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Application Deadline
24 June 2022

Interview Date
04 July 2022

Contract type
Permanent

Hours
35

Salary
£38,243- £43,783 (London) or £36,572 - £42,112 (Regional)
Salary includes geographical weighting

Location
London or Cardiff

Communities Lead

About the role

We're looking for someone to join our Communities Team. The role will involve working closely with the Communities Manager and the team to lead on projects such as:

  • Jigsaw 2: Exploring the value of community groups led by and for Black people and people of colour, queer communities and young adults under 25. And the social inequality they come up against.
  • Lived Experience Leadership: Exploring how people use their own experience to effect change. And how Mind and others can give power back, contribute resources to, or support ‘lived experience leadership’ better.
  • Peerfest: An annual celebration, including the Marsh Awards, which recognises community-led groups and people doing peer support.

A bit about us, the Communities Team

We exist to celebrate, share power, and advocate for/with community groups, peer support and user/survivor movements. We draw on our own personal experience and see ourselves as proud advocates of community-led groups and people in these movements within and outside of Mind. We work alongside people to challenge the current systems that marginalise, stigmatise and discriminate against different communities of people.

We strongly believe that those who have lived experience - be that of mental health difficulty or discrimination based on gender, race, sexuality, age or other - know their reality better than us. We believe they should be given the power to lead the direction of, and work alongside, our team.

For more information about the role, please see the Job Description below.

Job Description

Working pattern

We're now moving to hybrid working. This means working remotely some of the time and coming into the office at least two days a week. More flexible working patterns can be discussed.

How to apply

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.

Equality and 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 want to make sure that all our employees are treated fairly and equitably at work. This includes promoting equity in physical and mental health for everyone.

We are committed to becoming truly anti-racist in everything we do. Read our Strategy to find out more.

Our Strategy

About Mind

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.

Our goals 

Staying well: Support people likely to develop mental health problems, to stay well.

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

Improving services and support: Ensure 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

Enabling social participation: Open the doors to people with experience of mental health problems participating fully in society

Removing inequality of opportunity: Gain equality of treatment for people who experience both mental health and other forms of discrimination

Organisational excellence: Make the most of our assets by building a culture of excellence.

Our values 

Our values are at the heart of everything we do.

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.

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About Working for Mind

Find out more about working for us, including our benefits.

Working for Mind

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