28 November 2021
20 December 2021
£38,890 - £44,457 plus homeworking allowance
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.
About the role
In this role, you will lead and manage Mind’s policy and campaigning strategies with the outcome of improving the lives and experiences of people with mental health problems.
You will identify the right tools and tactics to use to deliver beneficiary impact and take advantage of opportunities to influence – through public facing campaigning, policy influencing, the parliamentary process or service delivery practice. You will be spokesperson for the organization and will work closely with the Head of Policy, Campaigns and Public Affairs and other members of the Policy and Campaigns teams, the Director of External Relations and Chief Executive, advising them as appropriate on matters relating to strategic and political positioning on health services, and executing judgment relating to Mind’s reputation and risk management.
You are also a key member of the Policy and Campaigns management team, ensuring the delivery of effective activities from high performing and motivated team members.
We would like to hear from you if you have:
• Previous experience in policy or campaigns • Stakeholder management skills and experience of working with different organisations and individuals to influence change
• Knowledge of local, UK Government structures, and UK Parliament and experience of influencing them.
• Ability to take decisions based on good judgement and flexibility to change direction as needed.
How to apply Please submit your CV and a supporting statement via this link:
Your statement should be up to 2 pages long (no more than 900 words), answering the following questions:
1. What is your motivation and connection to work for Mind and this role specifically?
2. From what you know from the opportunity, what skills and experience would you bring that will enable you to be successful in this role?
3. Can you talk about your experience in policy, campaigning, or politics? Where have you utilised this experience to create change?
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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.
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