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Never Mind The Stigma Programme Coordinator

We are looking for an experienced, motivated and passionate programme coordinator to join our team to play a leading, central and developing role in the planning and delivery of our new Never Mind The Stigma Programme.


About Us

Our mission is to deliver good mental health and recovery through music. Tonic was founded in 2012 as a direct response to the lack of creative support for people experiencing mental health difficulties. It was founded upon the belief that participation in music and the arts can aid you in your recovery from mental illness. From our early events promoting mental health awareness, we now champion mental health action. By providing opportunities for people to participate in music and the arts, we directly support them on their journeys of recovery.​


Job Overview

Working as part of a creative multi-disciplinary team, we are looking for an experienced, motivated and passionate person to join our team to play a leading, central and developing role in the planning and delivery of our new Never Mind The Stigma (NMTS) Programme in Portsmouth and across the UK.

  • Hours: Full Time - 37 hours per week

  • Salary: £30,000 PA

  • Contract: one year fixed post (subject to satisfactory 6 month probationary period).

  • Days / Hours of work: Flexible (to fit with needs of the service). Evening and weekend work is a prerequisite of this post

  • Place of work: Home Working and onsite working across the UK

  • Holiday: 28 days plus 8 Bank Holidays

The NMTS Programme Coordinator will oversee / lead on and develop the Never Mind The Stigma programme. You will oversee and develop our newest programme which aims to reduce and prevent male suicide. The programme will launch in Portsmouth and develop online throughout the UK.


The post-holder will be either a qualified mental health professional or a practitioner with extensive lived-experience and experience of working with adults with mental health and substance use issues. You must be committed to engage in further mental health training appropriate for the post and the client group Tonic supports.


The NMTS post will hold overall responsibility for the planning and delivery of all operational aspects of the programme. The post-holder will be directly hands-on in this role to lead on peer support group facilitation, delivering group training, community educational talks, campaigns involving local people and delivering NMTS information stands at gigs, festivals and events to help raise awareness and prevention of male suicide. You will have experience in triage, delivering 1-1 client assessments, liaison with adult mental health / substance use services, safeguarding and therapeutic skills. It is vital that you can engage with hard-to-reach males.


The post-holder will have excellent management/supervisory experience and the ability to manage a developing and diverse programme. This will include the operational strategy, planning, coordination and delivery of the programme, provide methodology, systems and working templates to ensure our ways of working are consistent and provide data and reports for grant funding.


The post-holder will supervise, mentor and train men who attend the peer support groups and develop volunteer teams across Portsmouth and the UK.


The role requires being available to work onsite for our events which will include weekends and evenings.

Job Description

1. Development of the new Never Mind The Stigma (NMTS) Programme:

  • Lead on, oversee and facilitate the development and management of the Never Mind The Stigma Programme (NMTS) Programme and possess the ability to to develop an operational strategy for the project to grow across the UK.

  • Excellent supervisory, coordination and organisational; skills

  • The ability to provide methodology, systems and working templates to ensure our ways of working are consistent and provide data and reports for grant funding.

  • Contribute to end of year reports and evaluations using a variety of evidence.

  • Manage and coordinate the NMTS annual strategy and ensure all objectives are being delivered on time consistent with grant funding deadlines.

  • Regularly review the NMTS programme of taught workshops, peer support groups, alongside the wider team.

  • Timetable the NMTS programme annually. Plan and organise artwork and information with Tonic’s in-house graphic designer ensuring all information is correct and current.

  • Develop, design, update and review the NMTS programme participant pack - joining / registration form and participant handbook with the team.

  • Develop and review participant policies, procedures and guidance for face to face, virtual, online, email and telephone support with the team.

  • Answer and take the lead for all NMTS related emails.

  • Ensure NMTS facilitators complete weekly summary forms, registers, send monitoring and feedback forms to participants and report / complete incident forms.

 

2. Mental Health Experience:

  • You will be either a qualified mental health professional or a practitioner with extensive lived-experience / experience of working with adults with mental health and substance use issues.

  • You must be committed to engage in further mental health training appropriate for the post and the client group Tonic supports.

  • You will lead on delivering peer support group facilitation and educational skills sessions.

  • You will have experience delivering group training

  • You will have the confidence and skill to effectively deliver community educational talks for a range of people and different sized audiences.

  • You will deliver effective campaigns involving local people.

  • You will organise and deliver NMTS information stands at gigs, festivals and events to help raise awareness and prevention of male suicide alongside volunteers who participate in peer support groups.

  • You will have experience or the ability to learn the skills to lead weekly triage meetings for people who register to participate within the NMTS Programme.

