Regional Development Lead – Southern

We are looking for a Regional Development Lead to join Samaritans on a fixed term contract until March 2024. This role is covering maternity leave.

  • Fixed term contract until March 2024, covering maternity leave 
  • Full time, 35 hours per week with flexible working practices
  • £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
  • Home based contract - this role is primarily worked from home with access to local Samaritans and Rail offices in the region
  • We are passionate about flexible working, talk to us about your preferences 

As Regional Development Lead you’ll be helping to make a 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.

The Region

Working alongside other Regional Development Leads, this role is responsible for the Southern region (primarily covering the Kent, Sussex and Wessex Network Rail routes on the rail infrastructure (so includes south London, Kent,Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Dorset)). 

This role is hybrid working, a mix of working at home and in the office. Ideally the Regional Development Lead will be based within this region to easily attend meetings at regional rail offices and Samaritans Central Office in Surrey.

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.

Full 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, pro rata 
  • 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. 

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. 

If you’re interested in applying or would just like to find out more, then we'd love to hear from you. This role will close for applications on the 29 March, with video interviews scheduled to take place 3 April.