Work with IMHN

Work with the Independent Mental Health Network

Are you someone with a passion for improving mental health services and empowering those with lived experience of mental health?

Do you support the principles of lived experience leadership and have a willingness to ensure this remains embedded in health and social care services?

If so – we want to hear from you!

Benefits of working with IMHN

  • We are committed to your personal development. Training will be provided to support you in your role. Additionally, each of the advertised roles comes with a £500 personal training budget to support your development whilst you are with us.
  • We operate a payscale, which means there is the opportunity for the salary to increase annually (subject to satisfactory performance).
  • We know that flexibility can be important to people, particularly with responsibilities such as childcare. We operate a flexible working scheme.
  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

Latest vacancies

We are currently recruiting:

Greater Manchester

  • Engagement and Co-production Manager – fixed term, to 31 March 2022
  • Engagement Coordinator – fixed term, to 31 March 2022
  • Peer Support Engagement Coordinator – fixed term, to 31 March 2022

Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire

  • Engagement Coordinator – fixed term, to 31 March 2022

National

  • Trustees – voluntary position for a three-year term

More information about each opportunity is below and if you have any queries please get in touch with us using the contact details provided.

Please note: IMHN reserve the right to close a vacancy to applications earlier, should we receive a high volume of strong candidates – therefore we encourage an early application.


Engagement and Co-production Manager

 

Information about the post

Starting Salary:  £25,759.50 (pro-rata) – equivalent to £13.21 per hour.
Hours:  Full-time – 37.5 hours per week (fixed term to 31 March 2022)
Location: Greater Manchester / Remote Working

The post-holder will be expected to lead and manage on agreed areas of co-production and engagement in Greater Manchester, ensuring people with lived experience of mental health are fully involved in the development of mental health support across the area. This will include utilising strong emotional intelligence to manage a small, hard-working team, ensuring projects are managed effectively, delivered on time and to high standards. The post-holder will also ensure that projects are adequately planned and resourced.

To achieve this, transparency and strong communication with the rest of the organisation on progress and support needs will be essential. This will include working closely with different stakeholders, including: IMHN Board of Trustees, IMHN members, funders, providers of mental health services, etc.

This will also include providing support for representatives with lived experience of mental health problems attending meetings and engaging in shaping mental health support on behalf of the organisation.

The post will be based in the Greater Manchester area, with the opportunity for flexible and occasional home working. This will include travel to meetings across the Greater Manchester area. The role may also include occasional evening and weekend working hours.

Note: if government restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 are in place at the time of employment, the role will initially be home based.

Full information about the post can be found by clicking the job description and person specification link.

IMHN Engagement and Co-production Manager – Job Description and Person Specification

 

How to apply

To apply for this post, please click here and complete the online application form. Please complete this form by no later than 12 noon, Monday 31 May 2021. If you require an application form in an alternative format, or have any questions about the role, please email .

Interviews will take place week beginning Monday 7 June 2021.

 


Engagement Coordinator

 

Information about the post

Starting Salary:  £20,299.50 (pro-rata) – equivalent to £10.41 per hour.
Hours:  Full-time – 37.5 hours per week (fixed term to 31 March 2022)
Location: Greater Manchester / Remote Working

The post-holder will be expected to provide all aspects of project coordination to the organisation’s representation and engagement functions, which will involve working closely with different stakeholders, including: IMHN Board of Trustees, IMHN members, funders, providers of mental health services, etc.

This will also include providing support for representatives with lived experience of mental health problems attending meetings and engaging in shaping mental health support on behalf of the organisation.

The post will be based in the Greater Manchester area, with the opportunity for flexible and occasional home working. This will include travel to meetings across the Greater Manchester area. The role may also include occasional evening and weekend working hours.

Note: if government restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 are in place at the time of employment, the role will initially be home based.

Full information about the post can be found by clicking the job description and person specification link.

IMHN Engagement Coordinator – Job Description and Person Specification

 

How to apply

To apply for this post, please click here and complete the online application form. Please complete this form by no later than 12 noon, Monday 31 May 2021. If you require an application form in an alternative format, or have any questions about the role, please email .

