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).
Salary: starting salary £48,000 rising to £54,000 (pro-rata if part-time)
Hours: Full time – 35 hours per week (part-time at 28 hours per week will be considered)
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.
We are looking for someone:
• With credibility amongst academics and research funders
• Who can engage and influence policy makers to achieve impact
• Who understands mental health and social justice agendas
• And who is passionate, focused and positive
Why should you join our Mental Health Foundation?
• 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 after 5 years of service
• 10 days bank holiday (plus 3 discretionary Christmas leave days)
• 3 Well-being days
• Generous non-contributory pension plan, up to 10% employer contribution
• Various flexible working options
• Enhanced Maternity pay
• Season Ticket Loan
• Cycle to work scheme
The Foundation is fully committed to safeguarding all. Please note that all our roles require a Disclosure Scotland check.
We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.
Applications will close at 5:00pm on 5th August 2020. Interviews are planned for w/c 17th August 2020.
How to apply:
To apply please visit - www.mentalhealth.org.uk/about-us/jobs
Diversity is valued at the Foundation and is important in the work that we do. Applications from all sections of the community are welcome and will be considered on merit. Should you have a disability and require any additional support or if you have any questions regarding the above role, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.