Health Promotion Practitioner – Pregnancy and Breastfeeding (Best Start) for Healthworks

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Contract Type: Fixed term

Role Type: Employment

Hours: Part time

Application deadline:

Based: Newcastle

Salary: £23,876 Pro Rata

Salary Type: Fixed Salary

Location: Tyne and Wear

Role description: Project Support

Health Promotion Practitioner – Pregnancy and Breastfeeding (Best Start) 


 16 hours per week  

£23,876.84 per annum (pro rata) 

Fixed term to March 2025 with a view to extend 


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated, proactive, and efficient individual to join Healthworks to work as part of the Best Start pregnancy and breastfeeding support service.  

About Us 

Healthworks is a national award-winning charity working with disadvantaged local communities to tackle health inequalities and improve their health and wellbeing through social prescribing. Based in Newcastle, but working across the region for over 27 years, our patron is Professor Michael Marmot. Our work has been recognised by a King’s Fund/GSK award for our work improving the physical and mental health of people across the North East of England.   

We work in partnership with NHS and Local Authority colleagues and communities in many sectors to devise cost effective solutions that secure sustainable health impacts for many conditions that inhibit quality of life. 

The Role 

You will;  

  • Provide information, and support around pregnancy and breastfeeding via telephone and in venues throughout the area  

  • Deliver a range of sessions across the city for mothers, babies and their families including Pregnancy Social Groups and Breastfeeding Social Groups   

  • Work alongside our partnership organisations to give every child the best start in life 

  • Sign post families to the wider Family Partner offer within the area where appropriate 

  • Support volunteer involvement, particular encouraging parents to engage with the local activities to enable them to have their say in how services are shaped and delivered. 

  • Provide relevant sessions using group work skills to encourage people to gain confidence, increase self-esteem and develop their skills 

  • Contribute to and support the programme of children and young people activities across the city 

About You 

You will be an enthusiastic individual, motivated to use your skills to make a real difference for our clients and families.  You will be passionate about supporting the rights and needs for children and their families / carers.      

The successful candidate will embrace and reflect the values upheld by Healthworks. Our commitment to tackling health inequalities is at the heart of everything we do.  

Our Commitment 

We know how important our team is to the amazing work that we do in our local communities. So in return we offer;  

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays 

  • Free membership to both our gyms 

  • Training and development opportunities 

  • Free flu jab 

  • Health and wellbeing programme 

  • Opportunity to buy additional leave 

  • The opportunity to work for a friendly and positive organisation that genuinely makes a difference to people’s lives. 

We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. 

We are committed to taking positive and proactive steps to ensure that we provide a safe and caring environment, free from discrimination for everyone. 

Interested in applying? 

To apply please download an application pack from    

If you would like to have a look around or for an informal chat about the role please contact Jo Jackson 0191 2641959  

Closing Date: Midday 25th June 2024 

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CV’s 

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