Head of Campaigns and Public Affairs

By J&C Team

Rethink Mental Illness is committed to making life better for everyone affected by mental illness, and to righting the injustices that are faced by hundreds of thousands of people every year. We’re looking for a Head of Campaigns and Public Affairs who can help us do that in the run-up to the General Election and beyond. You’ll lead a small team working with colleagues in the charity and across the sector, to develop and deliver our campaigning and public affairs work, strengthen relationships with key decision makers and mobilise our supporters.

We’re looking for someone passionate about campaigning, who has astute political instincts combined with strong project management skills. You’ll have extensive experience of integrated campaigning and an in-depth knowledge of politics as they relate to health. Knowledge of the issues surrounding mental health would be a distinct advantage, as would strong knowledge of health policy. Experience of working in the charity or health sector would also be an advantage.

Please note: interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 31st July 2014 or Friday 1st August 2014. As part of the interview we will ask for a short presentation. This post is temporary to cover maternity leave.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Lara Carmona on lara.carmona@rethink.org