Support in Mind Scotland
Support in Mind Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC013649

Support in Mind Scotland is a national charity that works to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people affected by serious mental illness. This includes those who are family members, carers and supporters. We do this through our direct services and through campaigning, education and the provision of information.

Current vacancies

Distress Brief Intervention Coordinator (X2)

  • Part time
  • £20,520 pro-rata
  • Inverness
  • Closing 26th August 2019

Support in Mind Scotland is the lead partner in the Highlands for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide pilot project, testing a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress. Working in partnership with frontline services (including Police, Ambulance, Primary Care and Emergency Departments) and with third sector support organisations, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required.

These posts offer an opportunity to join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role. We are seeking to appoint two highly motivated people to join our team of DBI Coordinators in Inverness. Coordinators provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying out short-term work with people in distress to review the reasons for their distress, develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities.

The posts are based in Inverness and are funded until March 2021. The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or update their membership records.

Further information about DBI and Support in Mind Scotland is available at DBI.scot and supportinmindscotland.org.uk

For an informal discussion please phone Anne Macdougall (Distress Brief Intervention Project Manager) on 01463 710963 or email AMacdougall@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity. In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

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Project Manager (Community Asset Transfer)

  • Part time
  • £24,932 pro-rata
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 25th August 2019

Support in Mind Scotland is seeking an experienced Project Manager in Dumfries to lead the development of a potential Asset Transfer Project that is currently at the stage of assessing feasibility.

The successful person will work closely with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, to gather information needed and to be part of the team developing the vision and plans for this project as part of the wider ambitious strategy for the Region.

They will be able to analyse problems and seek solutions; and be able to organise their work and a range of work tasks effectively and show leadership to the team. They will also have excellent project management skills and be confident in their ability to influence and motivate others to help achieve the overall project aims.

This is a great opportunity to join our award winning charity. In return for your work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Senior Administration Officer

  • Full time
  • £19,085
  • National Office, Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th July 2019

Support in Mind Scotland is a registered charity that provides support for people whose lives are affected by mental health issues. This can include people directly affected by mental illness, family members, friends and supporters. We are a national charity delivering services across Scotland.

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Administration Officer to join our small and friendly team, based in our National Office in Edinburgh. Working closely with colleagues, you will provide a comprehensive Administrative and HR support function across the charity.

The role would suit an experienced office professional with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, who relishes a diverse workload and a busy working environment.

The successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure Scotland check.

This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity. In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Reporting to: Finance Manager

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This vacancy has now closed

Carers Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,520 pro-rata
  • Perth & Kinross (Travel across the region will be required)
  • Closing 24th July 2019

Support in Mind Scotland (SiMS) is looking for a new Carer Support Worker for Perth and Kinross who will be committed to supporting carers of people with a mental illness. The successful candidate will be interested in building relationships, providing support and be empathic with excellent communication skills. They should also have relevant lived or professional experience of mental health.

The successful candidate will provide information, guidance and support to carers on a one to one, group or drop in bases. Support in Mind Scotland knows that carers of people with a mental health problem face very specific and challenging problems that arise from caring for someone being treated under the Mental Health Act. You will therefor take a rights-based approach to the work.

Carers may be relatives or friends of people living with a serious mental illness. You will work with partners across the Perth & Kinross community to ensure the needs of carers are met. Part of this challenge will be to identify and then support hidden carers who may be feeling stigmatised, isolated and struggling to cope.

The Carers Support Worker will also be involved in helping to develop and run carer-led training and education events, producing newsletters and regular updates, and ensuring that national developments and news is disseminated to carers across Perth& Kinross.

The successful candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme. A full driving license and access to a vehicle is highly beneficial to this role.

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