Internal Communications Lead

Employer
Anna Freud Centre
Location
London / Remote
Salary
£38,600 to £40,000 per annum FTE, depending on experience, plus 6% contributory pension scheme
Closing date
1 Nov 2021
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Job Details

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families supports distressed children and their families through innovative therapeutic practice and research, training and promoting awareness of mental health issues. In April 2019, the Centre opened its Centre of Excellence located in King’s Cross.

The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

There has never been such a growth in demand on mental health support for children and families. At the Anna Freud Centre, we are preparing to develop a strategy that will help us to build our growing role in meeting this demand.

This means doing things differently. We know that our people are our greatest asset, and we want their voice to help shape our strategy and to develop a more inclusive and agile culture.  

This calls for an exceptional lead in internal communications. Your job will be to ensure staff are aware of and engaged in the process of change. You will help develop incisive communications that will cut through busy email traffic. You will have a razor-sharp editorial eye; a strategic mindset and an operational approach. You will be able to integrate internal communications across a range of internal channels. You will be both creative and practical and understand how to demonstrate success through the use of analytics.

You will be joining as we develop our comprehensive Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy, one of a series of initiatives to pave the way for our future as we extend our reach to all communities. 

If you have the skills, and if you are committed to transparency and improving the working experience of staff and helping transform children and families’ mental health in the UK, do not hesitate. Get in touch. We want to hear from you.

Please email Recruitment@annafreud.org if you require assistance or experience difficulties in applying. Please note all our posts require candidates to have the Right to Work in the UK at the time of applying and we do not hold a sponsorship licence. 

Contract duration
Permanent.

Closing date for applications
Midday (12pm), Monday 1 November 2021.

Notification of interview
Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Thursday 4 November 2021.
Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.

Interviews
Interviews will be held on Thursday 11 November 2021.

How to apply
For more information about this role and to apply, please go to www.annafreud.org/vacancies/ 
We are unable to accept CVs and kindly request no contact from agencies.

Supporting Documents for Internal Communications Lead

Company

1. Our Vision

Our vision is a world where children and families are supported effectively to build on their strengths and to achieve their goals in life. We will continue to promote resilience and wellbeing in children, young people and families, as we have for over 60 years.

2. Our Mission

To transform the experience of children, young people and their families with mental health issues we:

Carry out research to improve understanding of mental health and resilience and to evaluate and improve the treatments and services children and families are offered.

Develop new approaches, tools and services that aim to support children, young people and families in distress.

Teach and train a new generation of clinicians and researchers in the latest skills and tools to improve mental health globally.

Take a leading role in the development of policy and practice in the UK and beyond to ensure that it is built on science, tested experience and has the input of children, young people and their families.

Creatively collaborate nationally and internationally in partnerships which jointly develop a step change in child mental health and wellbeing.

3. Our Principles

All of our work is guided by three principles:

1: Children, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do.

2: We are committed to discovering and sharing the best way to help children, young people, families, carers and professionals affected by mental health problems.

3: We aim to strengthen our impact through collaboration and partnership.

4. Our Values

Our values infuse and guide everything we do

Our values represent the perspective of the organisation and the way it behaves at every level. The values may not be seen externally but provide everybody within the organisation with the framework for how they are expected to go about their work.

We are:

Involved: The experiences, needs and insights of children, young people and families inform and shape everything we do.

Inspirational: We want to influence and inspire the people and organisations involved in children’s lives to advance the latest thinking and transform mental health practice, nationally and internationally.

Pioneering: We question and challenge assumptions and conventional thinking to analyse, develop, teach and practice the best approaches in mental health care, rooted in science, analysis and the experience of the children, young people and families we support.

Determined: We are in this for the long term – we won’t rest until every child has the support they need and deserve, whatever their circumstances.

5. Who we are

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has developed and delivered pioneering mental health care for over 60 years.

Our aim is to transform current mental health provision in the UK by improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment.

We believe that every child and their family should be at the heart of the care they receive, working in partnership with professionals.

6. What we do

We bring together leaders in neuroscience, mental health, social care and education to work together to improve understanding and practice.

Our goal is to develop, disseminate and deliver the best possible evidence-based treatment, through scientific innovation, research and collaboration and underpinned by the direct experience and insight of children and their families.

This goal can’t be achieved on our own.

Through collaboration and partnership, both nationally and internationally we are able to:

– Carry out research to improve understanding of mental health and resilience and to evaluate and improve the treatments and services children and families are offered.

– Develop new approaches, tools and services that aim to support children, young people and families in distress.

– Teach and train a new generation of child professionals (teachers, therapists, social workers) and researchers in the latest skills and tools to improve mental health globally.

– Take a leading role in the development of policy and practice in the UK and beyond to ensure that it is evidence based and informed and inspired by the experience and insight of children, young people and families.

7. Why we do it

Mental ill health devastates lives. It is a complex issue, especially when it comes to children and young people, and there is no simple answer.

One in ten children and young people between the ages of five and 16 have a clinically diagnosed mental health disorder. For many problems persist into adulthood. Yet in the UK, children and young people receive less than 5% of mental health care funding.

Thousands of young people and their families dealing with often profound and complex mental health problems are being failed – fewer than 35% of young people with mental health problems get any help at all.

We passionately believe a step change is needed to radically improve the state of children’s mental health care in England and elsewhere.

We are leading the way by campaigning for and creating mental health services built around the needs and experiences of children, young people and their families and not around the institutions who deliver them.

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
020 7794 2313
Location
4-8 Rodney Street
London
Greater London
N1 9JH
United Kingdom
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