“Yesterday I spent a day and night inside a ward in *****. I’m getting the help I need now. Thanks for helping me get in touch with the crisis team. You possibly saved my life.”

Inspirited Minds works with some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our community and our team of volunteers are our lifeblood and we couldn’t be a lifeline without them. We are truly grateful for the work they do, they persevere, they are passionate and they strive to aid because they genuinely care. Our mission as a charity is to provide advice and support to those affected by mental health problems, raise awareness to reduce the stigma around mental health, especially within the Muslim community and to look at mental health and psychology from an Islamic perspective. Volunteering is an excellent way of taking your valuable lifeskills and experience and using them to benefit others in your local community. We have plenty of opportunities to get involved whatever your individual skill level and interests. You can learn more about the current roles available below.

 

Outreach Worker

Job Title: Outreach Worker
Hours: Five hours p/w
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Voluntary
Purpose: The Outreach Worker will engage with members of the community to raise awareness about mental health. They will plan events, workshops and other activities with their team members and refer clients to sources of help.

Responsibilities

  1. Offer educational presentations, workshops, programs, support groups and assistance to members of the community.
  2. Act as an advocate where needed and provide information, advice and other support services to individuals and families affected by mental health problems.
  3. Network and build partnerships with local and national organisations.
  4. Communicate with outreach team members to plan events and workshops.
  5. Write summaries on the outcomes of each project, highlighting improvements. These are to be discussed with outreach team members for guidance of future events and workshops.
  6. Work with their line manager to achieve frequent, timely and positive outreach schemes.
  7. Relay updates as and when required by the their line manager.
  8. May be required to travel within the country.

Team Work

  1. To ensure confidentiality and privacy are never breached.
  2. To attend and participate in meetings.
  3. To work respectfully and cooperatively with colleagues, taking on board suggestions and recommendations.
  4. To attend any training to progress in individual professional development.
  5. To participate and take on any further tasks in relation to the post, which may benefit Inspirited Minds.

Public Relations Officer

Job Title: Public Relations Officer
Hours: Five hours p/w
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Voluntary
Purpose: The Public Relations Officer will engage with the public, media and related organisations to raise awareness about mental health. They will also plan and direct the creation of material that will maintain or enhance the public image of Inspirited Minds.
Responsibilities

  1. Writing and editing newsletters, website articles, leaflets, brochures, press releases, speeches, case studies and social media.
  2. Liaising with and answering enquiries from readers, supporters, media, individuals and other organisations, often via telephone and email.
  3. Act as an advocate where needed and provide information, advice and other support services to individuals and families affected by mental health problems.
  4. Developing good working relationships with the media.
  5. Network and build partnerships with similar local and national organisations.
  6. Evaluate opportunities for sponsorships and advertising on an on-going basis.
  7. To research and analyse media coverage ­aiming to get Inspirited Minds covered in many outlets as possible and on readers’ requirements.
  8. Work with their line manager to achieve frequent, timely and positive public relations schemes.
  9. Relay updates as and when required by the their line manager.

Team Work

  1. To ensure confidentiality and privacy are never breached.
  2. To attend and participate in meetings.
  3. To work respectfully and cooperatively with colleagues, taking on board suggestions and recommendations.
  4. To attend any training to progress in individual professional development.
  5. To participate and take on any further tasks in relation to the post, which may benefit Inspirited Minds.

Fundraising Officer

Job Title: Fundraising Officer
Hours: Five hours p/w
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Voluntary
Purpose: The Fundraising Officer will develop projects which will sustain the organisation’s incoming funds. They will plan events, campaigns and other activities to raise charity funds.

Responsibilities

  1. Work efficiently with the fundraising team to raise charity funds.
  2. Communicate with team members to plan events, campaigns, tube/mosque collections, treks/challenges and other fundraising projects supporting the organisation’s aims.
  3. Complete and submit designated applications on time, updating database each time.
  4. Write summaries on the outcomes of each project, highlighting improvements. These are to be discussed with team members for guidance of future events and campaigns.
  5. Work with the Head of Fundraising to achieve frequent, timely and positive fundraising schemes.
  6. Relay updates as and when required by the Head of Fundraising.

Team Work

  1. To ensure confidentiality and privacy are never breached.
  2. To attend and participate in meetings.
  3. To work respectfully and cooperatively with colleagues, taking on board suggestions and recommendations.
  4. To attend any training to progress in individual professional development.
  5. To participate and take on any further tasks in relation to the post, which may benefit Inspirited Minds.

Counsellor

Job Title: Counsellor
Hours: Three-four hours p/w
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Paid
Purpose: To help people to explore feelings and emotions that are often related to their experiences, allowing their clients to reflect on what is happening to them and consider alternative ways of doing things.

