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.

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National Training Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,331
  • Flexible, from any of our bases across Scotland, mixed with home working
  • Closing 28th February 2020

About the Role:

This is an exciting new role for the organisation to expand our reach into wider networks, to raise awareness of mental health and encourage help-seeking behaviour to keep people well and prevent distress and crises.

The Training Manager will develop, lead and deliver bespoke mental health training and awareness sessions to a wide and diverse range of customers, clients and stakeholders across Scotland, including employers, colleges, public sector bodies or small groups and organisations who want to improve how they interact with their employees, customers or clients. As well as delivering high quality training and learning opportunities, an important outcome of the training is to generate unrestricted income for SiMS.

Who are we looking for?

To succeed in this role, you will have a sound understanding of mental health issues, including serious mental illness and some knowledge of mental health policy and practice across the country. You will have a training background, and able to demonstrate hands-on experience of delivering training to a high standard.

You will be able to engage with people who may be distressed or anxious and help them to talk about sensitive issues. Whilst working as part of the Support in Mind Scotland team, you will also have autonomy to develop this new role.

This role also includes generating income and you will ideally have some experience of costing and marketing training materials and courses.

Although our National Office is in Edinburgh, we can be flexible with where the person is located to ensure we find the ideal person. We are also a family-friendly and carer-friendly organisation and value applications from people who have lived experience of living with mental health issues.

The post is full time, working 35 hours per week. We are happy to talk about adjusting these hours for the suitable candidate.

For an informal discussion about this role, please email fsimpson@supportinmidscotland.org.uk.

Why join us?

This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity, and help shape its future. In return for your work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Support in Mind Scotland provides support for people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness. We do this throughout Scotland, by offering a range of services to people directly affected by a mental health issue and to those who care for them, whether family, friend or supporter.

We are committed to delivering services shaped by the lived experienced of people affected by mental health. We believe in a holistic approach to providing support and aim to empower our service users to make the best use of what help and support is available to them

Find out more about us on our Website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk

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Senior Administrator

  • Full time
  • £21,336
  • National Office, Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th March 2020

We are seeking to recruit an Office Administrator, to join our small and friendly team and take responsibility for the efficient day-to-day running of SiMS National Office.

Working closely with colleagues across Scotland, you will have experience of successfully running a small office and of providing a comprehensive administrative, finance and human resources support.

Who are we looking for?

An all-rounder, you will be an experienced office professional with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, who relishes the diverse duties and busy working environment characteristic of small offices.

As the Office Administrator, you will ensure that our work is carried out efficiently and to a professional standard, providing practical support and assistance to staff members, Board of Directors and volunteers across the organisation.

You will have a specific role to assist with the HR and Finance functions, carrying out duties attached to these roles to maximise the capacity and efficiency of the core team.

The role on offer is for a full time position working 5 days a week. We are happy to talk about adjusting these hours for the suitable candidate.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a satisfactory Standard Disclosure Scotland check.

To find out more about this role, please download the Job Description below.

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Senior Support Worker Thrive Welcome Team (X2 Full Time Posts)

  • Full time
  • £24,932
  • Edinburgh. Home working until locked down is eased, then office based with travel across Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd June 2020

Are you a creative mental health professional interested in working for and award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to improve the lives of people living with mental health problems or illness?

Support in Mind Scotland has an exciting opportunity to join the team in Edinburgh to be part of developing a ground-breaking and innovative new approach to supporting people called Thrive.

We are seeking someone who is passionate about making a real difference to work closely with both statutory and voluntary partners and to take a person-centred collaborative approach to the delivery of personal outcomes that improves people’s mental wellbeing and gives them choice and control over their lives.

In this varied and dynamic role, you will be one of the first point of contacts for people approaching the Thrive team for support, and will work closely with the Thrive Welcome Team and the wider Public Social Partnership Group to ensure that people are supported and connected into wider community networks that are right for them.

The Thrive Programme is in the prototyping phase. The Health & Social Care Partnership will at the end of this phase award a 5 years contract to run the programme.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking someone who has direct experience of supporting people with their mental health, including people living with complex issues, and who can demonstrate an ability to enable people to develop their own recovery plans, whist assessing and managing risk appropriately.

You should be able to evidence partnership working and bring a sound knowledge of the Edinburgh health and social care landscape. You should also be willing to embrace a culture of shared learning and reflection to bring creative solutions to the team.

