“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.

Advisory Board Member (Islamic Advisor / Mental Health Expert / Charity/Fundraising Specialist)

Job Title: Advisory Board Member
Duration: Permanent with yearly review
Position: Voluntary
Purpose: The Advisory Board member will provide strategic advice, guidance, support and recommendations to the management of Inspirited Minds.

Responsibilities

  • Provide advice on determining the charity’s mission, goals, policies and programme of activities.
  • Provide advice on ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the charity.
  • Contribute to the establishment of the charity’s strategic direction and the monitoring of any strategic plans.
  • Minimise the risk associated with new ventures by providing insight and expertise.
  • Provide unbiased insights and ideas from a third point-of-view and support the exploration of new ideas.
  • Encourage the development of a governance framework that enable sustainable growth for the charity.
  • Provide a stronger link with the local community and identified target groups.
  • Help develop an understanding of trends within society and open doors or identify opportunities for the charity.
  • Serve as a mentor or coach to current management team members.
  • Increase the accountability of the reporting managers.
  • Respect the confidential nature of all information relating to the business of the charity in accordance with data protection policies.

Requirements

  • Attend a Board Meeting to evaluate the charity’s performance every 3 months (meetings are currently online, in the future 1 meeting a year will be held in-person in London).
  • Extensive knowledge, experience and expertise within their speciality and preferably within the Muslim Mental Health field.
  • Passionate to improve the Mental Health and Wellbeing of society and in particular of the Muslim community within the UK.
  • Good, independent judgement, strategic vision and the ability to think creatively.
  • Act with selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, leadership; in adherence to our core values and in the best interest of the charity.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Disclose any possible conflicts of interest.

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Counsellor / CBT Therapist

Job Title: Counsellor / CBT Therapist
Team: Support
Hours: 2-3 hours per week
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The counsellor will provide counselling to clients to help them deal with difficult emotions and mental health issues.
Responsibilities

  • Support clients in developing skills in any aspect (social, personal) via a variety of communication methods.
  • Establishing a relationship of trust and respect with clients.
  • Agreeing a counselling contract to determine what will be covered in sessions.
  • Offer a short-term counselling service.
  • Actively listening to client concerns and empathising with their position, without bias.
  • Helping clients to make decisions and choices regarding possible ways forward.
  • Referring clients to other sources of help, as appropriate.
  • Attending supervision and training courses.
  • Working to agreed targets in relation to client contact, responding to clients with seven working days.
  • Maintaining high levels of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Keeping records and using reporting tools as sought by the organisation.

Required Skills

  • Registration with a professional body like the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) or British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) for CBT Therapists.
  • Abiding by the ethical framework for counselling.

Team Work

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

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Outreach Region Lead (North England / Midlands / East England / Wales)

Job Title: Outreach Region Lead
Team: Outreach
Hours: 5 hours per week (mostly remotely with quarterly meetings in London, monthly meetings in your region)
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Outreach Region Lead will lead a regional outreach team to engage with members of the community to raise awareness about mental health, planning events, workshops and other activities.

Responsibilities

  • Advise and direct Outreach Workers to offer educational events, workshops and training programmes to members of the community.
  • Network and build partnerships with local and national organisations.
  • Act as an advocate where needed and provide information and advice to individuals and families affected by mental health problems.
  • Support, aid and guide team members with their designated projects.
  • Identify areas for professional development for each of the team members.
  • Work with their team and line manager to achieve frequent, timely and positive outcomes.
  • Relay updates as and when required by their line manager.
  • Ensure all due diligence is carried out with regards to work carried out.
  • Conduct all tasks with regards to any and all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism, privacy and confidentiality at all times.

Team Work

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

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Outreach Worker (Scotland / South England)

Job Title: Outreach Worker
Team: Outreach
Hours: 5 hours per week (mostly remotely with quarterly meetings in London, monthly meetings in your region)
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Outreach Worker will engage with members of the community to raise awareness about mental health, planning events, workshops and other activities.

Responsibilities

  • Offer educational events, workshops and training programmes to members of the community
  • Network and build partnerships with local and national organisations.
  • Act as an advocate where needed and provide information and advice to individuals and families affected by mental health problems.
  • Work with their team and line manager to achieve frequent, timely and positive outcomes.
  • Relay updates as and when required by their line manager.
  • Ensure all due diligence is carried out with regards to work carried out
  • Conduct all tasks with regards to any and all relevant legislation, policies and procedures
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism, privacy and confidentiality at all times.

