creating a better future for the UK - one baby at a time



Head of Clinical Strategy and Development

£36,000 (£60,000 pro rata). 

Three days a week, home based and some travel.

Secondment opportunity welcomed.

Parent Infant Partnership UK is a national charity that works to ensure the healthy social and emotional development of every child, through focusing on the relationship between parents and their babies in the first years of life.  Our mission is to enable the availability and quality of specialist parent-infant relationship services to all families who are struggling to form a secure relationship with their baby. We support the implementation and development of local specialist parent-infant relationship services. These small multidisciplinary teams work therapeutically with the parent-infant relationship where it is considered at risk, or where there are already evident difficulties.  Parent Infant Partnership UK also works to advance the understanding of infant mental health and early child development. This includes acting as the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Conception to Age Two and leading the First 1001 Critical Days manifesto and campaign.

Parent Infant Partnership UK is moving into a new phase of its development and is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and innovative senior clinician passionate about the establishment and importance of the parent-infant relationship from conception and into the early years.  The role will provide clinical and strategic leadership to all aspects of Parent Infant Partnership UK operations, both nationally in the evolution of our clinical model, and in ensuring high quality delivery at a local PIP level.  It will be a critical part of the role to draw on up-to-date clinical research together using the centrally generated data to develop and enhance the PIP development of parent-infant therapy, alongside considering the evidence generating opportunities across the network.  This role will lead and manage the development of Parent Infant Partnership UK as a trusted and respected brand in the field of infant mental health and will be the leading voice in specialist clinical support to each of our local PIP sites. 

This is an exciting time to join Parent Infant Partnership UK and provides an opportunity for the right candidate to scope and mould the clinical operations within the charity and its network, as well as the role itself.  A forward-thinking, dynamic and proactive individual with demonstrable expertise in supporting services to deliver excellent clinical outcomes is needed to maximise this opportunity.  The post holder will bring experience and skills that will assist in driving Parent Infant Partnership UK forward as a centre of excellence in the field of specialist parent-infant relationship work and service delivery.  It is anticipated that the postholder will have a clinical background relevant to the field, but will bring experience of operating at or close to board level with a track record of developing strategies and delivering transformation and service improvement that spans organisational boundaries. Your leadership experience, ability and a passion for community services will have been built on relevant clinical experience in working with families and young children. 

Parent Infant Partnership UK offers a flexible working pattern, a 5% employer contributory pension and 25 days leave per annum (pro-rated). We are a small, efficient and passionate team based across the country.  Some travel will be required. 

Please see Job Descrption and Person Specification below.

Applications through letter and current curriculum vitae to be sent to Beckie Lang, Chief Executive by Noon on Monday January 28th 2019.

First round interviews anticipated w/c February 4th.