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Join our passionate team and make a difference in your community.

Working at Solent Mind will give you a friendly and flexible working environment, excellent benefits, training opportunities and above all: a place where you can use your lived experiences to really make a difference.

You'll find information on how to apply at the end of each advert. Sorry but we can't accept CV's for any of our vacancies or applications from recruitment agencies. 

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Benefits of working at Solent Mind

Here are just some of the benefits you can expect as a Solent Mind employee:

HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENT

25 days annual leave rising incrementally to 30 days per year for staff on permanent full time or part time contracts and pro-rata for part time staff.

SICK PAY ENTITLEMENT

1 month full pay and 1 month half pay for permanent staff after completing 3 months service. This increases to 2 months full pay and 2 months half pay after 12 months continuous service and then rises after 24 months continuous service to a maximum entitlement of 3 months full pay and 3 months half pay. Sick pay is pro-rata for part time staff, just like holiday entitlement.

FLEXIBLE WORKING

We offer flexible working to promote a healthy work life balance.

ENHANCED FAMILY FRIENDLY BENEFITS

The benefit of enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave payments.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME

Access to our trusted Employee Assistance Programme providing free bitesize wellbeing support over the phone and structured counselling services.

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

A dedicated learning and development budget that supports the training of our staff; covering both current role requirements and future development needs identified through appraisals and supervisions.

EYE TEST VOUCHER

A Specsavers voucher for a full eye test and help towards the cost of glasses specifically for VDU use or a financial contribution towards an eye test and the cost of glasses specifically for VDU use with your existing eye test provider.

SEASON TICKET AND CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME

An interest-free season ticket loan for travel to work and access to a Cycle to Work Scheme, open to all members of staff after completing three months service.

OPPORTUNITY TO GET INVOLVED AND SHAPE OUR ORGANISATION

Join working groups across the organisation and share your experiences, passions and contribute to our policies and strategies, from Equality and Diversity to Environmental and green issues.

BRING YOUR WHOLE SELF TO WORK

Become part of a friendly, welcoming and understanding team where you can truly bring your whole self to work, mental health challenges included.

SHARE YOUR LIVED EXPERIENCE

We encourage all staff to share their experiences if they want to, as we start conversations and challenge the stigma associated with mental illness. You don't have to share anything if you don't want to, but if you do, we can give you the platform and support to share your story. 

Patient Contact Officer (NHS Talking Therapies Hampshire)
  • £24,021 to £26,001 pro rata per annum
  • 30 hours per week
  • Eastleigh (West Hub) / Hybrid (Expected to work a minimum of 2 days per week in the office)
  • TBC
  • Wed 24 Apr 2024
(Ref REQ00349)

Job Details:

About the role:

This role sits within our Telephone and Referral Centre (TARC) team. A key part of the role is to make sure patients can access the support they need.

Some key duties include: booking appointments via our patient database system within contractual targets, answering the main phone, and monitoring messages for risk. Alongside this you will have a range of other administrative duties.

About you:

This position is ideal for someone who has some experience in a busy office environment with admin responsibilities. You will need to be highly organised and able to work well under pressure as we are a large and extremely busy service.

It is important you can work at a fast pace with a high level of accuracy when using patient databases systems. You will also need a professional telephone manner and ability to manage difficult situations with tact and empathy.

About us:

Successful candidates will be employed by Solent Mind. We are proud to support our team in building their skills and developing their own areas of interest and expertise. We offer regular additional training and regularly offer opportunities to be involved in exciting, new projects.

Solent Mind is a mental health charity providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area. We are part of the Mind Federation. Solent Mind has a Gold award for Workplace Wellbeing Index 2022/2023 and has signed up to Mindful Employer.

The NHS Talking Therapies Hampshire service is run in partnership by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Solent Mind.

