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Senior Project Manager for Poverty & Social Exclusion

Blue Octopus Recruitment Limited
E15 4BQ
Salary £38,890 - £44,457 (+ Location Weighting)
Closing date
10 Feb 2022
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Fixed Term – 2 Years – 35 Hours
We have big goals over the next few years.
We’re going to be fighting for mental health in a way we never have before.
Together we’ll be working to make sure everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets the support and respect they deserve.
Will you join us?
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 implementing 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.
Closing date: 31st January 2022
Mind reserve the right to close the vacancy to applications earlier, should we receive a high volume of strong candidates – therefore we encourage an early application.
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).
Mind is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
Please refer to the Job Description while completing your application as candidates will be shortlisted based on how closely they match the criteria.

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