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Application Deadline
13 December 2021

Interview Date
20 December 2021

Contract type
Fixed Term

Hours
35

Salary
£22,215 - £27,742 plus London weighting

Location
Stratford, London

Assistant Media Officer

About the role

We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Fixed Term Contract – 31st March 2022 – 35 Hours

We have big goals over the next few years.

We’re going to be fighting for mental health in a way we never have before.

Together we’ll be working to make sure everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets the support and respect they deserve.

Will you join us?

With public awareness of mental health higher than ever before, there’s never been a more exciting time to join Mind. We’re growing and changing fast, but there’s still much to be done.

Could you help us move closer to our goal of seeing everyone with a mental health problem get the support they need and the respect they deserve?

We’re looking for an Assistant Media Officer to join our friendly, busy and fast-paced media team. Reporting to the Media Relations Manager for PR and Media Volunteers, you will get the chance to work on some high-profile campaigns and news stories, writing press releases and helping to organise press events.

You will help ensure the media team runs smoothly by overseeing admin needs such as producing our daily media monitoring report, maintaining our forward planning database and contributing to quarterly evaluation reports.

You’ll be a motivated, creative, proactive individual with excellent communications skills and good news sense.

Closing date: 13th December 2021

Mind reserve the right to close the vacancy to applications earlier, should we receive a high volume of strong candidates – therefore we encourage an early application.

This position will initially, in line with current and potentially future guidance, be based from home. Post lockdown this role will retain some flexibility but post holders will be expected to be in the office a minimum of two days thereafter (or more, depending on the arrangements of your team).

Mind is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Please refer to the Job Description while completing your application as candidates will be shortlisted based on how closely they match the criteria.

 

This position will initially, in line with current and potentially future guidance, be based from home. Post lockdown this role will retain some flexibility but post holders will be expected to be in the office a minimum of two days thereafter (or more, depending on the arrangements of your team)

Equality & Diversity

We value the power of diversity. We embrace the different perspectives that each of us bring. We are creating an inclusive working environment where everyone is appreciated for being authentic and bringing their whole selves to work regardless of race, gender, age, religion, identity and experience.

We are committed to becoming truly anti-racist in everything we do and ensuring that all our employees are treated fairly and equitably at work and promoting equity in physical and mental health for all.

Our strategy has becoming an anti-racist organisation right at the centre of our work. For more information please visit click on the button below.

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More details and how to apply

For more information and a full person specification, please check on the Job Description button below. To apply, please click on the Apply Now button on the top left of the screen.

If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, please contact our HR team [email protected] who will be happy to support you.

Job Description

A little more about Mind

Our goals:

  • Supporting people likely to develop mental health problems, to stay well

  • Empowering people who experience a mental health problem to make informed choices about how they live and recover

  • Ensuring people get the right services and support at the right time to help their recovery and enable them to live with their mental health problem

  • Opening the doors to people with experience of mental health problems participating fully in society

  • Gaining equality of treatment for people who experience both mental health and other forms of discrimination

Our values underpin everything we do. They are:

  • Open: We reach out to anyone who needs us.

  • Together: We're stronger in partnership.

  • Responsive: We listen, we act.

  • Independent: We speak out fearlessly.

  • Unstoppable: We never give up.

To get to know us a little better and more information on working at Mind, including our benefits,  please click the button below

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