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Application Deadline
14 March 2022

Interview Date
28 March 2022

Contract type


£38,901 - £44,576 plus location weighting

London or Cardiff

Communities Manager

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.

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?

The Lived Experience Unit was established in 2021. We ensure Mind’s work is routinely influenced by the participation of communities and individuals with lived experience of mental health issues.

The unit consists of four teams:

  • Lived Experience Leadership
  • Communities
  • Equalities, and
  • the Youth Voice Network.

These teams work closely together, to ensure that all communities feel welcomed, supported, and can contribute to and benefit from Mind’s work.

Mind aims to ensure that the needs and interests of mental health service users, women, black and minority ethnic communities, disabled people, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people of all ages are reflected in all its activities. All staff are expected to contribute to this aim.

The post holder will:

  • Identify the networks, organisations, and people with whom we need to work and co-produce approaches that lead to better mental health outcomes for all.

  • Provide leadership to the Communities team to actively build relationships and partnership approaches across community networks, and support Mind to work more effectively in and with communities and people with lived experience, helping build capacity for them to lead change.

  • Lead the development of the unit’s role in helping to build the leadership of people and communities, including supporting an approach to transitioning lived experience led and community based anti-discrimination work. The work has a particular focus on priority groups as defined in Mind’s strategy: people experiencing poverty, young people and racialised communities.

Candidates will have substantial experience of leading large-scale community-led programmes of activity that empower local people and achieve social change. An expertise in community facilitation and co-production approaches that enable local people and communities to lead and contribute fully to programmes of work.

Mind is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. 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 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 a week (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.

Becoming an anti-racist organisation is right at the centre of our strategy. For more information, see our strategy below.

Our Strategy

More details and how to apply

For more information and a full person specification, please see the Job Description. 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 find out more about working at Mind, including our benefits, please click the button below.

Working for Mind

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