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Reference: 86152

Date Added: 1 October 2022
Closing Date: 16 October 2022

Job Title: Senior Policy Officer

Working For: Rethink Mental Illness

Location: Internet

Salary: £25,690.03 to 28,087.95 per annum or £28,336.13 to £30,734.05 per annum inclusive of London weighting

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

As Senior Policy Officer,you’ll play a vital role in setting out Rethink Mental Illness’s position as a thought leader and key stakeholder in the mental health sector and support the organisation to influence and create lasting change. With a working knowledge of the mental health policy environment and levers for change, you will be able to understand complex policy issues, recognise their relevance to Rethink Mental Illness, and identify policy solutions.

Areas of policy work will be prioritised according to need. You will most likely focus on the clinical and physical health strands of our Communities That Care model. This means that your policy and influencing work would be instrumental in making sure that people severely affected by mental illness can access high quality joined-up treatment and care for their mental health and other needs in their local community. You would also play a substantial role in influencing government and other stakeholders to take steps to end unfair health inequalities experienced by those with severe mental illness.

What we are looking for:

You will have a good working knowledge of the current mental health policy environment and levers for policy change and experience of successfully analysing this environment and identifying policy solutions. You will demonstrate an interest in creating change, and a good understanding of influencing parliament, arms-length bodies, and external stakeholders and excellent and persuasive writing skills which you can adapt for different audiences.

You will also understand qualitative and quantitative research methods and have experience of using policy research methods to get insights from service users and policy makers to develop and deliver credible policy messaging and solutions

You may also have:

Experience of working in mental health support services.

Experience of co-producing policy with service users.

Project management skills.

Experience of working as part of a coalition of organisations and/or charities

Don’t meet all requirements?

If the role sounds exciting to you but your experience or skills don’t exactly match every single requirement, we would still encourage you to apply, you may be just the right person for our position!

Closing Date: 16 October 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

Please apply via the following link:


Website: https://www.rethink.org/

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