Plymouth and District Mind is a successful and forward-thinking charity helping improve the lives of thousands of people with mental health problems in Plymouth and surrounding areas since 1984. Services include counselling, psycho-educational courses, support groups, volunteering, coaching, information and training. We are an independent registered charity that is affiliated to Mind, the national mental health charity and we are proud to be part of a network of 129 local Minds in England and Wales.

Plymouth & District Mind will also be known as Devon Mind from April 2019.

Current Vacancies

Job title: Associate Mental Health and Wellbeing Trainer
Hours: Flexible – Full Time/Part Time
Contract: Bank trainer
Salary: Hourly associate teacher rate
Responsible to: Project Manager
Location: Home based with travel to training venues across Devon.
Are you an experienced mental health trainer, passionate about improving mental wellbeing? We seek a motivated individual to deliver a wide variety of mental health training to workplaces across Devon.

Devon Mind and Step One Charity are working in partnership on the Thriving Workplace Project to develop a range of training opportunities for people in order to improve people’s awareness of better mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and in their communities.

We are at a key point in the development of our joint training programme and we are continuing to build on our current workplace wellbeing initiatives. We are working in partnership to broaden our delivery and reach more communities across Devon and we now seek experienced trainers to add capacity to our team.

Working with colleagues in the Training Team, and under the direction of the Project Manager, you will organise, plan and deliver mental health and wellbeing training to diverse workplaces, varying in size and in a range of settings. You will be a qualified Mental Health First Aid trainer. Alongside your training skills, you will have experience of monitoring and evaluating training delivery with the ability to provide constructive feedback to the Project Manager, as well as gathering evidence to feed into impact measurement and reporting.

Devon Mind and Step One are equal opportunities employers and welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly candidates with a lived experience of mental health conditions who fulfil all the criteria within the person specification.

To apply for this post, please email a CV to [email protected] by 12 noon on Friday 14 June.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 18 June in Plymouth.

Please note: this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Devon Mind is an equal opportunities employer and will apply objective criteria to assess merit. It aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable. Selection criteria and procedures will be reviewed frequently to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. All employees will be given equal opportunities and where appropriate and possible, relevant training to help them progress both within and outside the organisation. Devon Mind is committed to a programme of action to make this policy fully effective.