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Job Vacancies and Volunteering Opportunities

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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.

Current job vacancies

Wellbeing and Recovery Co-ordinator


SALARY: £23,000.00

HOURS: 37.5                   

REPORTS TO: Operations Manager


  • To develop, support and promote Cornwall Mind services in line with operational policies and procedures. 
  • To provide support and leadership to the Recovery Supporters and volunteers of Cornwall Mind.


  1. To assess referrals, identify individual need and match clients to suitable Wellbeing Groups, or signpost to other community opportunities or treatment options.
  2. Develop the initial Recovery Action Plan with the member prior to attendance at the Wellbeing Group.
  3. Ensure that the Recovery and Resilience model is integral to all support.
  4. To supervise and support the Wellbeing groups.
  5. To supervise and support all staff working in the Wellbeing Groups.
  6. To maintain accurate information systems of records and activities using Lamplight Database.
  7. Establish and develop new Wellbeing Groups as opportunities arise.

Closing Date 26th November 2021.

Please email paul@cornwallmind.org for an application pack.


SALARY: 9.50 P/h

HOURS: 15 per week

BASE: Bodmin

REPORTS TO: Operations Manager


  1. To provide administrative support to all areas of Cornwall Mind’s work as required.
  2. To develop own skills and abilities towards a Senior Administrator/Office Manager role.


  1. Check and respond to answerphone messages.
  2. Monitor and respond to contact email.
  3. Input into Lamplight CMS.
  4. Support Operations Manager with HR admin.
  5. Manage office supplies etc.
  6. Shredding and filing.
  7. ID badges.
  8. DBS checks.
  9. Minute taking for staff meetings.
  10. Telephone answering support, advice and guidance.
  11. IT and ‘phones administration.
  12. Office H&S.
  13. Admin support for staff inductions.

Closing Date 10th December 2021.

Please email paul@cornwallmind.org for an application pack.

Lived Experience Coordinator (Mental Health)

SALARY: £27,000.00 p/a

HOURS: 37.5 per week

BASE: Bodmin


  • To capture and represent the voice of people who have experience of (or supporting those with experience of) mental ill-health.
  • Ensure health and social care health service design and commissioning is shaped by people’s experiences of what works.
  • Effectively challenge and support service design in order to develop services directly informed by experience.
  • Reach out to community groups and individuals who may be outside of the remit of mainstream services.
  • Ensure views of marginalised communities are represented.
  • Provide a response to health and social care development proposals that is informed by experience.
  • To work effectively and constructively across health and social care systems and organisations to further the aims above.
  • To work creatively as part of a multi-disciplinary/organisational transformation team to identify improvements in services and practice.


Overall Responsibilities

  • To develop healthy, supportive professional relationships with all stakeholders.
  • To work with communities and individuals to consult on proposed developments.
  • To work with communities and individuals to support the design of new developments.
  • To gather data around the experience of people –  what works and what doesn’t.
  • To collate data and disseminate in effective and accessible formats.
  • To work closely with other roles within the transformation team, especially the VCSE and PCN Transformation Leads.

Main Duties

  • Effectively communicate and connect with the communities and individuals described above.
  • Collection of data including, but not restricted to:
    • Focus groups
    • On line surveys
    • 1:1 conversations
  • Collate and communicate data to NHS and other professionals involved in service design, development and delivery.
  • Establish effective two-way communication in order to demonstrate the value of the data and ensure contributors feel they have been listened to.
  • Work closely with VCSE Development lead to develop the role in response to the aims of the wider programme.
  • Work closely with line manager to define measures of success, overcome challenges, and ensure the maintenance of own mental health.
  • Work closely with PCN Transformation Lead on local place-based engagement.                                           

 Closing Date 10th December 2021.

 Please email paul@cornwallmind.org for an application pack.


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

Gift Aid Coordinator

Do you want to support people in Cornwall experiencing mental health difficulties? Do you have experience of claiming Gift Aid? 

Hours: To suit

Location: Remote


To ensure that Cornwall Mind claims all available Gift Aid income.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide advice to Fundraising Officer and other staff/volunteers on the advantages and requirements of Gift Aid
  • Liaise with donors re completion of necessary paperwork
  • Submit Gift Aid Claims to HMRC
  • Maintain accurate record keeping and full audit trail
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant Gift Aid legislation

Other responsibilities

Develop an understanding of mental health issues and the work of Cornwall Mind.

Skills and attributes

  • An organised individual
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good IT and numeracy skills
  • Ability to liaise, advise and communicate with staff, volunteers, donors and the HMRC
  • Able to work without close supervision

If you are interested in this role, please email: paul@cornwallmind.org

Out of pocket expenses are payable.

Cornwall Mind is committed to working towards a fairer world and does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Wellbeing group volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help at our wellbeing groups in St Austell, Newquay and Falmouth.

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.

Admin and 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 
  • A good communicator with excellent listening skills
  • Passionate about better mental health

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