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Application Deadline
02 January 2022

Interview Date
10 January 2022

Contract type
Fixed Term


£44.700 plus London weighting


Senior Investment 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.

About Mind:

Mind, is a mental health charity that exists to ensure no one has to face a mental health problem alone. They provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Mind’s 2021-24 strategy sets the direction for their work for the long-term, and specific ambitions for the next three years. Minds strategic development priority areas are:

• Becoming a truly anti-racist organisation

• Supporting young people – with a focus on trauma

• Fighting for the mental health of people in poverty

Mind won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

Sitting within the newly formed Community Programmes team, this role will work alongside the Head of the team to lead and deliver our community-based funded programmes and grants through a federated network of local Minds and external partner organisations.

Purpose and Scope for the Senior Investment Lead Role

Mind are recruiting this Investment Senior Lead role on a 1 year FTC to provide leadership and support to the Investment team in an exciting and pivotal time for the delivery of our Community Programmes. This role offers an excellent opportunity to drive change, discuss ideas and have a hands on approach to improving processes within your role.

About the role:

  • Oversee and support Mind’s Investment team, including operational delivery and progress against the agreed outcomes, annual planning, budget and risk management.

  • Maintain overall responsibility and oversight of the Investment team

  • Support the development and delivery of the community programmes strategic implementation plan.

  • Lead the team to develop a clear vision for the grant-giving approach which contributes to the wider Community Programmes strategy, and by extension to Mind’s strategy to 2024.

  • Work collaboratively with the Investment team and wider teams across Mind to review and strengthen ways of working.

  • Work with colleagues, to develop new programmes and grant-giving opportunities.

  • Build the Investment team’s approach to developing and maintaining local delivery partners.

  • Review and strengthen the Investment team’s approach to data collection and how data and learning is shared.

  • Manage and maintain a positive relationship with representatives from funders.

  • Keep abreast of the external landscape and best grant-making practice.

  • Support Managers within the team to strengthen team integration and build an inclusive team culture.

We would like to hear from you if you:

  • Are aligned with Mind’s purpose and values

  • Have experience of leading a team through change and improvements

  • Have previous experience of grant giving/making

  • Have previous experience of working to improve the strength and health of large scale projects

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and a supporting statement.

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 about the opportunity, what skills and experience in Grant Giving/Funding would you bring that will enable you to be successful in this role?

  3. Can you talk about your experience of managing a team where you have introduced many changes/improvements, how did you approach that?

Our Commitment

Mind welcome all applicants and are keen to ensure their team to reflect the diversity of the UK and the communities they serve. They would like to encourage applications from disabled, LGBT and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

Application Details

For more information about the role, please find the job description via this link: Job description

Closing Date: Sunday 2nd January 2022 at 23.59hrs

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 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.

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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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