Team Work

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

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Events and Campaigns Manager

Job Title: Events and Campaigns Manager
Team: Events and Campaigns
Hours: Five hours per week (mostly remotely with monthly meetings in London)
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Events and Campaigns Manager will manage the campaigns team and develop projects which will sustain the organisation’s incoming funds planning events, campaigns and other activities.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the campaigns team and develop and deliver a comprehensive and coherent fundraising strategies to push department forward with aims to meet charity goals.
  • Set and achieve realistic time-limited fundraising targets, agreed in consultation with key staff.
  • Work efficiently with campaigns team members to raise charity funds.
  • Communicate with campaigns team members to plan events, campaigns, tube/mosque collections, treks/challenges and other fundraising projects supporting the organisation’s aims.
  • Support, aid and guide campaigns team members with their designated projects and application forms for grants and sponsorships.
  • Carry out activities to help foster better relationships with donors and supporters.
  • Write short reports on the outcomes of each project, highlighting improvements. These are to be discussed with campaigns team members for guidance of future events and campaigns.
  • Identify areas for professional and service development for each campaigns team member.

Team Work

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

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Events and Campaigns Officer

Job Title: Events and Campaigns Officer
Team: Events and Campaigns
Hours: Five hours per week (mostly remotely with monthly meetings in London)
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Events and Campaigns Officer will develop projects which will sustain the organisation’s incoming funds planning events, campaigns and other activities.

Responsibilities

  • Work efficiently with the Events and Campaigns Team to raise charity funds.
  • Communicate with team members to plan events, campaigns, challenges and other fundraising projects supporting the organisation’s aims.
  • Complete and submit designated funding applications.
  • Act as an advocate where needed and provide information and advice to individuals and families affected by mental health problems.
  • Work with their team and line manager to achieve frequent, timely and positive outcomes.
  • Relay updates as and when required by their line manager.
  • Ensure all due diligence is carried out with regards to work carried out.
  • Conduct all tasks with regards to any and all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism, privacy and confidentiality at all times.

Team Work

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

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Writer

Job Title: Writer
Team: Communications
Hours: 5 hours per week (mostly remotely with quarterly meetings in London)
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Writer will be involved in writing short course style content for Inspirited Minds adhering to our language and style guidelines.

Responsibilities

  • Attend fortnightly (initially) meetings with the team to plan new courses and conduct research into the topics.
  • Write clear, concise and grammatically correct content that adheres to the charity’s style guidelines.
  • Proofread and suggest improvements to the content written by other writers.
  • Optimise website content (language, message, tone) to reflect our brand’s voice and values.
  • Have an understanding of authentic and inauthentic sources of Islamic references.
  • Work with their team and line manager to achieve frequent, timely and positive outcomes.
  • Relay updates as and when required by their line manager.
  • Ensure all due diligence is carried out with regards to work carried out.
  • Conduct all tasks with regards to any and all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism, privacy and confidentiality at all times.

Team Work

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

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Copywriter

Job Title: Copywriter
Team: Communications
Hours: 5 hours per week (mostly remotely with monthly meetings in London)
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Copywriter will be involved in writing and proofreading copy for various projects at Inspirited Minds adhering to our brand and style guidelines.

Responsibilities

  • Write clear, concise and grammatically correct content that adheres to the charity’s style guidelines.
  • Proofread and suggest improvements to the content written by other writers.
  • Collaborate with Support and Outreach teams on a variety of content projects.
  • Optimise website content (language, message, tone) to reflect our brand’s voice and values.
  • Understand different language styles that appeal to various target audiences.
  • Use SEO principles to maximise the reach of copy generated.
  • Have an understanding of authentic and inauthentic sources of Islamic references.

Team Work

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

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Podcast Host

Job Title: Podcast Host
Team: Communications
Hours: 5 hours per week (mostly remotely with quarterly meetings in London)
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Podcast Host will help in planning, organising and recording video podcast episodes with guest and expert speakers for Inspirited Minds’ Mindful Muslim Podcast.

