The Mental Health Foundation is recruiting

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The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s leading charity for everyone’s mental health. We are home to Mental Health Awareness Week and, with prevention at the heart of what we do, we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive.

Starting salary £35,143 rising to £39,000 plus LW £3,285

Our focus is on three key areas:

  1. Impact
    We systematically consider how to scale ideas informed by evidence.  We build partnerships and alliances that increase the impact and reach of our work.
  2. Influence
    We harness evidence and the voice of lived experience to advocate for preventive approaches and create campaigns which tackle the root causes of poor mental health. 
  3. Integrity
    We continue to build a strong organisation that lives its values - that is open, kind, outward-looking and sustainable.

We have pioneered change for 70 years and we are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Come join us!

This exciting Project Manager role will oversee a new project where we are seeking to build social connections virtually.  To do this we will be providing tenants in later life housing schemes with Facebook Portals. This work is a response to the social isolation and loneliness that some have experienced in the Pandemic. It builds on the type of peer group we have facilitated in our Standing Projects in London and Wales.

What does the role involve?

  • Supervise and line-manage four project staff who will also be facilitating groups and supporting people on an ongoing basis to access groups via their Facebook Portals.
  • Work with the Foundation’s Programmes Manager for Empowerment and Later Life and housing partners in the design and delivery of small, virtual self-help groups for tenants living in sheltered and extra care housing.

What skills, knowledge and experience are we looking for?

  • Broad and in depth understanding and interest in issues relating to older people’s mental health and dementia.
  • Experience of group facilitation.
  • Experience of working with people with mental health including dementia.
  • Relevant experience of project development and management including managing and supervising staff.

Why should you join the Mental Health Foundation?

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising to 27 after 5 years’ service
  • 3 closure days between Christmas and New Year
  • Up to 3 wellbeing days per annum
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Generous non-contributory pension scheme, 8% at 3 months service, rising to 10% at 6 months service employer contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme at four times annual salary
  • Flexible working
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Cycle to work scheme

Please note that for safeguarding purposes, all our roles require a DBS check. Also, we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK. 

How to apply

If you think your skills match and you’d like to be part of a dynamic and growing organisation, please complete and send your application form (opens new window) to (along with a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (opens new window)).  Please note that all sections of the application form should be completed as CVs will not be accepted. Applications will close at 5pm on 20 January 2021. Interviews are planned for 3 February 2021. There will be a short presentation and facilitation task on the day of the interview.

Diversity is greatly valued at the Foundation. Applications from all sections of the community are actively encouraged. If you have a disability, require any additional support or have any questions regarding the role, please contact us at

Due to Covid-19 and until further notice, we are operating digital recruitment (including interviews via video conferencing) and on-boarding processes. We are blending office and homeworking until further notice.

We look forward to hearing from you!