Campaigns Manager

Hiring Organisation: 
Student Minds

Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. Since 2008 we’ve worked with students, professionals and academics to develop new and innovative ways to improve the health of students at over 100 universities. At the heart of everything we do is a student - led movement of energetic and enthusiastic young people who are campaigning to create change on their campuses and in their local communities. We believe that students are key to changing opinions about mental health in universities and know the best ways to engage students in health promotion on their campuses. As a charity we bring learning from across all of our work to equip students with the knowledge, confidence and skills to raise mental health literacy, normalise help-seeking and the importance of us all taking care of our wellbeing, and decrease stigmatising attitudes. We campaign both on campus and online; our 20 student - led campaign groups are provided with training and support to deliver over 100 events every year, various Students’ Unions’ and organisations utilise our campaign toolkits, and our national campaign University Mental Health Day has a digital reach of over 17 million. Through campaigning we’ve reached thousands of students and have collectively encouraged the sector to prioritise the health and wellbeing of university students, but we know that there is much more potential for us to expand and amplify this movement. We have ambitions to have a Student Minds group in every UK university and beyond, and are employing a full time Campaigns Manager to lead this change. The Campaigns Manager will work closely with a vibrant team who prioritise workplace wellbeing. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team, develop a range of key skills, work with outstanding volunteers and play a vital role in transforming the state of student mental health. Job description Mentoring campaigns volunteers • Build relationships with affiliated Student Minds campaign groups across the UK, maintaining regular contact andproviding proactive support, with regular email updates and individual volunteer check-ins via phone/Hangouts;• Monitor and support campaign groups during their independent elections and handover period, ensuring allrelevant documentation is completed and volunteer records are accurate on Salesforce;• Develop quality guidelines for mental health campaign groups, and build on our strategy for empoweringcampaigns volunteers;• Work with the Volunteer Officer to coordinate the Student Minds Awards celebrating our volunteersachievements;• Implement impact measurement processes for campaigns volunteers. Developing campaigns training and resources• Organise a bi-annual Student Mental Health Activist Academy to support the activities of Student Minds groupsand other students that wish to campaign about mental health at their universities;• Contribute content to Student Minds’ E-learning platform to share further good practice across the network andadd to students’ knowledge and understanding;• Develop resources and guides to help volunteers with the practicalities of delivering events and campaigns;• Evaluate the impact of activism development opportunities and review as required. Growing the Student Minds movement• Work with Students’ Union and university colleagues to establish more Student Minds campaigns groups acrossthe UK, conducting exploratory phone calls, meetings and delivering on-campus training to empower new groups;• Explore opportunities to strengthen the movement through building stronger regional networks and sharing goodpractice between campaign groups;• Develop a strategy for attracting other relevant groups to mental health campaigning , from JCR/ hall committees,to Students’ Union Officers to students who may be less engaged by existing mental health activism. Campaign development and delivery• Project manage the Student Minds team on the development and delivery of University Mental Health Day;• Co-ordinate campaigning during the freshers’ period and other behavioural campaigns work, mobilising studentsfor specific days of action;• For new campaigns, take responsibility for the planning and delivery stages of campaign development,coordinating with Student Minds’ colleagues and advisors as required across the campaigns cycle (e.g. PolicyManager, Design Manager and Communications Manager as required);• Implement participatory approaches in campaigns to ensure we are co-producing with young people and thatstudents are at the heart of our campaigns;• Collect relevant data to assess the impact of campaigns. Building relationships with external campaigns organisations• Work with the CEO to identify and build relationships with contacts in organisations, in relation to campaigns andactivist development work. Other duties• Attend weekly team meetings with Student Minds colleagues;• Undertake training and attend conferences as appropriate;• Engage with and provide feedback on large projects and strategic reports developed by other members of theteam;• Recruit and manage charity interns as appropriate;• Support website content development for sections within your portfolio;• Support the CEO and Fundraising Manager with the development of funding proposals and opportunities for thecampaigns network to support fundraising activities.

experienced practitioner (an expert or specialist or a junior manager managing a few people)
Job type: 
paid job within an organisation
Contract type: 
full time
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Job Location: 
anywhere, England
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Closing date for applications: 
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 17:00

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