Staff Benefits We Can Offer You:

    • A fantastic team of people who are passionate about mental health and supporting their colleagues
    • Learning and development training for your role and career
    • 25 days holiday increasing to 30 days per completed year of service (pro rata)
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Flexible working to promote a healthy work life balance
    • A diverse variety of staff wellbeing groups
    • Employee Assistance Programme (offering 24/7 support)
    • Vouchers for eye tests and towards the cost of glasses for VDU users
    • Employee Wellbeing Champions
    • Enhanced family friendly benefits for maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental leave
    • Cycle To Work scheme discount

For More Details On This Role Please Email:


DBS NOTE TO APPLICANTS - This role does not require any DBS disclosure.

We welcome applications from all of the communities in which we work.  Appointments are made on merit.

We reserve the right to end any vacancies prior to the advertised closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, please submit your application as early as possible.

HOW TO APPLY:

The full details and applications for this role are only available via our Recruitment Portal.

Please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

This will automatically take you to our ‘Current Job Vacancies & Volunteering Opportunities’ page in our Recruitment Portal.

Enter the name of this role in the ‘Job Title’ section at the top of the page.

Click on ‘Search’ at the bottom of the page.

Once in the job details, you will be able to view the job description and complete your application.

Apply Now
Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (NHS Talking Therapies Hampshire)
  • £25,147 per annum (rising to £28,407 per annum upon qualification)
  • 37 hours per week
  • Based across either West (Eastleigh)/East (Gosport)/North (Basingstoke) Hubs (including hybrid working considered with some home working each week)
  • Two stages of interviews taking place (27 May-05 June and 12-26 June 2024)
  • Mon 13 May 2024
(Ref REQ00370)

Job Details:

About the role:

Step 2 and 3 of the NHS Talking Therapies Hampshire service is provided in partnership by Solent Mind (step 2) and Southern Health NHS Foundation (step 3). Qualified PWP’s are employed by Solent Mind to deliver support to step 2 patients.

This role involves attending the PWP training course at Southampton University whilst delivering assessments as well as evidenced-based low intensity CBT interventions for those with mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety disorders. The range of treatments you may provide would include one-to-one guided self-help via telephone & video, with the opportunity to offer face-to-face in addition to cCBT programmes, webinars, workshops and psycho-educational groups.

About you:

This position is ideal for someone who is enthusiastic about caring for and supporting people and looking to start/further a career in mental health services.

You will need to be highly motivated and resilient to cope with the demands of working in this large, high volume service whilst balancing your own studying.

You must have recent experience of working in a mental health setting OR have relevant life experience/ transferrable skills.

About us:

Successful candidates will be employed by Solent Mind. NHS TT Hampshire are proud to support our team in building their clinical skills and developing their own areas of interest and expertise. We offer regular additional training, monthly ‘Special Interest Groups’ and regularly offer opportunities to be involved in exciting, new projects. In addition, we offer the opportunity to develop clinical skills through Continuing Professional Development training, offering opportunities to work with Long Term Health Conditions, Behavioural Experiments, OCD and Health Anxiety.

Solent Mind is a mental health charity providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area. We are part of the Mind Federation. Solent Mind has a Gold award for Workplace Wellbeing Index 2022/2023 and has signed up to Mindful Employer.

The NHS Talking Therapies Hampshire service is run in partnership by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Solent Mind.

Staff Benefits We Can Offer You:

    • A fantastic team of people who are passionate about mental health and supporting their colleagues
    • Learning and development training for your role and career
    • 25 days holiday increasing to 30 days per completed year of service (pro rata)
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Flexible working to promote a healthy work life balance
    • A diverse variety of staff wellbeing groups
    • Employee Assistance Programme (offering 24/7 support)
    • Vouchers for eye tests and towards the cost of glasses for VDU users
    • Employee Wellbeing Champions
    • Enhanced family friendly benefits for maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental leave
    • Cycle To Work scheme discount

For More Details On This Role Please Email:


DBS NOTE TO APPLICANTS - We have assessed this role as requiring an Enhanced (Adult & Child) & Barred (Adult & Child) level of disclosure.

We welcome applications from all of the communities in which we work.  Appointments are made on merit.

