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Senior Lawyer
1 Year (Maternity Cover)
Salary £40,457 - £46,359 (+ Location Weighting)
20 days ago

Senior Lawyer (Mind)

Location: Cardiff or London

(Cardiff address: Brunel House, Fitzalan Road, Cardiff,CF24 0EB)

Starting salary: £38,648 pa inclusive of basic salary and London allowance. Grade E of Mind’s salary scales.

Hours: 35 hours per week.

Application deadline: 13 March 2023, midnight

Interview date: 17 March 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen to help the charity Mind in its legal work.

As well as assisting with interventions in test case litigation, you will be involved in:

  • Overseeing Mind’s legal helpline service
  • Preparing written materials and providing training on mental health law, mental capacity, community care, discrimination, human rights and judicial review
  • Contributing to Mind’s policy and campaigns work and our work in the Covid 19 Public Inquiry

You must be a qualified solicitor or barrister entitled to hold a practising certificate and have detailed knowledge of at least 2 of these areas of law.

Mind is particularly interested in hearing from people who have experience of human rights and policy work, and mental health law in relation to children and young people.

Job description

Click here for the full job description.

Working pattern

Mind has now moving to hybrid working. This means working remotely some of the time and coming into the office at least 2 days a week. More flexible working patterns can be discussed.

How to apply

To apply, please click on the Apply Now button or click here. 

If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, please contact Mind’s HR team ( who will be happy to support you.

Equality & diversity

Mind values the power of diversity. The charity embraces the different perspectives that each of us bring. Mind is creating an inclusive working environment where everyone is appreciated for being authentic and bringing their whole selves to work. Regardless of race, gender, age, religion, identity and experience.

Mind wants to ensure that all its employees are treated fairly and equitably at work. This includes promoting equity in physical and mental health for everyone.

Mind is committed to becoming truly anti-racist in everything it does. Read Mind’s Strategy to find out more.

About Mind

We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Our goals

  • Staying well: Support people likely to develop mental health problems, to stay well.
  • Empowering choice: Empower people who experience a mental health problem to make informed choices about how they live and recover
  • Improving services and support: Ensure people get the right services and support at the right time to help their recovery and enable them to live with their mental health problem
  • Enabling social participation: Open the doors to people with experience of mental health problems participating fully in society
  • Removing inequality of opportunity: Gain equality of treatment for people who experience both mental health and other forms of discrimination
  • Organisational excellence: Make the most of our assets by building a culture of excellence.

Our values

Our values are at the heart of everything we do.

  • Open: We reach out to anyone who needs us.
  • Together: We’re stronger in partnership.
  • Responsive: We listen, we act.
  • Independent: We speak out fearlessly.
  • Unstoppable: We never give up.

More about Mind & its work

About Working for Mind

Find out more about working for Mind, including its benefits: click here.