Main purpose of the job
Principal tasks and responsibilities :
This job description is not contractual and is liable to change over time
The following criteria are marked with an E for essential or D for desirable
Skills and Abilities
REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL ROLES AT THE FOUNDATION
COMPETENCIES FOR WORKING AT THE MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
We expect all employees to be able to use these competences to a high level in their roles. During the recruitment process, at interview stage, we look for evidence of all these competencies
Equal opportunities information
As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sections of the community, whatever your background.
We value each and every person in our team and are very good at working with people. Our workforce is made up of talented individuals from all sections of the community and we are committed to providing a working environment that encourages, and is supportive of, workers with mental health problems.
We therefore welcome applications from anyone with personal experience of mental distress or learning disabilities, and positively encourage people with experience of using mental health services to apply.
We believe the way in which we effectively work together will enable our charity to fulfil its mission.
This commitment to equality and diversity means that we benefit from the widest range of experience and talent, and are fully representative of the world in which we live.
We aim to create a working environment in which everyone is treated in a non-discriminatory manner.
Recruitment agencies may be employed as appropriate. We ensure that all such agencies operate an equal opportunities policy comparable to that used by us.
Benefits of working for us
The Mental Health Foundation is a great place to work and offers generous benefits.
All our members of staff are entitled to the following benefits. Please note that some of the benefits are available after a qualifying probation period.
We consider it important to encourage people to save for their retirement and therefore we provide staff (after successful completion of a probation period) with a 10% pension contribution paid into an Age on Personal Pension.
Contributions can be invested in a variety of funds according to your investment preference, or alternatively a default fund is available.
Staff will also receive death in service life cover at four times salary.
Staff receive 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
Maternity / parental leave
Enhanced maternity / parenthood leave entitlements are in place, including extended maternity leave and benefits. Available after a qualifying period.
Flexible working / work life balance
The right to request flexible working is available to all employees. There are a number of different flexible working arrangements available throughout the organisation, which can be arranged by mutual consent.
Child Care Vouchers
This is a flexible way to meet the costs of your childcare. Part of your salary can be given up or sacrificed’ in exchange for Childcare Vouchers.
Within specified limits, these vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from National Insurance contributions and therefore present a saving for employees who receive them as part of their total employment package.
The Childcare Vouchers received are then exchanged, in whole or part, for the approved and registered childcare services you use.
Sickness / absence
We are required to make statutory sickness payments (SSP) where staff qualify. We also have our own sick pay scheme, including full pay for a period subject to certain conditions.
Employee Assistance Service
At times staff members may face and need help with a variety of issues throughout their lives. As part of our commitment to staff members we provide a 24 / 7 independent and confidential counselling and information telephone service, free of charge.
Support is available on a range of issues including legal, financial, emotional, health issues and work-related concerns.
Season ticket loan
Interest free loans are available to purchase season tickets for the journey between home and work.
Cycle to Work Scheme
The Cycle to Work scheme is a UK Government tax exemption initiative introduced in the Finance Act 1999 to promote healthier journeys to work and to reduce environmental pollution.
It allows employers to loan cycles and cyclists' safety equipment to employees as a tax-free benefit.
Through the scheme, employees will be able to purchase a bike of a value of up to £1,111, repaid over 18 months through deductions from your gross monthly salary.
The loan will be interest free and the benefit will be offered after successful completion of the probationary period.
Cardiff based with travel across South East Wales
£27,000 - £29,000 pa pro rata
Part time - 14 hours per week to be worked flexibly across Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays subject to change
Fixed term - 2 years 5 months