Contract Type: Fixed term
Role Type: Employment
Hours: Part time
Salary: £24,000 Pro Rata
Salary Type: Fixed Salary
Role description: Administration
Come and be part of a small team and support the development of a local mental health charity.
Founded in 2019, Heart Wood is a mental health charity based in Hexham, Northumberland, that offers client-centred group therapy, facilitated by therapists, in a nature setting. The charity pioneers a way of engaging with people who are struggling with their mental health and are unable to, or chose not to, engage with existing services.
We run a groups for men and have piloted work with young people aged 16-24. We also run training courses for therapists interested in the Heart Wood Approach in working therapeutically outdoors.
Our groups take place at two private woodland sites in Northumberland – at Minsteracres Retreat Centre and in woodland at Kirkley Café near Ponteland.
Heart Wood staff are the Founder and Lead Therapist, Chip Ponsford, and Manager, Emma Ponsford. They work closely with Rab Erskine who is a Mentor, Consultant and Lead Therapist for Heart Wood. Heart Wood currently engages three freelance co-facilitators the groups and is governed by a Board of five Trustees.
The Administrator will provide support to the Heart Wood Manager across a broad range of tasks in ensuring the smooth running of the charity as it develops.
The Administrator will provide support to the Heart Wood Manager in ensuring the smooth running of the charity as it develops.
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Hours: 1 day (7.5 hours) a week which can be worked flexibly around other commitments. Usual working hours are Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm.
Salary: £4,800 (equivalent £24,000 FTE based on 37.5 hour week)
Contract: Fixed term contract December 2023 – March 2026
Location: Home-based with occassional requirement to attend meetings in Hexham or on site at Minsteracres
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