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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


Finance, Facilities and Buildings Administrator

  • £23,137 to £24,757 wte per annum for full time 36 hours
  • Monday to Friday, normal office hours
  • Permanent
  • Based in Purley and at our premises around Croydon

We are looking for a Finance, Facilities and Buildings Administrator for this interesting and varied post in our award winning mental health charity. Although we are looking for one person to undertake this role in its entirety, we are prepared to consider two individuals undertaking the work with the following split:

  • Finance 3 x 7.2 hour days per week and
  • Facilities and Buildings 2 x 7.2 hour days per week.

Salary will be pro-rated as appropriate. Whether full time or part time the option to work from home up to 50% of the time may be possible.

This is an exciting time for us as we develop and expand. Your role will be to assist the Head of Finance and Resources in ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the day to day finances of the organisation. You will help with the consistent operation of effective financial and budgetary controls and reporting, and you will administer the timely purchasing of resources used across the organisation and its services, ensuring best value. You will also assist with the effective management of all Mind in Croydon property issues including building maintenance and repairs and tenancy management. For the Finance part of this role we are looking for someone with experience of working in a similar finance position with experience of Sage Line 50 Accounts and for the Facilities and Buildings part of this role we are looking for someone who has experience of buildings/property issues as well as purchasing. 

Mind in Croydon runs projects to help people with mental health problems. A registered charity operating for over 50 years, we have approximately 40 employees. Benefits include an auto-enrolment pension scheme, 28 days holiday pa (33 after 5 years) and the opportunity to work for a genuinely flexible and ‘family friendly’ organisation. Staff are given every opportunity to train and are encouraged to develop. Mind in Croydon is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all groups.

Application Letter

Application Form

Terms Of Employment

Job Description And Person Spec

Equal Opportunities Form

Closing date for return of completed application forms to: The Head of HR, Mind in Croydon Ltd, 26 Pampisford Road, Purley, Surrey CR8 2NE or e-mail to admin@mindincroydon.org.uk The closing date is Monday 3 May 2021 by 5pm. For any queries please phone 020 8668 2210.


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