Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Foundation

Charity registered in Scotland SC039714

Our vision is for a world with good mental health for all. Our mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health. Prevention is at the heart of what we do, because the best way to deal with a crisis is to prevent it from happening in the first place.

Current vacancies

Communications and Marketing Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £33,857
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 27th January 2021

Do you want to be part of helping people in Scotland to live mentally healthier and happier lives?

The Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Communications and Marketing Officer to support our Scotland team to connect with people and partners across the country.

The Mental Health Foundation is an expanding organisation. Our vision is good mental health for all, and prevention is at the heart of what we do. We place particular focus upon those who have greatest need. We use our knowledge, informed by rigorous research, to inform and work with policymakers, practitioners, communities, companies, and the media. We have pioneered change for 70 years and are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Come join us!

This post is crucial to our plans for the next five years. Our profile as a charity in Scotland is growing. Every year we run Mental Health Awareness Week and host the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival – two major highlights in a busy calendar of activities.

The Communications and Marketing Officer role will join a growing Communications & Fundraising team in Scotland. You will support campaigns and activity that increase awareness and support for the Foundation among a variety of audiences in Scotland.

This is an essential, varied and engaging role; we are especially keen for the postholder to support digital comms in Scotland, including our social media channels, but you will also be key to planning and delivering wider campaigns and media activity. You will have the chance to be part of developing our Northern Ireland team in 2021.

We are looking for someone:

· Who brings some strong comms skills to the post and is interested in growing and developing more.

· Who thinks creatively and can play a key role in growing the reach and reputation of the Foundation in Scotland.

· Who will enthusiastically support a variety of communications activities in Scotland.

· Who can create timely and compelling content for diverse Scottish audiences.

· Who can work collaboratively with colleagues, stakeholders, external partners and supporters.

Starting salary £30,000 rising to £33,857 (pro-rata if part-time)

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

· 3 wellbeing days per annum

· Employee Assistance Programme

· Generous non-contributory pension scheme, 8% at 3 months service, 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 Disclosure Scotland 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.

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Policy & Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £33,857
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 27th January 2021

The Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Policy & Public Affairs Officer (full-time, 12-month contract) to support our Evidence & Impact team in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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 focus is on three key areas:

1. Impact

We systematically consider how to scale ideas informed by evidence. We build partnerships and alliances that increase the impact and reach of our work.

2. Influence

We harness evidence and the voice of lived experience to advocate for preventive approaches and create campaigns which tackle the root causes of poor mental health.

3. Integrity

We continue to build a strong organisation that lives its values - that is open, kind, outward-looking and sustainable.

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

This exciting Policy & Public Affairs role will support the development and delivery of the Foundation’s policy and public affairs programme in Scotland and Northern Ireland through day-to-day management and delivery of a portfolio of policy and public affairs work including projects, campaigns and engagement with external stakeholders to pursue the organisation’s policy objectives and help to achieve policy changes at a national and local level.

What does the role involve?

· Maintaining up to date knowledge of policy and legislative developments affecting public mental health;

Supporting the Foundation’s parliamentary work at Holyrood and increasingly in Stormont, including engagement activities on the Foundation’s manifesto for the Scottish Parliament Election;

· Responding to Government consultations and providing briefings for politicians and other external stakeholders;

· Working with the Senior Policy & Public Affairs Manager on the initiation, implementation and delivery of high-impact, evidence-based campaigns

What skills, knowledge and experience are we looking for?

· Someone with a track record in either public policy, campaigns or public affairs;

· Excellent communication and inter-personal skills;

· Knowledge of policy issues relevant to the Foundation’s Strategic Plan; and

· In-depth knowledge of Scotland’s political and policy landscapes.

Other required and/or desirable skills, knowledge and experience are shown in the person specification for the role.

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

· Up to 3 wellbeing days per annum

· Employee Assistance Programme

· Generous non-contributory pension scheme, 8% at 3 months service, 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.

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Top job! Communications and Marketing Manager (Scotland and Northern Ireland)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £35,143 – £39,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th August 2020

Do you want to work for an organisation at the heart of improving Scotland’s mental health and at the forefront of addressing the mental health consequences of the coronavirus pandemic? If so, the Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Communications and Marketing Manager (Scotland and Northern Ireland).

The Mental Health Foundation is a financially strong and expanding organisation. Our vision is good mental health for all, and prevention is at the heart of what we do. We place particular focus upon those who have greatest need. We use our knowledge, informed by rigorous research, to inform and work with policymakers, practitioners, communities, companies, and the media. We have pioneered change for 70 years and are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Come join us!

This post is crucial to our plans for the next five years. Our profile as a charity in Scotland is growing. Every year we run Mental Health Awareness Week and host the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival – two major highlights in a busy calendar of activities. It will be your job to make sure that growth continues as we position ourselves as Scotland’s leading public health charity working in mental health. You will join a growing Communications and Fundraising Team in Scotland, to manage all aspects of media, brand and digital communications. You will work closely with colleagues across the UK, and also support the development our work in Northern Ireland.

