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Application Deadline
05 September 2021

Interview Date
13 September 2021

Contract type

35 Hours

Grade F (£44,470 - £50,051)


Head of Health Policy and Campaigns

About Mind

We're Mind, the mental health charity. We're here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone. We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
After a challenging year, which included undergoing a period of change – we have emerged with a new strategy that has campaigning at the very heart of it.
By identifying 3 new areas to work on, including: racialised communities, tied to our anti-racist commitment; working alongside young people, addressing trauma (especially in young women); and issues of people living in poverty, we are motivated as a team and as an organisation to expand and deliver beyond our long-standing work.
We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

About the Role

In this role, you will deliver Mind’s strategic objectives around influencing health services and directly contribute to Mind’s strategic development at a senior level.  You will lead Mind’s work to understand the changing landscape within which health services are delivered, ensuring that developments are communicated within Mind and across the local Mind network. This includes building Mind’s capacity to understand, analyse and act upon data and intelligence on the performance of services, particular in respect to the delivery of NHS commitments as part of the NHS Long Term Plan and future strategies in England.

You will be spokesperson for the organization and will work closely with the Head of Policy, Campaigns and Public Affairs, Health of Policy and Campaigns in Mind Cymru, the Director of External Relations and Chief Executive, advising them as appropriate on matters relating to strategic and political positioning on health services, and executing judgment relating to Mind’s reputation and risk management.

We would like to hear from you if you have:
• Previous experience in policy, campaigns or public affairs
• Understanding of the health and social care system in England and experience of influencing it
• Stakeholder management skills and experience of working with different organisations and individuals to influence change
• Knowledge of local, UK Government structures, and UK Parliament and experience of influencing them.
• Ability to take decisions based on good judgement and flexibility to change direction as needed.

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)

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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