Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

Organisation type: Government body

We aim to ensure that care, treatment and support are lawful and respect the rights and promote the welfare of individuals with mental illness, learning disability and related conditions. We do this by empowering individuals and their carers and influencing and challenging service providers and policy makers.


Current vacancies

Top job! Assistant Project Manager /Business Change Analyst

  • Full time
  • £44,007 – £48,897
  • Based in Edinburgh. All staff are currently moving towards hybrid working.
  • Closing 23rd May 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Project Manager / Business Change Analyst to join the Commission on a 24-month fixed term basis.

You will support the organisation as we move through an exciting period of change and continuous improvement. The role will involve helping to manage the Information Management System project. This is a complex and stimulating project, which would suit an accomplished Business Analyst with an interest in broadening their project management experience within a supportive and close-knit team.

The project team are working to replace the business-critical database of service user records with a modern information and case management system. The new system will allow the Commission’s teams to use their time and expertise more effectively, supporting appropriate and lawful decision-making related to mental health and incapacity legislation in Scotland. The Assistant Project Manager / Business Change Analyst will need to develop a working knowledge of current and future legislation as it relates to our information management and casework system.

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for finalising detailed requirements for a replacement individual record management and integrated casework system, adaptable for any future changes to mental health and incapacity legislation. This involves engaging with both technical and non-technical stakeholders to assess our current system and processes, identifying opportunities for improvement and making recommendations to deliver an effective software solution. The successful candidate will also have Assistant Project Manager responsibilities, leading the team in the Project Manager’s absence and ensuring key deliverables are met.

You will have substantial experience as a Business Analyst in IT software related roles, with particular experience of providing technical business analysis and process improvement. You will be educated to graduate level or equivalent experience, with PRINCE2 and knowledge of project-related methodologies, or have related experience. You will also have a track record of developing and delivering business analysis documentation in accordance with project requirements, analysing and re-designing business processes as necessary, aligning business needs with technical capabilities, documenting and consulting on requirements, defining test scenarios and dealing with complex and conflicting information. Negotiation, mediation and analytical skills are key to this role.

We offer a comprehensive range of benefits and policies to help balance commitments at work and home, including hybrid working.

Due to project timescales, we are seeking an early start date.

At the Commission we champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice, cultivating a sense of belonging and providing a workplace where everyone feels valued. We aim to have a workforce which represents the wider society that we serve and therefore encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and under-represented groups.

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Data Intelligence & Research Officer

  • Part time
  • £36,257 – £40,286 pro-rata
  • Based in Edinburgh, hybrid office/home-working options
  • Closing 25th May 2022

Our mission is to be a leading and independent voice in promoting a society where people with mental illness, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions are treated fairly, have their rights respected, and have appropriate support to live the life of their choice.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our professional and multi-disciplinary team. This role will provide specialist health intelligence advice and practical support to colleagues within the Commission bringing together the current internal and external data, information and evidence based policy and practice to create informed analyses and interpretation, to support decision making and monitor mental health and incapacity legislation.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual who is educated to degree level in a relevant subject or equivalent experience, with highly developed written and oral communication skills, extensive skills in data collection methods, quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods, techniques and software as well as statistical analysis.

In return, we will offer opportunities to work on interesting, varied and meaningful work, we have great family friendly policies, learning and development opportunities, generous holidays and pension. You will be working within a friendly, creative and innovative team, as well as working with a variety of committed and motivated stakeholders.

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Top job! Social Work Officer x 2 posts

  • Full time
  • £54,072 – £60,080
  • Edinburgh with travel across Scotland
  • Closing 7th June 2021

Post 1: Permanent

Post 2: Fixed term up to twelve months - full time secondments will be considered

We protect and promote the human rights of people with mental illness, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions.

We are currently recruiting for two experienced social work practitioners to join our team. The role will requires direct contact with service users, their relatives and carers in respect of their concerns about their mental health and/or the care and treatment they receive. The post holder’s will also be required to carry out investigation work and deal with casework pertaining to their allocated area. While both roles are based in Edinburgh, they will be attached to a team covering a particular geographical area of Scotland and will be required to visit services across the whole of Scotland. Post holders must be qualified as a social worker with MHO status and have experience of operating at senior practitioner level. Post holders must be able to communicate effectively with service users, carers, advocates and service providers and have exceptional influencing skills.

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Top job! Business Change and Improvement Manager

  • Full time
  • £44,007 – £48,897
  • Based in Edinburgh, hybrid office/home-working options
  • Closing 8th September 2021

We protect and promote the human rights of people with mental illness, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions.

An exciting and varied new role has been created to support the CEO and Executive Team to deliver on the Commission’s strategic business plans and priorities.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the role requires an experienced manager who can operate across delegated areas of responsibility including transformation, preparing business cases for change, designing and delivering change projects, reviewing lean ways of working and efficiencies, performance management, gathering and presenting data and supporting and guiding newly established performance governance arrangements and taking forward other delegated work areas on behalf of the CEO and Executive Team.

The post will be concerned with influencing and developing others and there will be significant negotiation and partnership working with staff, peers and wider stakeholders.

You should be a seasoned professional, educated to degree level or equivalent level of experience and have significant knowledge in the specialist areas of business change and improvement gained through extensive experience of successfully implementing change and improvement methodologies/systems in a complex organisation. This will be coupled with significant analytical, interpretative and creative/innovative problem solving skills.

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Top job! Executive Director (Nursing)

  • Full time
  • £68,120 – £75,688
  • Based in Edinburgh; all staff are currently working from home and moving towards hybrid working
  • Closing 2nd March 2022

The Commission protects and promotes the human rights of people with mental illness, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions.

We wish to appoint an Executive Director (Nursing). You will be a visionary, collaborative and strategic senior manager with the ability to influence and challenge key players in the mental health, learning disability and social care fields. This is an exciting time to join the Commission with the reviews of key legislation which we aim to influence and work with over the coming years.

You will lead a multidisciplinary practitioner team in the key functions of visits, investigations, advice and safeguarding to ensure we implement our strategic outcomes and ensuring compliance with law and promoting the principles of mental health, incapacity and adult support and protection Acts. In addition you must demonstrate a commitment to upholding the welfare and human rights of individuals.

You will be a key member of the Commission’s executive leadership team and attend Board meetings. In this role you will give advice to the executive team and Board and lead externally on mental health nursing more broadly.

We are also looking for a driven, enthusiastic leader with excellent relationship skills with the ability to combine strategic policy judgement and political awareness with experience of building, leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams.

We offer a comprehensive range of HR policies including policies to help balance commitments at work and home and flexible working arrangements.

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Top job! Researcher

  • Full time or Part time
  • £38,603 – £42,893
  • Based in Edinburgh, hybrid office/home-working options
  • Closing 31st March 2022

We protect and promote the human rights of people with mental illness, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions.

An opportunity has arisen for a Researcher to join our professional, multi-disciplinary team based in central Edinburgh.

The post-holder will provide research and statistical analysis expertise to the Commission and provide essential input into the data collection methods and analysis for our visits and monitoring reports. This includes questionnaire and survey design, assistance with analysis of data and report writing.

Applicants will have a relevant degree, extensive skills in quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods, techniques and software as well as statistical analysis and the ability to write accessible and impactful reports. As the only Researcher in the organisation, they must have the ability to influence and challenge senior managers and colleagues on the appropriate use of data.

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