16 November 2021
23 November 2021
£38,890 - £44,457 plus location weighting
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.
Fixed Term Contract – until April 2022 – Full Time – 35 Hours
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?
The primary purpose of this post is to develop and lead on the delivery of Mind’s celebrity and ambassador strategy to support Mind’s strategy.
Working with celebrities has a direct effect on public awareness of Mind. Celebrities help us to reach new audiences, raise awareness about mental health issues and raise the profile of Mind’s work. As Media and Celebrity Manager you will be part of the Mind media team and report to the Head of Media & PR.
The media team sits within Mind’s external relations department, which brings together all Mind’s campaigning, policy, communications, digital, information and legal work. You will focus on celebrity management and will be the gatekeeper for Mind’s contact with our celebrity supporters. You will have responsibility for nurturing these influential relationships, with the aim of building up lasting and meaningful connections.
This requires you to be a confident communicator, adept at networking and passionate about Mind and mental health. You will be responsible for engaging celebrities with all parts of Mind’s work, from campaigning to fundraising appeals. You will be required to develop and deliver cross-organisational plans that best utilise Minds high profile supporters – current and future.
You will be responsible for the line management of two Senior Media & Celebrity Officers and a Media & Celebrity Assistant, including conducting regular supervisions, guided conversations and overseeing their professional development.
You will also be required to deputise for the Head of Media and PR on occasion and the job will involve some out-of-hours work, including providing an effective on-call service for the media. There will also be occasional travel across England and Wales.
Closing date: 16th November 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.
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)
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.
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