Programme Officer (Parent and Carer Support)
Charlie Waller Trust
£21,000 to £25,000
Hybrid – with Flexible Working
Are you an empathetic administrator looking to use your project support skills to impact mental health in young people? Charity People is helping the fantastic team at Charlie Waller Trust (CWT) to find a talented Parent and Carer Programme Officer covering West Berkshire, organising training programmes, and managing relationships with parent and carer groups and mental health services.
Through offering free resources, training and information, the Charlie Waller Trust educates young people and those responsible for them about mental health. They have created a national network of parents and carers of children with mental health concerns and have piloted bespoke training for parents and carers who want to become parent peer support workers. As a result of the expansion of these projects, they are looking to recruit a Parent and Carer Programme Officer.
About the role:
You will help build relationships with parent and carer groups, supporting ‘co-production’ as the principle for involving parents and carers, local mental health services and other partners. You’ll be heavily involved in supporting the continued growth of ‘PLACE’ CWT’s network for parents and carers, along with a range of stakeholders. You will also assist in the administration of new peer support worker training programmes for these same parents and carers.
The support that you offer will vary considerably and be determined by the needs of the programmes, ranging from: helping write briefings and materials explaining and promoting the programmes internally and externally; contributing to proposals and presentations of new projects and funding bids; monitoring targets; performing administrative functions as needed; and establishing new contacts and raising the Trust’s profile with potential supporters.
About the person:
•You’re an empathetic and confident relationship builder, able to establish and developpositive connections with parents, carers and mental health services, as well as internalrelationships.
•You have experience drafting communications, minutes, briefings and submissions. You’re
comfortable completing an array of administrative and project management tasks.
•You have knowledge of mental health systems available to young people in the UK and arepassionate about youth mental health and wellbeing.
•You’re highly organised, and able to prioritise, plan effectively and work to timelines. You’re
comfortable working within the team to improve their processes.
If you are as excited by this role as we are, please send your most recent CV initially to Kate at Charity People, your consultant for this role. We’ll then be in touch with lots more information, including the role profile.
Closing date: Wednesday 6th July at 9am
Interview dates: Monday 11th July and Tuesday 12th July
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