Responsibilities

  • Confident public speaking skills and maintaining a conversation while being recorded.
  • Conducts video interviews and delivers content for the Mindful Muslim Podcast.
  • Collaborate on topics to be discussed with Creative Projects Lead Officer and the episode guest.
  • Engage in guest research and prepare background materials and questions as required.
  • Ensure all due diligence is carried out with regards to work.
  • Lead an engaged and energetic discussion of the topics, while maintaining neutrality and decorum consistent with the mission and values of Inspirited Minds.
  • Develop good working relationships with other IM teams to see the podcast project through, such as video editing and marketing teams.
  • Relay updates as and when required by their line manager.
  • Sourcing and liaising with guests and other collaborating organisations in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Work with the team and line manager to achieve frequent and positive outcomes with great initiative and self-motivation.
  • Act as an advocate where needed and provide information and advice to individuals and families affected by mental health problems.
  • Conduct all tasks with regards to any and all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism, privacy and confidentiality at all times.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of mental health and Islam.
  • Preference is given to those with experience of hosting a video podcast.
  • Preference is given to those with experience in a Public-Relations setting, including conducting research and due diligence.
  • Preference is given to Male applicants and applicants from BME backgrounds.
  • Preference is given to applicants owning proper equipment, such as a microphone, webcam for videos and a computer with a stable internet connection.

Team Work

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

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Creative Projects Officer

Job Title: Creative Projects Officer
Team: Communications
Hours: 5 hours per week (mostly remotely with monthly meetings in London)
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Creative Projects Officer will help in planning, organising and managing multiple creative projects that are being headed by Inspirited Minds to raise the profile of the charity.

Responsibilities

  • Confident skills in managing projects from inception to execution and able to work on Inspirited Minds many projects according to a set timeline.
  • Develop good working relationships with other IM teams to see projects through, such as in branding and marketing areas.
  • Relay updates as and when required by their line manager.
  • Ensure all due diligence is carried out with regards to work.
  • Exhibit strong analytical and problem-solving skills when managing projects.
  • Sourcing and liaising with guests and other collaborating organisations in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Write and edit newsletters posts, leaflets, brochures, case studies and social media posts.
  • Work with the team and line manager to achieve frequent and positive outcomes with great initiative and self-motivation.
  • Act as an advocate where needed and provide information and advice to individuals and families affected by mental health problems.
  • Conduct all tasks with regards to any and all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism, privacy and confidentiality at all times.

Team Work

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

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Social Media Specialist

Job Title: Social Media Specialist
Team: Communications
Hours: 5 hours per week (mostly remotely with monthly meetings in London)
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Social Media Specialist will develop and implement the organisation’s social media strategies. They will also help manage various social media platforms and implement online marketing campaigns.

Responsibilities

  • Design a social media strategy that’s in line with the brand identity, the organisation’s audience, and goals.
  • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action.
  • Help manage and optimise organisation pages within each platform to increase the visibility of organisation’s social content.
  • Continuously improve by capturing and analysing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, and then acting on the information.
  • Helping to manage and implement online marketing campaigns on platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google AdWords.
  • Analyse and report social media on a monthly basis for successes and new opportunities.
  • Act as an advocate where needed and provide information and advice to individuals and families affected by mental health problems.
  • Work with their team and line manager to achieve frequent, timely and positive outcomes.
  • Relay updates as and when required by their line manager.
  • Ensure all due diligence is carried out with regards to work carried out.
  • Conduct all tasks with regards to any and all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism, privacy and confidentiality at all times.

Team Work

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

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Graphic Designer

Job Title: Graphic Designer
Team: Communications
Hours: 5 hours per week (mostly remotely with monthly meetings in London)
Duration: Permanent
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

  • Design and produce marketing communications (print and digital) pieces for a wide variety of projects, events and campaigns.
  • Liaising with 3rd parties regarding production of materials ensuring these are taking into consideration with internal deadlines.
  • Managing artwork to ensure that brand guidelines are adhered to throughout the organisation’s materials.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure consistency of brand identity.
  • Provide user-centered design expertise from concept to delivery.
  • Work with their team and line manager to achieve frequent, timely and positive outcomes.
  • Relay updates as and when required by their line manager.
  • Ensure all due diligence is carried out with regards to work carried out.
  • Conduct all tasks with regards to any and all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism, privacy and confidentiality at all times.

Requirements

  • Please note, our Graphic Designers should be familiar and already work with Adobe Applications and Canva.

