Work For Us

Mental Health Social Prescribing Manager

Full time - 35 hours
Starting salary: £32,383

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to manage and develop our Social Prescribing service that supports people to access local community services to enhance their wellbeing and mental health recovery.

Heading up a team of staff and volunteers, you will be based at St Pancras Hospital, London. The service is embedded within Camden and Islington Foundation Trust, and contributes to the wider Community Framework, including the Resilience Network. The Social Prescribing service is managed by Mind in Camden as part of its wider range of services.

This is an opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives.

To apply, please download the application pack below and send it to: recruitment@mindincamden.org.uk 
or post to:
Mind in Camden Recruitment, Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Road, London NW1 9LQ

Closing date: 11th July 2022 at 12pm

Interview Dates: (please note this is a two round interview process)

First round: 18th July 2022 from 12pm onwards
Second round: 25th July 2022 from 12pm onwards

Senior Community Mental Health Recovery Support Worker

Full time - 35 hours
Salary £30,084 p.a.

We’re looking for a supportive and proactive leader to join our community service as a Senior Mental Health Recovery Worker. The post involves direct work with service users, supervising a small team of staff and working in partnership with colleagues across different sectors in Camden. You’ll be working collaboratively alongside partners and statutory providers to adapt the service offers to meet changing local needs.

The role requires someone who is passionate about people being at the heart of their recovery, has leadership qualities and enjoys working in a role with a variety of responsibilities.

You will demonstrate strong organisational skills, a solution focused approach to teamwork and excellent communication skills – both orally and written. You will also have experience of working in a mental health setting and have an embodied person-centred approach to mental health recovery work.

To apply, please download the application pack below and send it to: recruitment@mindincamden.org.uk 
or post to:
Mind in Camden Recruitment, Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Road, London NW1 9LQ

Closing Date: 12.00pm on Monday 27th June 2022

Interview Dates: (please note this is a two round interview process)

First Round:  Wednesday 13th July
Second Round:
 Tuesday 19th July

Charity Shop Retail Manager

Full time - 35 hours
Salary £22,500 p.a.

Camden Mind Ventures runs a busy charity shop located in the heart of Camden Town on behalf of Mind in Camden, a mental health charity.

The aim of the shop is to generate vital funds to continue the work of the charity which supports people of all ages who have substantial mental health issues.

We need a commercially aware manager with a passion for maximising income for the charity to take responsibility for managing the shop to ensure it meets its aim, ideally with experience of charity shops, though this is not essential.

The role will be varied, busy and gives the opportunity to work with some amazing people including an assistant manager and excellent volunteers and customers.

If you would like to apply for this post, please send your CV and a covering note describing your experience of working in a charity shop to:  recruitment@mindincamden.org.uk
or post to:
Mind in Camden Recruitment, Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Road, London NW1 9LQ

There is no set closing date, applications will be considered as they arrive.

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

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

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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.

 

This privacy notice tells you what you can expect us to do with the personal information you provide when you work with us as a sessional contractor.
What information do we collect?

For the purpose of contracting sessional workers, we collect:

  • Your name, address and contact details
  • Details about your skills and experience that are relevant to your role
  • Equality monitoring information if you choose to supply it (however, this is dealt with anonymously).
  • We ask for two references
  • We ask you to provide proof of your entitlement to be in the UK (a legal requirement)
  • We ask for documents that prove your identity and address
  • We undertake a criminal record check because of the nature of our work with young people and vulnerable adults
  • We ask for details of someone we should contact in an emergency
  • We only keep information that is relevant to your contract
Our purpose in collecting the information

We request information that enables us to manage the recruitment process, and assess and confirm your suitability for the role.

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 environment. Providing this information is optional.

We use your personal contact details for the purpose of keeping in touch during the course of your sessional contract.

Legal basis for processing your information

We have a legitimate interest in processing personal data for the purpose of agreeing a sessional contract with you and that includes safeguarding the people who use our services.   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 directory and is seen only by people administering the sessional contract.  Equality monitoring forms are detached when received and processed anonymously and the forms are securely destroyed once the monitoring is completed.

Your information is kept securely in computer files with restricted access until you leave.  We keep basic details for two years after you have left for the purposes of providing references if requested.

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 us in the proper performance of our 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

admin@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.

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.

Healthy Minds Community Mentor

Are you passionate about supporting people who struggle with their well-being to lead more fulfilling lives? Do you believe mental health is a societal matter which requires a collective, person-centred and relational response?

Do you want to tackle social isolation within the borough of Camden proactively? Are you a good listener who has enough self-support to stay with difficult emotions when they arise without trying to ‘fix’ or explain away someone else’s experience? If this sounds like you and you can commit to a minimum of 8 hours of volunteering per month, we would love to hear from you.

