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Jobs at HENRY

Are you passionate about babies and young children having the best start in life? HENRY is an innovative and flourishing national charity that is making a real difference to the lives of young children and their families.

We post all current vacancies on this webpage. To apply for a role, please download and complete the application and equal opportunities forms below, then email to recruitment@henry.org.uk.

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Current vacancies


Partnerships Support Officer

(Including delivery of HENRY training courses)

£25,297 to £28,489 (full-time: 37.5hrs) plus up to 6% matched pension contribution

Would you like to use your facilitation and support skills to help disadvantaged parents give their children a great start in life? Are you able to do so by providing effective support to the practitioners who work directly with these families? Are you interested in learning from the outcomes data to improve the service?

If so you could be the person we’re looking for to join our friendly and supportive team.

We are seeking a Partnership Support Officer, who will:

  • support local authority areas where local practitioners  trained by HENRY, deliver our evidence-based, family support interventions (programmes and workshops), within their own service provision
  • deliver HENRY practitioner training as part of the role
  • hold responsibility for the whole team for data oversight and the creation of outcomes reports

The varied aspects of the job are interlinked making this an interesting role. It will suit someone with an eye for detail and who is highly organised. 

We are looking for candidates with experience of training delivery or programme facilitation, who enjoy supporting others to achieve, are flexible and empathetic and have good communication and people skills.

The PSO will hold a portfolio of local authority partnership areas, liaising closely with a nominated local Coordinator, providing support and encouragement to ensure HENRY services reach local families and are implemented effectively.  This will include, being proactive in keeping in touch, responsive to questions and queries, and supporting local practice development; leading to positive and lasting outcomes for families..

The post-holder will become trained as a HENRY trainer and will deliver HENRY practitioner training and/or family support services.  Please note, training delivery will involve regular travel within the UK including overnight stays for usually two nights at a time, approximately once a month.

This position can be based anywhere with remote working or at our national office, (6 Elm Place, Old Witney Road, Eynsham, Oxfordshire, OX29 4BD). If based at home, it will involve occasional travel to our national office (approx every 2 months) at your own expense.

Please click here for more information. 

Closing date for completed applications: 9am Monday 11 October 2021

Interviews: week commencing 18 October. Interviews will be in two parts:

  • Part 1: 18 October 2021 pm – you will deliver via Zoom (or similar) 10 minutes of a training session you have prepared to a small group
  • Part 2: 20 October 2021 – interview in person or via video conferencing.

Please keep both times free.


Infant Feeding Service Manager, Blackpool Better Start

0.8 fte, fixed-term contract, to 31 March 2025

£32,016 - £36,055 plus up to 6% matched pension contribution

We are seeking a Service Manager to lead our infant feeding service in Blackpool which is commissioned by Blackpool Better Start, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund www.blackpoolbetterstart.org.uk . The service works closely with Blackpool Teaching Hospital Trust, health partners and local feeding network groups to drive a significant and permanent shift in Blackpool towards increased and sustained breastfeeding, more responsive and safer bottle feeding and a later healthier introduction of solid foods. We support parents with both breastfeeding and bottle-feeding through our infant feeding helpline and individual follow up. A range of group workshops will also be offered, including the introduction of solid foods and our digital hub will provide easy access to information.

This position will work in community sites across Blackpool. Your strong leadership and project management skills and experience will mean you are well placed to lead, develop, monitor and evaluate this new service as well as provide support to colleagues.  You will support your team and build collaborative relationships with internal and external colleagues and community partners.

You will have an empathic and caring approach which supports women and their partners to give babies the best start in life. HENRY is an organisation with a strong culture rooted in development, self-reflection, partnership and learning.

Please click here for more information. 

Closing date: 9 am Thursday 23 September 2021

Interviews: week commencing 27 September 2021

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