Why work for us?

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People are at the heart of what we do, both our employees and our clients. Attracting the right recruits and retaining them is of paramount importance and ensures that our clients get the best possible service.

By joining us, you’ll join a dedicated, passionate, and professional team of people who care about the work they do and make a real difference to the lives of the people in Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.

We particularly welcome applications from people from under-represented groups in our workforce, more specifically people:

  • From culturally diverse communities.
  • Aged 16-25.
  • Who consider themselves to be disabled.
  • With diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.

We always welcome applications from people with lived experience of mental health problems and make reasonable adjustments where this is necessary.

94%

of staff are committed to the success of SEL Mind

91%

feel that their job is important

Staff benefits include:

  • 25 days’ annual leave (pro rata, rising with service to 30 days).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Option to buy additional annual leave for eligible staff.
  • Annual leave can be booked in hours, not just days/half days.
  • Hybrid working considered for eligible roles, in line with policy.
  • Flexible working encouraged, with an emphasis on work-life balance.
  • Focus on Workplace Wellbeing and creating mentally healthy workplaces.
  • Short-term counselling available for staff struggling with their mental health at work.
  • Casual and inclusive dress code.
  • Structured one-to-one support and supervision, clinical supervision and reflective practice.
  • 24/7 access to Mindful Employer confidential helpline.
  • Staff have opportunities to input into strategy and policy.
  • Excellent induction and core training programme.
  • Learning and development budgets available for staff.
  • Accredited by the Living Wage Foundation as an employer who always pays staff at least the London Living Wage.
  • Matched pension contributions up to five per cent.
  • Financial management in the organisation is strong and we are confident of our financial sustainability.
  • Strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, demonstrated in action.
  • Anonymous recruitment process to reduce unconscious bias.
  • Mindful Employer accredited.
  • Awarded the Mind Quality Mark.

Here's what our colleagues have to say about working at SEL Mind*

I work with a lovely team with supportive managers. I feel valued and respected and my job satisfaction is high."
"The passionate people I work with are able to reach people who nare falling through the gaps of other services."
"It's a respected organisation with a tangible impact."
"My job gives me the opportunity to make a positive impact on people's lives."
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* SEL Mind staff and volunteer responses, October 2022, to the question ‘What makes you proud to work/volunteer for SEL Mind?’