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Development and Engagement Manager

Mental Health Foundation
Closing date
22 May 2022

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The Mental Health Foundation in partnership with Colourful Minds, is recruiting for a Development and Engagement Manager. This is a fixed term part time role for 2.5 days per week ending August 2023.

Starting salary £36,724 rising to £40,755 plus £3285 London weighting (pro rata)

The Mental Health Foundation is the UK's leading charity for everyone's mental health. We are home to Mental Health Awareness Week and, with prevention at the heart of what we do, we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive.

Our Approach is:

Tell the world

We publish studies and reports on what protects mental health and the causes of poor mental health and how to tackle them.

Find solutions

We test and evaluate the best approaches to improving mental health in communities and then roll them out as widely as possible.

Inform and empower

We give advice to millions of people on mental health. We are most well-known for running Mental Health Awareness Week across the UK each year. We enable mentally healthier lives through public information and engagement.

Change policy and practice

We propose solutions and campaign for change to address the underlying cause of poor mental health.

Build a strong Foundation

We aim to become an exemplar employer and aim to continue to build an organisation that is financially sustainable and thriving.

We have pioneered change for over 70 years and we are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Come join us!

Colourful Minds is a mental health charity organisation that aims to improve public understanding of mental health and mental illness through education in the Black and minority ethnic community. Through education, advocacy, and research, Colourful Minds seeks to reduce stigma, prejudice and discrimination as well as promote equality. The Becoming a Man (BAM) programme is a trauma-informed psychoeducation and personal development intervention being delivered across three schools in Lambeth. BAM seeks to support adolescent males on their journey from childhood to adulthood. BAM is delivered in partnership between Black Thrive, Colourful Minds, and the Mental Health Foundation.

The Development and Engagement Manager will work to articulate, align, and deliver on the strategic objectives of Colourful Minds' support of BAM, spending 2.5 days per week working in partnership with colleagues at Colourful Minds and the Mental Health Foundation. Finally, the post holder will seek to identify further areas of potential collaboration between Colourful Minds and the Mental Health Foundation. The ideal candidate will be a high performing individual with extensive operations and project management experience, proven skills in engaging a wide range of relevant stakeholders. We are seeking a creative, results-oriented, hardworking, and self-starting individual who can handle and prioritise multiple activities and responsibilities.

Why should you join the Mental Health Foundation?

25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising to 27 after 5 years' service

3 closure days between Christmas and New Year in addition to annual leave
Up to 3 wellbeing days per annum
Employee Assistance Programme
Generous non-contributory pension scheme at 8%, rising to 10% at 6 months service employer contribution
Life Assurance Scheme at four times annual salary
Flexible working
Season Ticket Loan
Cycle to work scheme

Please note that for safeguarding purposes, all our roles require a DBS/PVG check. Also, we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

How to apply

If you think your skills match and you'd like to be part of a dynamic and growing organisation, please complete and send your application form (along with our online Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form) via the company website. Please note that all sections of the application form should be completed as CVs will not be accepted. Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 16th May 2022 and we are unable to accept late applications. Interviews are planned for Monday 6th June.

We believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. Diversity and inclusion is a strategic priority for us as an employer and mental health charity, and we are proud to be signatories of the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter and the Disability Confident Committed Scheme. Applications from under-represented sections of the community are actively encouraged.

If you have a disability, require any additional support or have any questions regarding the role, please contact us via the company website. We make reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process and during employment. Disabled candidates who meet all the essential person specification criteria will be offered an interview.

We are currently operating mostly digital recruitment (including interviews via video conferencing). We have moved to a hybrid working model of a minimum of 2 days per week in the office and the rest working from home for full time staff, pro rata for part time staff.

We look forward to hearing from you!
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