Job Opportunties

Director role

The post is part-time – 2-3 days per week (negotiable) paid pro rata on a full-time salary scale of £30-35k p.a.

Arts and Minds is a leading arts and mental health charity delivering Arts on Prescription and other evidence-based arts experiences for people of all ages who live with mental health problems in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and beyond.

The charity has a national reputation for contributing to the evidence base and policy developments around non-clinical interventions for medical conditions.

We are now looking for a passionate and energetic new Director to lead the development of the charity during a period that we hope will see exciting new initiatives come to fruition.

With strong local and national partnerships, interest from the corporate sector and the potential for new developments – particularly for young people, this is an exciting time to join a charity which has been operating for over 14 years.

If you are a self-starter with a real interest in arts and mental health, this is a great role for you.

Further details can be downloaded here. DIRECTOR Job Pack

For informal enquiries please contact the outgoing Director, Gavin Clayton on 07545 641810

Applications should be made by email and accompanied by a full CV and the names of two referees sent to Kate Meadows at:

Please indicate whether we can approach your referees before interview.

The Closing Date for applications is Thursday 28 February 2019.

Interviews will be held in the week beginning: 18 March 2019.

Michaelhouse Chorale

Your Winter Festivities Start Here!
The Michaelhouse Chorale host their annual Festive Concert at the Michaelhouse Centre  Trinity St, Cambridge on December 14. The singing starts at 4.30pm followed by a mince pie or two.
Please come along and join us. It really is a lovely way to lift the spirits at this time of year.

Long may Michaelhouse Chorale exist! Continued well-being and happiness through the fellowship of song – that’s worth singing for…”

Chorale Member

Latest news

We are live on Radio 4 arts magazine ‘Front Row’ on Nov 29. Check here to listen again:

Healthcare – The Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy had a feature article on our Arts on prescription service in their autumn volume. Link here to sign up and access the article. Subscription necessary.

A feature on Arts & Minds in latest edition of the Cambridge Community Foundation magazine can be found at

Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing

This highly influential report from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry was published in Westminster this summer and has spawned renewed interest in this sector of cultural activity. Comprehensive (ie. Its BIG), yet easy to read and very detailed, it evidences the impact of the arts across the life course, policy and commissioning and place/context. It is essential reading for anyone working in the sector or wishing to engage with it.

You can access the full report.

Launch of new charity collaboration

We were very excited to be a part of the launch of a new charity collaboration on October 5, seeking support from business and individual philanthropists in Cambridge to respond to mental health needs of children/young people with increased levels of ACTION.

With thanks to comedian Mark Watson, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and charity collegues from Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind – CPSL Mind,The Kite Trust,@CambridgeCandi, Blue Smile, Centre 33, YMCA and Place2Be