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We’re Cornwall Mind, your local mental health charity.

We won’t stop until everyone with a mental health problem gets the support and respect they deserve. Will you join us?

We know how important the benefits of a mentally healthy workplace are. Staff wellbeing is a high priority for us.

We’re dedicated, friendly and open, working together to improve the lives of people in Cornwall that are experiencing mental health problems.

Operations Manager

Salary: £32,000 per annum

Hours: 37.5 per week

Permanent Contract

Base: Blended – Bodmin office and home working

Responsible to the Chief Executive Officer

Overall Responsibilities:

  1. Oversight of and day to day responsibility for all operational functions for Cornwall Mind.
  2. To promote the wellbeing of all staff.
  3. To ensure the high quality and performance of services.
  4. To provide timely and accurate reporting to funders and Trustees as required.
  5. Line management of Coordinators (3 roles) and the Finance and Admin Team (2 roles).
  6. Adult Safeguarding Lead.
  7. To oversee the development and training of staff.
  8. Operational development and mobilisation of new projects.
  9. Information Governance Lead.
  10. Operational Health and Safety Lead.
  11. Ensure all policies and procedures are up to date and fit for purpose.
  12. Oversee the HR / recruitment function.

Main Duties:

  1. Operational management of Cornwall Mind’s Wellbeing services. Deputising and deferring day to day management to the Wellbeing Coordinator.
  2. Operational management of Cornwall Mind’s outreach projects. Deputising and deferring day to day management to the Project Coordinators where relevant.
  3. Operational Management of the volunteering function, deputising and deferring day to day responsibility to the Volunteer and Training Coordinator.
  4. Oversee the finance and admin function.
  5. To take an active lead on the operational aspects of the IT function within the organisation, ensuring staff have access to the hardware and software required to perform their role effectively.
  6. Mobilisation and oversight of Lamplight CMS to ensure client data is managed effectively and efficiently.
  7. Alongside the CEO, Bid and Quality Manager and Board of Trustees, develop and update operational policies as required.
  8. To ensure operational practice reflects policy in all areas of Cornwall Mind’s work.
  9. Lead on all recruitment / induction processes for Cornwall Mind.
  10. To be the operational lead for all HR activity including contracts, capability, sickness, payroll (with payroll bureau) etc.
  11. To ensure all projects and group-based activity are delivering to a high standard and reporting information is fit for purpose.
  12. To provide financial information for the Treasurer as required.
  13. To ensure operational performance is in line with funders requirements and take relevant action if required.
  14. To prepare and submit performance and (with Finance Officer) financial reports to funders and CEO.
  15. Any other duties as requested by the CEO that are in line with the role.

In Return We Can Offer You:

  • A fantastic team of people who are passionate about mental health and supporting their colleagues.
  • Support with developing in your role and career.
  • Annual leave entitlement of 25 days + 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part time).
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Staff training workshops and shared learning opportunities.
  • Flexible working where possible.
  • Access to counselling.

Closing Date: 7th October 2022

Download the application pack and form to apply: 

Operations Manager Job Description and Person Specification 

Staff Application Form 

If you have any questions or wish to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Ben Bolton in the first instance at ben@cornwallmind.org. Please note, this contact works part time so may not reply immediately.

Volunteering for Cornwall Mind

Volunteering can be a really rewarding and useful experience – and there’s probably more ways of doing it than you might think. From helping support our wellbeing groups, becoming a Trustee or helping organise our events. there are many ways you can give your time.

Here at Cornwall Mind we rely on our fantastic volunteers to help us deliver our services and support our day-to-day work. We are very proud of the work that our volunteers do.

We offer a variety of roles and in return for your time and effort, we offer a supportive working environment, valuable work experience, involvement in social activities, the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge, access to training, supervision and travel expenses.

Interested in Volunteering?

Please complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch.
Volunteer Enquiry

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Wellbeing group volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help at our wellbeing groups.

Are you –

  • Passionate about better mental health
  • A good communicator with excellent listening skills
  • Reliable and committed 
  • Able to spare a couple of hours a week.

Fundraising volunteers

To support our Community Fundraiser and office team with administration duties.

Are you –

  • An organised individual with strong attention to detail
  • Confident with IT and admin
  • A good communicator with excellent listening skills
  • Passionate about better mental health

For more details please email us at: info@cornwallmind.org