Oldham, Greater Manchester
Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester
£25,403.04 - £26,451.36 per year (pro rata)
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Would you like to be part of transforming mental wellbeing in Greater Manchester?  Mind in Greater Manchester are recruiting a pro-active, energetic and dedicated Network Development Lead to lead on the creation of a network of Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) partner organisations committed to improving mental wellbeing across the whole of Greater Manchester.  If you have experience of building relationships with key stakeholders and have successfully persuaded diverse organisations to commit to a programme, project, scheme, vision or strategy – and kept them on track – we would love to hear from you.



You will engage partner organisations in the VCSE sector to commit to staff being trained to deliver ‘Connect 5’ – a workforce development programme that empowers individuals to improve and sustain mental wellbeing, both in themselves and in others. These trainers will then cascade the training to colleagues, service users and members of the public. They will be supported by a community of practice aimed at developing knowledge, skills and best practice, and ensuring high quality, consistent training that is safe, effective and genuinely transformative. First-class digital resources will further support this work.

Mind in Greater Manchester, in partnership with The Big Life Company, have been commission to create the ‘Greater Manchester Connect 5 Hub’ to deliver this vision.

Connect 5

Connect 5 is a well-established prevention toolkit that promotes psychological awareness, knowledge and understanding. It teaches the development of skills, which empower people to take pro-active steps to build mental health resilience for themselves and others. The programme will be disseminated more widely than anywhere it has previously been attempted, in an effort to reform and enhance normal ways of working and embed the GM-Connect 5 principles across the whole Public Service and Voluntary Community Social Enterprise (VCSE) system and the communities they serve.

The Lead Engagement Worker will be responsible for driving the adoption of the Connect 5 model within the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester while ensuring inclusivity across geographies, sectors and communities of identity. The Lead Engagement Worker will be responsible for making sure partner organisations remain active participants in the project.

Can you win commitment and maintain energy within a diverse network of partner organisations?

We would like to work with someone who shares in our vision and will really invest in turning it into a reality. You will have a passion for enabling individuals improve and sustain their mental wellbeing, whilst tackling the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health.

This role includes all aspects of stakeholder engagement:

  • Horizon scanning for partner organisations;

  • Strategic planning and implementation;

  • Networking, relationship building with key stakeholders;

  • Involving, engaging and motivating individuals and organisations;

  • Attending meetings and events;

  • Following up/re-engaging organisations.

Who we are:

We are a flexible and fast-moving charity delivering mental health services across part of Greater Manchester. Our aim is to continue to provide the best quality local mental health services in prevention, early intervention and primary care; alongside empowering individuals and our communities to live well. We offer various services across the community and to individuals aiming to improve wellbeing and raise awareness around the importance of mental health support.



Why choose Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind?

  1. We offer a dynamic, stimulating environment that embraces change and is open to new ways of working.

  2. We provide a real opportunity to influence meaningful change within our society and for you to contribute your expertise to this process.

  3. We maintain a strong commitment to ethical standards of working within a socially inclusive environment.

  4. We offer ongoing training and development to all staff and volunteers, enabling you to gain qualifications and expertise in mental health and therapeutic interventions.

  5. We offer a degree of flexibility around working hours, balancing work and personal commitments.

  6. Other benefits include 25 days annual leave plus public holidays, a 5% pension contribution and a discount in our café.

Mind in Greater Manchester is a partnership of five local mind associations: Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind, Manchester Mind, Mind in Salford, Rochdale and District Mind and Stockport and District Mind. By working together, we can achieve better mental health for everyone in Greater Manchester.

Ready to apply? We’d love to hear from you.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 8th December 2019.  However, the vacancy may close earlier if enough applications are received. 

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Posted on: 11 November 2019
Closed date: 08 December 2019
Job ref: C5EW
Tags: Training, Project Management

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