Programme Manager (Becoming a Man)
The Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Programme Manager to manage our Becoming a Man (BAM) Programme. This is a fixed term role to August 2023.
Starting salary £40,000 rising to £46,000 plus £3,285 London Weighting
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:
We systematically consider how to scale ideas informed by evidence.We build partnerships and alliances that increase the impact and reach of our work.
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.
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 role will manage our Becoming a Man (BAM) Programme of work which is being delivered by BAM counsellors across three project implementation sites in Lambeth. BAM is a school-based counselling programme that seeks to support young men in years 8-11 to learn, internalise, and practice social skills so that they can reach their potential in school, in their community, and at home. In addition to ensuring effective and timely delivery of the project through the supervision and management of project staff, the individual in the role will also manage the engagement with external agencies, schools, a wide range of individuals, partners, and organisations.
What does the role involve?
- You will assume a leadership role in developing, managing, and ensuring effective delivery across all aspects of the BAM programme to ensure the maximum value of the project can be realised for the young people enrolled and their families.
- You will leverage the learning, ethos, and strategic framework of BAM in support of MHF’s wider strategy and operational plan.
- You will align the strategies of key stakeholders (borough councils, schools, community partners, funders, licensing partner, and MHF) with that of BAM and the young people it seeks to support.
- You will bring a solution-focused approach to overcoming barriers to effective, collaborative working.
What skills, knowledge and experience are we looking for?
- You will have strong organisational, project management, and relationship building skills.
- You will have a proven track record for managing complex projects across multiple delivery sites and alongside a range of delivery partners.
- You will have excellent experience of supporting and managing project staff.
- You will have knowledge of mental health, both the protective factors that create good mental health and of the barriers and risk factors that create or exacerbate poor mental health.
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 check. Also, we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.
How to apply
If you think your skills match and you’d like to be part of a dynamic and growing organisation, please see the details and application page at Prospect-us. Deadline for initial CVs is Sunday 17th October. Initial interviews will be held on 27th and 29th October and final interviews are planned for 12th November.
Diversity is greatly valued at the Foundation. Applications from all sections of the community are actively encouraged. If you have a disability, require any additional support or have any questions regarding the role, please contact us at Prospect-us.
Due to Covid-19 and until further notice, we are operating digital recruitment (including interviews via video conferencing) and on-boarding processes. We are blending office and homeworking until further notice.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Foundation considers it important to encourage staff to save for their retirement and as such provides staff with an 8% contribution as part of auto-enrolment from 3 months service. After successful completion of the probationary period this increases to 10%, all non-contributory.
Employee Assistance Service
At times staff may face and need help with a variety of issues throughout their lives and as part of the commitment to staff members the Foundation provides an independent and confidential information, support and counselling telephone service. Support is available on a range of issues including legal, financial, emotional, health issues and work-related concerns. Free to contact, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 030 5182.
Staff may take up to 3 days per every leave year for their personal wellbeing and mental health needs. These days must be taken during the leave year and cannot be carried over.
Staff receive 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pro rata when part-time, rising to 26 days after 3 years’ service and 27 days after 5 years’ service. The additional annual leave is awarded on 1 April following the relevant work anniversary. The leave year runs from 1 April to 31 March.
Staff receive an additional 3 days leave at Christmas when the office closes between Christmas Day and re-opens after New Year’s Day. This is in addition to the annual leave entitlement.
Life Assurance Scheme
Staff receive death in service life cover at four times their annual salary.
The right to request flexible working is available to all staff. There are a number of different flexible working arrangements available which can be arranged by mutual consent.
Season ticket loan
Interest free loans are available to purchase season tickets for the journey between home and work. Available after successful completion of probationary period.
Cycle to Work Scheme
The Cycle to Work scheme is a UK Government tax exemption initiative introduced to promote healthier journeys to work and to reduce environmental pollution. Staff will be able to apply for a loan to purchase a bicycle of a value of up to £1,111 tax free. Available after successful completion of probationary period.
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