APP seeks Peer Support Facilitator for Birmingham!

APP is seeking a part-time Peer Support Facilitator with lived experience of postpartum psychosis (PP) to manage an innovative collaborative project with Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, providing peer support to women, their partners and families affected by postpartum psychosis in central Birmingham as well as across the Sandwell and West Birmingham area.

OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE
APP is seeking a part-time Peer Support Facilitator (0.4 FTE) with lived experience of postpartum psychosis to manage an innovative collaborative project with Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Your time will be divided between the Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) in Birmingham and community-based work in the Sandwell and West Birmingham area. You will be an integral part of the Perinatal Mental Health care team and work closely with APP’s Peer Supporter Facilitator in south and east Birmingham to hold a monthly café group for recovered and recovering women. 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.

Your excellent interpersonal skills, 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 area. 

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.

PEER SUPPORT FACILITATOR
SALARY: £24k – 27k pro rata, depending on experience.
HOURS: Part-time, 2 days a week (Fixed term contract)
LOCATION: Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) in central Birmingham and community-based work in the Sandwell and West Birmingham area
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.

  • Contact details form
  • Equality and Diversity monitoring form

Application deadline: Midnight on Sunday 14th June 2020
It is anticipated interviews will be held week beginning 29th June 2020.