We reserve the right to end any vacancies prior to the advertised closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, please submit your application as early as possible.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications for this role can only be made via NHS Jobs.

Please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below which will automatically take you to this role
where you can read the full details, see the Job Description and complete your application.

Apply Now
Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (NHS Talking Therapies Hampshire)
  • £35,392 pro rata per annum, rising to £37,350 after 2 years of service, and £42,618 after a further 3 years of service.
  • 37 hours per week (late shifts on a rota basis and Fridays required)
  • West Hub (Eastleigh) (with some potential for North (Basingstoke) / East (Gosport) Hubs / remote)
  • TBC
  • Tue 23 Apr 2024
(Ref REQ00364)

Job Details:

About the role:

This role involves managing a group of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners to ensure the quality of their work is maintained through facilitating both clinical skills and line management supervision. Our Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners also continue to work with Step 2 patients by conducting assessments and delivering treatment sessions.

You will also be involved with interviewing candidates for Assistant, Trainee, and Qualified PWP roles, supporting clinical staff through regular supervision and debriefs, and coaching clinical staff to develop their practice and careers within the NHS Talking Therapies service.

About you:

This role would be a great opportunity for Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners who are looking to progress their career within the Low Intensity NHS Talking Therapies service.

The ideal candidate will be committed to Step 2 work, highly motivated, flexible, and a strong team player. To be successful in your application you will will need a Postgraduate or Degree Certificate in Psychological Therapies and demonstrate sound knowledge and practice at Step 2, as well as strong clinical decision making.

About us:

Solent Mind is a mental health charity providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area. We are part of the Mind Federation. Solent Mind has a Gold award for Workplace Wellbeing Index 2022/2023 and has signed up to Mindful Employer.

The NHS Talking Therapies Hampshire service is run in partnership by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Solent Mind.

Staff Benefits We Can Offer You:

    • A fantastic team of people who are passionate about mental health and supporting their colleagues
    • Learning and development training for your role and career
    • 25 days holiday increasing to 30 days per completed year of service (pro rata)
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Flexible working to promote a healthy work life balance
    • A diverse variety of staff wellbeing groups
    • Employee Assistance Programme (offering 24/7 support)
    • Vouchers for eye tests and towards the cost of glasses for VDU users
    • Employee Wellbeing Champions
    • Enhanced family friendly benefits for maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental leave
    • Cycle To Work scheme discount

For More Details On This Role Please Email:


DBS NOTE TO APPLICANTS - We have assessed this role as requiring an Enhanced (Adult & Child) & Barred (Adult & Child) level of disclosure.

We welcome applications from all of the communities in which we work.  Appointments are made on merit.

We reserve the right to end any vacancies prior to the advertised closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, please submit your application as early as possible.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications for this role can only be made via NHS Jobs.

Please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below which will automatically take you to this role
where you can read the full details, see the Job Description and complete your application.

Apply Now
Employment Advisor (Primary) (Portsmouth)
  • £26,521 to £28,848 pro rata per annum
  • 30 or 37 hours a week
  • Portsmouth (including Hybrid/Community/Outreach working)
  • TBC
  • Thu 18 Apr 2024
(Ref REQ00355)

Job Details:

About the role

As an Employment Advisor, you will provide skills-based interventions, information and practical support to help people receiving NHS TT services to gain or retain their employment.

About you

You will need a good understanding of the challenges faced by those with mental health issues seeking to obtain or retain employment. You will need to be organised and have an analytical approach, with strong communication skills.

About us

Solent Mind is a mental health charity, supporting people to develop positive mental wellbeing, live well and thrive. Last year, our 400 strong team supported 45,000 people with their mental health across Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth. We are part of the Mind Federation. Solent Mind has a Gold award for Workplace Wellbeing Index 2022/2023 and has signed up to be a Mindful Employer.

We welcome applications from all of the communities in which we work. We also positively encourage applications from people with mental health problems to apply for a role within Solent Mind. Appointments are made on merit.

