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Application Deadline
27 March 2022

Interview Date
11 April 2022

Contract type
Fixed term

Hours
35

Salary
£42,244 plus London weighting

Location
London

Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager

About the role

In this role, you will lead and manage our political influencing work, ensuring our profile and reputation remains high and we are able to influence political decisions.

You'll also lead our work with our network of 70,000 campaigners, ensuring that our campaigns stand out and engage the public. You'll make sure our campaigns achieve their aims, with the outcome of improving the lives and experiences of people with mental health problems.

You'll be a spokesperson for the organisation and will work closely with the Head of Policy, Campaigns and Public Affairs and other members of the Policy and Campaigns teams. You'll also work with the Director of External Relations and Chief Executive.

You'll advise colleagues as appropriate on matters relating to political positioning, campaigning law and data protection, and Mind’s reputation. You'll also be 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 public affairs 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

  • Knowledge and understanding of online and offline campaigning techniques and campaign planning tools

  • Ability to take decisions based on good judgement, including political judgement, and flexibility to change direction as needed

For more information about the role, please see the job description.

You'll be working from home when you start. When guidance changes you'll be in the office at least 2 days a week, depending on the needs of your team. 

Our commitment 

We value the power of diversity. And we welcome the different views each of us has. We want to create a welcoming workplace where everyone is appreciated for being who they are. Regardless of race, gender, age, religion, identity and experience.

We welcome all applicants and are keen to ensure our teams reflect the diversity of the UK and the communities we serve. We would like to encourage applications from disabled, LGBT and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

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

Our Strategy

More details and how to apply

BAME Recruitment are managing this campaign. To apply, please click on the Apply Now button on the top left of the screen, and you'll be taken to their website.  You'll be asked to submit your CV and a statement of up to 2 pages long (no more than 900 words). In your statement you should answer 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?

The closing date for applications is 23:59pm, Sunday 20 March 2022.

For more information and a full person specification, please see the Job Description.

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

About Mind

After a challenging couple of years – which included undergoing a period of change – we've emerged with a new strategy and brand that has campaigning at its heart.

We've identified 3 new areas to work on, including:

  • Racialised communities, tied to our anti-racist commitment

  • Working alongside young people, addressing trauma (especially in young women)

  • Issues of people living in poverty

By working on these areas, we're motivated as a team and as an organisation to deliver beyond our long-standing work.

Our goals are:

  • 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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