Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. We empower students and members of the university community to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health, support others and create change. We train students and staff in universities across the UK to deliver student-led peer support interventions as well as research-driven workshops and campaigns. We also deliver research on student mental health and by working collaboratively across sectors, we share best practice to ensure that decisions about mental health are made based on evidence and students’ preferences. Together we will transform the state of student mental health so that all in higher education can thrive.
About the role
Through its sector improvement programmes, Student Minds aims to ensure that every university, Students’ Union, and HE organisation has a strategic, whole-organisation approach to wellbeing, and proactively creates conditions where all students can belong and succeed in the ways that matter to them.
The University Mental Health Charter Programme is a UK-wide practice-sharing network of universities working to develop a strategic, university-wide approach to mental health and wellbeing. Student Minds SUs is a similar programme for Students’ Unions. Both programmes offer members access to practice-sharing events, consultancy, training and development opportunities to upskill them to work towards Student Minds’ good practice frameworks. Members of the University Mental Health Charter Programme can also apply to the Charter Award, a rigorous accreditation process that recognises those universities that demonstrate excellent practice.
The post holder will work with the Sector Improvement Lead and Programme Manager (Sector Improvement) to develop and coordinate these programmes, with a particular focus on designing, planning and facilitating programme events, training and development activities to upskill programme members to improve their approach to mental health and wellbeing. They will also liaise with Charter Award assessors and university stakeholders to manage the Charter Award processes.
This is an exciting opportunity to play a vital role in the delivery of our two pioneering sector improvement programmes, with the potential to impact 2.5 million staff and students across the UK. We are looking for a confident and proactive delivery manager with the ability to balance a varied workload and attention to detail to join our vibrant team.