New Role:

Infant-Parent Lead

24 hours per week

£29, 500 FTE

Babies of young parents often experience complex disadvantage with higher risk of developmental delay, early childhood trauma, abuse and harm, infant mortality and illness.  This repeats the patterns of their parents' own childhoods. 


As our Infant-Parent lead, you will drive our ambition to make changes in babies’ earliest years that are big enough to break the cycle of intergenerational trauma. 


You will help young parents to help their babies develop the brain building blocks they need to lead happy, healthy, fulfilling lives.  

You will be passionate about creating a more positive future for our youngest, most vulnerable children. 


You will need to have the skills and experience to:

  • work in partnership with families 

  • have a deep understanding of child development and the impact of early childhood trauma 

  • carry out early childhood leadership or developmental work 

  • work in a multi-agency strategic way 

  • practice whole family working 

  • work with families with complex challenges 

  • understand and have experience of evidence-based methods 

  • carry out learning-focused evaluation and reporting 

  • undertake project development and completion 

Your approach:

You will be a trauma-informed leader and practitioner, who is committed to equity of opportunity, and to learning how to achieve the best possible start in life for babies and their young parent families


You will work collaboratively across teams, agencies, and sectors, putting families at the heart of your practice, and seek ways for them to have their voices and experiences better heard.


You will be passionate about creating a more positive future for our youngest, most vulnerable children.

Your responsibilities:

Leading our Early Years team

  • Inspire, coach, and organise our early years team to deliver our group and family work with WILD's babies, toddlers and their families

  • Work hands-on with our wider team, focusing on the needs of the whole family

Guide our infant-parent work

  • review and develop our trauma-informed practice framework, including evidence-based  (VIG, GCP2, Watch Me Play, Space)

  • deliver training and coaching for our whole team in evidence-based methodologies and practice

  • develop our future antenatal family offer

  • lead our issue-based early years work, including infant feeding, safer sleep, prevention of neglect and harm

  • analyse and share what works

Influence for change

  • nurture and develop local multiagency strategic partnerships supporting early years and infant/parent relationships

  • develop and update resources which help improve infant/parent relationships

  • work with our Alliance team to develop our national young parent family alliance and campaign

We offer:

  • Family friendly working

  • Fantastic holiday allowance

  • Hybrid working

  • Individual well-being support packages

  • Opportunity to be part of a flourishing organisation that is making a difference to young parent families 


Deadline for applications 6th May 2022 noon

Interviews will take place over 2 days Monday and Tuesday 16th & 17th May 2022 

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