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This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Head of Evidence and Impact (Scotland and Northern Ireland)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £48,000 – £54,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th August 2020

Would you like to work for an organisation that believes prevention is fundamental to addressing the mental health crisis? If so, the Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Head of Evidence and Impact (Scotland and Northern Ireland).

The Mental Health Foundation is a financially strong and expanding organisation. Our vision is good mental health for all, and prevention is at the heart of what we do. We place particular focus upon those who have greatest need. We use our knowledge, informed by rigorous research, to inform and work with policymakers, practitioners, communities, companies, and the media. We have pioneered change for 70 years and are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Come join us!

This exciting, senior post is based in Glasgow and will play a leadership role for research, policy and strategy development for the Scotland and Northern Ireland. Reporting to the Director and working closely with the Associate Director, you will manage a small, new research and policy team. One of your responsibilities will be to drive forward the Foundation’s reputation as the leading research and policy charity in our field. You will also be the lead contact for university partners, develop and manage research proposals, and oversee our policy and public affairs programme.

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This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Programme Manager (Adults)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £40,000 – £46,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th August 2020

Would you like to work for an organisation that believes prevention is fundamental to addressing the mental health crisis? If so, the Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Programme Manager post to lead our adult focused programmes in Scotland.

The Mental Health Foundation is a financially strong and expanding organisation. Our vision is good mental health for all, and prevention is at the heart of what we do. We place particular focus upon those who have greatest need. We use our knowledge, informed by rigorous research, to inform and work with policymakers, practitioners, communities, companies, and the media. We have pioneered change for 70 years and are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Come join us!

This is exciting and senior new post is based in Glasgow and will play a key role in developing and leading our programmes in Scotland. Reporting to the Associate Director and working closely with the Senior Team, you will manage a dynamic team of people who are delivering a range of programmes. A key responsibility of the role is to work with staff to develop existing programmes, with a focus on sustainability and scale, and identify opportunities for new programme areas.

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This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Programme Manager (Children, Families and Young People)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £40,000 – £46,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th August 2020

Would you like to work for an organisation that believes prevention is fundamental to addressing the mental health crisis? If so, the Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Programme Manager post to lead our children, families and young people’s programmes in Scotland.

The Mental Health Foundation is a financially strong and expanding organisation. Our vision is good mental health for all, and prevention is at the heart of what we do. We place particular focus upon those who have greatest need. We use our knowledge, informed by rigorous research, to inform and work with policymakers, practitioners, communities, companies, and the media. We have pioneered change for 70 years and are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Come join us!

This is exciting and senior new post is based in Glasgow and will play a key role in developing and leading our programmes in Scotland. Reporting to the Associate Director and working closely with the Senior Team, you will manage a dynamic team of people who are delivering a range of programmes. A key responsibility of the role is to work with staff to develop existing programmes, with a focus on sustainability and scale, and identify opportunities for new programme areas.

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Top job! Senior Research Officer (Thriving Learners)

  • Part time
  • £35,143 – £39,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th August 2020

Do you want to work for an organisation that believes that prevention is fundamental to addressing the mental health crisis? If so, the Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Senior Research Officer post to lead our Thriving Learners study.

This new research study into student mental health in Scotland aims to better understand the landscape of provision, ‘what works’ for promoting wellbeing, and what students want to enhance and promote their wellbeing. This is a mixed methods study which will include a large-scale survey, qualitative interviews and participatory approaches including the development of a Learner Advisory Panel. It is being delivered in partnership with Universities Scotland with funding from the Robertson Trust.

The Mental Health Foundation is a financially strong and expanding organisation. Our vision is good mental health for all, and prevention is at the heart of what we do. We place particular focus upon those who have greatest need. We use our knowledge, informed by rigorous research, to inform and work with policymakers, practitioners, communities, companies, and the media. We have pioneered change for 70 years and are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Come join us!

This exciting and senior new research post is based in Glasgow and will take forward this exciting new study. Reporting to the Head of Evidence and Impact and working closely with the Associate Director, you will work collaboratively with a range of partners to ensure the successful delivery of this ground breaking study.

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Top job! Senior Research Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £35,143 – £39,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th August 2020

Do you want to work for an organisation that believes that prevention is fundamental to addressing the mental health crisis? If so, the Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Senior Research Officer post to join our new Evidence and Impact team for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

You will work on strategically important reviews and studies to help us deliver our 5-year strategy for prevention. As a senior researcher, you will work flexibly with colleagues in research, public policy and programmes and with external partners including universities, government and community organisations.

The Mental Health Foundation is a financially strong and expanding organisation. Our vision is good mental health for all, and prevention is at the heart of what we do. We place particular focus upon those who have greatest need. We use our knowledge, informed by rigorous research, to inform and work with policymakers, practitioners, communities, companies, and the media. We have pioneered change for 70 years and are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Come join us!

This exciting and senior new research post is based in Glasgow and will be joining our new Evidence and Impact Department for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Reporting to the Head of Evidence and Impact and working closely with the Senior Team, you will work collaboratively with a range of partners to ensure that evidence and best practice informs our programmes, policy and campaigns.

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