NSUN is recruiting: Project Manager (Synergi Programme)

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Recruitment for this post has now ended.

Contract: Funded until March 2025
Salary: £35,000 to £37,000 per year, dependent on experience, for a 35 hours working week.
Hours: 5 days a week. Enquires about flexible working are welcome. We welcome applications for job shares. If you are interested in applying for the role as a job share, we recommend that you do so together with the person you would share the role with. This is because we very rarely have two single applications for job shares
Location: work from home (NSUN does not have a physical office). Some occasional travel (usually to London or Brighton) for team meetings (travel costs are reimbursed) 
Deadline: 9am, Tuesday 18th October 2022
Interviews: Tuesday 1st or Wednesday 2nd November 2022

About Synergi

Synergi is a programme of work which focuses on the intersection of racial justice and mental health. It had a previous iteration as a knowledge hub, bringing together research and network building.  

In its new iteration it is hosted by NSUN, with a focus on abolitionist responses to mental health and supporting grassroots groups to challenge state violence. In this, there is a lot of scope to experiment, innovate and to try new approaches, as this is a well-resourced programme of activity. 

Synergi has four main workstreams:  

  1. Community Responses to Mental Health – working with grassroots groups to experiment with community-based mental health care 
  2. Supporting Movement Spaces – working with grassroots groups to map local carceral systems that contribute to mental ill health in racialised communities  
  3. Grants Programme – small grants programme redistributing resources to grassroots and user-led groups working on mental health and racial justice  
  4. Festival – a creative culmination of the above three workstreams  

Mental ill health, distress or trauma is often caused by and/or exacerbated by racial injustice and carceral forms of state violence. Our aim is for Synergi to support the work of groups at the frontline of challenging this, and to effectively contribute to building collective memory and power on mental health and abolition.  

About the role

This role will be integral to the exciting new phase of Synergi’s work where we are committed to supporting movements and groups working towards racial justice and abolition within a mental health context. We are looking for someone to support relationship-building with these groups, manage large-scale projects, develop resources, and manage communications across Synergi’s work. 

This role involves project managing the ‘Community Responses to Mental Health’, ‘Supporting Movement Spaces’, and ‘Festival’ workstreams of Synergi. The first three to six months will involve scoping and building partnerships with grassroots groups to determine how we can best implement the vision for this work. Following this, the role will involve project management of events, workshops, and a variety of multimedia resources as part of the three workstreams, under the supervision of the Synergi Directors.  

The role also includes responsibility for managing communications across Synergi’s work, which involves developing a comms strategy, as well as updating the website and social media accounts with materials as and when needed.  

We would particularly welcome applications from individuals from marginalised or racialised communities, and from individuals who have non-traditional working experience.  

Job description and person specification


The application form and equality and diversity monitoring form must be completed and returned to info@nsun.org.uk by 9am on Tuesday 18th October 2022.

Please note that we do not accept CVs/cover letters. Please make sure that all the information about your skills and experience is included in the application form. We recommend you use the full two pages allowed in the “supporting information” section in the application form to explain how you meet each of the points in the person specification.

Please contact us at info@nsun.org.uk if you need these materials in a different format or any other support in making an application.