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Due to the success of the Dad Matters programme across Home-Start UK we are working in partnership to develop the Dad Matters work in Somerset.  We are looking for a Dad Matters Co-ordinator to join our team and develop local universal and targeted interventions for dads in the perinatal period.  

The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues from Parent Infant Mental Health Services and with colleagues from Maternity, Health Visiting, and Children’s Services and with a wide range of dads and dads-to-be.  They will develop our Dad Matters volunteering opportunities in both areas, they will facilitate and co-facilitate sessions with dads and develop links with other VCSE and community groups.

An understanding of the risks of developing poor mental health in the perinatal period for dads and of the impact of supporting a partner with perinatal mental health issues is essential, as is a flexible approach to work and ability to travel across Somerset, working remotely and digitally will also be a requirement.

For an informal chat about this post please phone the office on 0161 344 0669 and ask for Kieran Anders or visit our website

NJC Scale  20 (currently £20,800 pro-rata) 28 hpw. Post initially funded until March 2023, continuation subject to funding.

Download more information and an application pack… (on Google Drive)

For more information, please email or call 01643 707304.

Closing date: 23rd February 2022 at 12:00pm 2022. Interviews: Monday March 7th 2022.

Home-Start West Somerset is committed to equality of opportunity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults.  We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and an enhanced DBS check.

Dad Matters Coordinator for Somerset


£20,800 pro rata


28hrs per week

Contract Type:

Part time contract


Home-Start West Somerset ( working remotely and digitally)

Close Date:

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

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