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£33,000 - £38,000 per year
Part-time (4 days per week)
Job description

Are you looking for a new role where you can make a tangible difference to a small charity? Would you like to work for an organisation that is described as kind and supportive by it's members? We are currently recruiting for a new Charity Manager. 

At the University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN) we empower Mental Health professionals working in education to develop their skills and expertise, and practice safely by providing networks, training and resources. We believe that mental health conditions should not be a barrier to accessing higher education, experiencing it positively or to benefitting from the opportunities that it creates. We actively work to address inequalities for students with mental health conditions.

This is an exciting time to join us as we are:

  • Planning a name change
  • About to start our strategy review to plan our next few years' development

This role offers a great opportunity for someone who enjoys a mix of self-driven and collaborative work and is keen to deliver impactful services to our members and the sector as a whole. 

We’re looking for someone with excellent all-round management skills, who is experienced in developing funding opportunities and services.

Networking and communication is a large part of the role and so you will need confidence to be able to communicate and develop relationships with a wide range of people. Our members are at the heart of our work, and you will need to be able to represent them, and the students they work with. We currently work with the Office for Students, Department of Education, Student Loans Company and UCAS, as well as other sector organisations, and are on advisory boards for several large research projects. 

Please have a look at our website for more information about who we are, what we do and how we operate.

JOB TITLE: Charity Manager


RESPONSIBLE TO: Board of Trustees, through the Chair of the board

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Administrator, Policy & Engagement Officer

SALARY: £33,000 - £38,000 (£26,400 - £30,400 pro rata)

Application deadline: 2/7/24 midday

Benefits of working for us

We offer flexible working, to help you manage your homelife, external commitments and wellbeing. We are happy to pay for co-working space for you. 

As well as generous annual leave, the Charity Manager enjoys a wellbeing half day per month.

We also have a budget for ongoing training, so that all staff can feel confident in their role.

Job description and person specification

For a full job description and person specification please see our attachment. Although we are looking for particular skills and experience, we highly value people's capacity to learn and try new things. You need to be passionate about creating an equitable society for all, whatever your background.

Main roles and responsibilities

  • You will provide strategic leadership and direction to the charity, developing business plans and measuring impact
  • You will represent the charity in key forums and promote our work and that of our members
  • You will oversee effective governance of the charity, working closely with the Chair and Board of Trustees
  • You will help to ensure the organisation is sustainable and financially viable, developing new funding streams and partnerships
  • You will promote a positive and healthy working environment, demonstrating leadership through personal example and continuing our work to ensure UMHAN is an organisation that people want to belong to and work with

Person specification 

Essential requirements include:

  • Educated to degree level, or postgraduate professional qualification, or can demonstrate equivalent qualifications, skills and experience.
  • Experience of working in Higher Education, membership organisation or charity
  • Recognised management qualification or equivalent experience
  • An alignment with and commitment to the aims, purpose and vision of UMHAN
  • A commitment to equality and diversity within the workplace and the delivery of services
  • Substantial experience of business and strategic planning, with an ability to create objectives, track performance and deliver results
  • Experience of developing good working relationships with a wide range of people at all levels
  • Adaptable and flexible to new and changing working practices
  • Highly self motivated; driven
  • Resilient, with techniques for working remotely, managing a wide portfolio of responsibilities, within established budgets, and successfully meeting deadlines

Although we offer remote working, you must have a current right to work in the UK. 



Application resources
Posted by
University Mental Health Advisers Network View profile Company size Size: 1 - 5
Posted on: 11 June 2024
Closing date: 02 July 2024 at 12:00
Tags: Fundraising, Senior Management, Marketing, Management, Advocacy, Business Development, Volunteer Management, Operations, Governance

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