Employment opportunities with IMHN

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 – the Independent Mental Health Network wants to hear from you!

We are currently recruiting:

  • Project Coordinator – fixed term, to 31 December 2021
  • Peer Support Facilitator – fixed term, to 30 June 2021
  • 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.


Project Coordinator

 

Information about the post

Salary:  £19,500 (pro-rata) – equivalent to £10 per hour.
Hours:  Part-time – 22.5 hours per week (fixed term to 31 December 2021)
Location: Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire / 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 Bristol area, with the opportunity for flexible and occasional home working. This will include travel to meetings across the Greater Bristol 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.

Project 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, Friday 4 December 2020. If you require an application form in an alternative format, or have any questions about the role, please email recruitment@imhn.org.

Interviews will take place week beginning Monday 14 December 2020.


Peer Support Facilitator

 

Information about the post

Salary:  £19,500 (pro-rata) – equivalent to £10 per hour.
Hours:  Part-time – 30 hours per week (fixed term to 30 June, 2021)
Location: Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire / Remote Working

We have received funding from the National Emergencies Trust to support the development of a peer support network across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. The postholder will be expected to facilitate and build peer support groups across the area, helping people to access mutual support for mental health and wellbeing. The role will involve working closely with different stakeholders, including: IMHN Board of Trustees, IMHN members, funders, providers of mental health services, etc.

The post will be based in the Greater Bristol area, with the opportunity for flexible and occasional home working. This will include travel to meetings across the Greater Bristol 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.

Peer Support Facilitator – 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, Friday 4 December 2020. If you require an application form in an alternative format, or have any questions about the role, please email recruitment@imhn.org.

Interviews will take place week beginning Monday 14 December 2020.


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 trustees@imhn.org, by no later than 12 noon, Friday 18 December 2020.

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 4 January 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 trustees@imhn.org.

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