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Application Deadline
20 October 2021

Interview Date
27 October 2021

Contract type
Fixed Term

35 Hours

£38,890 - £44,457 plus London Weighting

Stratford, London

Governance & Risk 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.

35 Hours – Fixed Term Contract – 31st March 2023

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?

You will work at the heart of Mind within the Quality and Governance team, providing expertise to enable the organisation to understand and manage the risk it faces, in order to deliver its strategy in line with legal and regulatory compliance frameworks, while meeting Mind’s quality & governance standards. Your role will ensure that the Board of Trustees are supported and equipped to make informed, strategic decisions and that the organisation operates an effective approach to corporate risk management.

You will have the opportunity to work across all teams at National Mind, critically engaging with information about how different teams are contributing to our annual business plan and our strategy. You will also work closely with Mind’s Chair and Trustees, leading on governance and agenda-setting, board development and trustee recruitment and induction, helping to ensure our governance is sustainable, effective and efficient. You will lead Mind’s approach to corporate risk management, implementing effective systems and processes to support this.

Candidates will have experience of facilitating good governance within a values driven environment, working with Corporate Risk frameworks and managing risk by supporting others across all levels of the organisation. With the ability to manage projects, with clearly defined milestones, outputs and outcomes, you’ll effectively manage stakeholders and risks within agreed targets and timescales.

Closing Date: 25th October 2021

Mind reserve the right to close the vacancy to applications earlier, should we receive a high volume of strong candidates – therefore we encourage an early application.

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)

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.

Please refer to the Job Description while completing your application as candidates will be shortlisted based on how closely they match the criteria.


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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