Would you like to work for a leading mental health charity?

Do you want a rewarding career where you can really make a difference?

If yes, join us here at Rethink Mental Illness.

We have an exciting opportunity within Mental Health UK, where you will join our friendly and inspiring team as a Programme Development Manager based at Albert Embankment. Your role will be a fixed term until 31st December 2021 position working full time, 37.5 hours per week.

At a time when people with poor mental health across the UK are facing greater uncertainty than ever before, Mental Health UK is seeking to grow and expand to be there for people who need support the most. This exciting new role is critical to ensuring that our growth through donations and grants matches our four founding charities needs.

As Business Development Manager you will be pivotal to understanding their aims and objectives, and matching these with our Corporate Partnerships and Grants teams to new funding opportunities. When we are successful in generating more income, your role will be critical in embedding new programmes and funding into delivery. Our young people’s resilience programme Bloom, funded by Lloyds Banking Group and Clic, a new online peer to peer support service are just two examples of where we have matched the needs of people all across the UK with amazing funding partners who often go above and beyond in their support to us.

As part of a small core team you will manage a team who will support you in providing excellent service to individuals and organisations we work with and be a part of a much needed movement to protect and improve the mental health of millions across the UK.

What will you be doing?

As the Programme Development Manager you will be the ‘go to’ person on understanding the opportunities and needs of our founding charities
You will oversee a team who strives to ensure Mental Health UK delivers excellent, evidence based solutions for both our founding charities and for our partners. You will work closely with our founding charities to understand and aggregate their needs so that we can pitch perfectly to partners. You will also:
Equally, you will engage with the Corporate Partnerships and Trusts & Grants Teams to understand what funding organisations are looking to achieve and how we might meet this through our applications
When we are successful with new programmes of work, you will lead the work to embed the programme across the four charities
On occasion, lead new programmes for a period of time until necessary infrastructure and due diligence is in place, including Clic

Do you have what we are looking for?

Experience in delivering multifaceted projects of different sizes end to end
PRINCE 2 or equivalent qualified
Ability to present to partners and prospective partners both to secure funding and to gain their confidence in our delivery
Experience of managing and working with multiple partners to design and implement sizeable programmes
Ability to assimilate large quantities of data and information from a range of sources and highlight to senior management any risks, issues, and recommend where opportunities should be capitalised

What will you receive?

You will have plenty of opportunities to enhance your abilities with the opportunity to make a real difference every day. In addition, you will have excellent development opportunities including funded training, career development and a range e-learning courses. You will also receive:

Salary of £36,361.50 - £39,912.89 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance
Contributory pension scheme
Life assurance and employee assistance programme
25 days annual leave rising to 30 days plus bank holidays
Your "Rethink Day" - 1 day’s additional leave (pro rata) on your Birthday
Eyecare vouchers
Flexible working

Don’t just change jobs, change lives!

The Recruitment Advisor looking after this role is Katie Wright. To apply, kindly submit your application using the "Apply Now" button or if you do have any questions about the position, please feel free to drop her an email at or give her a call on 0121 522 7111

Just a couple of final things,

We welcome applications from everyone, applicants with lived experience, LGBTQ+, people with a disability, or who are BAME are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status and therefore we ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to everyone.

We reserve the right to change the closing date without notice depending on the number of responses received.