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Carers in Mind Service Lead

Families and friends play a vital role in supporting people experiencing severe mental health problems, but often, these demands can impact on the carer’s own wellbeing.  Our Carers in Mind team are here to offer the vital specialist support needed to empower and support carers in their roles. As Service Lead of our Carers in Mind project, your role will be to coordinate and deliver a wide range of support and interventions to meet the needs of our diverse carers.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about promoting the carers agenda, and will work to identify and promote the needs and rights of our carers, and raise our profile locally, alongside our partners in the voluntary and statutory sector. You will need to prioritise engaging and consulting with our clients to make sure that our carer projects are developed to meet the identified needs of our carers.  As a result, you will lead our small dedicated team of staff and volunteers to deliver a range of interventions to achieve this, to include person centred and goal focused emotional support, a programme of peer led and social opportunities, and a range of psychoeducational interventions.

Your role will be to coordinate all elements of our Carers in Mind project, and to provide leadership and direction to our team, volunteers, and our carers, whilst building capacity through successful outreach and strategic development of the service.  As well as having an empathy with the core values of RB Mind, the successful applicant will have experience of supporting carers, leading a successful team, developing relationships and project management. The applicant will be enthusiastic and self-motivated, and must be able to work on their own initiative.

Richmond Borough Mind values diversity and difference.  We welcome applicants from all sections of the community, particularly individuals with lived experience of mental health problems.

Salary: circa £28,000 per annum (pro rata), 18.75 hours per week  

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 7th January 2019. 

Interviews are provisionally scheduled to take place week commencing 21st January 2019.

The job Description and Person specification can be downloaded here

The application form can be downloaded here Please note that we do not accept CV’s.

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