London, Greater London
£30,000 - £38,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal aims to have a transformational impact on people’s lives by bringing together businesses, neighbouring communities, employees, and charities to find solutions to some of London’s most pressing societal issues. Our vision is to create A Better City for All, that is Inclusive, Healthy, Skilled and Fair, helping 1 million people thrive.

We do this by delivering programmes under our four key strategy areas; Inclusive, Healthy, Skilled and Fair, and through supporting inspirational charities who are delivering innovative solutions in these areas.

To create a Healthy City, we must end the stigma around mental health. Mental health impacts us all, with 9 out of 10 people being directly or indirectly by poor mental health each year. This has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the start of the pandemic there has been a 57% increase in anxiety.

Despite this, mental health still carries a huge stigma in society and within the workplace, with only 16% of employees feeling able to share a mental health problem with their line manager. Poor mental health in the workplace not only carries an unacceptable human cost, including loss of life, but it also carries a large financial cost to employers.

This is Me is a pioneering mental health programme that that aims to change attitudes around mental health and create healthier and more inclusive workplaces by reducing stigma, dispelling myths and improving employee wellbeing for good. We do this by providing organisations with the tools they need to:

  1. Raise awareness through The Green Ribbon campaign, developed in partnership with PwC
  2. Open up the conversation to dispel myths and challenge stereotypes through This is Me Storytelling, developed in partnership with Barclays
  3. Build the skills of employees to manage their mental health and support their colleagues through our Wellbeing in the Workplace online wellbeing training, developed in partnership with Samaritans and PwC.

Research has proven that speaking openly about mental health, is good for people, good for society and good for business. 

We are looking for an experienced, passionate and driven Programme Manager, who is committed to mental health and wellbeing, to join our organisation to lead the delivery and growth of our Healthy Pillar Programme, This is Me.

Role purpose

Since 2016, over 1200 organisations have signed up to deliver This is Me in their organisation, across the UK and globally. We work with business and charity partners to deliver This is Me in London, the North West, Scotland, the West Midlands and Yorkshire, and internationally in India and Asia.

We have now developed our 2022-2024 3-year strategy for the programme, to align with the wider Programme Strategy of the Appeal, with the aim of growing the reach and impact of the programme.  We have an ambitious aim to grow the reach of the programme across the UK and internationally over the next 3 years.

The Programme Manager will be responsible for delivering our strategic aims for This is Me, working collaboratively with the Head of Programmes, external business partners and charity partners to;

  1. Expand the reach of This is Me by diversifying the sectors we work with, prioritising increasing public sector participation
  2. Support SMEs to participate in This is Me and provide bespoke support on how to adapt the tools
  3. Support organisations to take an intersectional approach to mental health
  4. Develop global partnerships to support organisations to engage with This is Me globally

This is an exciting role within our growing organisation, reporting into the Head of Programmes, and will play an instrumental role in our impact as an organisation and ending the stigma around mental health globally.

Further details

Salary: £30,000 - £38,000 (depending on experience)

Contract: Permanent, full time (35 hours a week)

Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and Christmas closure
  • Flexible and agile working, including working from home days
  • Learning & development opportunities
  • Workplace pension scheme with 4% employer contribution
  • Season ticket loan
  • Wellbeing support

 Location: Guildhall, London/remote

 Closing date: Monday 31st January 2022 at 9.00am. We will be reviewing applications as they come in.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Application resources
Refreshed on: 22 January 2022
Closing date: 31 January 2022
Job ref: Programme Manager
Tags: Project Management, Advocacy

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