Opportunity: Rural Campaign Manager – Closing Date 3rd December

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This might be an interesting position for some to take a look at, closing date extended to 3rd December 2019:

Post Rural Campaign Manager
Location Home working or Edinburgh National Office, with travel across Scotland
Salary £17,598 per annum (FTE £29,331)
Hours of work 21 hours a week (Happy to Talk Flexible Working)
Contract 6 months fixed term contract
Start Date As soon as possible after interview
Closing date 3rd December 2019
Interview date 11th December 2019 in Edinburgh

Support in Mind Scotland provides support for people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness. We do this throughout Scotland, by offering a range of services to people directly affected by a mental health issue and to those who care for them, whether family, friends or supporter.

We are committed to delivering services shaped by the lived experienced of people affected by mental ill health and believe in a holistic approach to providing support. Our aim is to empower our service user to make the best use of what help and support is available to them, promote self-management, independence and mental wellbeing.

About the role:

The Rural Campaign Manager will take a lead role in scoping what support there is for businesses and organisations to tackle mental health in rural Scotland.

The Manager will be responsible for interacting with members of the National Rural Mental Health Forum, scope what support is available, explore and find out what different support is needed, identify business support leads, develop coordinated messages for a campaign using different media

The Rural Campaign Manager will work with the Convener of the National Rural Mental Health Forum to develop a national campaign:

Key outcomes expected are:

  • Develop a working Group of key representative stakeholders (e.g. Economy, Business, Health, Community…)
  • Specifically focus on business support organisations/networks – identify a business support ‘lead’ (some areas of rural economy will be most affected by Brexit – prepare for impact on employment)
  • Establish 6-month campaign over the winter 2019/spring 2020 with lead in and follow up/evaluation
  • Work as a digital champion and information officer

The post is for 21 hours per week but this is negotiable and the working hours can be adjusted for the suitable candidate.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a dynamic and creative campaign manager with experience of planning, leading and assessing the impact of a campaign or a project. The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of rural issues and policies as well as a sound understanding of mental illness. They will be a great communicator, comfortable working with and reporting to various stakeholders. The candidate will also be confident in working with Microsoft software and mail-merging.

We are keen to attract someone with a passion for improving mental health in rural Scotland and we are happy for applicants to work-share with other employees.

Why join us:

This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity, and help shape its future. In return for your work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay and access to our Employee Assistance Programme. Find out more about Support in Mind Scotland on our Website

How to Apply:

Please email your completed application pack to admin@supportinmindscotland.org.uk  by midday the 3rd of December 2019 with Recruitment-Confidential Rural Campaign Manager as the email header.

For more information or for an informal conversation about this position, please contact Jim Hume at JHume@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

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