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Application Deadline
09 February 2022

Interview Date
14 February 2022

Contract type
Permanent

Hours
35

Salary
£44,470 - £50,051 plus location weighting

Location
London or Cardiff

Head of Project Management Office

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’re looking for a Head of Project Management Office responsible for the design, setup and ongoing management of Mind’s new centralised Project Management Office (PMO). The purpose of this is to ensure that we have effective and robust project delivery across Mind, strengthening our impact in the fight for mental health. 

Through the development of our 2021 Strategy, Mind has made a significant commitment to changing the way we work so that we can increase our sustainability, impact and continue to move closer to achieving our mission. In this newly created role, you will lead the establishment of a central Project Management function, supporting the organisation to deliver our strategic ambitions, within a volatile and challenging environment.

You will line manage a small pool of project managers, overseeing their deployment to a portfolio of our largest and most complex projects. You will be responsible for resource planning and providing ongoing support and escalation for the project managers, as well as maintaining oversight of live projects and reporting on performance to senior stakeholders.

You will be accountable for the continuous improvement and embedding of Mind’s Project Management model. As a key focus in the role, you will be responsible for building strong project management capabilities across teams within Mind, working with the HR, Learning & Development and Organisational Change teams to identify gaps in capacity and capability.

The PMO is situated within Mind’s Organisational Change team, which is accountable for mobilising change across our work in order to achieve our strategic ambitions. As Head of Project Management Office, you will work closely with the wider Organisational Change team and contribute to the embedding functional and cultural change across Mind.

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

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