Fixed Term Contract to 31st March 2022
People experiencing multiple disadvantage face a combination of problems including homelessness, substance misuse, contact with the criminal justice system and mental ill health. They fall through the gaps between services and systems, making it harder for them to address their problems and lead fulfilling lives.
Mind works with Clinks, Homeless Link and Collective Voice through the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition. Working together, we support local areas across England to develop effective, coordinated approaches to tackling multiple disadvantage that can increase wellbeing, reduce costs to public services and improve people’s lives. We draw on our shared knowledge and practical experience to change policy, so that everyone experiencing multiple disadvantage can reach their full potential and contribute to their communities.
The Partnerships Manager is part of the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) Local Networks Team.This team is formed experts on homelessness, criminal justice, substance misuse and mental health from across the MEAM partner organisations.
Working as part of this team the MEAM Partnerships Manager will provide practical, hands-on support to local areas, helping them to design and deliver better coordinated services and system for and with people experiencing multiple disadvantage, providing mental health specialism for the team. They will also work to raise the profile of this work and the needs of people facing multiple disadvantage nationally in Mind and across the local Mind network.
MEAM works with over 40 local areas across the country to improve local services and systems for people facing multiple disadvantage. Our team of Partnership Managers provides direct support to these local areas, helping them to learn from each other and providing independent support and challenge.
At full capacity, the post-holder will support around nine local areas across London and the South East. In the current context of the pandemic, the successful applicant will be comfortable with delivering all support remotely online, but will also be willing to travel for face-to-face support when it is safe to do so.
The main purpose of the MEAM Partnerships Manager is to deliver our work on the MEAM Approach, working closely with other Local Network Team Members in the MEAM organisations to ensure excellent support to local areas. They will also provide support to the National Lottery Community Fund’s Fulfilling Lives programme, working closely with Local Networks Team and external partners.
With substantial understanding of homelessness, criminal justice, mental health service, you will have knowledge of ways to better coordinate services and systems for people facing multiple disadvantage. Candidates will have demonstrable experience of working closely with strategic partners in statutory orginisations, coupled with establishing and sustaining partnerships that proactively tackle complex problems at a strategi level.A lived experience of empath and understanding of multiple disadvantage and / or mental health, with experience and / or knowledge of commissioning processes would be desirable, however is not essential.
Closing Date: 23rd March 2021
Mind reserve the right to close the vacancy to applications earlier, should we receive a high volume of strong candidates – therefore we encourage an early application.
This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home, with an expectation of being home based for the next six months or until updated government guidelines are published. However, if / when government guidelines change the role may then revert to being office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options.
Mind is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
Please refer to the Job Description while completing your application as candidates will be shortlisted based on how closely they match the criteria.