National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

Charity registered in Scotland SC041592

Our mission is to support parents through the first 1,000 days, to have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

We do this through three interconnected aims:

Sharing knowledge - informing parents' decisions
Creating networks - forging vital friendships
Harnessing voices - changing public policy and attitudes for good.

Since 1956, we have supported millions of women and parents through birth and early parenthood whilst also securing major advances in professional practice and public policy.


Current opportunities

Our Group Coordinators use their local knowledge and leadership skills to organise and oversee their local group's volunteer team. What will you be doing? Across the UK, over 300 local groups play a vital part in supporting new and expectant parents in their local areas. They provide sense of belonging, unity and friendship. And they deliver services and support for their local community. We are looking to recruit a Group Coordinator for our Strathmore group. As our local Group Coordinator you’ll take the lead in making sure your local group works as effectively as possible. You’ll recruit, induct and support other group volunteers to make sure your group’s activities meet the needs of your local NCT community. In this role you’ll be able to develop your leadership, management, communication, organisation and motivation skills. Time Commitment We estimate this role will need around 2-3 hours a week. Our roles are flexible and aim to fit around you. Time commitments for this role may vary depending on your activities. This is an ongoing role. About you You’ll have an interest in NCT and the work that we do, as well as the enthusiasm to represent both us and our values locally. You will understand the needs of new and expectant parents in your area and be sympathetic to the needs and motivations of volunteers. You’ll be confident using Microsoft Office, the internet and email. You’ll be able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices and understand and apply our risk management system. Ideally you’ll understand the local area and organisations that provide local services. You will be reliable and easy to contact and you need to live in or near the Strathmore area to carry out this role. What's in it for the volunteer? This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones. We need you to get involved and help make positive changes to the lives of new and expectant parents.

Our Group Coordinators use their local knowledge and leadership skills to organise and oversee their local group's volunteer team. What will you be doing? Across the UK, over 300 local groups play a vital part in supporting new and expectant parents in their local areas. They provide sense of belonging, unity and friendship. And they deliver services and support for their local community. We are looking to recruit a Group Coordinator for our Oban group. As our local Group Coordinator you’ll take the lead in making sure your local group works as effectively as possible. You’ll recruit, induct and support other group volunteers to make sure your group’s activities meet the needs of your local NCT community. In this role you’ll be able to develop your leadership, management, communication, organisation and motivation skills. Time Commitment We estimate this role will need around 2-3 hours a week. Our roles are flexible and aim to fit around you. Time commitments for this role may vary depending on your activities. This is an ongoing role. About you You’ll have an interest in NCT and the work that we do, as well as the enthusiasm to represent both us and our values locally. You will understand the needs of new and expectant parents in your area and be sympathetic to the needs and motivations of volunteers. You’ll be confident using Microsoft Office, the internet and email. You’ll be able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices and understand and apply our risk management system. Ideally you’ll understand the local area and organisations that provide local services. You will be reliable and easy to contact and you need to live in or near the Oban area to carry out this role. What's in it for the volunteer? This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones. We need you to get involved and help make positive changes to the lives of new and expectant parents.

Our Group Coordinators use their local knowledge and leadership skills to organise and oversee their local group's volunteer team. What will you be doing? Across the UK, over 300 local groups play a vital part in supporting new and expectant parents in their local areas. They provide sense of belonging, unity and friendship. And they deliver services and support for their local community. We are looking to recruit a Group Coordinator for our Fife group. As our local Group Coordinator you’ll take the lead in making sure your local group works as effectively as possible. You’ll recruit, induct and support other group volunteers to make sure your group’s activities meet the needs of your local NCT community. In this role you’ll be able to develop your leadership, management, communication, organisation and motivation skills. Time Commitment We estimate this role will need around 2-3 hours a week. Our roles are flexible and aim to fit around you. Time commitments for this role may vary depending on your activities. This is an ongoing role. About you You’ll have an interest in NCT and the work that we do, as well as the enthusiasm to represent both us and our values locally. You will understand the needs of new and expectant parents in your area and be sympathetic to the needs and motivations of volunteers. You’ll be confident using Microsoft Office, the internet and email. You’ll be able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices and understand and apply our risk management system. Ideally you’ll understand the local area and organisations that provide local services. You will be reliable and easy to contact and you need to live in or near the Fife area to carry out this role. What's in it for the volunteer? This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones. We need you to get involved and help make positive changes to the lives of new and expectant parents.

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity where you can meet new people but also have the flexibility to decide when and where you volunteer? We are looking for a volunteer to help develop and keep up to date the local teams webpage and social media accounts. This is an exciting role where you can help make a real difference to parents in your community. You will need to be good at working in a team, motivating others and decision making. We welcome volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds and you do not need to be a parent yourself. All our roles are family friendly. You will be supported by our central Volunteering Team and our amazing NCT family of volunteers across the UK and Channel Islands who will help support you every step of the way. What’s involved? Promoting NCT locally on social media Promoting NCT’s national work on social media Responding to people’s questions and comments on social media Making sure the branch’s web page is up to date and appealing to parents Key Skills Ability to write clearly for different audiences Ability to edit copy provided by others Sensitivity Good communicator Enthusiasm Organisation, ability to work to deadlines Teamwork Awareness of controversial issues and ability to seek guidance on the suitability of material for web and Social Media publication Time commitment: This role is quite flexible and only takes around 1 hour per week Being a Web and Social Media Coordinator is a great volunteer role for anyone who is passionate about supporting parents and looking to develop their social media and copy-writing skills. We would love to discuss this role with you in more detail so please do get in touch.