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Working at Leeds Mind

Being part of Leeds Mind

We are Leeds 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 and volunteer wellbeing is a high priority for us. We’re dedicated, friendly and open, working together to improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems.

Meet the team

I love what I do and have had such a varied and interesting career.

– A Leeds Mind team member


Leeds Mind is committed to creating an inclusive environment and being an equal opportunities employer – we believe that inclusive practices should be part of everything we do.

We are committed to ensuring that our colleagues, volunteers and service users feel a sense of belonging at Leeds Mind that gives them the confidence to share their unique perspectives and experience.

By creating an inclusive environment that fosters belonging, we aspire to attract colleagues and volunteers who offer diversity of experience and thought. We believe this will ultimately improve the service we provide to our users as well as the employee and volunteer experience.

MCM 2022

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Top 100 Top 100

We have been ranked in the Top 100 UK Most Inclusive Workplaces by the National Centre for Diversity in 2021 and 2022!

  • Formed the Leeds Mind Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group in April 2020
  • Created safe spaces within our offices such as quiet rooms (for prayer, meditation and breastfeeding etc.) and gender-neutral toilets
  • Introduced Equality Impact Assessments when creating and review policy and procedure to ensure impact on underrepresented groups is considered and mitigated against
  • Introduced new ‘Menopause’ and ‘Transitioning at Work’ policies
  • Raised awareness and improved knowledge amongst staff of a diverse range of dates and causes such as Ramadan, Disability Pride Month, Black History Month & World Autism Awareness Week
  • Encouraged the use of pronouns and #MyNameIs name pronunciation tool in email signatures and meetings
  • Ensured that all staff receive high quality training in Equality & Diversity and Unconscious Bias

There’s always more to be done…here’s what we’re working on next:

  • Develop an inclusion strategy
  • Continue to develop new ways to engage with service users, volunteers and applicants with diverse identities and backgrounds
  • Ensure that our training and development for colleagues and volunteers has a strong emphasis on inclusion
  • Develop a process to enable us to consider the impact on all of our users, colleagues and volunteers when making decisions, this will include holding all stakeholders to high standards and ensuring that they also champion inclusion

Staff Benefits

We are a Mindful Employer – a demonstration of our commitment to staff wellbeing and as an employee of Leeds Mind you’ll have access to a range of benefits to support your lifestyle. These include:

  • Annual leave entitlement of 28 days + 8 bank holidays on increasing to 31 days plus 8 bank holiday after 3 years
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Death In Service at 3x your salary
  • Supportive leave and flexible working policies



A whole range of wellbeing benefits including:

  • A monthly ‘Wellbeing hour’
  • 24/7 Mindful Employer staff helpline & NHS Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub
  • Staff Support Wellbeing budget
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Access to Simply Health cash plan
  • Access to social care charity work discount schemes
  • Mental and physical health activities timetable