We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
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.
The Equality Improvement Officer post is based in the Networks and Communities Department at Mind, reporting to the Equality Improvement Manager. The Department works in partnership with Mind’s extensive networks across England and Wales, harnessing the power of the local and the national working together.
As Equality Improvement Officer you will play a key role in implementing Mind’s strategy on better mental health of marginalised groups (e.g. people with disabilities, racialised groups, LGBTQ people) who experience additional discrimination that impacts on the quality of mental health services they receive. You will help to build partnerships with community-based organisations and local networks, also generating targeted resources. 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 have a proven track record of building and maintaining working relationships with racialised and other marginalised groups, and organisations representing their interests. You will have a robust understanding of good practice in the delivery of mental health related services to these groups. A team-player able to work flexibly, you will also be able to demonstrate project management skills, a capacity to apply problem-solving and think laterally.
Closing date: 12 noon, 7th January 2019
Interviews: 28th January 2019
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.
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 18-159