Head of Policy and Influencing

Recruiter
Point 13
Location
Based in Cardiff
Salary
£41,905 (inclusive of Cardiff weighting allowance)
Posted
06 Apr 2017
Expires
21 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Mind, the leading mental health charity is developing its work in Wales and we have some exciting new opportunities to help us shape the development and delivery of our work. Mind works across England and Wales employing approximately 280 staff, mainly at its offices in Stratford in East London and also at Mind Cymru's office in Cardiff. Mind Cymru's purpose is to lead Mind's work in Wales and ensure that our impact is strong in both nations. Mind has a federated structure of Local Mind delivery organisations, of which there are 20 local Minds in Wales.

Head of Policy and Influencing

£41,905 (inclusive of Cardiff weighting allowance)

35 hours per week, Permanent

Based in Cardiff

This is an exciting time to be joining Mind Cymru as mental health is rising up the political agenda and Mind's reputation and influence are growing. Anyone can have a mental health problem. Yet thousands of people still experience discrimination, injustice and poor treatment. Join Mind's in this newly created role and help tackle these issues head on.

As a member of Mind Cymru's senior leadership team and Mind's External Relations department senior team, you'll lead our policy influencing and stakeholder management work, representing Mind Cymru at the highest level with policy makers, the NHS, with partners, at events and in the media. You will also help coordinate Mind's external relations activity designed to increase the profile and weight given to mental health by government, the health services, public services and the general public.

To succeed, you'll need extensive experience of policy influencing, in which time you proved yourself an adept strategic planner with shrewd political judgement and a strong track record in delivering positive change.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: Midday on Friday, 21 April 2017