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Work for Us

Salary: £11,903 and £23,807
Hours: 17.5 and 35
Closing Date: 12 September 2022

Join our community service and support clients to meet their self-defined needs and aspirations, working in partnership with colleagues across different sectors in Camden - we are recruiting one part-time and one full time worker.

Salary: £14,284
Hours: 21 per week
Closing Date: 5 September 2022

An exciting opportunity to join the Resources Team in our busy office, taking a lead on website administration, IT and social media.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to work alongside people, organisations and communities to make positive changes in mental health.

Values Statement

Our values are that:

  • We understand experiences such as:
    • hearing voices
    • seeing visions
    • having unusual beliefs
    • feeling anxiety, hopelessness or extremes of mood

as responses to events, emotions and cultural influences that people can identify in their own lives.

  • We value people’s individual human rights, identity, strengths and their own understandings of their experiences
  • We do not impose definitions, labels or diagnoses
  • We challenge stereotypes, stigma and social exclusion
  • We see people as having life experience and expertise to offer, rather than as passive recipients of support, therapy or care

As a result, we favour approaches that involve mutual and peer support, self-help and guided self-help.

We value a spirit of enquiry and learning from the people we serve and partners – we don’t think that we have all the answers.

https://www.mindincamden.org.uk

https://www.voicecollective.co.uk

This privacy notices tells you what you can expect us to do with the personal information you provide when you apply for a job with us.

What information do we collect?

For the purposes of recruitment we collect:
• Your name, address and contact details
• Details about your skills, experience and qualifications that are relevant to your application
• Your salary if you are currently in employment
• Equality monitoring information if you choose to supply it.
If you were to be offered a post we would also:
• Contact your referees
• Ask you to provide proof of your entitlement to work in the UK (a legal requirement)
• Need payroll information including National Insurance number and details about taxation, passport details and marital status (a requirement of HMRC)
• Undertake a criminal record check because of the nature of our work with young people and vulnerable adults
• Collect any other information required to complete a contract of employment
• Only keep recruitment information that is relevant to your employment

Our purpose in collecting the information

We request information that enables us to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate’s suitability for the role and to make a decision about to whom to offer the post.

Equality monitoring, which involves collecting special category data such as ethnic origin and sexual orientation, is done to help us to fulfil our commitment to creating a diverse, non-discriminatory working environment. Providing this information is optional. However, if a candidate has special needs for which we may need to make reasonable adjustments, we would need to obtain relevant information to enable us to consider the request.

Legal basis for processing your information

We have a legitimate interest in processing personal data for recruitment purposes and for keeping records of the process. We may also need to process data from job applications to respond to and defend against legal claims. We do not use automated decision making. We have no intention of transferring your data to another country and would only do so with your permission.

How do we safeguard your information and how long is it kept?

Your application form is kept in a secure email account or locked filing cabinet and is seen only by people participating in the recruitment process. Paperwork is kept securely for six months after the interviews and then confidentially destroyed or deleted.

Equality monitoring forms are detached when received and processed anonymously. They are not seen by the interview panel. The forms are securely destroyed once the monitoring is completed.

If you were to be employed by us, your employment information would be kept securely in locked cabinets and in computer files with restricted access until you leave. Then your information is transferred to a secure storage facility for seven years before being destroyed.

We have internal policies and controls to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed inappropriately. It is not accessed except by our staff in the proper performance of their duties. We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach.

Your rights to correct and access your information and to ask for it to be erased

As a data subject you have a number of rights. You can:
• Access and obtain a copy of your data on request
• Require us to change incorrect or incomplete data
• Require us to delete or stop processing your data under some circumstances, for example, where data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing

Making a complaint

If you have any concerns or would like to make a complaint please contact us as described below. We hope that we will be able to resolve any query or concern you may raise about our processing of your information. If not, you can contact the Information Commissioner at https://ico.org.uk/concerns or phone 0303 123 1113.

How to contact us

You can contact us in a number of ways: by phone, email or post:
Mind in Camden
Barnes House
9-15 Camden Road
London NW1 9LQ

020 7911 0822
recruitment@mindincamden.org.uk

You can raise any data protection concerns or issues with our Chief Executive, Brian Dawn, via the contact details above.

Please note:

We regularly review and, where necessary, update our privacy information. If we plan to use personal data for a new purpose we will update our privacy information and communicate the changes to those concerned before starting any new processing.

 

We value diversity and welcome applications from all parts of the community.

Volunteer For Us

If you would like to help us we would love to hear from you.

Please note: We are unable to offer specific student placements. If you are looking for a placement please check our volunteer vacancies below to see if they meet your requirements.

