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Application Deadline
27 March 2022

Interview Date
11 April 2022

Contract type


£36,443 Plus London weighting


Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer

As senior policy and campaigns officer, you'll be responsible for delivering our policy and campaigning activity in England and Wales. The Mind Cymru team will be assisting you with any activity in Wales.

Your duties will include:

  • developing, delivering and evaluating important elements of our policy and campaigns work with support and supervision from the policy and campaigns manager
  • performing policy research, including consultation with people with lived experience, and using results to further inform our work
  • working as part of our team to turn insights into campaigning and influencing tools that'll deliver change for people with mental health problems.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • research, consultation and analysis to develop policy recommendations
  • respond to UK Government or stakeholder inquiries
  • engage people with lived experiences of mental health in all aspects of work
  • represent us to external stakeholders, including acting as a media spokesperson.

About you

We'd like to hear from you if you have:

  • previous experience in policy, campaigns or public affairs
  • understanding and experience in using a range of influencing and campaigning techniques
  • knowledge of local UK government structures and UK Parliament and experience in influencing them
  • ability to make decisions based on sound judgement and flexibility to change direction as needed

Our commitment 

We value diversity. And 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?

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

The closing date for applications is 23:59pm, Sunday 27 March 2022.

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

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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