MEAM recruits through its coalition partner organisations, Clinks, Homeless Link, Mind and Collective Voice.

Head of Networks and Operations (Maternity cover)

Salary Range: £43,657 -£47,255 (£47,429 –£51,399 with London weighting)

Contract: Fixed term maternity leave –secondments welcome

Location: Home-based with national travel when possible

Hours: 35 per week

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday, 23rd March 2021

Interview Date: Wednesday 7 April 2021 (online)


MEAM works with over 40 local areas across the country to improve local services and systems for people facing multiple disadvantage.

People facing multiple disadvantage experience 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 Head of Networks and Operations oversees the support that MEAM provides to network areas, provides leadership and support to our team of Partnership Managers, and helps shape MEAM’s work as part of the leadership team.

We are looking for someone with good knowledge of what we do, who can take a practical yet systemic approach to tackling multiple disadvantage, and whose knowledge and experience will allow them to provide senior input to local partnerships and to confidently lead and support our Local Networks team.

You will have experience of working with statutory as well as voluntary agencies, understand why current approaches to service and system design often fail to help people in most need, and take a system-wide view of complex problems in your everyday work. You will feel at home in a team that has a strong ethos of partnership and collaboration, with a specific focus on the practical application of co-production and systems thinking as tools for change.

We are actively seeking to increase diversity and improve representation 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.

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Partnership Manager – London and South East 

Salary Range: £32,722 – £38,257 + Geographical Weighting Allowance

Contract: Fixed term until 31 March 2022

Location: Home-based with national travel when possible

Hours: 35 per week

Closing date: 11.59pm, Tuesday, 23rd March 2021

Working as part of MEAM Partnerships Manager this role will provide practical, hands-on support to local areas, helping them to design and deliver better coordinated services and system for and with people experiencing multiple disadvantage, providing mental health specialism for the team. The successful individual will also work to raise the profile of this work and the needs of people facing multiple disadvantage nationally in Mind and across the local Mind network.

At full capacity, the post-holder will support around nine local areas across London and the South East. In the current context of the pandemic, the successful applicant will be comfortable with delivering all support remotely online, but will also be willing to travel for face-to-face support when it is safe to do so.

With substantial understanding of homelessness, criminal justice, mental health service, you will have knowledge of ways to better coordinate services and systems for people facing multiple disadvantage. Candidates will have demonstrable experience of working closely with strategic partners in statutory organisations, coupled with establishing and sustaining partnerships that proactively tackle complex problems at a strategic level. A lived experience of empath and understanding of multiple disadvantage and / or mental health, with experience and / or knowledge of commissioning processes would be desirable, however is not essential.

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