London, Greater London

Manager - £30,000 to £45,000 per annum FTE; Officer: £25,000 to £35,000 per annum FTE (plus 6% contributory pension scheme)

Permanent, Contract, Full-time

REQ0461

About the organisation

Our Vision

Our vision is a world where children and families are supported effectively to build on their stre... Read more

Job Description

Please note: these are two separate posts so please indicate which post you would like to apply for in the Supporting Statement within the online application form.

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families supports distressed children and their families through innovative therapeutic practice and research, training and promoting awareness of mental health issues. In April 2019, the Centre opened its new Centre of Excellence located in King’s Cross.

Children and young people’s mental health has never been more important than it is now. Schools are in the front line of promoting wellbeing and mental health and this is your chance to play a leading role in making sure children and young people get the help they need when they need it.

The Centre is the leading charity transforming mental health in schools and colleges. We have a network of over 10,000 educationalists; we run the largest research trials in schools and colleges in Europe; our work reaches over a million children and young people and now we are embarking on a new Government-funded project to train schools and colleges to work with mental health professionals so that children and young people can get the help they need when they need it.

We are looking for two talented professionals to take our profile to the next level.  You will need to develop compelling communications for professionals and keep an eye on raising the profile of the work with the public. Versatility is second nature to you and your drive to succeed will reflect the ambition of this project.  You will work with a brilliant team which has consistently developed ground-breaking projects in education and mental health over the last five years.

To do this you will need to have intuitive communications skills and an ability to understand the complex and differing communications needs of education professionals. You will also have a good analytical brain and monitor and report on your activity.

You will have the following in spades: commitment, organisation, creativity, drive, planning skills and analytic skills. You will want to bring them to bear on improving the mental health of children and young people. We’re not asking for much. Just for you to help us to change the world.

You will be based at our brand-new purpose-built national Centre for Excellence at 4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH, which is half way between King’s Cross St. Pancras and Angel.

The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Please note: these are two separate posts so please indicate which post you would like to apply for in the Supporting Statement within the online application form.

Contract duration

Manager:  Permanent

Officer: Two years with the possibility of being extended to four years

Closing date for applications

Midnight, Tuesday 23 July 2019

Notification of interview

Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Thursday 25 July 2019

Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates

Interviews

Interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 29 July 2019

How to apply

For more information about this role and to apply, please visit the vacancies page on our website.

We are unable to accept CVs