Get involved Jobs and involvement opportunities Jobs and involvement opportunities Jobs and involvement opportunities with NSUN Please bookmark this page as we will share employment offers and involvement opportunities here as soon as they arise. Some of our involvement opportunities are shared in our news section, especially if they are part of project work that is topical. If you'd like to check whether there are involvement opportunities in our current news articles, please take a look at this page, where they are collected. Our jobs, involvement opportunities and news are also shared in our weekly e-bulletins and quarterly SRN bulletins. Members receive bulletins in their e-mailboxes. All bulletins are archived here. Please note that bulletins get archived a week after publication. Policy Officer Deadline: 5pm Tuesday 16th March Interview: Wednesday 24th March Hours: 28 hours a week (4 days) Salary: £23,709 NJC SCP 26 (FTE £29,636) Home based, with regular travel to London for meetings. We are looking for someone with relevant skills and a passion for NSUN's mission and work (and the ability to communicate it effectively to a wide variety of stakeholders) to deliver NSUN’s policy function and to articulate a rights-based mental health policy, with a focus on the impact of inequality, marginalisation, poverty/precarity, housing and un/employment on mental health. There is a strong evidence base for the social determinants of mental ill-health, but policy in this area tends to focus on longer-term prevention. NSUN wants to explore the material conditions which make life harder for people living with long-term mental health difficulties. Funded for 3 years by Trust for London, this work will explore how inequality, poverty, lack of social security, poor housing or poor working conditions impact on Londoners’ mental health. Alongside the CEO, the Policy Officer will develop a series of achievable policy positions across different areas which would improve Londoners’ mental health. The work will amplify and connect the grassroots work of user-led and community-based campaigning groups working in London, and will collect, support and publicise system-changing ideas and voices. Whilst the main focus of the work is London, as NSUN is an England-wide charity, there will be opportunities to influence at a national level. We would particularly welcome applications from individuals from marginalised or racialised communities, and from individuals who do not have a traditional policy or research background. Key accountabilities and tasks Responsible for producing policy analysis, research, briefings and reports for dissemination Manage relationships with stakeholders and build strong relationships with partners Identify and explore new and emerging policy issues in our key work areas Communicate complex policy issues to varied audiences, whether Parliament, the press, NSUN members or the public Work with stakeholders within and beyond mental health and pursue collaborative campaigns/coalitions on key issues Draft formal correspondence, blog posts, presentations, and other documents articulating NSUN’s policy positions Work with the team to develop campaign plans to manage and schedule relevant legal, policy and advocacy work to further strategic aims Identify campaigns and advocacy opportunities Write articles and give quotes to press Any other duties as required by your line manager and commensurate with the role How to apply Please click here to download the full job description and person specification. Please click the following links to download the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form, both of which need to be completed and returned to [email protected] by 5pm on Tuesday 16th March 2021. Jobs and involvement opportunities with other organisations We share jobs and involvement opportunities on a weekly basis, in our e-bulletin. You can get the e-bulletin sent straight to your mailbox if you join us as a member. To join, please click here. Not yet a member? You can read older e-bulletins in PDF format, on this page.