Mental Health Support Coordinator

REPORTING TO: Director of Services

SALARY: 22 – 24k (pro rata, depending on experience)

TYPE: 22.5 Hours – Flexible Working Pattern – Remote working available
         Temporary position for 12 months (permanent position pending securing funding)

BASE: Hybrid base (home/our HQ in Malton, North Yorkshire)


The Encephalitis Society is the only resource dedicated to supporting those affected by encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). This inflammation is usually caused by a person’s own immune system going wrong or by an infection. There are approximately 500,000 new cases of encephalitis each year worldwide.

We are a small but mighty team and are totally focussed on making as good as it can be for our community via our support services, our research and our campaigns.

Your role will be to develop and deliver a mental wellbeing and emotional resilience support programme for those affected by encephalitis and their family members across the world. This role will form part of the support team and deliver services using digital solutions as well as traditional methods.


  • Develop and deliver digital and traditional solutions to provide mental wellbeing and emotional resilience training and guidance programmes to those affected and their families: virtual gatherings for peer-to-peer support; support sessions with individuals and families; writing health content for various digital channels (e.g. YouTube, e-learning) and traditional resources (e.g. booklets).
  • To provide assistance with the Society’s frontline support in respect of advice and information (by phone, letter, video conferencing, webchat, email or in person) to people affected by encephalitis, their families and carers and professionals that may be supporting them.
  • To make connections with other social and health-care organisations which provide care and support for people affected by encephalitis, their families and carers.
  • To work with other team members to ensure the service reaches all hard to reach community groups.
  • Deputy Safeguarding Lead.
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing First Aider.
  • Health and Safety Deputy.

Download the full Application Pack for more information Download


Please send your CV and supporting statement, telling us why you would like to join our Team to [email protected] by noon 15th March 2021.

We’d encourage you to have an informal discussion before you apply - please call or email Alina Ellerington on +44(0)1653 692583 or email [email protected]

* This role is supported by funding provided by the National Lottery Community Fund.