Dear Candidate

I am delighted that you have expressed an interest in the Associate Director – Network Operations at Mind.

We are Mind the mental health charity. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect. We provide advice and support to empower anybody experiencing a mental health problem and we campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

The Associate Director of Networks will play a vital role in our organisation as we embark on an ambitious strategy to effect long lasting change in communities and reach more people than ever before. This is a significant position leading the effective management of the day-to-day operations and support for the federation. The ability to develop robust relationship management and engagement approaches and the systems and processes we use to monitor quality and make informed strategic decisions about the development of our model and support offer are critical to our success. Your expertise and leadership in the field of delivering activity and programmes to strengthen and support networks of local organisations or services will therefore play a pivotal role in ensuring we can sustain and grow our local organisations to provide support to people with mental health problems in communities across England and Wales.

We are looking for an exceptional influencer, skilled at working with a variety of senior stakeholders, with outstanding communication and negotiation skills.  With a comprehensive knowledge of organisational risk and experience of the application of risk management, you will have a proven track record of robust decision making.  Demonstrating a senior level of experience of programme and project management, you will bring a track record of senior leadership and the management of teams and operations across a complex organisation. Above all, you will demonstrate your commitment to our mission, values and ambition and will be dedicated to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion into all aspects of our work.

We can promise an exciting, creative, and exceptionally rewarding place to work, passionate and committed staff and a strong Executive, along with the opportunity to lead and influence the organisation’s direction of travel. Through your commitment to delivering effective operations across a complex organisation you will be able to contribute to a real and tangible outcome that can positively and genuinely change the lives of people with mental health problems.

If you feel you have the skills and experience that we are looking for in this significant role then I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes

Karen Mellanby
Director of Networks and Communities

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