London, Greater London
£35,143 - 39,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

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.

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 deliver multiple projects for school leavers and university students that promote positive mental health and wellbeing at key educational transitions.  From pre-university to university and between years, focusing on prevention and early intervention through peer-led programmes of educational activities.  

What does the role involve?

  • Designing curriculum and training for psychoeducation packages
  • Facilitating coproduction with students and school leavers
  • Managing relationships with external partners
  • Working closely with research and communications teams to evaluate and promote projects effectively

What skills, knowledge and experience are we looking for?

  • Evidenced strong experience of working in partnership and co-production, preferably in the field of mental health and/or working with young people
  • Demonstrable excellent project management skills
  • Demonstrable strong experience of writing and designing curriculum and training for youth programmes for print and digital use
  • Demonstrable strong experience of facilitating workshops

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 an enhanced 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, knowledge and experience  match and you’d like to be part of a dynamic and growing organisation, please apply through our website job page.  Please note that all sections of the application form should be completed as CVs will not be accepted.  Applications will close at midnight on 7th October 2020.  Interviews are planned for 15th October 2020.  You will be asked to prepare a presentation as part of the interview process.


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, again please contact us through our website jobs section.

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!

Refreshed on: 23 September 2020
Closed date: 07 October 2020
Tags: Project Management

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