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Application Deadline
27 March 2022

Interview Date
30 March 2022

Contract type
Permanent

Hours
35

Salary
Grade C (£27,755 - £32,296) plus London Weighting

Location
London

Media Officer

About the role

Will you join us?

The Media Officer is part of Mind’s Media team and is responsible for implementing key aspects of the charity’s media strategy and raising the profile of national Mind and its campaigns. The Media Officer prepares responses to media enquiries and builds contacts with journalists across national, local, trade and consumer media with the aim of raising Mind’s profile, promoting Mind’s work and improving media portrayals of mental health issues.

As Media Officer you will be a part of Mind’s Media team reporting to the Media Relations Manager (News). The Media team sits within Mind’s External Relations department bringing together all Mind’s campaigning, policy, communications, digital, information and legal work.

You will help devise and implement media plans for organisational campaigning, policy and profile-raising priorities. You will also handle reactive enquires, support the local Mind network with media work and organise media training and practice for Mind spokespeople.

The job will involve some out-of-hours work including providing an effective on-call service for the media about one week in ten. There will also be occasional travel across England and Wales a few times a year. This role works with other teams across Mind, Mind Cymru and our network of local Minds.

The successful applicant will be able to work flexibly but will be expected to work from the office a minimum of two days per week.

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.

Becoming an anti-racist organisation is right at the centre of our work. For more information please see our Strategy 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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