  • You will have experience or the ability to learn the skills to deliver 1-1 participant assessments.

  • Ability to manage and coordinate the registration process of participants, checking new referrals on a daily basis, contacting prospective participants and offering 1-1 registration appointments for an informal 1-1 screening and book onto relevant workshops.

  • You will have experience of knowing local services, making referrals, including liaising with adult mental health / substance use services.

  • Assess risk and explain Tonic’s policies and procedures to participants.

  • Understanding of and the ability to practice adult safeguarding. Work alongside the Safeguarding Lead and senior Tonic Team to report, record, manage risk and update Safeguarding Policies where required.

  • Supervisory skills to manage conflicts / complaints for NMTS Programme alongside senior Tonic staff. Working with relevant agencies and inviting lead professionals to attend 1-1 review meetings.

  • Possess basic counselling and therapeutic skills.

  • It is vital that you can engage with hard-to-reach males and demonstrate examples of this.

 

3. Supervision and Training:

  • Supervise NMTS facilitators.

  • Supervise and mentor NMTS Volunteers.

  • Supervise and coordinate a team of volunteers to help at events across the UK. The post-holder will supervise, mentor and train men who attend the peer support groups and develop volunteer teams across Portsmouth and the UK.

  • Undertake relevant training in supervision skills and demonstrate the ability to supervise a small group of facilitators and volunteers.

  • Take part in regular in-house supervision and annual appraisals.

  • Be willing to undertake in-house, accredited training courses and professional training relevant to the post to underpin skills and theoretical knowledge.

  • Coordinate and develop our in-house and outreach training programme.

 

4. Grant Applications and Fundraising:

  • You will oversee and manage our grant applications for NMTS projects. This will include submitting an overview of projects, research findings, case studies and financial information. You will submit all grant applications, be responsible for providing additional information, managing grant spending and ensure it is delivered on time and within budget. To ensure the delivery of projects are completed on time and all deliverables have been achieved, you will be responsible for writing end of grant reports and evaluations and submitting the information.

  • You will develop and contribute to our current fundraising strategy for the NMTS Programme alongside our Head of Fundraising.

 

5. NMTS Written Content:

  • Write NMTS information guides, booklets, zines, factsheets.

  • Write blogs for website and social media.

  • Write weekly content (music and mental health focused) for social media.

  • Manage social media for NMTS programme.

  • Create video content.

  • Take part in podcasts, radio interviews, webinars, printed interviews.

 

6. NMTS Programme:

  • MATE (Men Ain’t Talking Enough) 2 x Fortnightly Peer Support Groups.

  • 1 X MATE PSG for males experiencing suicidal ideation and hopelessness.

  • 1 X PSG for people who have been bereaved by suicide.

  • 1 X Monthly (day-long) PSG to include a taught skills programme (managing emotions, ACT skills, using suicide safety plans, mindfulness etc), music participation, BBQ and building connections in an outdoor setting.

  • 1 X NMTS information stand at a music gig / event or festival per week. This may increase or fluctuate throughout the year. PSG participants and volunteers would attend and support these events. You would deliver a speech on stage to share the work of the NMTS Programme.

  • 1 X Community Talk per week at a college, organisation, pub, event.

  • Campaign work to reduce male suicide in Portsmouth.

  • Plan and deliver an annual NMTS Conference.

  • Lead on developing the NMTS Lounge at festivals to provide bespoke wellbeing and emotional support to festival attendees.

 

7. General:

  • Attend, prepare and contribute to weekly team meetings.

  • Attend, prepare and contribute to regular team and trustee days, taking the lead to feedback about the NMTS Programme.

  • Work in collaboration with the wider core Tonic Team, contractors and self-employed staff, volunteers and participants.

  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably required with the needs of the NMTS Programme and wider service.

  • The role will include weekend and evening work to facilitate PSG’s and awareness work at festivals, gigs and events. You must be available to attend events and oversee them on-site.

*Please note, this job description is subject to change to meet the growing needs of the service.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for this position are now closed.

Our Core Values

Participation

We believe that participation in music and the arts can promote and sustain good mental health.

Recovery

We champion a recovery-based approach for those experiencing poor mental health.

Empowerment

We believe in empowering people to create healthy environments that promote good mental health.

Inclusivity

We advocate discussion, education and inclusion as a means to reducing stigma and breaking down barriers.​


Our Vision

We strive for an inclusive world where those experiencing poor mental health have the hope, support and respect they deserve.

Equal Opportunities

It is the policy of Tonic to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status. Furthermore, Tonic will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification that could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds.



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