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May 10, 2019 at 8:08 am

Are you someone with a passion for improving mental health services and empowering those with lived experience of mental health?

Do you support the principles of lived experience leadership and have a willingness to ensure this remains embedded in everything we do?

If so – we want to hear from you!

We are currently recruiting:

  • Project Coordinator (Representation and Engagement) – fixed term to March 31st 2020
  • Administrative Assistant (Finance) – fixed term, 1st July – 30th September 2019
  • Trustees – voluntary position for a three-year term

IMHN, the charitable incorporated organisation (‘CIO’) that supports organisations such as the Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN) and Clarity-NSIMHN in their work, has several opportunities for the right people to help lead and drive the charity through an exciting new phase in its journey and development. More information about each opportunity is below and if you have any queries please get in touch with us using the contact details provided.


Project Coordinator (Representation and Engagement)

Salary:  £19,500 (pro-rata)
Hours:  Part-time – 10.5 hours per week (fixed term to March 31st, 2020)

Information about the post

The post-holder will be expected to provide all aspects of project coordination to the organisation’s representation and engagement functions, which will involve working closely with different stakeholders, including: IMHN Board of Trustees, IMHN members, funders, providers of mental health services, etc. This will also include providing support for representatives with lived experience of mental health problems attending meetings on behalf of the organisation.

The post will be a combination of being based in central Bristol and home working. However, this may also include travel to meetings across the Bristol area and wider West of England region. It will also be a requirement of the role to work Monday afternoons. The role may also include occasional evening and weekend working hours.

Full information about the post can be found by clicking the job description and person specification link.

Job description and person specification
IMHN Application Form – Project Coordinator
IMHN equal opportunities monitoring form

How to apply

To apply for this post, please send in your completed application form, CV and monitoring form to trustees@imhn.org, by no later than 12 noon, Friday 31st May 2019.

Interviews will take place on Friday 14th June 2019.


Administrative Assistant (Finance)

Salary:  £9 per hour
Hours:  Part-time, 15 hours per month (fixed term 1st July – 30th September 2019)

Information about the post

The post-holder will be expected to provide all aspects of administrative support to the organisation’s finance functions, which will involve working closely with different stakeholders, including: IMHN Board of Trustees, IMHN members, funders, providers of mental health services, etc. This may also include additional adhoc general administrative support.

The post will be a combination of being based in central Bristol and home working. However, this may also include travel to meetings across the Bristol area and wider West of England region. It is preferred that the role will be available to work at least some of these hours on Fridays. Training will also be provided to support development in role. Dependent on funding, there may be an option to extend the role beyond 30th September 2019.

Full information about the post can be found by clicking the job description and person specification link.

Job description and person specification
IMHN Application Form – Administrative Assistant
IMHN equal opportunities monitoring form

How to apply

To apply for this post, please send in your completed application form, CV and monitoring form to trustees@imhn.org, by no later than 12 noon, Friday 31st May 2019.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 19th June 2019.


Volunteer opportunity – Trustee

It is expected you will be able to commit about a day a month to assist in influencing the development of a young, dynamic and growing organisation.

We recommend you take a look at the following documents; they may provide assistance with writing your application, and assist with understanding the way that the charity operates.

Trustee Recruitment Pack (May 2019)

IMHN Constitution (last amended January 2017)

IMHN Constitution – Bye Laws (last amended January 2017)

How to apply

To apply to be a Trustee, please send in your CV and covering letter to trustees@imhn.org, by no later than 12 noon, Friday 31st May 2019.

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 10th June 2019. Please ensure you tell us about any dates that you cannot attend during that week when submitting your application.

For an informal conversation about the role or organisation, please email Tom Renhard at trustees@imhn.org.

We would especially welcome applications from those with qualifications or extensive experience in any of the following areas:

  • Finance, fundraising and bid writing
  • Law, advocacy and complaints
  • Marketing / Public relations

We would especially welcome applications from individuals who identify as:

  • Women
  • LGBTQIA+
  • BAME

Further Information

IMHN exists to represent those with lived experience of mental health, uniting voices for positive change in how mental health services are delivered.

We’re governed by a board of up to twelve Trustees, who work alongside our branches and volunteers to develop a thriving and active organisation improving mental health services and empowering those with lived experience to have their voice heard.

The charity is young and working to develop its first strategic plan that will embed our core objectives into everything that we do. It’s an exciting time for us having undertaken many successful projects including:

  • Hosting Peerfest 2017 in Bristol with local partners after competing in a national tendering exercise.
  • Taking part in several ward visits and service redesign exercises including Bristol’s mental health crisis houses.
  • Delivering a workshop focusing on a new ‘crisis café’ that will be coming to Weston-Super-Mare later in 2019.
  • Leading on the local Time to Change Bristol Hub, working with local partners to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.
  • We are also currently supporting the development of Bristol North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG’s mental health strategy.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take on a key role in a developing and growing charity committed to changing lives and we look forward to receiving your application.

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