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Special Projects Officer

SANE is looking for an experienced and innovative Special Projects Officer to devise and implement campaigning projects and help bolster our influence in the mental health landscape.

About the role

Reporting to the Director of Strategy and communications, you will make a critical contribution to innovative campaigning projects and to branding SANE in the mental health landscape, working with individuals, families and carers, health professionals and other organisations.

You will carry personal responsibility and be the focal point of contact in devising and implementing projects on demanding timescales.

You will work internally with senior management and colleagues across the organisation, and externally with key partners and stakeholders.

You will work directly with the award-winning founder and Chief Executive of the organisation, giving you the opportunity to learn from her experience and leadership in a variety of roles. Drawing on its extensive knowledge of their needs, you will develop skills in empathetic communication and collaboration with people affected by mental illness.

How we will recognise you

  • Major project responsibility and scope to develop key role
  • Working for a charity which is seen to punch above its weight
  • Opportunity to influence mental health policy and services at a critical juncture
  • Opportunity to broaden experience of non-governmental organisations


  • Devise and deliver on new projects
  • Be key point of contact for all stakeholders
  • Secure involvement of patients, families and carers, health professionals and external partner
  • Communicate effectively the aims and outcomes of projects to drive campaigns and garner support for policy and service change

Relevant experience

A minimum of two years’ experience of public affairs and the media.

Application process

Send your CV with a covering letter explaining how you meet the requirement for this role and why you would like to join SANE to

Interviews will be arranged as applications are received.

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Closing Date: 9am Monday, 23 May 2022

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