We reserve the right to end any vacancies prior to the advertised closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, please submit your application as early as possible.

Staff Benefits We Can Offer You:

    • A fantastic team of people who are passionate about mental health and supporting their colleagues
    • Learning and development training for your role and career
    • 25 days holiday increasing to 30 days per completed year of service (pro rata)
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Flexible working to promote a healthy work life balance
    • A diverse variety of staff wellbeing groups
    • Employee Assistance Programme (offering 24/7 support)
    • Vouchers for eye tests and towards the cost of glasses for VDU users
    • Employee Wellbeing Champions
    • Enhanced family friendly benefits for maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental leave
    • Cycle To Work scheme discount

For More Details On This Role Please Email:


DBS NOTE TO APPLICANTS - We have assessed this role as requiring and Enhanced (Adult & Child) & Barred (Child) level of disclosure.

We welcome applications from all of the communities in which we work.  Appointments are made on merit.

We reserve the right to end any vacancies prior to the advertised closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, please submit your application as early as possible.

HOW TO APPLY:

The full details and applications for this role are only available via our Recruitment Portal.

Please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

This will automatically take you to our ‘Current Job Vacancies & Volunteering Opportunities’ page in our Recruitment Portal.

Enter the name of this role in the ‘Job Title’ section at the top of the page.

Click on ‘Search’ at the bottom of the page.

Once in the job details, you will be able to view the job description and complete your application.

Apply Now
Internal Communications And PR Officer (Fundraising And External Engagement)
  • £26,521 to £28,848 pro rata per annum
  • 18.5 - 26 hours per week (flexible to meet post holder's needs)
  • Southampton (combined with hybrid working)
  • TBC
  • Wed 17 Apr 2024
(Ref REQ00357)

Job Details:

About the role

Do you want to use your PR and communications skills to help support people with mental health Do you want to tell our story to help raise awareness of our work internally and externally? If so, this could be a great role for you.

You will join us at an exciting time ahead of launching our new three-year strategy, which puts enhancing our internal communications and raising our voice externally as the largest mental charity in Hampshire at its centre. This new role recognises the importance of this work and its impact on our cause.

The internal communications and PR officer's role is to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement effective communication strategies. This includes managing public relations for Solent Mind, creating an internal communications plan, identifying newsworthy stories, writing press releases, coordinating interviews, managing shared inboxes, and ensuring all communications align with the brand's guidelines and values.

This role is within Solent Mind’s fundraising and external engagement team, supported by several professionals. It is an exciting and dynamic place to work with opportunities to contribute to wider projects and develop your skills.

About you

You will need a background in communications and PR, demonstrated through your expertise in previous professional roles. Your experience should include engagement or understanding of individuals dealing with mental health needs. The ability to showcase your expertise in writing engaging copy, PR, media management, events coordination, and stakeholder engagement is essential. You will bring your creative skills and also the ability to proactively build relationships across the organisation. Strong organisational skills, including effective time management and the ability to handle competing priorities, are important.

About us

Solent Mind is a mental health charity, supporting people to develop positive mental wellbeing, live well and thrive. Last year, our 400 strong team supported 45,000 people with their mental health across Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth. We are part of the Mind Federation. Solent Mind has a Gold award for Workplace Wellbeing Index 2022/2023 and has signed up to be a Mindful Employer.

We welcome applications from all of the communities in which we work. We also positively encourage applications from people with mental health problems to apply for a role within Solent Mind. Appointments are made on merit.

We reserve the right to end any vacancies prior to the advertised closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, please submit your application as early as possible.

Staff Benefits We Can Offer You:

    • A fantastic team of people who are passionate about mental health and supporting their colleagues
    • Learning and development training for your role and career
    • 25 days holiday increasing to 30 days per completed year of service (pro rata)
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Flexible working to promote a healthy work life balance
    • A diverse variety of staff wellbeing groups
    • Employee Assistance Programme (offering 24/7 support)
    • Vouchers for eye tests and towards the cost of glasses for VDU users
    • Employee Wellbeing Champions
    • Enhanced family friendly benefits for maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental leave
    • Cycle To Work scheme discount

For More Details On This Role Please Email:


DBS NOTE TO APPLICANTS - This role does not require any DBS disclosure.