Interviews will take place week beginning Monday 7 June 2021.


Peer Support Engagement Coordinator

 

Information about the post

Starting Salary:  £20,299.50 (pro-rata) – equivalent to £10.41 per hour.
Hours:  Full-time – 37.5 hours per week (fixed term to 31 March, 2022)
Location: Greater Manchester / Remote Working

The post-holder will be expected to coordinate engagement of people with lived experience of mental health to develop the availability and infrastructure of peer support across Greater Manchester. As part of the role, it will require working with a range of stakeholders, including: IMHN Board of Trustees, IMHN members, funders, providers of mental health services, peer-led organisations, etc.

This will also include providing support for representatives with lived experience of mental health problems attending meetings and engaging in shaping mental health support on behalf of the organisation.

The post will be based in the Greater Manchester area, with the opportunity for flexible and occasional home working. This will include travel to meetings across the Greater Manchester area. The role may also include occasional evening and weekend working hours.

Note: if government restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 are in place at the time of employment, the role will initially be home based.

Full information about the post can be found by clicking the job description and person specification link.

IMHN Peer Support Engagement Coordinator – Job Description and Person Specification

How to apply

To apply for this post, please click here and complete the online application form. Please complete this form by no later than 12 noon, Monday 31 May 2021. If you require an application form in an alternative format, or have any questions about the role, please email .

Interviews will take place week beginning Monday 7 June 2021.


Engagement Coordinator

 

Information about the post

Starting Salary:  £20,299.50 (pro-rata) – equivalent to £10.41 per hour.
Hours:  Full-time – 37.5 hours per week (fixed term to 31 March 2022)
Location: Bristol / Remote Working

The post-holder will be expected to support our engagement and co-production work, which will involve working closely with different stakeholders, including: IMHN Board of Trustees, IMHN members, funders, providers of mental health services, etc.

This will also include providing support for representatives with lived experience of mental health problems attending meetings and engaging in shaping mental health support on behalf of the organisation.

The post will be based in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area, with the opportunity for flexible and occasional home working. This will include travel to meetings across the area. The role may also include occasional evening and weekend working hours.

Note: if government restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 are in place at the time of employment, the role will initially be home based.

Full information about the post can be found by clicking the job description and person specification link.

IMHN Engagement Coordinator – Job Description and Person Specification

 

How to apply

To apply for this post, please click here and complete the online application form. Please complete this form by no later than 12 noon, Monday 7 June 2021. If you require an application form in an alternative format, or have any questions about the role, please email .

Interviews will take place week beginning Monday 14 June 2021.


Volunteer opportunity – Trustee

Trustee Opportunity Information

It is expected you will be able to commit about a day a month to assist in influencing the development of a young, dynamic and growing organisation.

We recommend you take a look at the documents linked below. They will help you write your application, and assist with understanding the way that the charity operates

Trustee Recruitment Pack – November 2020

IMHN Constitution (last amended January 2017)

IMHN Constitution – Bye Laws (last amended January 2017)

How to apply

To apply to be a Trustee, please send in your CV and covering letter to , by no later than 12 noon, Monday 31 May 2021.

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 14 June 2021. Please ensure you tell us about any dates that you cannot attend during that week when submitting your application.

For an informal conversation about the role or organisation, please email Tom Renhard at .

We would especially welcome applications from those with qualifications or extensive experience in any of the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Fundraising and bid writing
  • Law and advocacy
  • Marketing / Public relations

We would especially welcome applications from individuals who identify as:

  • LGBTQIA+
  • BAME

Further information about our organisation

IMHN exists to represent those with lived experience of mental health, uniting voices for positive change in how mental health services are delivered.

We’re governed by a board of up to twelve Trustees, who work alongside our branches and volunteers to develop a thriving and active organisation improving mental health services and empowering those with lived experience to have their voice heard.

The charity is young and working to embed its first strategic plan that will integrate our core objectives into everything that we do. The charity has also launched in Greater Manchester, where we will be playing a leading role in developing a network for people with lived experience of mental health that will influence the development of mental health support across the area.

For more information, please visit https://www.imhn.org


Other opportunities to work with us

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