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Application Deadline
27 March 2022

Interview Date
06 April 2022

Contract type
Fixed Term

Hours
35

Salary
Grade D (£33,310 - £38,864) plus location weighting

Location
Cardiff

Senior Policy & Campaigns Officer (Mind Cymru)

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 Cyrmu

We're Mind Cymru, the mental health charity. We're here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone. We provide advice and support  to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

After a challenging 18 months, which included undergoing a period of change – we have emerged with a new strategy that has campaigning at the very heart of it.

By identifying 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); and issues of people living in poverty, we are motivated as a team and as an organisation to expand and deliver beyond our long-standing work.

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

 About the role

In this role, you will work to develop our evidence base and policy positions with the outcome of improving the lives and experiences of people with mental health problems. At a time when the Welsh Government’s ten year mental health strategy, Together for Mental Health, is drawing to a close influencing the development of the new strategy and ensuring people’s voices are at the heart of it will be central to the role.

You will be working on a range of projects, as well as contributing to the wider work of Mind Cymru and Mind through work with colleagues delivering programmes and the wider, London based Policy & Campaigns team. You will also be developing wider partnerships within the voluntary sector, NHS Wales and Welsh Government to influence change in specific policy areas.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Experience in policy or campaigns

  • Stakeholder management skills and experience of working with different organisations and individuals to influence change

  • Knowledge of Welsh Government and Senedd structures, including how to utilise them to influence change

  • 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 by clicking on the apply button

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 Cymru 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 and campaigning? Where have you utilised this experience to create change?

Our commitment

We are committed to becoming actively anti-racist in everything we do. This is a critical priority for Mind. We embrace diversity and understand that being an inclusive organisation, recognising different perspectives, will enable us to provide excellent services.  We are committed to ensuring all our employees are treated fairly and equitably at work and promoting equity in physical and mental health for all.

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

The closing date for applications is 25th March 2022

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.

Job Description

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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