Job vacancies

We want to transform the mental health research sector by putting lived experience at its heart, and we’re often on the lookout for like-minded people to join us in our mission.

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Current vacancies

Take a look at our current vacancies below.

Are you passionate about working with young people?  Do you have experience of project management, involvement and research methods and helping others to do research?

If yes, we have the ideal job for you. We are working in partnership with the Peace Alliance in Haringey as part of the Peer Action Collective to develop solutions with young people to address youth violence. The work is funded by the Youth Endowment Fund.

Working with young people aged 10-20, as well as local secondary schools and colleges, the project will carry out peer research and develop social action projects.

The person in this role will be excellent at co-ordinating multiple projects and groups, with strong project management skills and will be a core part of our delivery team.  You will also get the opportunity to work on other young people’s involvement projects at McPin.

The post is full time and will suit someone who would like some flexibility in working hours, as there will be evening, weekend work plus school holiday activities, including Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-7 pm at Tottenham Town Hall.

Your time will be split between working from Tottenham Town Hall in Haringey, the McPin Foundation offices in London and  remote working as needed for project delivery.

You will link with stakeholders – schools, the police, local councillors – to help build networks to drive our social action projects forward.

Most importantly you will be supporting and mentoring young people as they learn about peer research and develop social action projects to drive change.

Interested in finding out more? Do contact [email protected] or apply via our application form by Monday 24th June at 9 am.

Job description Application form

Type: Contract (12 months)

 Location: McPin new head office (from 3rd July 2024) The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9DA, Hybrid working

 Salary: £29,424 per annum FTE (£23,529.20 per annum 0.8 FTE)

Hours: 30 hours per week (0.8 FTE)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious, creative and resourceful Digital Communications Officer to join McPin.

We are looking for someone passionate about creating accessible and innovative communications to promote mental health research through digital content and good understanding of digital technologies.

The Digital Communications Officer will take a key role in our digital content creation, helping to plan and produce engaging content for social platforms and our website.  They will be integral to ensuring that McPin’s work and messages are communicated with impact.

The successful candidate will be able to work both independently and as part of a small team. They will have proficiency in social media, video editing, design skills (Canva/Adobe Creative Cloud) and a creative way with words.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about creating accessible and innovative communications to promote mental health research.

Our team is committed to transforming mental health research through collaboration, inclusion and a belief in equity and anti-oppressive behaviour.

We strongly encourage applications from Black people, People of Colour, people who are LGBTQIA+, those with a disability and those who identify themselves in marginalised groups, as well as people with lived experience of mental health issues.

We offer benefits including a competitive salary, hybrid/flexible working, a NEST Pension scheme with 6% employer contribution, wellbeing support and mentoring scheme, an individual training budget and access to an Employee Assistance Programme with healthcare cash plan.

Application closing date Tuesday 25th June 2024, 09.00 am

Interview date scheduled week commencing 8th July 2024

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Ali McClary, Communications Manager at [email protected] or download the job description and application form below.

Application form Job description

Why work at McPin

Here are just a few reasons to join the team.

  • Pension scheme with NEST with an employer contribution of 6%, and a choice of funds including an ethical and Sharia fund

  • A longstanding organisational commitment to wellbeing at work  
  • Mentoring scheme 
  • Employee Assistance Programme, including 24/7 helpline and up to eight counselling sessions if needed 
  • Sick pay commensurate with length of service, up to 16 weeks full pay and 16 weeks half pay after five years 
  • Access to external advice and support through Occupational Health and Access to Work 
  • Specsavers eye test vouchers 
  • Annual employee wellbeing survey (but feedback is welcome anytime) 

  • Induction programme with introduction to our mission and values, as well as the McPin team. Programme also includes training courses in safeguarding and lived experience at work 
  • Individual training budget for all core staff, which can be spent on courses, webinars, workshops, conferences or other training opportunities relevant to you 
  • Access to McPin internal training sessions and external speakers programme 
  • Social groups including presentation club, book club and a meditation group 

  • Annual leave of 25 days plus bank holidays, with extra days given in your third, fourth and fifth year, up to a maximum of 28 days plus bank holidays 
  • Hybrid working as standard, with our office near London Bridge / Borough available with bookable meeting room allowance 
  • Flexible working options with ability to set working hours that suit you around our core hours of 10am-4pm 
  • Ability to apply for sabbatical/extended leave after two years with us 

Disability confident

The McPin Foundation has signed up to Disability Confident Scheme. As a Disability Confident Committed employer, we have committed to ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. We offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required and support any existing employee who acquires a disability or longterm health condition, enabling them to stay in work. 

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Nothing catch your eye?

You can still contribute to mental health research – just visit our Get Involved page to check out our lived experience involvement and participation opportunities. No research experience needed!