Roles

Action on Postpartum Psychosis is seeking a part-time South Wales Coordinator and a Assistant South Wales Coordinator (sessional role) with lived experience of postpartum psychosis to manage the South Wales ActiononPP project and build a postpartum psychosis community in South Wales. The Coordinators will establish and run a monthly peer support group, support women to access the group and build a network of recovered women to support change-making, helping women to bring about positive events from a traumatic experience.

OVERVIEW OF THE ROLES
APP are seeking a South Wales Coordinator (part-time 0.2FTE) and an Assistant South Wales Coordinator (sessional role) to manage the South Wales ActiononPP project (funded by Mind) and build a postpartum psychosis community in South Wales.

Working from home, you will offer peer support to women affected by Postpartum Psychosis through the group and individually.  You will coordinate a team of S Wales volunteers who have recovered from Postpartum Psychosis. You will build relationships with regional third sector organisations, networking widely and develop methods of engaging and supporting women with PP from seldom heard groups.  Your excellent interpersonal skills, knowledge of the principles of peer support, and experience of supporting others will help APP improve recovery outcomes for women, partners and families affected by Postpartum Psychosis in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area and wider South Wales region.

The South Wales ActiononPP project, including these posts, is funded by Mind and Agenda through the Women Side by Side Programme.

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.

SOUTH WALES COORDINATOR
Home-based
(with travel around the Aneurin Bevan Health Board region)
£24k pro rata, depending on experience.
Part-time, 1 day a week (Fixed term contract)
For more information, please see the applicant information pack.

ASSISTANT SOUTH WALES COORDINATOR
Home-based
(with travel around the Aneurin Bevan Health Board region)
£14.30 hourly rate, plus statutory holiday pay
This is a sessional (casual) role
:  hours will vary according to need and will be agreed in advance with the South Wales Coordinator.  We expect hours available for work by the sessional peer support worker to normally be 7 or fewer each week.
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 kim@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 31st March 2019

Interviews will be held on 10th or 11th April in the Newport area.