Baby Charter Programme Officer

Bliss is the UK’s leading national charity for babies born premature or sick. Our vision is that every baby born premature of sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life.

Are you passionate about supporting change in healthcare services? Are you interested in joining an organisation making a difference to the 100,000 babies born needing neonatal care in the UK each year?

We are looking for a Baby Charter Officer who will continue to develop our Bliss Baby Charter programme with neonatal units in the UK.

Role Summary

Bliss is looking for a Baby Charter Officer to join our Healthcare Engagement team, who will continue to develop our Bliss Baby Charter programme with neonatal units across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Baby Charter aims to support neonatal healthcare professionals by improving parental involvement in their baby’s care, otherwise known as family-centred care.

You will join a small, passionate and friendly team. In this role:

  • You will support neonatal units to change their practice to ensure parents/families are as involved as possible in the care of their baby
  • You will be involved in assessing neonatal units against national standards using the Baby Charter audit tool
  • You will be promoting family-centred care and celebrating best practice

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who is highly organised, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate will have a positive solutions oriented approach, excellent IT skills, experience of working with websites and databases, and enjoy working collaboratively across teams.

This is a fixed term contract role for 12 months, with a possibility of extension. For more information on the role please see the job description, which includes the person specification.

Why work for Bliss?

We are an equal opportunities employer and take pride in our collaborative and inclusive work culture. We understand that we all have different priorities at home and we therefore aim to offer a mix of financial and non-financial benefits. Our benefits include financial, health & wellbeing, lifestyle and career development options:

  • 25 days paid holiday (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Flexible working practices such as flexi-time working hours and time off in lieu (TOIL)
  • Relaxed work life and dress code
  • A contributory Bliss pension scheme
  • Interest free annual season ticket loans
  • Company and statutory sick pay scheme
  • Compassionate leave
  • Time off for volunteering
  • Salary sacrifice schemes (bike to work, payroll giving)
  • Access to 24x7 free Employee Assistance Programme
  • Family friendly policies
  • Learning and development via peer to peer, blended, cascaded and self-directed learning
  • Mentoring and coaching

How to apply

Interested applicants are requested to submit the following documents to recruitment@bliss.org.uk by 9am on Monday 28 June:

  • CV
  • Supporting statement explaining how you meet the criteria in the person specification

Recruitment Timeline

  • The final date for applications is 9am on Monday 28 June.
  • First round interviews will take place on a rolling basis after 21 June.
  • Interviews will take place via video call.

It is Bliss’ policy not to contact applicants who have not been invited for interview.

Job Description