Job opportunity: Policy Officer, National Survivor User Network
The National Survivor User Network (NSUN) are looking for someone with relevant skills and a passion for NSUN’s mission and work (and the ability to communicate it effectively to a wide variety of stakeholders) to deliver NSUN’s policy function and to articulate a rights-based mental health policy, with a focus on the impact of inequality, marginalisation, poverty/precarity, housing and un/employment on mental health.
There is a strong evidence base for the social determinants of mental ill-health, but policy in this area tends to focus on longer-term prevention. NSUN wants to explore the material conditions which make life harder for people living with long-term mental health difficulties.
Funded for 3 years by Trust for London, this work will explore how inequality, poverty, lack of social security, poor housing or poor working conditions impact on Londoners’ mental health. Alongside the CEO, the Policy Officer will develop a series of achievable policy positions across different areas which would improve Londoners’ mental health. The work will amplify and connect the grassroots work of user-led and community-based campaigning groups working in London, and will collect, support and publicise system-changing ideas and voices. Whilst the main focus of the work is London, as NSUN is an England-wide charity, there will be opportunities to influence at a national level.
They particularly welcome applications from individuals from marginalised or racialised communities, and from individuals who do not have a traditional policy or research background.
Deadline: 5pm Tuesday 16th March
Interview: Wednesday 24th March
Hours: 28 hours a week (4 days)
Salary: £23,709 NJC SCP 26 (FTE £29,636)
Home based, with regular travel to London for meetings.
To find out more and to apply, please click here.