£50,000 per year
Contract, 2 year fixed term contract, Full-time
Job description

About Us

United for Global Mental Health is dedicated to creating a world that enables good mental health for all. We draw on our expertise in policy, advocacy, and financing to work with organisations who share our commitment to driving mental health up the political agenda - and securing additional funding for mental health at national and global level. 

We unite – a wide range of stakeholders to help achieve change; driving mental health up the political agenda

We advocate and influence - to achieve rights-based policy-making and increased financing, strengthening independent monitoring and accountability 

We advise - on strategy, and design and deliver events and activities to encourage high-level political engagement in support of better mental health

We support - global and national advocacy and campaigning; recognising achieving change takes a multi-stakeholder approach

The opportunity

We are searching for a communications manager to take our organisational brand to the next level, positioning us as an expert partner to those who share our mission to accelerate action on mental health around the world; and driving meaningful engagement across the ever-growing membership of our community. We are a digital-first organisation, working virtually with partners around the world. United for Global Mental Health is a small, fast paced and entrepreneurial team - this is an exciting opportunity to create significant impact. 


About you

You are a driven individual who is passionate about mental health and determined to make a difference to the lives of as many people as possible. 

You will have a proven knowledge and understanding of global health; a passion for engaging and shareable content; up to date digital nous; the ability to work creatively across both high touch 1:1 communication and 1:many digital comms; and proven experience in building strategic communications partnerships across government, international organisations, civil society, the private sector, research and academia, and the media. You have experience of stewarding and developing a brand in a nonprofit context and of community management.  

You will be confident in developing and delivering communications strategies for an organisation that works virtually with partners around the world; and in building a thought leadership platform for UnitedGMH that is strategically complementary to that of partner organisations.

You will share our commitment to putting lived experience at the heart of all that we do; and to upholding the rights of all who access mental health services.   




  • Strategy: Ensure the development and implementation of UnitedGMH organisational communications strategies and activities against agreed outcomes in order to advance the UnitedGMH brand and to achieve change through the Global Mental Health Action Network 

  • Global Mental Health Action Network community management: Work hand in hand with partner engagement to develop and implement communications strategies to support the goals and development of the Global Mental Health Action Network

  • Relationship management: Build and activate relationships with communications counterparts inpartner organisations, as well as relevant media outfits 

  • Thought leadership: Work closely with policy, advocacy and financing colleagues to develop and implement a UnitedGMH thought leadership strategy that doubles down on high quality, multi-channel, own-brand content at strategic moments

  • UnitedGMH leadership communications: Design and implement the strategy, content and partnerships to support UnitedGMH CEO and Trustees in growing a strategic following for UnitedGMH; and engaging the broader UnitedGMH community

  • Digital communications: Oversee UnitedGMH and the Global Mental Health Action Network’s digital stack, utilising each channel (website, email, e-marketing and organic social) to meet brand and impact KPIs

  • CRM and high touch 1:1 comms: Refresh UnitedGMH use of CRM and 1:1 relationship management approach/communications, supported by creative content  

  • Day to day content development: Oversee and produce day to day creative content (audio, visual - video, infographics, graphs, and short and long form written content)

  • UnitedGMH funder engagement and stewardship: Work hand in hand with fundraising team to develop and implement communications strategies to engage the UnitedGMH funder community, including offering best in class funder stewardship

  • Equipping the UnitedGMH team: Ensure full brand and messaging alignment among the UnitedGMH core staff; and bring brand, digital and creative content expertise into cross-organisation activity (including advisory on project work where needed)

  • Measurement and reporting: Lead monitoring and measurement of communications activity against KPIs, including leading partner satisfaction survey and supporting employee engagement survey development and deployment  


Management and administration

  • Senior Management: Support the CEO to ensure UnitedGMH operations and resources are managed in accordance with policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and good practice in all aspects of the charity’s work

  • Financial Management: Support the CEO to ensure the development of the annual budget and ensure effective monitoring and management of resources; lead and oversee the budget and reporting for communications

  • Line management: Provide line management to community manager and lead contracting and management of consultants as needed

  • Representation: Represent UnitedGMH as required both in private and public settings

  • UnitedGMH and American Friends of UnitedGMH Board engagement: Support the CEO in reporting to the UnitedGMH board and the American Friends of UnitedGMH

Other duties that may be required by the CEO and board of trustees.


Essential attributes and experience

  • Management-level experience relevant to the role 

  • Experience of working in global health and/or international development communications at global and country level

  • An ability to develop and execute communications strategies to achieve change working with a wide variety of stakeholders

  • Proven expertise in brand, thought leadership and creative content development

  • Up to date digital communications experience

  • Strong team working orientation, with the ability and social skills to work collaboratively with staff at all levels and all parts of the organisation; and externally 

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Political sensitivity and ability to apply good judgement in decision making

Desirable attributes and experience

  • Fluency in at least one additional language beyond English is strongly desired

  • Experience of leading communications for a membership network


Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis so please do not hesitate to register your interest.


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Posted on: 05 January 2022
Closed date: 04 February 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Communications, PR, Digital

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