Mental Health Directory
Information on mental health services in Croydon
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.
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.
Head of Business Development
You will maximise the business development opportunities for our successful Local Mind Association, Mind in Croydon Ltd. We already have an income of £1.5 million per annum, own three charity shops with flats to rent and own two of the three buildings from which we undertake client work. We have a number of service delivery contracts to provide services to Croydon Council, and Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group for projects such as counselling, advocacy and welfare benefits advice and have benefitted over the years from major grants from sources such as the Big Lottery and Comic Relief. We have continued to expand and are looking for a Head of Business Development to maximise income both from statutory sources and elsewhere. You will maximise income from our shops and buildings being responsible for shop managers and certain independent contractors. You will have experience of seeking out new business opportunities, costing them, advising the Trustee Board and setting these up to become successful income streams. As well as service delivery, we have been successful in raising funds from training, carrying out events, doing paid outreach in our MindMatch project and many other ventures. You will have experience of completing tenders and grant applications, as well as expertise in creating successful commercial ventures.
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 is 9am on Monday 7 January 2019. Expected interview date Thursday 17/Friday 18 January 2019.
No agencies please