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Application Deadline
31 January 2022

Interview Date
07 February 2022

Contract type


£38,890 - £44,457 plus location weighting

London or Cardiff

Senior Project Manager for Poverty & Social Exclusion

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.

We’re looking for an experienced project manager to manage and drive the implementation of our Poverty and Social Exclusion change initiative.

You will be responsible for Mind’s poverty blueprint, the framework for the delivery of the change priority focussed on poverty and mental health that runs through Mind’s strategy.

This will involve partnering with teams across Mind on developing and delivering specific poverty-focussed initiatives. Through working with Head of Equality Innovation and others across Mind, you’ll also contribute to formulation of the second phase of the poverty blueprint.

Your role in coordinating the implementation of the blueprint will enable Mind to deliver on its strategic ambition to address the devastating effects of poverty and mental illness experienced across England and Wales. Mind’s 2021 strategy requires us to work towards breaking the link between poverty and mental health.

Our vision is an integrated system of support that recognises the how mental health is a lived reality for people in poverty. Realising these ambitions requires change in Mind’s culture, the work we undertake, and our impact. The poverty blueprint sets out our approach to delivering the change we need in each of these areas.

It sets out the range of initiatives currently underway in Mind that have a focus on poverty and mental health. It also sets out a process for developing further initiatives that collectively will achieve the impacts needed to deliver our vision.

This role will form part of an expanding equity expert team that supports the development and delivery of Mind’s strategic ambitions to address inequity within mental health, with a particular (though not exclusive) focus on race and poverty.

This team is situated within Mind’s Organisational Change team, which is accountable for mobilising change across our work in order to achieve our strategic ambitions and includes the organisations Project Management Office.

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 per week 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 click on the button below.

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More details and how to apply

For more information and a full person specification, please click 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

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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