Work with Us

Working for the Breastfeeding Network can be both challenging and hugely rewarding.  Whether you are able to use your skills and experience to work with mothers in your local area or to assist our central team, knowing that you are contributing to the support of breastfeeding mums and their babies across the UK is a great feeling.

We are recognised and awarded for operating with the highest ethical standards, which ensures that do the right thing by our staff, volunteers and broader community.  Read more about our achievements and awards here. In addition we are able to offer enrolment into our pension scheme to all eligible members of staff.  Details of our current vacancies and how to apply are given below.

Please be aware that, due to Covid-19 restrictions currently in place, recruitment staff are working from home and therefore we cannot accept postal application at this time.  If this is a barrier to you applying, please contact us as at the earliest opportunity so that we can support you to apply.

Current Vacancies:

INTERNAL BfN2022/51  Translators and Speakers (Languages spoken in Ukraine)

BfN2023/08 Breastfeeding Peer Supporter (Islington – Saturdays) – closing date 05/07/2022

INTERNAL BfN2023/21 Supervisor (Dorset) – closing date 05/07/2022

BfN2023/22 Service Manager (Portsmouth) – closing date 05/07/2022

INTERNAL BfN2023/24 Service Manager (General) – closing date 03/07/2022

BfN2023/25 Administrator (Dorset) – closing date 05/07/2022

INTERNAL BfN2023/26 Tutor (Midlothian – Helpers) – Closing Date 12/07/2022

INTERNAL BfN2023/27 Tutor (Glasgow – Helpers) – Closing Date 19/07/2022

INTERNAL BfN2023/29 Tutor (DIBM) Closing Date – 05/07/22

  •  How you can show that you meet the criteria detailed in the Person Specification
  • Ensure that you complete all areas of the form
  • Application forms are anonymised by HR before they are sent to the recruiting manager.  The manager will not see your name and selection for interview is only based on the information provided on the application form.  It is therefore really important that you include all relevant qualifications, skills and experience on your application form.
  • We do not accept CVs and they will not be used as part of your application

There is guidance available online about how to complete an application form, for example and  Please note that some of the sections on our application form may not exactly match with the examples given on these sites.  You could also contact your local careers service:

If you have any problems or concerns about filling in the form please just let us know by e-mailing or call us on 08444 120 995 and we will provide some support and guidance.

Voluntary Opportunities

Do you have skills to offer BfN?  Would you like experience as a charity trustee? If you would like more information or a chat about what this entails please e-mail

For information about training to volunteer with BfN and a list of current training courses, please click here.  You may also wish to refer to our Volunteer Recruitment Policy.

Equality and Diversity

The Breastfeeding Network is fully committed to providing equality of opportunity and encouraging applications from all candidates regardless of their background, beliefs, disability, gender, marital status or sexual orientation as set out in the BfN Equality and Diversity Policy.


Please see the attached privacy notice which details how we will use your information and your rights under GDPR.  Please take time to read this important document.

Page last updated 25/05/2022