quality general office administrative service with key responsibilities for the smooth operation of APP’s virtual office, financial systems, and HR administration

OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE

APP is looking for an experienced Administrator and Finance Assistant to join our virtual office team. The post-holder will use their excellent inter-personal skills to provide a high-quality general office administrative service with key responsibilities for the smooth operation of APP’s virtual office, financial systems, and HR administration

APP’s friendly and dedicated staff team work remotely and need an organised and efficient Administrator and Finance Assistant with excellent team-working and communication skills to support their work. We’re looking for someone with proven administration experience and a particular interest in financial administration.

The successful candidate will work closely with our Director of Operations and Office Administrator and Fundraising Assistant, acting as a first point of contact for external enquiries as well as providing administrative, finance and operational support to APP’s Chief Executive and staff team. Strong IT skills in Excel, Outlook, and advanced Word are essential. Some experience of data management and updating websites using WordPress would also be an advantage.

APP is a fast-growing charity and we’re looking for someone who is adaptable, able to respond flexibly to changing demands, with the ability to solve problems and who is also enthusiastic about learning new skills. We’re committed to staff development and support training needs for all members of our team.

APP is the national charity providing support and information to mums and families affected by Postpartum Psychosis (PP). PP is a severe form of postnatal mental illness that develops, often out of the blue, in the days and weeks following childbirth. APP works with women, families, academics and specialist clinicians to: raise awareness of PP; develop information; train health professionals; facilitate research; and run an award-winning specialist peer support service.

ADMINISTRATOR AND FINANCE ASSISTANT

Location Home-based

Salary £18,000 - £24,000 pro rata, depending on experience.
Hours
Part-time, 24.5 hours a week. Days and hours to be agreed but will mainly be between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Thursday.  1 year fixed term contract
For more information, please see the applicant information pack.

HOW TO APPLY
Please send a CV and covering letter (no more than two pages of A4) to jobs@app-network.org together with the contact details and equality and diversity monitoring form that you can download below. The contact details form contains your consent for us to process your application and must be included.

Application deadline: Midnight on Sunday 14th November 2021

It is anticipated interviews will be held on Wednesday 24th November and Thursday 25th November 2021.

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APP is seeking a casual peer support worker with lived experience of postpartum psychosis (PP) to provide peer support to women and families affected by postpartum psychosis in the Lancashire and South Cumbria community and the Ribblemere Mother and Baby Unit in Chorley.

OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE

APP is the national charity providing support and information to mums and families affected by postpartum psychosis (PP). PP is a severe form of postnatal mental illness that develops, often out of the blue, in the days and weeks following childbirth. APP works with women, families, academics and specialist clinicians to: raise awareness of PP; develop information; train health professionals; facilitate research; and run an award-winning specialist peer support service.  APP works alongside the inpatient perinatal service at Ribblemere Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) in Chorley and the community perinatal mental health team in Lancashire and South Cumbria providing peer support to women and family members affected by postpartum psychosis.

The casual peer support worker will provide peer support to women and families affected by postpartum psychosis; help to run a monthly café group; support volunteers; and participate in awareness raising activities, regional perinatal events/networks, and health professional training.  If you have excellent interpersonal skills, in depth understanding of postpartum psychosis, knowledge of the principles of peer support, and experience of supporting others as a volunteer or worker we would love to hear from you.

Action on Postpartum Psychosis is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Based on the experience required to effectively deliver the work, these roles are only open to female applicants; we are relying on a protected characteristic as a genuine occupational requirement as permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

For more information, please see the applicant information pack.  

PEER SUPPORT WORKER

Home-based (with travel to the Ribblemere Mother and Baby Unit (MBU), Chorley and around the Lancashire and South Cumbria regions)
Hourly rate: £14.30 per hour plus statutory holiday pay
Hours: This is a casual role:  hours will vary according to need and will be agreed in advance.  We expect hours available for work by each casual peer support worker to normally be 7 or fewer each week.

 HOW TO APPLY
Please send a CV and covering letter (no more than two pages of A4) to jobs@app-network.org together with the contact details and equality and diversity monitoring form that you can download below. The contact details form contains your consent for us to process your application and must be included.

Application deadline: Midnight on Sunday 7th November 2021.