Thank you for your interest in working with Lancashire Mind. We have a range of roles across the organisation, requiring a variety of different skills. For many of our roles, you don't need a background in mental health; a passion for improving mental health and wellbeing across Lancashire is what's important. Some of our job roles require significant travel across the county of Lancashire; we reimburse all travel expenses for journeys made during your working day, other than your commute to and from work.

Working for Lancashire Mind means you'll benefit from a 35-hour working week (or less if the role is part-time); flexible start/finish and lunch times; 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time staff); a sick pay scheme; up to five days paid emergency leave to care for dependents (pro-rata for part-time staff); a workplace wellbeing scheme, including taking time out of the working day for wellbeing activities; learning and development opportunities.

Our current team members will tell you that the biggest plus is joining a team who are passionate, dedicated and committed to making a difference to the lives of others.

Current Vacancies 

Job title: Lancashire Mind Trustees

Location: Chorley, other venues around Lancashire and virtual meetings via MS Teams or Zoom
Salary: voluntary role; out of pocket expenses may be claimed and investment in trustee development provided

Lancashire Mind continues to grow in reach and scope despite challenging circumstances for the sector. Our purpose is to achieve the best possible mental health and wellbeing for everyone in Lancashire, which is supported by our mission to Connect Minds, Change Minds, and  Support Minds.

Our work enables people in Lancashire to value and take care of their mental health. Our dedicated team challenge misconceptions about mental health, develop resilience in people from an early age and work with communities and businesses to build a happier Lancashire.

Externally, Lancashire Mind is well positioned and well respected in the health, public and third sectors. We are viewed as thought leaders in the areas of mental wellbeing and mental health prevention, and we have been instrumental in shifting the county-wide understanding of mental health.

We seek 3 Trustees who share our values to strengthen our Board in areas of skills and experience that are highlighted in the attached Trustee Pack. These new board members will share an active role in overseeing the implementation of our new strategy.

  We want Trustees who possess the following core skills:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the role and responsibilities of a charity trustee
  • A strong commitment to achieving the best possible mental health and wellbeing for everyone in Lancashire
  • Commitment to promoting equality of opportunity, recognising the differing challenges faced by diverse group
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively and to challenge established views in an emotionally intelligent manner
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An understanding of (or a willingness to understand) the strategic, policy and political environments that affect and influence Lancashire Mind’s work
  • A qualification in accountancy and a thorough understanding of financial governance
  • Knowledge and experience of primary/secondary mental health care Significant experience of charity governance 
  • Experience of working in employment law/HR management

We are particularly interested in hearing from people with one or more of the following skills: 

  • A qualification in accountancy and a thorough understanding of financial governance
  • Knowledge and experience of primary/secondary mental health care 
  • Significant experience of charity governance
  • Experience of working in employment law/HR management

Lancashire Mind’s Board has three subcommittees which have delegated authority to oversee various elements of governance. These are the Finance & Audit, Sustainability & Growth and People & Governance committees.

We are looking to appoint a Chair for the People & Governance committee, who oversee key areas of HR including policy, Board and staff performance and development, and key areas of governance such as Safeguarding, Information Governance and Health & Safety. 

Candidates interested in applying to be Chair of the People and Governance Committee, should particularly highlight evidence of the last two competencies listed above.

However, we welcome applications from high performing and well-connected individuals who feel that they offer other pertinent skills and/or connections that are not listed above.

Lancashire Mind welcomes applicants who can bring a diversity of thinking to our work based on their personal characteristics and experience. In particular we are keen to ensure that people who are minoritized because of age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexuality are represented a Board level. We particularly welcome applications from individuals that have a lived experience of mental health conditions.

Appointed Trustees will serve a three-year term in office, with an opportunity at the end of that first term to stand for re-election for a second three-year term.

To apply for the Trustee role, send a current CV and a covering letter (no more than 500 words) to [email protected] and complete the Lancashire Mind equal opportunities monitoring form by 9am on Monday 16th August 2021.

