United for Global Mental Health is dedicated to creating a world that enables good mental health for all. We draw on our expertise in policy, advocacy, and financing to work with organisations who share our commitment to driving mental health up the political agenda – and securing additional funding for mental health at national and global level.
We unite – a wide range of stakeholders to help achieve change; driving mental health up the political agenda
We advocate and influence – to achieve rights-based policy-making and increased financing, strengthening independent monitoring and accountability
We advise – on strategy, and design and deliver events and activities to encourage high-level political engagement in support of better mental health
We support – global and national advocacy and campaigning; recognising achieving change takes a multi-stakeholder approach
We are searching for a communications advisor to transform research, insights, and stories into communications strategies and compelling content that can change the game on mental health around the world. United for Global Mental Health is a small, fast-paced and entrepreneurial team – this is an exciting opportunity to create a significant impact.
You are a driven individual who is passionate about mental health and determined to make a difference in the lives of as many people as possible.
You will be a seasoned policy and advocacy communications professional, with a deep understanding of audience-first approaches for influence and impact; experience in influencing global and in-country decision-makers and equipping advocates with the tools they need to create change; and a passion for turning technical content into a convincing and accessible case for support.
You will be confident in developing and delivering multiple communications strategies simultaneously for an organisation that works virtually with partners around the world; and in working hand in hand with high-level stakeholders across government, international organisations, civil society, the private sector, research and academia, and the media. You will have up to date understanding of digital communications and media advocacy approaches in a digital-first age.
You will share our commitment to putting lived experience at the heart of all that we do, and to upholding the rights of all who access mental health services.
Management and administration
Other duties that may be required by the CEO and board of trustees. Essential attributes and experience
Location: Global. (100% remote working). Candidates must have the right to work in their location.
Reporting To: Policy Advocacy Financing Director
Term: 2 year fixed-term contract
How to apply
Closing date: 8th May @ 23:59 BST
Please click on the ‘apply for job’ button to submit your application. For this role, kindly submit a MS Word version of your CV and a cover letter of no more than two A4 sides setting out how you meet the person specification.
Please name your submitted files with the following reference: UGMH_CA
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