Team Work

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

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Video Editor

Job Title: Video Editor
Team: Communications
Hours: 5 hours per week (mostly remotely with monthly meetings in London)
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Video Editor will assist in video production and editing for a variety of projects related to raising awareness about Mental Health.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting at shoots for video productions, including event recordings, podcasts, client testimonies and training material, to serve and promote Inspirited Minds.
  • Ensure successful project completions as well as managing own portfolio of video projects.
  • Working alongside team in the concept development of new promotional material, and scripting and storyboarding where necessary.
  • Act as an advocate where needed and provide information and advice to individuals and families affected by mental health problems.
  • Work with their team and line manager to achieve frequent, timely and positive outcomes.
  • Relay updates as and when required by their line manager.
  • Ensure all due diligence is carried out with regards to work carried out.
  • Conduct all tasks with regards to any and all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism, privacy and confidentiality at all times.

Team Work

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

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Web and Digital Officer

Job Title: Web and Digital Officer
Team: Communications
Hours: 5 hours per week (mostly remotely with monthly meetings in London)
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Web and Digital Officer will maintain the organisation’s website, increase online presence and inbound enquiries, manage weekly email communication to newsletter subscribers and Google AdWords campaigns.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain the organisation’s website including a cohesive design, content, graphics, technical aspects, admin tools, etc.
  • Manage the organisation’s blog working with the Communications team members.
  • To be involved when necessary in the creation of content and loading onto the WordPress content management system.
  • Responsible for Inspirited Minds weekly email communication using email software.
  • Use a variety of tools, approaches, and work with others, to increase website traffic, inbound enquiries, and other online marketing presence.
  • Perform search engine marketing and search engine optimisation duties working with third party tools such as Google Adwords and Google Analytics.
  • Act as an advocate where needed and provide information and advice to individuals and families affected by mental health problems.
  • Work with their team and line manager to achieve frequent, timely and positive outcomes.
  • Relay updates as and when required by their line manager.
  • Ensure all due diligence is carried out with regards to work carried out.
  • Conduct all tasks with regards to any and all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism, privacy and confidentiality at all times.

Team Work

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

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Web Developer

Job Title: Web Developer
Team: Technology
Hours: 3-5 hours per week (mostly remotely with monthly meetings in London)
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Web Developer will aid the design, development and maintenance of our Online Support Centre.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain, expand, and scale our current Online Support Centre.
  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code using best software development practices.
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on user needs.
  • Build high-quality mockups and design prototypes.
  • Develop and test across multiple browsers, platforms and devices.
  • Staying abreast of latest web technologies and programming practices.
  • Act as an advocate where needed and provide information and advice to individuals and families affected by mental health problems.
  • Work with their team and line manager to achieve frequent, timely and positive outcomes.
  • Relay updates as and when required by their line manager.
  • Ensure all due diligence is carried out with regards to work carried out.
  • Conduct all tasks with regards to any and all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism, privacy and confidentiality at all times.

Requirements

  • Proficient in HTML, CSS and JavaScript (Angular/Vue/React) for the frontend development.
  • Knowledge and experience with Python, REST, PostgreSQL for the backend development.
  • Familiarity with Git and Cloud Computing platforms such as AWS or Microsoft Azure.

Team Work

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

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Mobile Developer

Job Title: Mobile Developer
Team: Technology
Hours: 3-5 hours per week (mostly remotely with monthly meetings in London)
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Mobile Developer will aid the design, development and maintenance of our mobile applications.

Responsibilities

  • Creation of our Mobile Support Centre and Wellbeing applications.
  • Support the entire application lifecycle (concept, design, test, release and support).
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on user needs and write well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices.
  • Build high-quality mockups and design prototypes.
  • Develop and test across multiple operating systems, platforms and devices.
  • Act as an advocate where needed and provide information and advice to individuals and families affected by mental health problems.
  • Work with their line manager and team to achieve frequent, timely and positive outcomes.
  • Relay updates as and when required by their line manager.
  • Ensure all due diligence is carried out with regards to services provided.
  • Conduct all tasks with regards to any and all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism, privacy and confidentiality at all times.

Requirements

  • Proficient in Mobile Application Development using technologies such as Objective-C, Swift, Java, Kotlin or Flutter.
  • Knowledge and experience with REST Web Services.
  • Familiarity with Version Control Systems such as Git.

Team Work

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

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