For more information about the role and how to apply please download the recruitment pack (or if you would like to book a short phone call with our CEO) please email [email protected] 


Job Title: Mental Health Lead

Hours: 17.5 -21 hours per week, exact hours dependent on an imminent funding decision
Contract length: Initial 12-month contract
Salary: £ 27,742- £30,451 pro rata 
Location: Chorley office based with time spent in Blackburn with Darwen and across Lancashire at meetings

Do you want to join an organisation who are passionate about improving mental health and wellbeing for Lancashire communities? 

We’re looking for a bold and caring person for a new role which will lead the development of our Wellbeing Coaching and Active Monitoring service. We want someone who has experience of working in mental health services and an understanding of the NHS psychological therapies service (IAPT). 

To succeed in the role, you will need excellent communication skills, project management and line management experience. We want someone who is open, hardworking, creative and able to lead and develop this area of work for Lancashire Mind.
 
You will be responsible for managing all aspects of project delivery; caseload management, partner and funder liaison, promotion, quality assurance, monitoring and reporting. You will also be responsible for mobilising the Active Monitoring pilot, liaising with commissioners and NHS staff.

This is an exciting time for Lancashire Mind at the start of our new 5-year strategy and this role is great opportunity to drive change. We want someone who believes in our vision of a Lancashire where everyone has the opportunity to have the best mental health and wellbeing possible. 

We offer a workplace pension scheme, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), a sick pay scheme, paid emergency time off to care for dependents, regular supervision, and a variety of learning and development opportunities.

Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

 More information about this role can be found in the attached recruitment pack. Applications must be submitted using a Lancashire Mind job application form, which can be downloaded via the link found at the bottom of this webpage. If you are unable to access this online, please call us on 01257 231 661 to request a recruitment pack

Deadline for applications: 9am on 16 August

Interviews will be held on 24th of August 


Job Title: Wellbeing Coach

Hours: 35 hours per week, 12-month fixed term contract
Salary: £23,080 to £25,481
Responsible to: Mental Health Lead

We are looking for a passionate, hardworking and caring individual to work as a Wellbeing Coach on a new project supporting people aged 16-35 in Blackburn with Darwen.
You will have previous experience of supporting people with a mental health condition, and ideally have some experience of using coaching techniques such as guided self-help, psychoeducation and thought challenging.

You will have excellent communication skills and experience of working in partnership with other stakeholders to deliver projects. To excel in the role, you will be able to motivate, inspire and engage a wide range of people and be proactive in your approach.

Lancashire Mind is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, particularly candidates with a lived experience of mental health conditions who fulfil all the criteria within the person specification.

We offer a workplace pension scheme, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), a sick pay scheme, paid emergency time off to care for dependents, regular supervision, and a variety of learning and development opportunities.

Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

More information about this role can be found in the attached recruitment pack. Applications must be submitted using a Lancashire Mind job application form, which can be downloaded via the link found at the bottom of this webpage. If you are unable to access this online, please call us on 01257 231 661 to request a recruitment pack.

Deadline for applications: 9am on 2 August

Interviews will be held on 19 August on Zoom

How to apply

Lancashire Mind is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, particularly candidates with a lived experience of mental health conditions who fulfil all the criteria within the person specification.

Applications for all posts must be made using a Lancashire Mind application form (Word doc, 188Kb). Once completed, return your form to [email protected] no later than the deadline, which is provided in the recruitment pack for the post you’re applying for.

If you require any assistance in completing the application form or have any difficulty downloading documents contact us on 01257 231660, Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm.

Lancashire Mind Policies

Recruitment Policy (PDF)

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy (PDF)

Equality & Diversity Policy (PDF)

Health & Wellbeing Policy (PDF)

Lancashire Mind is a company limited by guarantee (company number 3888655) and a registered charity in England and Wales (registered number 1081427) at 80-82 Devonshire Road, Chorley, Lancs, PR7 2DR. Lancashire Mind are registered with the Fundraising Regulator. For all enquiries, call us on 01257 231660.
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