Lambeth, Greater London
£43,285 (inclusive of London Weighting)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has a vision of a world with good mental health for all. Their focus is on preventing mental health problems and improving people's wellbeing. They do this through research, creating new evidence-based solutions, making practical support available and advocating for change.

MHF is now recruiting for a dynamic new Programme Manager for their Becoming a Man (BAM) Programme, a school-based counselling programme seeking to support young men in years 8-11 to learn, internalise, and practice social skills so that they can reach their potential in school, in their community, and at home.

As Programme Manager for MHF's 'Becoming a Man' Programme, you will work to ensure the effective and timely delivery of the project, currently being delivered across three implementation sites in Lambeth. You will manage project staff, including BAM Counsellors working directly with the young people, and will manage engagement with external agencies, schools, and a wide range of partners. You will align the strategies of key stakeholders with that of the programme and the young people it seeks to support, and will leverage the learning, ethos and strategic framework of BAM in support of the MHF's wider strategy and operational plan.

To apply for this role, you will be an exceptional project manager with significant experience of managing complex projects across multiple delivery sites and alongside a range of delivery partners, ideally within a relevant field such as mental health, youth work, education etc. You will have significant knowledge of mental health, both the protective factors that create good mental health and of the barriers and risk factors that create or exacerbate poor mental health, especially how these impact young people and their development.

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead an established programme designed to support young people's mental health and nurture their potential. In order to apply please initially submit your CV (in Word format). Suitable candidates will then be contacted and will be asked to complete a supporting statement (cover letters are not required at this stage).

First stage interviews - Wednesday 27th and Friday 29th October

Second stage interviews - Friday 12th November

As a specialist Recruitment Practice, Prospectus is committed to building inclusive and diverse organisations, and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Individuals with personal lived experience of the issues encountered by the young people participating in BAM are highly encouraged to apply.

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Posted on: 29 September 2021
Closed date: 17 October 2021
Job ref: HQ00179111
Tags: Social Care/Development, Project Management