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Application Deadline
12 July 2021

Interview Date
16 July 2021

Contract type
Fixed term

Hours
30 Hours per review

Salary
£920 per MQM review

Location
Homebased with travel to various locations

MQM Services Reviewer

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.

Applications are now open for people who have recent experience of using local Mind or other mental health services, to become Mind Quality Mark Services Reviewers.

The Mind Quality Mark (MQM) is the quality framework for Mind. The overall aim of MQM is to support local Minds to be as sustainable, effective and influential as possible, providing a framework for self-improvement in the interests of the communities they serve. Mind’s ambition is to become a truly anti-racist organisation. We focus on Equality and Diversity through the MQM process to support local Mind in their commitment towards achieving this aim.

MQM sets out the baseline of best practice and legal compliance in all areas of a local Mind’s governance and activities. It details the hallmarks of a well-run, sustainable organisation that can make a real impact on the lives of people experiencing or at risk of experiencing mental health problems.

MQM is designed to be used as an organisational development framework. As well as ensuring that everything is up to date, MQM provides the impetus for continual improvement, growth and organisational ambition.

All local Minds undergo a review against the MQM at least every 3 years. The review is based on a self-assessment and 58 supporting documents. An MQM review team is allocated to each review. The team undertakes a review of the self-assessment and supporting documentation along with interviews with a range of people form the local Mind and a visit. The interviews are normally conducted by a blend of Zoom meetings and face-to-face. The team write a report detailing the findings of the review, identifying which standards are met and where further work is needed. The report highlights areas of good practice and the review team also identifies any areas of excellence to nominate for a Mind Network Excellence Award.

The MQM Services Reviewer will focus on the MQM standards relating to service equality and effectiveness, service user experience and engagement, equality and diversity and tackling stigma and discrimination. There is also the expectation that MQM Services Reviewers will take on areas outside of the above based on their experience and interests.

Applicants will need to be able to participate in on line training for the role, which will be delivered in July and August 2021. There will be an element of assessment during the training. Successful applicants will join a pool from which teams of reviewers will be drawn for each MQM review. Whilst Mind will endeavour to provide all reviewers with a variety of reviews, there is no commitment to provide a contracted number of reviews. Previously MQM reviews have completed an average of 3 reviews per year.

To find out more about the payments for reviews, training provided and the commitment required for the roles please see the MQM Services Reviewer role description.

“I’ve found the role of Services Peer Reviewer an incredibly positive and personally enabling challenge over the years. It’s been so good for my confidence and helped me develop skills and qualities I knew I had, whilst also helping me learn new things and gain new insights. I love the way decision making is, as far as possible, a shared process and product of the three reviewers working together on a local Mind’s MQM Review. I feel valued and perhaps the best moment I can describe is when one of the other reviewers (either Lead or Staff), suddenly says to me “And what do you think?” It feels like a question between peers and there is nothing tokenistic about it. I value all the professional expertise and personal wisdom I have been able to observe through working with a variety of different team members over the years. I love my work as a Services Reviewer and what I can thereby contribute to the wider work of Mind.”

We are keen to increase the diversity of our reviewer pool so welcome all applicants . If you enjoy working as part of a small team and are interested in increasing the impact and reach of the Mind federation through the continual improvement of the local Mind network, please complete an application today.

If you would like to learn more about the role before applying please email [email protected] or call 07920365829 to express your interest in attending a short question and answer webinar about the role and the Mind Quality Mark. The webinar for new applicants will take place on the 28th of June 2021.

We are committed to ensuring this is accessible for all, so the webinar will include closed captioning, and questions will be read out. Please let us know if you need any other reasonable adjustments to access the webinar or if you find the application form is not accessible for you we can provide this in a different format.

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 use the link for the relevant application form and email the completed form to [email protected].

MQM Existing Services Reviewer Application 

MQM New Services Reviewer Application 

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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