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Mental Health Awareness Programme Delivery Officer

Job Title: Mental Health Awareness Programme Delivery Officer
Salary range: £28,686 to £33,555 per annum
Hours: 36.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent


Who we need


We are looking for a talented individual, who is passionate about making a difference to workplace mental health and wellbeing.

You will join an ambitious team which works to make a positive impact on the outcomes of businesses and employees across the region.


We are looking for a focused and determined individual who will be responsible for driving forward a mental health stigma reduction approach.

You will take responsibility for supporting the delivery of the West Midlands Combined Authority Thrive mental health awareness programmes (This is Me, Every Mind Matters, Mental Health First Aid) and in response to the Thrive 2031 Strategy.


You will need the ability to work within a complex system and the experience and personal credibility to relate to a wide range of people who are relevant to the programme.

Experience of planning, commissioning or leading mental health campaigns and or anti stigma campaigns along with experience of leading successful projects or programmes is essential.


About the team


This role sits within the Thrive team, who are responsible for delivering the Thrive 2031 Mental Health strategy.

The team focuses on; supporting businesses to improve their work-place wellbeing and improve outcomes for employee, supporting people with long term health conditions into good work as well as driving changes to mental health and productivity across the East and West Midlands though the Midlands Engine Mental Health and Productivity Pilot.


Thrive sits within the Public Service Reform directorate which seeks to embed an inclusive growth approach, a significant and exciting environment strategy and broader wellbeing and prevention programme including supporting the wellbeing legacy for the Commonwealth Games.

This is a small but energetic team who are looking to influence and deliver change across the region making the West Midlands a fairer, greener and healthier region.


Who we are

The West Midlands has been one of the most promising regions in England with the fastest growing economy outside London; it has been seen as one of the best places to invest; with improved living standards, regional infrastructure was benefiting from huge investment; a rapid expansion in house building; increasing numbers of apprenticeship starts; construction on HS2 ; and the Battery Industrialisation Centre launched in Coventry.

The West Midlands has one of the greatest potentials to grow in 2021 and we are seeking investment in new markets, upskilling our workforce, protecting our environment, strengthening our communities and repositioning the region as a leader in the national economy.


Now more than ever, we need to be innovative and we don't just return to the old ways of working and living.

We already have many of the building blocks in place - we are resetting our thinking, rebuilding our region and reinventing our image as a national leader.

In order to do that, we will listen to our communities and deliver change for the better as a result of what we've experienced.

There is a lot to look forward to - next year the region will host the City of Culture in Coventry; and following that it will be the site of the Commonwealth Games.

These are opportunities to showcase our region to the world.


The West Midlands is a region which is resilient and innovative, and WMCA is building the future, with a shared vision of a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands - a fast-growing global force with huge potential and ambition.

Everyone who works here plays their part in this success story and we're all determined to use our unique role to deliver lasting change across our region.

Come and join the West Midlands Combined Authority; be part of Building the Future.


In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.


How to apply


To apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed to let you know how to continue your application.


Closing Date: 15th November 2020
Interview/Assessment Date: Tuesday 1st December / Wednesday 2nd December 2020


This is a remote working opportunity until a date is agreed for the WMCA workforce to return to our usual place of work at 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham.


Our priority is to keep all our employees safe and well during this time.

We will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, and we are doing everything we can to ensure all our employees can enjoy a comfortable remote working space.


We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.


We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria.

We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.




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