We’re Mind, the mental health charity.
Our Networks and Communities Department works alongside Mind’s extensive networks across England and Wales. We work in partnership with the network of 142 independent local Mind charities which provides services and support to over a quarter of a million people across England and Wales every year. The local roots, innovation and passion of more than 10,000 staff, trustees and volunteers ensure our network has a long-lasting impact on people’s lives, and their communities.
We are also a beacon of innovation and excellence for the community leadership and engagement of anyone with a mental health problem. Our work includes part of the ground-breaking Time to Change campaign to fight stigma and discrimination.
As an Equality Improvement Manager, you will lead on the delivery of programmes that support the mental health of marginalised groups; those who experience additional discrimination that impacts on the quality of mental health services they receive (e.g. people with disabilities, racialised groups, LGBTQ people). This will involve developing partnerships with community-based organisations and local networks, generating targeted resources, and proactively engaging people with direct experience of mental health problems in the development and delivery of projects. You will work in an integrated way within the Equality Improvement team and across other teams within Mind to drive improvements in service responses to the mental health needs of these groups. You will also work directly with the Head of Equality Improvement to support the development and implementation of strategy in this area.
You will have a proven track record of taking a lead role in establishing productive working relationships with marginalised groups, and organisations representing their interests. You will also be adept at building such relationships with colleagues within your work settings. You will have excellent project management skills, experience of line managing staff, experience of managing budgets and performance against targets. You will also have a robust understanding of good practice in the delivery of mental health related services to marginalised groups.
Closing date: 01 September 2017
Interviews: 11 September 2017
Mind is an equal opportunities employer.
How to apply
To apply for this post, please complete the documents below and email them to us, stating the vacancy job title and reference number 17-54