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Application Deadline
02 January 2022

Interview Date
24 January 2022

Contract type
Permanent

Hours
35

Salary
£27,755 - £32,296 plus location weighting

Location
London - Office-Based (only)

Campaigns 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.

About Mind:

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:

The Campaigns Officer is responsible for helping to deliver Mind’s key political campaigns and for mobilising and engaging campaigners in support of these campaign goals.

You will support in sending engaging content and meaningful actions to Mind’s online campaigners. You will look for opportunities to improve engagement with campaigners – including trying to get them offline and out into their local community - and work closely with the Senior Campaigns Officer, as well as with colleagues across External Relations, to help coordinate other elements of Mind’s campaign activity.

Your key responsibilities will consist of representing Mind externally with individual stakeholders, campaign groups and organisations at external events, overseeing the delivery of Mind’s e-campaigning work and email output to campaigners, working closely with the Supporter Engagement and Data Insight teams to integrate Mind’s campaigns across the organisation, overseeing reporting and evaluation of Mind’s campaign activity and work with the Senior Campaigns Officer to improve Mind’s campaigns infrastructure to make sure their campaigns are as effective as they can be.

About you: 

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Experience of campaigning or organising, either through working in a local or national campaigns role, or experiences outside of work.

  • Demonstrable ability to establish personal credibility, to understand the demands of team working and of working with colleagues to develop and implement their ideas.

  • Knowledge and interest in voluntary sector campaigning, including developments in this field and awareness of online and offline campaigning best practice.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including verbal, written, negotiation and persuasion skills.

  • Ability to take decisions based on good judgement and flexibility to change direction as needed.

  • Knowledge of e-campaigning software (e.g. Engaging Networks, Impact Stack, DotDigital) to build online campaign emails and actions. (Desirable)

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and a supporting statement via this link: Blue Octopus link

Your statement should be up to 2 pages long (no more than 900 words), answering the following questions:

  1. What is your motivation and connection to work for Mind and this role specifically?

  2. From what you know from the opportunity, what skills and experience would you bring that will enable you to be successful in this role?

  3. Can you talk about your experience in campaigning or mobilising people/communities? Where have you utilised this experience to support change?

Our Commitment

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.

Application Details

Closing Date: 23:59pm on Sunday 2nd of January 2022

For more information about the role, please find the job description via this link: https://sway.office.com/ERzfJRi9wIQGsWSw?ref=Link

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.

Our Strategy

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

Working for Mind

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