As a community mentor, you will work one to one with people who struggle with relationships and social isolation, offering emotional, social and practical support. Over 10 weekly sessions, you will build a trusting relationship with a small caseload of community members, offering them a safe place to reflect on their experiences of being in groups and support them to engage with meaningful activities.

All volunteers who apply must be able to attend a two day training and an interview, which will take place on the days below. Please do not apply if you cannot attend these days.

  • Tuesday 26th July 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday 27th July 10am – 5pm
  • The interview will be on either 13th or 20th July.

If you would like to apply for this role please send your application to volunteer@mindincamden.org.uk

Healthy Minds Activities Volunteer

The Healthy Minds Community Programme helps Camden residents reconnect with their community through a range of free courses, workshops and activities.

With events hosted by the likes of British Museum, Central Saint Martins, Triyoga and more, we offer participants new opportunities to get involved in Camden life.

As an activities volunteer, you’ll attend and hold small group sessions to support members in engaging with physical activities, arts and crafts, adult education courses, storytelling workshops, museum tours and many more. You will act as a Mind representative, supporting sessions, and making members feel safe and comfortable out in the community.

All volunteers who apply must be able to attend a two day training and an interview, which will take place on the days below. Please do not apply if you cannot attend these days.

  • Tuesday 26th July 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday 27th July 10am – 5pm
  • The interview will be on either 13th or 20th July.

If you would like to apply for this role please send your application to volunteer@mindincamden.org.uk

Healthy Minds Social Prescribing Volunteer

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.

The role will include:

  • Explore the client’s situation and help identify needs (virtually and in-person).
  • Focus on achievable goals (virtually and in-person)
  • Offer guidance and information on available community resources
  • Facilitate referrals to appropriate community or voluntary sector organisations/services.
  • The sessions are based on engagement and collaboration with the client, therefore there needs to be flexibility and openness to individual differences.

If you would like to apply for this role please send your application form to volunteer@mindincamden.org.uk

Training date: 21st July 2022 10am-4.30pm Venue: TBC

Support and Connect Volunteer

The role is suitable for someone with experience in/or an interest in mental health and ideally able to commit to a minimum of 7 hours a week for 6 months. It offers flexible working to fit with preexisting commitments.

Volunteers within this role provide a combination of practical and/or befriending support to clients. You will work closely with a key worker to do this.

Practical support could include:

  • 1:1 informal meetings/walks with service users in the local community or nearby their homes
  • 1:1 support with shopping, getting to/from appointments
  • Support with technical devices, e.g. learning how to use emails or access video calls etc.

Befriending involves:

  • Regular phone support (frequency of calls dependant on individuals)
  • Raising any concerns with key workers
  • Keeping clear records of service user conversations

If you would like to apply for this role please send your application form to volunteer@mindincamden.org.uk

If you would like to apply for this role please send your application form to volunteer@mindincamden.org.uk

Training date: 21st July 2022 10am-4.30pm Venue: TBC

Healthy Minds Volunteer Administrator

The Healthy Minds Community Programme supports hundreds of Camden residents to reconnect with their community through a range of free courses, workshops and wellbeing activities.

With events hosted by the likes of the British Museum, Central Saint Martins, The Mary Ward Centre and more, we offer participants new opportunities to get involved in Camden life.

As a volunteer administrator, you will support our members in the following ways:

  • Using our in-house text service to schedule booking confirmations, reminders and sending out a weekly “what’s on” message.
  • Answer telephone and email enquiries, actively promoting the Healthy Minds programme.
  • Call around referrals and schedule initial meetings with the Healthy Minds manager and development worker.
  • Support with writing up logs onto our database.
  • General office admin duties.

All volunteers who apply must be able to attend a two day training and an interview, which will take place on the days below. Please do not apply if you cannot attend these days.

  • Tuesday 26th July 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday 27th July 10am – 5pm
  • The interview will be on either 13th or 20th July.

If you would like to apply for this role please send your application to volunteer@mindincamden.org.uk

Charity Shop

Our shop aims to provide a fun atmosphere where customers and volunteers can enjoy their time in the shop.

After the required training, volunteers are given responsibility under the guidance of the manager.

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.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer within our Mind in Camden shop, please contact the Shop Manager on 020 7284 2236

We are not currently recruiting for any other positions.

However, if you would like to be kept on file for when we have vacancies for the positions below, please fill out an application form and send it to us at volunteer@mindincamden.org.uk

Phoenix Recovery Volunteer (not currently recruiting)

The Phoenix Recovery Volunteers provide a variety of forms of support to members of our Phoenix Service to assist and promote their recovery.

They work alongside paid Senior Recovery Workers, Specialist Sessional Workers and other volunteers. The Phoenix provides services from its base in the heart of Camden Town, as well as various community venues throughout the borough of Camden.

The role offers different opportunities depending on the skills and interests of the volunteer and the current needs of the service.

  • 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.

Volunteer in our charity shop

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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