People with mental health problems are three times as likely to be in problem debt: we’re here to change that. Money and Mental Health is an independent research charity, committed to breaking the link between financial difficulty and mental health problems. We conduct research, develop practical policy solutions and work in partnership with both those providing services and those using them to find what really works. Set up by Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert in 2016, we are a small dynamic organisation that works flexibly and intensively across a range of policy areas. During our first four years we have worked tirelessly to drive real change in the essential services industries, in policy and in the health system, and are excited about what we can achieve with the latest addition to the team.
We are now looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic person with a demonstrable interest in mental health or public policy to take on a Research Officer position, on a one-year fixed term basis. This role will have a particular focus on health and social care policy.
We’re looking for a candidate with excellent verbal and written communication skills, intellectual curiosity and an analytical mindset. A passion for improving lives is the biggest prerequisite. Money and Mental Health are committed to developing and training staff, so experience of every point on the person specification is not essential, but a desire to learn is.
Hours: Full time or part time (minimum three days per week). Preferences and options will be discussed with candidates at the interview stage.
Contract type: one-year fixed term with a three-month probation period (Starting date: January 2021).
Location: The post is based at our central London office, but regular homeworking is also possible and will be in line with current government guidance.