Regional Development Lead (East Midlands and Anglia) NWR

As Regional Development Lead you’ll be helping to make huge difference to the lives of those that work and use the railways in the region, as you support us in our life saving suicide prevention work.

In this exciting role and working with our award winning rail programme, you’ll provide expert care and advice within the rail networks within the region.

In this role you’ll be an expert advisory support link for the rail industries and local community partners. You’ll have experience of stakeholder engagement and partnership working. Warm, personable and friendly, you’ll be able to build and maintain relationships with many different groups of people.

You’ll need compassion and resilience to work with exposure to incidents that may be upsetting.

Organised and methodical you’ll also be an effective Project manager with enthusiasm and a good understanding of mental health and suicide prevention.

Working remotely at times, you’ll be a self-starter but also have the support of the wider rail team at Samaritans. 

This is a brilliant opportunity to work with Samaritans at a critical time. As the country recovers from the pandemic, and the cost of living continues to increase, we must ensure we have the right measures in place to support mental health and prevent suicide.

Our vision is that fewer people die by suicide – with your help we can make change that saves lives.

Outline of this great opportunity;

  • 12 month fixed term contract to cover staff maternity leave.
  • Full time, 35 hours per week with flexible working practices
  • £32,850 per annum,
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits 
  • Hybrid working – this role is primarily worked from home with access to local Samaritans and Rail offices in the region.
  • Samaritans will provide you with use of a laptop and mobile phone.

A full outline of the Role available in the job description here.

Employee Benefits 

Samaritans invests in our people’s wellbeing through the provision of a range of benefits including;

  • Flexible working and family-friendly policies.
  • A structured induction and ongoing training and development.
  • 28 days holiday, plus bank holidays each year, rising to 33 days over 5 years of service.
  • Matched Pension contributions of up to 5%.
  • A health cash plan to cover the cost of medical and alternative health treatments.
  • Complimentary subscriptions to Headspace and Perk Box for expert meditation, fitness programmes and shopping discounts.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply. You’ll be asked to upload your CV and a cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the job specification. 

This role will close for applications on the 24th September 2023, with interviews scheduled to take place in the week of the 2nd October 2023.

If you’re interested in applying or would just like to find out more, then we'd love to hear from you.

Samaritans recognises the enormous benefits and the social justice imperatives of ensuring diversity at every level of our organisation. We are wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are.

To ensure Samaritans is representative of those we support and who support us, we particularly welcome applications from Disabled, BAME and LGBTQ+ candidates, as these people are under-represented in our organisation. 

We are committed to making our recruitment processes accessible to everyone and are flexible in how we receive information. If you would like to apply via a different format or let us know how we can support you to be the best you can be, please contact the People Team at [email protected] and we will try our best to accommodate your needs.