JOB VACANCY: University Mental Health Advisers Network – Development and Operations Coordinator to join the

Role summary: We’re recruiting a full time Development and Operations Coordinator to join the University Mental Health Advisers Network. This is an exciting opportunity to play a crucial role in supporting the running of the UK’s network of mental health specialists working in the Higher/Further Education sector. Our members are dedicated to, and have a practical role in, providing support to students experiencing mental health difficulties. We have over 300 members working in around 100 universities and colleges across the UK.

In this role, you will manage UMHAN’s day to day communications and operations, support the delivery of UMHAN’s projects, and support the development of UMHAN’s strategic direction. If you’re looking for a role with plenty of opportunities for independence and innovation, and the chance to work closely with trustees to help shape the direction of the organisation, this is for you!

We work in close partnership with Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity. As the UMHAN Coordinator, you will be based in shared offices with the Student Minds team, who are very mindful of workplace wellbeing. You will work in the beautiful city of Oxford!

You will have regular supervision with the UMHAN Supervisor, and communicate regularly with UMHAN’s trustees and wider committee. The projects you work on will be supported remotely by a relevant member of the UMHAN Committee. You will develop UMHAN’s projects, manage membership applications and member involvement, and run day-to-day operations.

What We Can Offer You

£1000 training budget to equip you with skills for the role and beyond.
Experience of the charity, education, and mental health sectors.
A wide-ranging insight into the running of a national organisation.
Input into the direction of your role, as agreed with UMHAN trustees and Supervisor.
Opportunity to work closely with inspiring colleagues in UMHAN and Student Minds.
Satisfaction of making a positive difference for those with mental health difficulties.

Location: Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DH
Hours: 24-month fixed-term contract (37.5 hours per week)
Salary: £18,500 with additional £1000 training budget

Job location (usual place of work): 16-17 Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DH

Pay rate: £18,500 p.a.

Pay is pro rata?: No

Job title: UMHAN Development and Operations Coordinator

Applications close on date: 30/11/17

Hours are: Full time

Contract is: Fixed term

Job description: Job Description:

Financial responsibilities
– Invoicing and financial record-keeping.
– Supporting the Treasurer in financial policies and financial returns.
– Identifying funding opportunities for UMHAN and developing a fundraising strategy to further generate income.

Operational and administrative responsibilities
– Implementing an efficient up-to-date database for UMHAN’s membership records.
– Processing and assessing membership applications.
– Supporting the organisation of UMHAN meetings and other events.

Internal communications
– Responding to enquiries from members and liaising with the UMHAN Committee.
– Keeping record of member activities and supporting Working Group projects.
– Moderating UMHAN discussion forums; producing a monthly members’ newsletter.
– Developing UMHAN’s system for members to meet regionally.

External communications
– Responding sensitively to press and external stakeholder queries.
– Identifying and responding to opportunities for UMHAN to engage with external partners, and coordinating volunteers from the membership base.
– Writing blogs and press responses, managing social media, journal and website.
– Sitting on sector-led groups as UMHAN’s representative.

Project management and resource development
– Maintaining and supporting the development of resources and member-led projects.
– Developing and implementing an external training package.
– Organising a joint national campaign with Student Minds, representing UMHAN.
– Working alongside committee to develop membership application process.

Strategic development
– Researching and updating internal charity policies.
– Working with the Committee to develop UMHAN’s objectives and strategy.
– Developing UMHAN’s fundraising strategy.
– Working from a work plan and calendar agreed with the committee.

Person Specification:

– University degree or a year’s experience of work similar to this role (required)
– Paid or voluntary experience in Mental Health or Higher Education, or a planning/project role in charities. (desired)
– Office administration, MS Office (particularly Excel), social media, data entry, and strong typing skills (required)
– Diary management, coordinating meetings, booking travel and arranging logistics (required)
– Building relationships with volunteers (required)
– Working independently (required)
– Financial operations: record-keeping and invoicing (desired)
– Long-term planning for success (desired)

Skills and Qualities
– Strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail (required)
– Creative, forward-thinking, the ability to take initiative (required)
– Independent, organised, able to work with minimal supervision (required)
– Interpersonal skills, the ability to build successful partnerships (required)
– Proactive, patient, and flexible attitude (required)
– Basic numeracy skills (required)
– Strong project management skills (desired)
– Understanding of and interest in the mental health and higher education sectors, and how they intersect. (desired)

To apply, please contact: To apply: send a CV and cover letter detailing your interest and how you meet the person specification to Application deadline: Thursday 30th November. Interviews will take place in Oxford on 14th December.

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