Project Manager

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has a vision of a world with good mental health for all. Their focus is on preventing mental health problems and improving people's wellbeing. They do this through research, creating new evidence-based solutions, making practical support available and advocating for change. MHF is now recruiting for two Project Managers to support with the implementation of the Foundation's Covid Respond Programme (CRP), a £2m UK-wide investment that aims to support and protect the mental health of at-risk communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Project Managers will sit in either the adult team, or the children families and young people team, working as part of MHF's new Covid Respond Programme, specifically across Scotland. The Project Managers will work closely with the Programme Managers in their respective teams to implement new and innovative areas of work that focus on the prevention of mental health problems. The Project Managers will work in close partnership with other organisations and charities, utilising capacity building models to ensure practical mental health support to people whose experience of inequalities before and during the pandemic has left them most in need of support. The Project Managers will ensure all projects have agreed outcomes, clear workplans and that reporting mechanisms are fulfilled, and will support innovation in the development of sustainable and scaleable models of practice.

To apply for this role, you must be a skilled Project Manager, with demonstrable experience of working on projects from their implementation stages. You must have exceptional communication skills, with the ability to convey concepts to a wide range of audiences, and build relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including beneficiaries. You must have a proven track record of engaging with people who experience inequalities and amplifying less heard voices through co-production models. You will be organised, efficient, and will have significant experience of building community and/or organisational capacity.

In order to apply, simply submit your CV here and we will be in contact about the next steps.

First interviews will take place on the week commencing Monday 14th February

Please note, this role is initially a fixed term contract for 3 years, for 35 or 28 hours per week

As a specialist Recruitment Practice we are committed to building inclusive and diverse organisations, and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We invest in your journey as a candidate and are committed to supporting you in your application.

Employment benefits

Pension (non-contributory)

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.

Wellbeing Days

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.

Annual leave

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.

Christmas leave

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.

Flexible working

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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