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Application Deadline
14 May 2022

Interview Date
23 May 2022

Contract type
Fixed Term

Hours
35

Salary
£33,310 - £38,864 plus location weighting

Location
London or Wales

Network Relations Lead

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.

Mind’s Network Relations Team are looking for someone who is passionate about building and developing the relationships, partnerships, and sustainability of local Minds to support a thriving network of local Mind organisations across England, Wales and the Channel Islands.

Our network of Local Minds support 400,000 people every year with their mental health. They are local charities that are rooted in their community, building strong relationships with other charities, groups and health professionals to ensure everyone experiencing mental health problems receives the support and respect.

The Network Relations team support the wellbeing and development of colleagues in the Mind Network, ensuring that local Minds can thrive as local charities with the benefits of being part of a national Federation. We support them to be resilient and embrace collaboration, growth and development. The team also have a pivotal role in supporting internal colleagues to work more closely and effectively with our network to make our federation more than the sum of its parts.

As part of a dispersed team, you will apply your experience and skills to ensure all local Minds are given the right support in a timely way. You will be working with a range of diverse organisations from across the Federation offering critical support around areas such as organisational development, compliance with our Partnership Agreement, growth, risk, relationship development, partnerships, and collaborations.

As a small, but busy team, we’re looking for someone who thrives on working collaboratively and thinks strategically and creatively. If you have strong experience of relationship management, risk management and knowledge of good practice in areas such as governance, organisational development, and growth, you may be just the person we are looking for!

Mind won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. This is a chance for you to support local Minds to help realise that promise and to recognise the excellence in the Mind network.

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 and 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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