Job Opportunities

We are very aware at Mind in Croydon that people really are our main asset. Attracting the right recruits and retaining them is of paramount importance and ensures that our clients get the best possible service. The benefits we can offer are a flexible and genuinely family-friendly environment – many of our staff work part time, some job share and there are opportunities to take time off in lieu in order to fit the requirements of the job around one’s home life. A lot is talked of ‘home life balance’ – at Mind in Croydon this is a reality.

Training and Development

We have a highly trained human resources department which believes that good people management is essential. All staff receive a full induction programme in line with the new ‘Care Standards Act’. This involves both internal induction to all our projects and external visits to related agencies so that staff are familiar with our ‘partners’ within the borough of Croydon, and understand how we work with them. There are regular supervisions, appraisals and staff are fully trained and encouraged to become experts in their field. For example, the head of our Welfare Benefits Service sits as a member of the Appeals Service Tribunal. Recently we have enabled individual members of staff to train for Diplomas in Social Work, Diplomas in Counselling and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development’s Diploma in Human Resource Management.

We have a number of policies to ensure we meet best practice guidelines generally. It is also our aim to actively encourage diversity in aspects such as ethnicity, age, and disability, to ensure that our staff complement our client group.   

Current Vacancies



Advocacy Service Manager

  • Full time 36 hours per week
  • Grade 5 scale point S16 to S20a on the Mind Salary Scale 32,144 to 35,000 per annum.  Salary on appointment will depend on abilities and qualifications
  • Permanent
  • Based in Purley 

You will run our successful team dealing with a wide range of issues. The two Advocates and the Advocacy Manager operate in the community and in the Bethlem Hospital, with inpatients including some highly complex cases, carrying out general advocacy in the community and Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA). You will be IMHA qualified (ideally with the IAQ) and devise strategy for the service responding to funding needs. You will require leadership skills to take the service forward. Experience of working in mental health is essential and you will ideally have some knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005. You must be able to travel to and from different sites in the borough where clients are seen, including from our office at the Bethlem Hospital.

Staff benefits include an auto-enrolment pension scheme, 28 days holiday per annum (rising to 33 after 5 years), and the opportunity to work for a ‘family friendly’ organisation.

Mind in Croydon is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all groups.
Closing date for return of applications to The HR Manager, Mind in Croydon Ltd, 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, Surrey CR8 2NE: Friday 4 May 2018 at 9am. For any queries, phone the HR Manager on 020 8668 2210. 

Application Letter
Terms of Employment
Job Description
Person Specification
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
Application Form

No contact from agencies or media sales please


Counselling Service Manager

  • Part-time, 28 hours per week (worked Monday to Thursday)
  • 33,102 to 35,350 pa wte pro-rated downwards to reflect that this is a part-time post.
  • Permanent
  • Based in Purley 

Would you like to lead Mind in Croydon’s counselling service into the next phase of its development? This is an exciting time for us. Our latest innovative Hoarding Project has attracted national interest and was recently featured on BBC’s News At Ten. As well as our one to one work, we run popular anger control training and anxiety groups. We are looking for a new Counselling Manager to run our BACP accredited service. We also have a Carers’ Counselling Service. As well as the Manager there are 2 Administrators, 3 part-time Counsellors and approximately 32 volunteer counsellors. You will give general managerial support to the staff team, provide management (but not clinical) supervision to volunteers and take the service forward at an exciting time when Mind in Croydon is developing and expanding. You will lead the service into new areas which respond to client needs and reflect an innovative organisation during a time of growth. You will have BACP accreditation, be UKCP registered, or equivalent. This is a permanent position.

Mind in Croydon has just celebrated its 50th birthday and provides a wide range of projects including a Social Networking Service, a Welfare Benefits Advice Service, Advocacy Service, Employment Service and an Information Service. We employ approximately 40 staff and have won many awards for our work.

Benefits include 28 days holiday pa (pro-rated for part-time staff), an auto enrolment compliant pension scheme run by NOW pensions and the opportunity to work for a genuinely flexible organisation. Staff are given every opportunity to develop. As the post is situated in a building with no lift you will need sufficient mobility to climb stairs. Mind in Croydon is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all groups.

Staff benefits include an auto-enrolment pension scheme, 28 days holiday per annum (rising to 33 after 5 years), and the opportunity to work for a ‘family friendly’ organisation.

Mind in Croydon is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all groups.
Closing date for return of applications to The HR Manager, Mind in Croydon Ltd, 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, Surrey CR8 2NE: Monday 23 April 2018 at 9am. For any queries, phone the HR Manager on 020 8668 2210. 

Application Letter
Terms of Employment
Job Description
Person Specification
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
Application Form

No contact from agencies or media sales please

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