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Tamba’s Northern Ireland Coordinator

Job Description 

Salary Grade:          £23,000 (pro rata)

Responsible to:      CEO

Hours:                      24 hours per week

Location:                 Belfast or Working from home

Annual leave:          28 days p.a. plus statutory bank holidays

To apply please send a cover letter and CV to Keith Reed by 1st May 2015

For an informal chat or for more information, please call Keith on 01252 332344

About Tamba

Tamba has been in existence for over 30 years and is the largest charity of its kind in the world.  We provide support, help and advice to 10,000s of families each year.  Unfortunately, too few people have heard of us and we can’t help as many people as we would wish.  As part of our current strategic plan, we have decided to address this by working more closely with maternity units and we need someone to help.

Our families face some unique challenges and we want someone who can successfully help tell their story.  For instance, they face much higher risks during pregnancy and birth with an almost 50:50 chance that one or more babies will end up in neonatal care.  Our mothers face twice the likelihood of developing postnatal depression, can find themselves isolated and experience higher rates of relationship breakdown.  Mothers find it harder to return to work and our families tend to have less disposable income and a considerable proportion experience real material hardship. 

Purpose of the job

If you have strong project administration skills and want to drive up improvements in maternity units throughout the NHS that helps us to save and transform lives then please do apply.  It will be a challenge but should be rewarding and fun.


Summary of main responsibilities and activities

•Develop and deliver regional plan in line with national objectives to meet the needs of local parents of twins, triplets and more,

•Responsible for raising awareness of multiple birth issues and of Tamba with outside agencies, particularly Health Professionals,

•Co-ordinate the work of a volunteer team, local groups and a Health Visitor project.

Specific Responsibilities


Plans the implementation and organisation of work to fulfil Tamba’s strategic policies at a local level


Responsible for the continued recruitment, training, and development of a regional team of volunteers to carry out Tamba’s work

Awareness Raising

Organises and delivers classes and talks to families and meetings with outside agencies particularly those with a health or social care focus,

Working with colleagues to update and support maternity units.


Responsible for encouraging and supporting the development of new and existing clubs,

Responsible for managing referrals to a Multiple Birth Health Visitor Project,

Responsible for signposting families to relevant sources of support or advice.


Responsible for reporting how grants have been spent,

Responsible for leading on submitting new fundraising applications,

Responsible for managing a budget.

Degree of Supervision

Works within the directives of the CEO,

Develops and implements regional Strategic Plan,

Reports monthly on progress.


Liaison with: the CEO, Administration Office, and other staff and volunteers as appropriate, multiple birth families, Health professionals and other outside agencies, Funding Bodies.

Working Conditions

Flexibility needed as some evening and weekend work required, 

Office, field and home-based with 2/4 visits to England per annum and a significant amount of travel within the region,

Pace of work often high, working under time and resource pressure; involves overall responsibility of own work.


Essential attributes

• Understanding of Tamba and the families it serves,

• Highly motivated with an ability to use initiative and work both alone and as part of a team,

• Evidence of working with families, managing work-loads and networking,

• Car owner/driver,

• Experience of helping to change the way services or goods are delivered to customers or patients,

• Ability to juggle several priorities at once,

• Good database and IT skills,

• Written skills (including report writing),

• Excellent telephone manner and listening skills,

• Excellent interpersonal skills,

• Excellent organisational skills,

• Attention to detail,

• Ability to work flexibly and part of a team,

• Ability to build relationships and partnerships,

• Ability to prioritise and monitor ones own individual performance.


•Experience of working for a charity,

•Experience of working with volunteers

•Experience of working with Health and Social Care Professionals,

•A relevant professional health and social care qualification,

•Experience of multiple birth issues.

Applicants for this role must be eligible to work legally in the United Kingdom. If you do not have the necessary permissions to do so, unfortunately we are unable to consider your application.


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