Glasgow, Glasgow City
£48,000 and rising to £54,000 per annum pro rata
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

The Mental Health Foundation is a financially strong and expanding organisation. Our vision is good mental health for all, and prevention is at the heart of what we do. We place particular focus upon those who have greatest need. We use our knowledge, informed by rigorous research, to inform and work with policymakers, practitioners, communities, companies, and the media. We have pioneered change for 70 years and are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Come join us!

This exciting, senior post is based in Glasgow and will play a leadership role for research, policy and strategy development for the Scotland and Northern Ireland. Reporting to the Director and working closely with the Associate Director, you will manage a small, new research and policy team. One of your responsibilities will be to drive forward the Foundation’s reputation as the leading research and policy charity in our field. You will also be the lead contact for university partners, develop and manage research proposals, and oversee our policy and public affairs programme.

We are looking for someone:

  • With credibility amongst academics and research funders
  • Who can engage and influence policy makers to achieve impact
  • Who understands mental health and social justice agendas
  • And who is passionate, focused and positive

Why should you join our Mental Health Foundation?

  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 after 5 years of service
  • 10 days bank holiday (plus 3 discretionary Christmas leave days)
  • 3 Well-being days
  • Generous non-contributory pension plan, up to 10% employer contribution
  • Various flexible working options
  • Enhanced Maternity pay
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Cycle to work scheme


The Foundation is fully committed to safeguarding all. Please note that all our roles require a Disclosure Scotland check.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post.  In order to apply for this post, you must demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK. 

Diversity is valued at the Foundation and is important in the work that we do. Applications from all sections of the community are welcome and will be considered on merit. Should you have a disability and require any additional support or if you have any questions regarding the above role, please contact us at 

Posted on: 23 July 2020
Closed date: 05 August 2020
Job ref: Glas/2
Tags: Project Management

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