MEAM Partnerships Manager (North)

Organisation:Homeless Link
Location: North Of England – Home Based
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hrs per week
Salary: £31,982 – £34,617 per annum
Deadline for applications: Tuesday, 27 August 2019 – 9:00am

The Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition is seeking a new Partnerships Manager to provide support to local areas across the North of England. Working as part of our Local Networks team, you will support around nine local areas across the North of England to better coordinate their services for people facing multiple disadvantage and to create lasting change to local systems.

People experiencing multiple disadvantage face a combination of problems including homelessness, substance misuse, contact with the criminal justice system and mental ill health. They fall through the gaps between services and systems, making it harder for them to address their problems and lead fulfilling lives.

The MEAM coalition is formed of the national charities Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind with Collective Voice as an associate member. Working together, we currently support 39 local areas across England to develop effective, coordinated approaches to multiple disadvantage that can increase wellbeing, reduce costs to public services and improve people’s lives.  Twenty-seven of these areas are using the MEAM Approach and 12 are part of the National Lottery Community Fund’s Fulfilling Lives programme.

This is an exciting time both for the coalition and the local areas we support. The ambitious goals we have set for the coming years mean our team is growing, and we are looking for an exceptional person with diverse skills and experience to join us. The role provides a unique opportunity to work with four leading national charities taking a collaborative approach to addressing some of the most complex and urgent challenges facing our society.

We are actively seeking to increase diversity within our organisation and would welcome interest from people with direct experience of multiple disadvantage, from a black or minority ethnic background and/or with a disability.

For more information and to apply please visit Homeless Link’s website

MEAM Partnerships Manager (London and South East of England)

Employed by: Mind
Closing date: 19/08/2019
Salary: £32,772- £38,257 (plus £1,464 home working allowance)
Hours: 35
Location: Home based, with occasional use of Mind’s offices in Stratford London as required
Contract: Permanent


About the role

We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We exist to ensure that people with mental health problems get support and respect.

Mind is part of the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition, alongside Homeless Link, Clinks and Collective Voice.  MEAM facilitates partnerships between different sectors and service providers, helping them to design and deliver better coordinated interventions that improve the lives of people facing multiple disadvantage and create lasting changes to local systems. We also draw on our shared knowledge and practical experience to change policy, so that everyone experiencing multiple needs can reach their full potential and contribute to their communities.

As a Partnerships Manager for London and the South East, you’ll be part of the wider MEAM Local Networks Team, Partnerships Managers based within Mind, Clinks and Homeless Link covering other regions across England. You’ll be responsible for supporting around nine cross-sector local area partnerships across London and the South East of England.

To be successfully recruited into this role, you’ll need to have significant specialist knowledge of mental health and the role of the mental health sector in supporting people facing multiple disadvantage. You will also have substantial understanding of the impact of homelessness, criminal justice, substance misuse and mental health and the role of these services in people’s recovery and demonstrable experience of influencing frontline services and local decision makers. You’ll need to be able to travel regularly throughout London and the South East as part of the day-to-day delivery of the role.

If this sounds like you, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 19 August 2019

Interviews: 4 September 2019

Mind is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

For more information and to apply please visit the Mind website