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Application Deadline
14 June 2021

Interview Date
21 June 2021

Contract type
Fixed term

Hours
35 Hours

Salary
Grade C (£27,286 - £32,640)

Location
London or Cardiff

Network Events Officer

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.

The Network Events Officer will support the delivery of the Mind Federation Conference, which will take place virtually across three days in November 2021. The Mind Federation is made up of national Mind, Mind Retail and our network of 114 independent local Mind charities who are delivering mental health services in their communities across England and Wales. The annual Mind Federation Conference brings them all together each year as one federation with a shared purpose.  In 2021, for the first time and in response to the pandemic, we held our annual conference online. The result of this was that we were able to welcome over 900 attendees to the event (in comparison to 300 in 2020). We are keen to keep this level of inclusivity to Mind Federation staff in 2021 and so we will continue to hold the event online. It is a large and complex event – last year we had 16 plenary speakers, 12 workshops, 24 workshops, 20 networking rooms and 9 regional meetings. Its purpose is to: 

• Give local Minds the opportunity to learn and share best practice from the sector 

• Allow CEOs and trustees to network with their peers, providing a safe space for open conversations 

• Celebrate and showcase the important work taking place across the Mind network  

• Discuss the future direction of our federation 

• Make plans for how together, we will continue to offer the best support so that everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect. 

The post reports to the Network Engagement Senior Officer and is based in the Networks Unit – our role is to strengthen the collective power of the federation. The role is on a fixed term basis until the end of December 2021. We have an office in Stratford, London and in Cardiff. We currently working remotely in response to the pandemic, but expect to start returning to the office around July. Applications for remote workers will be considered.Polo Mind aims to ensure that the needs and interests of mental health service users, women, black and minority ethnic communities, disabled people, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender and people of all ages are reflected in all its activities. You are expected to contribute to this aim.

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.

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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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