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Working at Solent Mind

Over 280 passionate employees and over 100 dedicated volunteers are helping people with mental health issues find somewhere to turn for advice, information and support in Hampshire.

From working directly with our services users in our network of locations across the county, to managing people, digital services or raising vital funds, you are sure to find the right opportunity to make a difference.

Solent Mind team members and service users at Marcella House
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Our Gold Investors in People Award reflects our commitment to our lively, friendly teams. We empower our people to have a voice, discover new opportunities at work and learn new skills to develop their career; all whilst offering flexible working to promote a healthy work life balance. 

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and communities and are committed to having a workforce made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities.

We’re proud to champion the 72% of our staff and volunteers, including those in management roles, who have their own experiences of living with a mental health issue. These unique perspectives allow us to shape, deliver or campaign for great mental health services and use our own stories to support and uplift others.


Dan's story

Dan's experiences as a struggling young carer shaped his passion for a career in mental health.

Sue's story

Sue's experiences of accessing mental health services has empowered her to give help and hope to others through Peer Support.

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.

Pension plan

A 3% contribution to your pension when you make a personal salary contribution of 5%.

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.

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.

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.