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Application Deadline
23 May 2021

Interview Date
26 May 2021

Permanent
Full time

Hours
35 hours

Salary
£32,772 - £38,257 (+ Location Weighting)

Location
Stratford, London

Lawyer

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.

Full Time – 35 Hours Per Week

We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect. We provide advice and support to empower anybody experiencing a mental health problem and we campaign to improve services, raise awareness and reduce stigma..

This is a new post aimed at 0-4 years PQE or equivalent experience for solicitor , barrister or other qualified lawyers. In this post you will be at the centre of litigation and other challenges that will improve the lives of people living with mental health problems.

The successful post holder will:

  • Work on cutting edge cases that will change the lives of our beneficiaries

  • Training and supervision of Mind Legal Line staff and analysing data for potential evidence

  • Be involved in producing our award winning written information for the public and professionals..

  • External legal writing

  • Advising mind internally

  • Working with external stakeholders in the mental health sector on joint projects or persuading those in power of the need for change

The team operates across a number of legal areas, including the Mental Health Act (both over and under 18’s), mental capacity, social care, discrimination on grounds of mental health, education and welfare benefits and public law relating to those areas.

You will have a good working knowledge (or ability to demonstrate the acquisition of knowledge) of at least two areas of law that the legal team cover. You’ll have excellent written and communication skills, keeping abreast of current laws and the legal environment, coupled with knowledge and understanding of current mental health policy issues.

Closing date:23rd May 2021

This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home, with an expectation of being home based for the next six months or until updated government guidelines are published. However, if/when government guidelines change the role may then revert to being office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options.

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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