Responsibilities

  1. Establishing a relationship of trust and respect with clients
  2. Agreeing a counselling contract to determine what will be covered in sessions (including confidentiality issues)
  3. Offer a short-term counselling service
  4. Encouraging clients to talk about issues they feel they cannot normally share with others, helping them understand their concerns deeply
  5. Actively listening to client concerns and empathising with their position, without bias
  6. Helping clients to make decisions and choices regarding possible ways forward
  7. Referring clients to other sources of help, as appropriate
  8. Attending supervision and training courses
  9. Working to agreed targets in relation to client contact, responding to clients with seven working days
  10. Maintaining high levels of professionalism and confidentiality
  11. Keeping records and using reporting tools as sought by the organisation

Required skills

  1. A british recognised certification in counselling
  2. Previous experience as a counsellor
  3. Abiding by the ethical framework for counselling

Support Worker

Job Title: Support Worker
Hours: Five hours p/w
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Voluntary
Purpose: The Support Worker will work directly with clients ensuring they receive adequate guidance. They will direct clients to relevant professionals as necessary.

Responsibilities

  1. Support clients in developing skills in any aspect (social, personal) via a variety of communication methods.
  2. Support clients in emotional and psychological needs – ensuring each correspondence is recorded and monitored.
  3. Liaise with counsellors to develop care plans for the clients best interest.
  4. Provide feedback of progress and updates of clients to the counsellor.
  5. Maintain a high degree of professionalism at all times.
  6. Maintain privacy and confidentiality rights of each client.
  7. Raise any concerns with counsellor immediately; ensuring line manager is aware of these situations.

Team Work

  1. To ensure confidentiality and privacy are never breached.
  2. To attend and participate in meetings.
  3. To work respectfully and cooperatively with colleagues, taking on board suggestions and recommendations.
  4. To attend any training to progress in individual professional development.
  5. To participate and take on any further tasks in relation to the post, which may benefit Inspirited Minds.

Marketing Manager

Job Title: Marketing Manager
Hours: Five hours p/w
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Voluntary
Purpose: The Marketing Manager will manage the marketing team and plan, develop and implement the organisation’s marketing strategies. They will also manage and create online and print marketing campaigns.

Responsibilities

  1. Manage the marketing team and develop and deliver a comprehensive and coherent marketing strategies to push department forward with aims to meet charity goals.
  2. Set and achieve realistic time-limited marketing targets, agreed in consultation with key staff.
  3. Managing and preparing online and print marketing campaigns.
  4. Identifying target markets and how best to reach them.
  5. Researching and analysing market trends.
  6. Communicate with team members to plan and implement marketing campaigns for events and workshops and other activities.
  7. Support, aid and guide marketing team members with their designated projects.
  8. Write short reports on the outcomes of each marketing project, highlighting improvements. These are to be discussed with marketing team members for guidance of future projects.
  9. Identify areas for professional and service development for each marketing team member.
  10. To support development of the organisation’s brand and to proactively seek to develop brand profile and positioning.
  11. To achieve frequent, timely and positive media coverage across all available media.

Team Work

  1. To ensure confidentiality and privacy are never breached.
  2. To attend and participate in meetings.
  3. To work respectfully and cooperatively with colleagues, taking on board suggestions and recommendations.
  4. To attend any training to progress in individual professional development.
  5. To participate and take on any further tasks in relation to the post, which may benefit Inspirited Minds.

Graphic Designer

Job Title: Graphic Designer
Hours: Five hours p/w
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Voluntary
Purpose: The Graphic Designer will design and produce print and digital marketing materials to ensure the public face of the charity is professional and uniform reflecting its core values, ethos and purpose.
Responsibilities

  1. Design and produce marketing communications (print and digital) pieces for a wide variety of projects, events and campaigns.
  2. Liaising with 3rd parties regarding production of materials ensuring these are taking into consideration with internal deadlines.
  3. Managing artwork to ensure that brand guidelines are adhered to throughout the organisation’s materials.
  4. Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure consistency of brand identity.
  5. Provide user-centered design expertise from concept to delivery.

Team Work

  1. To ensure confidentiality and privacy are never breached.
  2. To attend and participate in meetings.
  3. To work respectfully and cooperatively with colleagues, taking on board suggestions and recommendations.
  4. To attend any training to progress in individual professional development.
  5. To participate and take on any further tasks in relation to the post, which may benefit Inspirited Minds.

Video Editor

Job Title: Video Editor
Hours: Five hours p/w
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Voluntary
Purpose: The Video Editor will assist in video production and editing for a variety of projects to ensure the public face of the charity is professional and uniform reflecting its core values, ethos and purpose.
Responsibilities

  1. Assisting at shoots for video productions, including event recordings, client testimonies and training material, to serve and promote Inspirited Minds.
  2. Ensure successful project completions as well as managing own portfolio of video projects.
  3. Working alongside team in the concept development of new promotional material, and scripting and storyboarding where necessary.
  4. Liaising with 3rd parties regarding production of materials ensuring these are taking into consideration with internal deadlines.
  5. Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure consistency of brand identity.

Team Work

  1. To ensure confidentiality and privacy are never breached.
  2. To attend and participate in meetings.
  3. To work respectfully and cooperatively with colleagues, taking on board suggestions and recommendations.
  4. To attend any training to progress in individual professional development.
  5. To participate and take on any further tasks in relation to the post, which may benefit Inspirited Minds.

We are looking for passionate, kind and motivated individuals to join our team. If you feel you have the skills, enthusiasm and dedication required to make a difference and help someone in need, please click the link below to register your interest!

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