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Dad Matters Coordinator (Maternal Mental Health Service Pilot)

We are working in partnership with the Maternal Mental Health Service to develop the support on offer for dads and co-parents.  We are looking for a Dad Matters Co-ordinator to join our team to develop targeted interventions for dads and co-parents in the maternity and perinatal period.  The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues from the Maternal Mental Health Services and with colleagues from Parent/infant services, Health Visiting, and Children’s Services and with a wide range of dads and dads-to-be.  They will develop our Dad Matters peer support opportunities, will facilitate and co-facilitate sessions with dads and co-parents and will develop links with other VCSE and community groups.

An understanding of the risks of developing poor mental health in the perinatal period for dads and of the impact of supporting a partner with perinatal mental health issues is essential, as is a flexible approach to work and ability to travel across Greater Manchester

We are keen to hear from dads who have particular experiences of Tokophobia (severe fear of childbirth,) miscarriage and perinatal loss and supporting a birthing parent with mental health issues.

For more information about this post, please contact Kieran Anders on 0161 344 0669.

To apply, please download, complete and return our Application & Monitoring forms below.  Supporting documents can also be downloaded here:

Application Guidance Notes

Covering Letter

Job Description

Person Specification Dad Matters Co-ordinator MMHS

Application Form – Dad Matters Coordinator

Monitoring Form

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Application deadline: 3pm, Friday 29th October 2021

Interview date:  8th November 2021

Post currently funded to July 2022, continuation subject to funding.

HOST is committed to equality of opportunity, and to safe recruitment practice as an important part of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and an enhanced DBS check.