Volunteers are essential to Mind in Camden – bringing a wide range of experience, insight, interest and commitment.  One of our core principles is the desire to involve people who use, or have used, our services. Each individual has the potential to make a unique contribution and we welcome this diversity.

People have many different reasons for wanting to volunteer. You don’t need to have experience of mental health settings as we’ll provide the training you need and support you whilst you are here.

We are committed to good practice in volunteering and have a Volunteer Agreement that summarises the mutual expectations between Mind in Camden and our volunteers.  If you would like to join us, we would love to hear from you. Please have a look below to see our current opportunities.

Thank you for your support and interest in our work.

Closing Date: 15 September 2022

Volunteers come from sections of the community, but for those recovering from mental health problems, this can be a great opportunity to gain confidence, develop self-esteem and initiative, improve social skills and enhance employment prospects.

The Social Prescribing Service works in partnership with community providers in Camden to deliver easily and accessible one-to-one support to Camden residents with mental health issues, who are referred by GPs in order to identify and access community facilities/activities to aid their recovery.

  • We provide appropriate induction, training and support
  • We are committed to valuing diversity in the recruitment, selection and involvement of volunteers – download our organisational policy here: Equality Policy
  • Volunteers’ contributions are valued and will be treated with respect
  • We seek volunteers’ views on team and organisational issues
The first step is to send us an application form for the role you are interested in.

The selection process is based on this and also the current needs of Mind in Camden. We need satisfactory references and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for all roles and we will explain how to apply for the DBS check.

For roles involving direct contact with the people using our services, such as Phoenix and Healthy Minds, you will need to complete one of our training courses before you can begin.

Training for volunteering in other teams will usually take place when you start. We can reimburse travel and other out of pocket expenses.

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This page explains why we collect personal information, how we use it and what steps we take to make sure it is kept secure.

Privacy notices apply to anyone who shares personal information with us: people seeking a service, volunteers, staff, job applicants. Each service has its own privacy notice, but described here is a general overview of our treatment of personal information.

Please note:

We regularly review and, where necessary, update our privacy information. If we plan to use your personal data for a new purpose, we will inform you about the changes before starting any new processing.

  1. Who we are

Mind in Camden is a charity that supports people experiencing challenging issues with their mental health. We provide a range of services via groups, community activities, on a one-to-one basis and online.

We are a "data controller" for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016 ("Data Protection Law"). This means that we have responsibilities when we process your personal information.

  1. What information do we collect?

  • Your name, address and contact details
  • Information to help us to monitor our equality policy e.g. ethnic background, age
  • Some background information about you so that we can offer an appropriate service, or process a job or volunteer application
  1. How do we use your information?

If you are seeking a service, we may need some information about your health and wellbeing and details of other services you are in touch with so that we can discuss with you what support might be most useful.

If you are applying for a job or volunteering opportunity, we request information that enables us to manage the recruitment process, and assess and confirm your suitability for the role.

Equality monitoring involves collecting special category data such as ethnic origin and sexual orientation, and is done to help us to fulfil our commitment to creating a diverse, non-discriminatory environment. Providing this information is optional

We use your personal contact details for the purpose of keeping in touch with you.

  1. What legal basis do we have for processing your information?

In most cases, we have a legitimate interest in processing personal data to provide services and

that includes safeguarding people who use or are part of our services. We have no intention of transferring your data to another country and would only do so with your permission.

  1. How do we safeguard your information and how long is it kept?

Your information is only seen by people who are entitled to do so in order to carry out their duties. We have strict confidentiality practices.

Your information is kept securely in computer files with restricted access and/or paper information is kept in locked cabinets.

We have internal policies and controls to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed inappropriately. We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach.

Personal data is kept only for as long as necessary or to fulfil legal requirements. The length of time will differ depending on the reason for us holding the data. Please ask if you would like to know how long we will keep your data.

  1. Your rights to correct and access your information and to ask for it to be erased

As a data subject you have a number of rights. You can:

  • Access and obtain a copy of your data on request
  • Require us to change incorrect or incomplete data
  • Require us to delete or stop processing your data under some circumstances, for example, where data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing
  1. Making a complaint

You can raise any data protection concerns or issues with our Chief Executive, Brian Dawn, via the contact details below. We hope that we will be able to resolve any query or concern you may raise about our processing of your information. If not, you can contact the Information Commissioner at https://ico.org.uk/concerns or phone 0303 123 1113.

  1. How to contact us

You can contact us in a number of ways: by phone, email or post:

Mind in Camden
Barnes House
9-15 Camden Road
London NW1 9LQ
020 7911 0822

admin@mindincamden.org.uk

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Support our work

As with any charity, the support we receive from individuals and charitable trusts helps us to continue to provide our essential services. However, support isn’t all about money – we value any kind of contribution you may be able to make to our services or organisation.

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