• Full time
• £33,830 per year
• Permanent role
• Based in London Borough of Lewisham
Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind is a highly regarded local charity, helping people to be mentally healthy and working together with those experiencing mental health problems and dementia to improve their quality of life. With an annual turnover of £5M, over 150 staff and 260 volunteers, we are one of the largest charities in the Mind network
The Supporting Culturally Diverse Communities Project is a new project working with our partners at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and across the local mental health system. It has been developed in recognition of long-standing inequalities affecting people from culturally diverse communities, who have often been under-served by mental health services. We aim to:
• engage with individuals who do not access mental health services
• develop an excellent understanding of needs and anxieties in these communities
• Recruit, train, equip and support people from a range of culturally diverse communities to the Project Steering Group as Experts by Experience to contribute to the development & delivery of the project
• build resilience, confidence and trust in the communities that we work with
• equip community and faith groups to support people’s mental wellbeing
• reduce stigma around mental health in communities across Lewisham
We are looking for a Project Manager to lead the development & delivery of culturally appropriate peer support services and community engagement activity across Lewisham. You should have experience of managing services, supporting individuals or facilitating groups, and of working with people with mental health problems.
You will be developing and facilitating a series of Project Steering Group meetings to identify the support needs for people from culturally diverse communities with mental health problems in the London Borough of Lewisham. The information received through these meetings will inform the procurement of specific voluntary sector community services which the successful candidate will lead on and subsequently oversee and monitor their effectiveness & performance.
We recognise the importance of having a diverse and inclusive workforce, and would therefore particularly welcome applications from the following, currently under-represented, groups:
• People from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds
• Young people
• Disabled people
• People with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities
BLG Mind is committed to meeting the reasonable adjustments of disabled people.
BLG Mind always welcomes applications from people with lived experience of mental health problems.
Successful applicants will be expected to undergo an Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Staff benefits include a matched contribution pension scheme, 25 days' holiday (pro-rata, rising with service), quality supervision and training opportunities. See our website for more reasons to work for Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind.
Closing date: Sunday 27th June 2021 (11:59pm)
Likely Interview date: Week beginning 12th July
Please apply via our website
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