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Events & Community Manager - Mental Health UK

Vacancy Salary £29,485.09 to £32,025.17pa or £32,131.20 to £34,671.28pa inclusive of London Weighting
Vacancy Location Home based or Agile
Type of engagement: Full-Time
Hours per week: 35hrs per week

This is a Permanent, 35hrs per week vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Events & Community Fundraising Manager

Permanent; Full time; Homebased or Agile


Imagine being part of an organisation whose common purpose is to help those who are severely impacted by mental illness. Here at Rethink Mental Illness and Mental Health UK we are a passionate group of people and are driven to make a difference.

We believe that everyone should be treated with respect and dignity – and that’s why equity is one of our core values. We understand the importance of drawing on the expertise, unique perspectives and lived experience of our people – regardless of who they are or their background – to help us become inclusive and anti-racist employers, campaigning organisations and service providers that reflect the diverse communities we support as leading mental health charities.

We are looking for Events & Community Fundraising Manager to play a crucial role in delivering the events and community fundraising strategy and portfolio for Mental Health UK. You will also support the Head of Events and Community in meeting our ambitious fundraising targets to grow income from £400k to over £1million over the next three years.


Our Fundraising Team is a dynamic team of fundraisers all passionate about raising money for our amazing work in the mental health and mental illness space. We have a diverse portfolio of income streams across Events, Community, Individual Giving, Legacies, In-Memoriam, Trusts and Grants and will also be looking to recruit a Major Gifts fundraiser in the near future.

We work across both Mental Health UK and Rethink Mental Illness enabling us to harness the collective power of both organisations.  The Fundraising Team is well integrated within both organisations and sits within the External Affairs Directorate of Rethink Mental Illness to nurture collaboration and maximise opportunities.

If you are experienced in supporting the delivery of effective community and events fundraising portfolios and also have proven track record of meeting/exceeding income targets and growing existing income streams, we want to hear from you!

It's a really exciting time to join Mental Health UK and become part of our team improving the lives of people living with mental illness, their families, friends, and carers. Join our team today and be part of that change!


See attached job description for more details about the role.


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Diversity is important to us and we appreciate difference through difference, inclusiveness and belonging. It gives us a deeper understanding of the world, our society and the diverse communities we’re working with. By including everyone, we are able to draw on the unique experiences and expertise of our people to help shape and enrich our workplace and improve our services. One way we are doing is through our valued staff networks which play a critical and highly valued role in keeping us focused on creating a diverse, inclusive and engaged employer.  We recognise and support staff networks for our Black, Asian and minority ethnic and our LGBTQIA+ colleagues. We are also proud to have been awarded Disability Confident Employer status and are a signatory to the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter.


Becoming a truly anti-racist organisation

We have an ambition of become a truly anti-racist employer, campaigning organisation and service provider - and in our efforts to influence policy and wider societal factors impacting on mental health set out in our anti-racist statement We have designed a multi-year anti-racist programme of work contained in our Race Equality Action Plan which demonstrate our intention to hold ourselves accountable and be judged on our progress on becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.

We therefore actively encourage and welcome applications from everyone, including applicants with lived experience, those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or questioning), Intersex and (asexual) (LGBTQIA+), people with a disability, and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.


Please be mindful that we may need to close advert early if we receive a high volume of applications. We therefore, encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


The Recruitment Advisor looking after this role is Sylwia Kraska-Pakulska. If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to drop her an email at


Our work to achieve this is guided by seven core values:

  • Commitment
  • Equity
  • Expertise
  • Hope
  • Openness
  • Passion
  • Understanding


We are passionate about leading the way to a better quality of life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.


We work tirelessly to provide support for everyone severely affected by mental illness.


We are open and transparent in all our work with beneficiaries, supporters, partners and the public to achieve change for people severely affected by mental illness.


We offer hope of a better quality of life for all those severely affected by mental illness.


We constantly use our expertise to provide practical and personal support for people who are severely affected by mental illness.


People who are severely affected by mental illness are at the heart of everything we do in our organisation – our membership, our governance and our workforce.


We believe that in a world where discrimination and disadvantage exist, treating people with equity is critical to ensure justice and fairness for all.


We are open and transparent in all our work with beneficiaries, supporters, partners and the public to achieve change for people severely affected by mental illness.

You will have plenty of opportunities to enhance your abilities with the opportunity to make a real difference every day. In addition, you will have excellent development opportunities including funded training, career development, and a range of e-learning courses. You will also receive:  

Employer funded pension



Employee Assistance Programme

Eyecare vouchers

up to £55 towards the cost of new glasses or lenses

Training opportunities

e-learning courses & much more


25 days rising to 30, plus bank holidays


1 day’s additional leave (pro rata) on your Birthday


Reward, Benefits and Recognition Platform

Employee Assistance Programme

Rethink day

1 day’s additional leave (pro rata) on your Birthday

For the full list, see our website here.

“From the very start I was made to feel welcome and respected in my new team. In the short time I have been working with Rethink Mental Illness as a service administrator I have been able to contribute ideas and make meaningful change, and I appreciate that Rethink allows me to direct my own role development and help me build on the skills I want to work on.”

“Working for Rethink Mental Illness is the most rewarding job I could ask for. As a Peer and Volunteer Co-ordinator I get to work with a huge variety of people, with a range of skills and support them to incorporate those skills into their volunteering roles. I am always looking for gaps that need filling and creating new and exciting opportunities that will benefit our service, mental health in the community, but most importantly the people giving up their time to help.”

“I’ve previously worked in a large corporate environment, in the criminal justice sector and other charities. Without a shadow of a doubt, Rethink Mental Illness has been the best employer I’ve ever had. They care about their staff. Its great working with like-minded people and knowing that you are making a real difference to people’s lives.”

“It feels very rewarding to be part of such a meaningful Organisation where everyone is valued and has the opportunity to make a difference”.

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