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.
Active Minds Co-Ordinator
£25,972 to £26,621 pa wte
Our Active Minds project is based at Orchard House in South Croydon and also works out and about around the borough. The post includes helping clients to fulfil their wishes to join healthy living and sporting facilities in the local area and to start up groups within Mind. This is a fulfilling and vibrant role with lots of positive interactivity with clients within a nurturing environment. We run a gardening project, tennis, badminton, relaxation, swimming and many other activities. Your role will be to help run these activities and those in the area of health and wellbeing including smoking cessation, and to connect and support clients in accessing existing services. You will also liaise with and support volunteers. You will have a genuine interest in this field, and be able to motivate and support clients, identify new activities and assist in applying for further funding for your project.
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.
All posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.
For further details of how to apply for this post you can find an Application Form and Pack below. Please note that Mind in Croydon does not accept CVs as a method of application and does not wish to be contacted by employment agencies. Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply.
Closing date for receipt of applications: Midnight on Monday 24 February 2020
Please post completed application form to:
The HR Manager
Mind in Croydon
26 Pampisford Road
Surrey CR8 2NE
For an informal discussion please phone Cara Scott, Head of Human Resources, on 020 8668 2210.