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Associate Director for People & Development

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Human Resources
Circa £75,000 pa
Hybrid working with an office based in Stratford, London E20
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Adrian Lewis

1 in 4 people have mental health problems, but most of us don’t get the help we need. This has to change.

We are Mind. We are here to fight mental health. We change minds across England and Wales by making mental health an everyday priority. We stand up to the injustices which make life harder for those of us with mental health challenges. We offer help whenever you might need it through our information, advice and local services. And we bring together an unstoppable network of individuals and communities who care about mental health, to make a difference.

In April we began our new 3 year rolling strategy, drawing out three areas where we want to move faster and make more progress than we have to date: fighting for the mental health of people in poverty, supporting young people with a particular focus on trauma, and becoming a truly anti-racist organisation. With our people at the heart of this strategy, our new People Strategy is a cornerstone of change initiatives aimed at modernising our working practises and enabling everyone who works at Mind to fulfil their potential, so that we can meet challenges now and in the future.

To help us achieve our goals we are now seeking an exceptional and resilient Associate Director with a proven track record in leading on change and complex people initiatives and a passion for providing an outstanding employee experience, to lead our People & Development team.

As our new Associate Director for People & Development, you will work closely with our Chief Operating Officer and partner with the Mind Executive Team to curate Mind’s people culture in line with our new strategy and develop the team to achieve the operational objectives. You will also shape and embed Mind’s strategic vision and People Strategy into transformational action plans. In this key role as Mind’s overall subject matter expert for People & Development, you’ll establish the vison and strategic direction for our People department. You will support growth, continuous service improvement and innovation through implementing good practice across our organisation. At the same time, you will work closely with the Associate Director of Finance & Resources and the wider team of Associate Directors to oversee the day to day management of the charity and provide corporate leadership for staff within national Mind, Retail Mind and our Federated Network.

At Mind we know that our people are key to our success and we invest in all our staff to ensure they have the tools they need to lead their teams with vision and confidence. Our new Associate Director for People & Development will ensure we deliver the first-class people services, covering business partnering, learning and development, advice helpdesk, people systems and management information, that we need to build a culture that includes and inspires everyone to develop and grow.

Join us in the fight for mental health. We won’t stop until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.

For further information, including details of how to apply, please contact our recruitment partners at Morgan Law at

The closing date for applications, which should include an up-to-date CV and supporting statement, is 12.00pm on Wednesday 2nd February 2022.

Please note, all direct and third party applications will be forwarded to Morgan Law.

Mind values the power of diversity. We embrace the different perspectives that each of us bring. We are creating an inclusive working environment where everyone is appreciated for being authentic and bringing their whole selves to work regardless of race, gender, age, religion, identity and experience.
We are committed to becoming truly anti-racist in everything we do and ensuring that all our employees are treated fairly and equitably at work and promoting equity in physical and mental health for all. Our strategy has becoming an anti-racist organisation right at the centre of our work. For more information please visit our website.