“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

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 6 months 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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Psychotherapeutic Advisor

Job Title: Psychotherapeutic Advisor
Team: Support
Hours: 2-3 hours per week
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Psychotherapeutic Advisor will work directly with the Support Team ensuring it receives adequate advice and guidance regarding clients and will provide supervision and training when necessary.

Responsibilities

  • Provide advice, guidance and consultation to Inspirited Minds staff in particular the Support Team.
  • Help develop and review policies and procedures, including referral, cancellation, risk assessment, safeguarding, financial and administrative policies and procedures.
  • Help develop and review support service standards and systems ensuring that the model of treatment is appropriate and consistent with sound practice, ethical guidelines and grounded in recent relevant evidence.
  • Provide supervision and training to the Support Team.
  • Work flexibly as part of a small team to provide maximum coverage for supervision, such as in the event of emergencies.
  • To promote and publicise the support service among relevant agencies, referrers, service users and potential service users.

Required Skills

  • Registration with a professional body like the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
  • 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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Counsellor

Job Title: Counsellor
Team: Support
Hours: 2-3 hours per week
Duration: Permanent
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

  • 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) or UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
  • 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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Support Worker

Job Title: Support Worker
Team: Support
Hours: 5 hours per week
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Support Worker will work directly with clients ensuring they receive adequate guidance. They will direct clients to relevant professionals as necessary.

Responsibilities

  • Support clients in developing skills in any aspect (social, personal) via a variety of communication methods.
  • Support clients in emotional and psychological needs – ensuring each correspondence is recorded and monitored.
  • Liaise with Support Manager to develop care plans for the clients best interest.
  • Provide feedback of progress and updates of clients to the Support Manager.
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality rights of each client.
  • Raise any concerns with Support Manager immediately.

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

Job Title: Outreach Worker
Team: Outreach
Hours: 5 hours per week
Duration: Permanent
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

  • Offer educational presentations, workshops, programs, support groups and assistance to members of the community.
  • Act as an advocate where needed and provide information, advice and other support services to individuals and families affected by mental health problems.
  • Network and build partnerships with local and national organisations.
  • Communicate with outreach team members to plan events and workshops.
  • 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.
  • Work with their line manager to achieve frequent, timely and positive outreach schemes.
  • Relay updates as and when required by their line manager.
  • May be required to travel within the country.

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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Campaigns Manager

Job Title: Campaigns Manager
Team: Campaigns
Hours: 5 hours per week
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Campaigns Manager will manage the campaigns team and develop projects which will sustain the organisation’s incoming funds. They will plan events, campaigns and other activities to raise charity funds.

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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Campaigns Officer

Job Title: Campaigns Officer
Team: Campaigns
Hours: 5 hours per week
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Campaigns 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

  • Work efficiently with the campaigns team to raise charity funds.
  • Communicate with team members to plan events, campaigns, tube/mosque collections, treks/challenges and other fundraising projects supporting the organisation’s aims.
  • Complete and submit designated applications on time, updating database each time.
  • 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.
  • Work with the Campaigns Manager to achieve frequent, timely and positive fundraising schemes.
  • Relay updates as and when required by the Campaigns Manager.

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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Marketing Officer

Job Title: Marketing Officer
Team: Communications
Hours: 5 hours per week
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Marketing Officer will develop and implement the organisation’s marketing strategies. They will also create online and print marketing campaigns.

Responsibilities

  • Plan advertising and promotional campaigns for services on a variety of media – social, print etc.
  • Write, edit and proofread marketing material for use in different channels.
  • Oversee and update the Inspirited Minds website.
  • Researching and analysing market trends.
  • Undertake market research and establish the best way to reach target groups.
  • Creating and developing new innovative ways to communicate the organisation’s message.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of all marketing activity.
  • Work with their line manager to achieve frequent, timely and positive marketing schemes.
  • Relay updates as and when required by their line manager.

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
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.

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
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: 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

  • Assisting at shoots for video productions, including event recordings, 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.
  • Liaising with 3rd parties regarding production of materials ensuring these are taking into consideration with internal deadlines.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure consistency of brand identity.

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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HR and Wellbeing Officer

Job Title: HR and Wellbeing Officer
Team: HR
Hours: 5 hours per week
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The HR and Wellbeing Officer will support delivery of the HR and related strategies including: recruitment, retention and reward; learning and development; health and wellbeing.

Responsibilities

  • Operational lead on recruitment and selection of staff.
  • Operational lead on learning and development programmes for staff across the organisation.
  • Coordinate and drive health and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Engage with staff across the organisation providing HR advice to staff and line managers on policy implementation.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive employee records.
  • Provide quarterly data reports and information on areas such as recruitment, learning and development
  • Monitor and review HR policies and processes and implement changes where necessary.

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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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 do get in touch!