What are Lived Experience Interviewers (LEIs)?

We are looking to build a group of people with lived experience of mental health challenges who will be specifically trained to help us with recruitment. Our partners in Oxfordshire Mind have developed training that was co-created by their team of LEI, which they have shared with us. This training is designed to help individuals grow in confidence and expertise and will involve practical interview skills, recruitment law, technical IT knowledge and tips of getting the best out of interviewees. No prior experience of interviewing is necessary.

Our LEIs are not permanent members of staff, but we will pay them for their time when working with us. They provide a unique first-hand perspective of what is needed from employees of a mental health organisation. They will add value by judging how well applicants engage and communicate with people who have lived experience. Our LEIs will be equal members of the interview panel.

Click here for the LEI Role Description

What do we give back to our Lived Experience Interviewers?

We pay our LEIs for their time and reimburse their travel expenses. The experience will also help you to learn new skills, enhance your CV, meet new people and be involved in changing the mental health sector.

If you would like to join our LEI team, we would love to hear from you.

You don’t need to have used our services to be one of our LEIs, just someone who has experienced mental health challenges and would like to use that experience to help others.

If you think you’d make a great Lived Experience Interviewer, then please complete the form below or email [email protected]

Influence and Participation

Please use this form to register your interest in participating in Buckinghamshire Mind's work.

"*" indicates required fields

How would you prefer us to contact you?*
What role/s are you interested in?
Privacy Statement

Here at Buckinghamshire Mind we take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to respond to your message.

We’d like to contact you to tell you more about ways we can support you and you can support us. To subscribe to our e-newsletter pleaseclick here.

To read the Buckinghamshire Mind Privacy Policy, please click below.

Translate »