“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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Counsellor

Job Title: Counsellor
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) 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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Outreach Worker

Job Title: Outreach Worker
Team: Outreach
Hours: 5 hours per week (mostly remotely with monthly meetings in London)
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 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 Officer

Job Title: Campaigns Officer
Team: Campaigns
Hours: 5 hours per week (mostly remotely with monthly meetings in London)
Duration: Permanent
Purpose: The Campaigns Officer will develop projects which will sustain the organisation’s incoming funds planning events, campaigns and other activities.

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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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, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Medium, Instagram and Google AdWords.
  • Analyse and report social media actions on a monthly basis for successes and new opportunities.
  • Continue to refine and define our social marketing process.
  • In coordination with the communications team, define campaigns, events and paid-advertising in order to implement them on various platforms that have been decided to be used.
  • Become an advocate of the organisation in social media spaces, engaging in dialogues and answering questions where appropriate.
  • Monitor trends in social media tools, trends and applications.

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 (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, 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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Web Developer

Job Title: Web Developer
Team: Technology
Hours: 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 by 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.
  • Refactor and optimise existing code.
  • Staying abreast of latest web technologies and programming practices.

Requirements

  • Proficient in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and preferably Angular for the frontend development.
  • Knowledge and experience with Python, REST Web Services, PostgreSQL for the backend development.
  • Familiarity with Version Control Systems such as 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: 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).
  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code by 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 operating systems, platforms and devices.
  • Staying abreast of latest mobile technologies and programming practices.

Requirements

  • Proficient in Mobile Application Development using technologies such as Objective-C, Swift, Java or Kotlin
  • 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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