Best Beginnings are looking for a Consultant facilitator in Norfolk and Waveney.

Role: Consultant facilitator

Salary: £25 per hour for facilitation plus expenses

Hours: Flexible contract

Location: Norfolk and Waveney

Report to: Head of Operations

Job summary:

Best Beginnings is a small charity with a large impact and value. We have a full and ongoing programme of projects, campaigns and events. Underpinning this work are our innovative and evidence based early years digital resources, such as the award-winning app Baby buddy, created to reach as many families across the country as possible. The 'rollout' of these resources is achieved primarily through training front-line professionals to use these resources and integrate them into local care pathways, so that they are equipped to encourage mums and dads to use them.

The post holder will undertake facilitation and partnership working to deliver the projects across the Norfolk and Waveney STP footprint. They will work closely with the operations team to prepare for and then facilitate workshops with multi-disciplinary teams in how to use the app and how to address key priorities such as breast feeding and maternal mental health, using the resources in the Baby Buddy app.

The ideal candidate is an experienced group facilitator, has a background in health visiting, midwifery, early years or community development and, has an enduring passion for improving outcomes for parents and babies.

Please note that this role is not regular weekly work but occurs as and when workshops are booked by the operations team.

For a copy of the job description and specification, please click here.

How to apply

Email a CV and a cover letter of no more than 350 words with a description of what added value you would bring to Best Beginnings to [email protected]

Subject heading: Norfolk Consultant Facilitator application.

The deadline for applications is: Monday 3rd September at 9am.

Interviews will take place in September in Norwich.

Interviews will be confirmed once candidates have been chosen.

Voluntary Positions

Our volunteers – where would we be without them? In so many ways, our work depends on a network of wonderful people from all sorts of backgrounds, who freely give us the benefit of their time, skills and energy. 

We are currently looking for an admin support volunteer. If you have a break from school or work and want to use your organisational skills for a good cause, please get in touch with us via [email protected] and we will get back to you. 

Events: We frequently need people all over the country to support with events from marathons to balls to conferences.

Content and Marketing: If you're a designer, analyst, marketer, film producer, copywriter, photographer or animator we would love to hear from you. 

Healthcare Professionals: We work across the country with multidisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals and we are always working to build our networks and explore opportunities.  

Admin and office support: We are a small team with big ambitions. if you would like to support us with bid writing, data entry, admin and office support.

Please call the office on 020 7443 7895 or email us at [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering.


Unfortunately there are currently no internship positions at Best Beginnings. If you would like to register your interest please contact the appropriate person below and we will update you when positions become available.

A Best Beginnings internship is a fantastic way to gain valuable first-hand experience of digital, charity and UK health-care sectors. If this is where your ambitions lie, time spent with us will be an impressive addition to your CV.

We are always interested in speaking with university students regarding summer/post-graduate opportunities, as well as people interested in career changes, who combine energy and initiative with a real desire to improve the futures of children in the UK.

Areas of particular interest include:

Frontend/backend development

Public health

PR / Marketing

Graphic design


Events management

To find out more about Best Beginnings internships please email [email protected] 

Nilushka, our Evaluation and Impact Lead, started with us as an intern. You can read about her experience of a Best beginnings internship here.