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Job Vacancy: Trustee, Mind in Salford

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Role: Trustee (voluntary, unpaid)

Location: Salford, Greater Manchester

Mind in Salford is on an amazing journey, can you help us with the next stage?

Mind in Salford is an independent, user focused charity providing quality services to make a positive difference to the wellbeing and mental health of the people of Salford.  We’ve been doing this since 1972, but over the last few years we’ve grown significantly and broadened the scope of our services.  We’re now looking to add two new trustees onto our board as we look to further increase our impact for the people of Salford.

As a trustee, you will be part of the team that leads the charity and decides how it is run.  You will attend our regular board meetings (currently monthly, on a Wednesday evening) and will undertake other work between meetings to support the staff team and keep the work of the board moving forward.

You will be excited by the opportunity to make a positive difference to the Charity and the people we serve.  Whatever your background, experience and skills, if you think you have something to offer we want to hear from you.


How to find out more about Mind in Salford


Mind in Salford Twitter


Charity Commission – information about Mind in Salford


How to find out more about being a charity trustee


Charity Commission – Charity trustee: what’s involved


Information from Reach


How to apply


Please send a current CV and a short covering letter (no more than 2 pages) explaining why you want to be a trustee for Mind in Salford and how you expect to be able to contribute.  Please submit your application to as soon as possible.


IMHA Vacancy – Position now filled

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Applications for this position are now closed

Job Title: Independent Mental Health Advocate
Contract Length: Fixed Term (until end March 2015, with possible extension)
Hours: 14 hours (2 set days, during normal working hours Monday – Friday, additional hours/days possible)
Pay: 20-25k pro rata (dependent on quaifications and experience)
Line Manager: Advocacy Manager
Locations: Edenfield Centre, GMW Mental Health NHS Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich M25 3BL

Our independent advocacy service provides IMHA services for Greater Manchester West medium and low secure, stepdown and tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and we need a new advocate to help provide advocacy in the medium secure services.

The service provides a free, independent and impartial comprehensive advocacy service in line with the Mental Health Act.

A good knowledge of IMHA requirements is necessary, though the advocate will receive internal training and support from our experienced team. Previous advocacy experience is a must, and advocacy and IMHA qualifications would be a strong advantage.

The advocate will typically meet people in person on hospital wards, with duties including

• Briefing patients on their rights under the Mental Health Act, the Human Rights Act and related legislation
• Supporting and if necessary representing clients in a variety of meetings and situations and working towards developing self advocacy

As part of the team, the advocate will help promote the integration of independent rights-based support within mental health services, including criminal justice and social care.

Please note a full DBS check is required.



Please direct enquiries to

Please note we are also looking for sessional advocates to work in the community and IMHA settings to cover leave and busy periods, and currently have demand. Session Advocate Required

Sessional Advocates Wanted

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Session Advocate

£12 per hour (negotiable)

We are looking for a sessional worker to support our advocates during periods of absence and/or high demand. Appropriate applicants will be added to our bank of sessional workers to be contacted as demand requires, typically covering absences of six weeks or longer.

We currently require someone to cover 2 days per week in a Community and Care Act Advocate role until end March, and additional availability may arise.

Our advocates provide community and care act advocacy to Salford residents with a range of needs, and also independent mental health advocacy in Salford and Prestwich Hospitals.

Position Requirements

Applicants will have previous experience advocating in the past, and have their own transport to be able to meet clients in the community throughout Salford. Good computer literacy is also a requirement to be able to record information on our client database.

Successful applicants will work confidentially with people who have a range of needs in the community with the aim of getting their opinions, needs and wants on issues relating to their treatment, care and other issues communicated to those the client has identified. Previous experience working with people with mental health needs, physical or sensory needs, over 60s or working with health or social work providers would be an advantage.

The advocate works at the instruction of their client with the objective of empowering them and will represent the client if requested to do so.

The advocate helps people to say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need.

Responsibilities will include:
• Meeting clients regularly and supporting them to liaise with medical, social work and other professionals
• Fostering equality, diversity and rights of others by ensuring people are respected and valued as individuals.
• Representing the interests of individuals at their request when they are not able to do so themselves, and support them accessing appropriate support when they are distressed.
• Enable individuals to find out about and use services.
• Gather required information on the service and other activities for monitoring reports to funders, acting in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
• Ensure that the services provided meet the Mind quality standards.

To discuss this position further, please contact Diane Shepherd

Session Advocate Required


Please note we also have a temporary IMHA role available