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Reference: 85621

Date Added: 19 August 2022
Closing Date: 4 September 2022

Job Title: Senior Policy Officer

Working For: Rethink Mental Illness

Location: Internet

Salary: £25,690.03 to 28,087.95 per annum or £28,336.13 to £30,734.05 per annum inclusive of London weighting

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

As Senior Policy Officer, you’ll play a key role in setting out our position as a leader and key stakeholder in the mental health sector and create lasting change. With a knowledge of the mental health policy environment and levers for change, you will understand complex policy issues, recognise their relevance and identify policy solutions.

Your work would be instrumental in making sure that people severely affected by mental illness can access high quality treatment and care for their needs. You would play a key role in influencing government and other stakeholders to tackle the mortality gap and end unfair physical health inequalities.

You will understand how you can bring about change and feel comfortable doing so proactively. You will generate and analyse data and bring issues to life by drawing out the lived experience of people severely affected by mental illness. 

You will have:

  • a good working knowledge of the current mental health policy environment and levers for policy change
  • experience of successfully analysing the external environment and identifying policy solutions
  • an interest in creating change, and a good understanding of influencing parliament, arms-length bodies, and external stakeholders
  • experience of using policy research methods 
  • excellent persuasive writing skills 

You may also have:

  • Experience of working in mental health services
  • Experience of co-producing policy 
  • Project management skills
  • Experience of working as part of a coalition of organisations and charities

Caring for our people

We offer a wide range of support including:

  • Wellbeing support
  • Taking time for you: you get to choose where you work, managing your own diary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Structured Induction
  • £300 when you introduce a Friend

We welcome applications from everyone, applicants with lived experience, those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning+ (LGBTQ+), people with a disability, or those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status. We have an ambition of becoming an anti-racist organisation and we recognise there is more to do in ensuring our recruitment is fair and inclusive, which is why we are recruiting new roles in helping us to achieve this.

Closing Date: 4 September 2022

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Website: http://www.rethink.org/

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