Salary: £48,051 + Benefits
Location: Post Covid-19, flexible - likely to be hybrid mix of homeworking and time in Stratford office
We're Mind, the mental health charity. We're here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone. We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
After a challenging year, which included undergoing a period of change – we have emerged with a new strategy that has campaigning at the very heart of it.
By identifying 3 new areas to work on, including: racialised communities, tied to our anti-racist commitment; working alongside young people, addressing trauma (especially in young women); and issues of people living in poverty, we are motivated as a team and as an organisation to expand and deliver beyond our long-standing work.
We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
About the role
In this role, you will deliver Mind’s strategic objectives around influencing health services and directly contribute to Mind’s strategic development at a senior level. You will lead Mind’s work to understand the changing landscape within which health services are delivered, ensuring that developments are communicated within Mind and across the local Mind network. This includes building Mind’s capacity to understand, analyse and act upon data and intelligence on the performance of services, particular in respect to the delivery of NHS commitments as part of the NHS Long Term Plan and future strategies in England.
You will be spokesperson for the organization and will work closely with the Head of Policy, Campaigns and Public Affairs, Health of Policy and Campaigns in Mind Cymru, the Director of External Relations and Chief Executive, advising them as appropriate on matters relating to strategic and political positioning on health services, and executing judgment relating to Mind’s reputation and risk management.
We would like to hear from you if you have:
- Previous experience in policy, campaigns or public affairs
- Understanding of the health and social care system in England and experience of influencing it
- Stakeholder management skills and experience of working with different organisations and individuals to influence change
- Knowledge of local, UK Government structures, and UK Parliament and experience of influencing them.
- Ability to take decisions based on good judgement and flexibility to change direction as needed.
How to apply
Please submit your CV and a supporting statement.
Your statement should be up to 2 pages long (no more than 900 words), answering the following questions:
- What is your motivation and connection to work for Mind and this role specifically?
- From what you know from the opportunity, what skills and experience would you bring that will enable you to be successful in this role?
- Can you talk about your experience in policy, campaigning, or politics? Where have you utilised this experience to create change?
We are committed to becoming actively anti-racist in everything we do. This is a critical priority for Mind. We embrace diversity and understand that being an inclusive organisation, recognising different perspectives, will enable us to provide excellent services. We are committed to ensuring all our employees are treated fairly and equitably at work and promoting equity in physical and mental health for all.
Mind welcome all applicants and are keen to ensure their team to reflect the diversity of the UK and the communities they serve. They would like to encourage applications from disabled, LGBT and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.
The closing date for applications is 23:59pm, Sunday 22nd August.
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