Programme Manager (Adults)
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 one minute before midnight on Wednesday 5 August 2020. Interviews are planned for w/c 17 August 2020.
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 [email protected]
For informal enquiries contact Julie Cameron at [email protected]
Due to Covid-19 and until further notice, we are currently operating digital recruitment and on-boarding processes. The successful candidate may be required to work from home until such time as our offices re-open. We are open to consider flexible working and we are currently working on a proposal, based on staff consultation, about how a return to the office, planned for September, could look like. This may include having a blend of working in the office and working from home, to allow for social distancing to be put in place, as well as supporting staff wellbeing in longer term.
As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sections of the community, whatever your background.
We value each and every person in our team and are very good at working with people. Our workforce is made up of talented individuals from all sections of the community and we are committed to providing a working environment that encourages, and is supportive of, workers with mental health problems. We therefore welcome applications from anyone with personal experience of mental distress or learning disabilities, and positively encourage people with experience of using mental health services to apply.
We believe the way in which we effectively work together will enable our charity to fulfil its mission.
This commitment to equality and diversity means that we benefit from the widest range of experience and talent, and are fully representative of the world in which we live. We aim to create a working environment in which everyone is treated in a non-discriminatory manner.
Recruitment agencies may be employed as appropriate. We ensure that all such agencies operate an equal opportunities policy comparable to that used by us.
The Mental Health Foundation is a great place to work and offers generous benefits.
All our members of staff are entitled to the following benefits. Please note that some of the benefits are available after a qualifying probation period.
We consider it important to encourage people to save for their retirement and therefore we provide staff (after successful completion of a probation period) with a 10% pension contribution paid into an Age on Personal Pension. Contributions can be invested in a variety of funds according to your investment preference, or alternatively a default fund is available. Staff will also receive death in service life cover at four times salary.
Staff receive 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
Enhanced maternity/parenthood leave entitlements are in place, including extended maternity leave and benefits. Available after a qualifying period.
Flexible working/work life balance
The right to request flexible working is available to all employees. There are a number of different flexible working arrangements available throughout the organisation, which can be arranged by mutual consent.
We are required to make statutory sickness payments (SSP) where staff qualify. We also have our own sick pay scheme, including full pay for a period subject to certain conditions.
Employee Assistance Service
At times staff members may face and need help with a variety of issues throughout their lives. As part of our commitment to staff members we provide a 24/7 independent and confidential counselling and information telephone service, free of charge. Support is available on a range of issues including legal, financial, emotional, health issues and work-related concerns.
Season ticket loan
Interest free loans are available to purchase season tickets for the journey between home and work.
Cycle to Work Scheme
The Cycle to Work scheme is a UK Government tax exemption initiative introduced in the Finance Act 1999 to promote healthier journeys to work and to reduce environmental pollution. It allows employers to loan cycles and cyclists' safety equipment to employees as a tax-free benefit.
Through the scheme, employees will be able to purchase a bike of a value of up to £1,111, repaid over 18 months through deductions from your gross monthly salary. The loan will be interest free and the benefit will be offered after successful completion of the probationary period.