Overview

Salary £33,310 – £38,864 (+Location Weighting)

35 Hours per week – Fixed Term until 31st March 2022

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 are looking for a dynamic, self-starter who is a natural collaborator to work closely with the Head of Physical Activity and the wider physical activity team.

The Senior Physical Activity Officer role is varied and will involve working across our portfolio of partners including Sport England and the EFL to support our strategic influencing workstream with national physical activity partners and mental health organisations. This includes supporting organisations to develop mental health policies, delivering training and influencing wider stakeholders to embed mental health practices across their organisation and supporting our sector support offer.

The physical activity team has big ambitions to embed this work and create lasting change. Join a team of passionate, creative individuals who believe sport and physical activity should be used to support us to stay well, to support and enable mental health recovery and to tackle stigma.

Come and join the fight for mental health.

Closing Date: 19th July 2021

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.

As part of our new strategy, we want to become a truly anti-racist organisation. We want our workforce to truly reflect the diverse backgrounds and experiences of the people we exist to support. Therefore we would like to particularly encourage applications from BAME candidates.

Please refer to the Job Description while completing your application as candidates will be shortlisted based on how closely they match the criteria.

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) 

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 visit – https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/our-strategy/

Stratford, London or Cardiff (Homeworking during COVID-19)