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Evaluation and Impact Manager

  • Full-time (part-time and flexible working will be considered).
  • Permanent.
  • £35,000- £40,000 per annum.
  • Application deadline: 9am on Monday 17 July.
  • Interviews: Thursday 3 August.

At Think Ahead, we want to see a society where everyone with mental health problems can flourish. That won’t happen unless people can improve their social circumstances – because life issues like relationships, living arrangements, and employment have profound effects on mental wellbeing.

To drive change, we created the Think Ahead programme to offer remarkable graduates and career-changers a new route into mental health social work. With high-profile support from the Prime Minister to Stephen Fry, extensive media coverage, and huge interest from student and graduates, it has become one of the UK’s most competitive graduate schemes. Through the programme and our wider work, we attract talented people into mental health services, strengthen training, and spread social approaches to mental health across society.

We are looking for an experienced candidate to set up and lead Think Ahead’s approach to understanding, demonstrating, and increasing our impact. We’re changing the way social workers train and work in mental health services across England, to improve outcomes for the people that rely on them. We need to measure the impact of our innovative approach, demonstrate it to funders and professionals across our sectors, and use our learning to improve the programme.

This is an opportunity to make a pivotal contribution to a purpose-driven charity, and show yourself and the world that you can start up and grow a highly effective function from scratch. You will need prior experience of cutting-edge monitoring, evaluation, and research techniques, and enthusiasm for rolling up your sleeves and carrying out all the key work yourself in the start-up phase. Over time we aim to grow our charity, including the evaluation function, based on the compelling demonstrations of impact that your work will underpin.

Think Ahead is committed to equality of opportunity, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

To find out more, please download the information pack. Alternatively, you can email applications@thinkahead.org quoting the job title.

For an informal discussion about this role, email applications@thinkahead.org quoting the job title and we will arrange a phone call with Dr Matthew Brown, the line manager for this position.

To apply, please download the application form, complete it, and send it to applications@thinkahead.org, then fill in Think Ahead’s online equal opportunities monitoring form. Please do not send CVs.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications and equal opportunities forms is 9am on Monday 17 July. Interviews will be held on Thursday 3 August.

Recruitment Associate

  • £30,000 per annum plus benefits
  • Permanent contract, full time (37.5 hours)
  • Application deadline: 9am, Monday 7 August
  • Interview date: Thursday 17 August

We are looking for a dynamic and highly motivated professional to join our Recruitment team. You will play an important role in attracting and selecting the highest-quality participants to the Think Ahead programme.

The Recruitment Associate is responsible for supporting the delivery of the recruitment strategy to attract high-calibre individuals into mental health social work through all stages of the process: from initial attraction of applicants through university careers and alumni events, to screening and assessing candidates to supporting participants up to the point that they start the programme.

If you’ve got what it takes to help build an effective and high-profile organisation, you’ll join a charity with opportunities every day for new achievements and experiences.

As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post. All options can be discussed at interview stage. Think Ahead is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

To find out more, download an information pack. Alternatively you can email recruitment@thinkahead.org quoting the job title.

To apply, download the application form, complete it and send to application form to applications@thinkahead.org, and also fill in Think Ahead’s online equal opportunities monitoring form. Please do not send CVs.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications and equal opportunities forms is 9am on Monday 7 August. Interviews will be held on Thursday 17 August.