We welcome applications from all of the communities in which we work.  Appointments are made on merit.

We reserve the right to end any vacancies prior to the advertised closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, please submit your application as early as possible.

HOW TO APPLY:

The full details and applications for this role are only available via our Recruitment Portal.

Please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

This will automatically take you to our ‘Current Job Vacancies & Volunteering Opportunities’ page in our Recruitment Portal.

Enter the name of this role in the ‘Job Title’ section at the top of the page.

Click on ‘Search’ at the bottom of the page.

Once in the job details, you will be able to view the job description and complete your application.

Apply Now
Communications And Marketing Lead (Fundraising And External Engagement)
  • £29,560 to £32,632 per annum
  • 37 hours per week
  • Southampton (combined with hybrid working)
  • TBC
  • Wed 17 Apr 2024
(Ref REQ00365)

Job Details:

About the role

Do you want to use your communications and marketing skills to help support people with mental health? Do you want to help tell our story to raise awareness of our work? If so, this could be a great role for you!

You will join us at an exciting time as we launch our new three-year strategy, which puts enhancing our communications and raising our voice externally as the largest mental charity in Hampshire at its centre. This role will play a key part in ensuring impact of our cause.

The Communications And Marketing Lead’s role is to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement effective communication and marketing plans, working closely with the Manager in the delivery of day-to-day content, communications, and marketing activities. A key part of the role is the creation of content and marketing materials including but not limited to website, video, digital, events, social media and print. Working in a team to enable Solent Mind to be a highly visible champion for mental health in Hampshire, while strengthening engagement with our audiences, managing shared inboxes, and ensuring all communications align with the brand's guidelines and values.

About you

You will need a background in communications and marketing, demonstrated through your expertise in previous professional roles. Your experience should include engagement or understanding of individuals dealing with mental health needs. The ability to showcase your expertise in writing and producing engaging content across on and offline channels, brand management and experience in stakeholder engagement is essential. You will bring your creative skills and also the ability to proactively build relationships across the organisation. Strong organisational skills, including effective time management and the ability to handle competing priorities, are important.

About us

Solent Mind is a mental health charity, supporting people to develop positive mental wellbeing, live well and thrive. Last year, our 400 strong team supported 45,000 people with their mental health across Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth. We are part of the Mind Federation. Solent Mind has a Gold award for Workplace Wellbeing Index 2022/2023 and has signed up to be a Mindful Employer.

Staff Benefits We Can Offer You:

    • A fantastic team of people who are passionate about mental health and supporting their colleagues
    • Learning and development training for your role and career
    • 25 days holiday increasing to 30 days per completed year of service (pro rata)
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Flexible working to promote a healthy work life balance
    • A diverse variety of staff wellbeing groups
    • Employee Assistance Programme (offering 24/7 support)
    • Vouchers for eye tests and towards the cost of glasses for VDU users
    • Employee Wellbeing Champions
    • Enhanced family friendly benefits for maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental leave
    • Cycle To Work scheme discount

For More Details On This Role Please Email:


DBS NOTE TO APPLICANTS - This role does not require any DBS disclosure.

We welcome applications from all of the communities in which we work.  Appointments are made on merit.

We reserve the right to end any vacancies prior to the advertised closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, please submit your application as early as possible.

HOW TO APPLY:

The full details and applications for this role are only available via our Recruitment Portal.

Please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

This will automatically take you to our ‘Current Job Vacancies & Volunteering Opportunities’ page in our Recruitment Portal.

Enter the name of this role in the ‘Job Title’ section at the top of the page.

Click on ‘Search’ at the bottom of the page.

Once in the job details, you will be able to view the job description and complete your application.

Apply Now



Some of our team have been kind enough to share their personal experiences and what made them want to work for Solent Mind

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Simon's Story

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