You should have ideally and SVQ Level 4 or equivalent qualification or be prepared to work towards achieving that standard.

This post is subject to membership of the PVG Scheme and appropriate check.

Why join us?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future, and be part of a new exciting programme. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, regular support and supervision and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, we want to hear from you!

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Distress Brief Intervention Coordinator (4 Posts)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,336
  • Home Working (With regular travel to Inverness once travel restrictions are lifted)
  • Closing 6th August 2020

Support in Mind Scotland provides support for people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness. We do this throughout Scotland by offering a range of services to people directly affected by a mental health issue and to those who care for them, whether family, friend or supporter. We are committed to delivering services shaped by the lived experienced of people affected by mental health. We believe in a holistic approach to providing support and aim to empower our service user to make the best use of what help and support is available to them.

About the DBI Project:

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, 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. DBI Coordinator, you will join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role.

Head to our website for further information about DBI and our involvement in the project at DBI.scot and on our website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk

About the Role:

We are seeking to appoint 4 highly motivated individuals to join our team of DBI Coordinators in the Highlands. 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 purpose of this role is to work with people in distress who are referred by front line services (including Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service NHS Highland Accident & Emergency and Primary Care) to the Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention team. The work includes: reviewing the reasons for distress, working with individuals to develop their Distress Brief Intervention Management Plan and using supported referral to link individuals into a range of appropriate community services and facilities as appropriate.

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or update their membership record for regulated work with children and protected adults. (The cost are met by the employer)

These post are either Full Time or part time, working either 21, 28 or 35 hours per week. We are happy to consider any combinations of work pattern between suitable candidates.

If you are interested in this opportunity but unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience required, please do not hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion with Anne MacDougall, the Distress Brief Intervention National Project Manager on 0146 371 0963 or email AMacdougall@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

Why join us?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving award winning charity, and help shape its future. In return for your work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, family friendly policies and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Find out more about what we do and who we are at supportinmindscotland.org.uk

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Mental Health and Money Advice Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,331
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th August 2020

About the Role:

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness? Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity in their Mental Health and Money Advice Team for someone with a passion for helping people with mental health and money issues.

We are looking for someone who is skilled at managing our Mental Health and Money Advisers with their clients and casework.

In this varied and exciting role, you will be responsible for the day to day running of the Mental Health and Money Advice Service, putting our strategic aims into practice. Working alongside Mental Health UK and the Project lead within Support in Mind Scotland, you will be responsible for setting, implementing and reviewing the policies and procedures for the service.

This self-motivated role will give you an opportunity to develop and maintain positive team dynamics in an expanding service, including working closely with our referral partners and external stakeholders to promote the service across Scotland and the UK as a whole.

Additionally, you will be invited to contribute to research and consultation within the Mental Health and Money Advice landscape on behalf of Mental Health UK and Support in Mind Scotland.

Who are we looking for?

Our ideal candidate would be someone who has experience in managing advice services as well as a working knowledge of the regulatory frameworks governing financial services, mainly experience in Scottish National Standards for Advice and Information Providers. The successful candidate must have experience in providing advice on debt solutions and Welfare Rights in order to complete quality monitoring checks, in-house training, coaching, supervision and support for the team.

This is an opportunity to expand our pioneering Mental Health and Money Advice service and offer assistance with clients’ benefits and money issues. The Mental Health and Money Advice service is the first UK-wide advice service dedicated to stopping the spiral of inequality, financial difficulties and mental health issues by providing accurate, factual and tailored information to each service user. Advice will be provided online, over the telephone, and virtually, where appropriate. This service is delivered in Scotland by Support in Mind Scotland, Rethink Mental Illness in England, Hafal in Wales, and Mindwise in Northern Ireland. This service is currently referral only working in partnership with our own internal Services as well as well as our partner organisations National Debtline, Stepchange, Money & Pensions Service, Home Energy Scotland and Money Advice Scotland.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer: The post is for 5 days per week but we could consider applications for compressed hours or homeworking.

If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community, and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, regular support & supervision and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Find out more about Who We Are and What We Do on our Website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk and on Social Media

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National Advice and Information Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,862
  • Home working until lock down is eased, then Edinburgh (Flexible working options will be considered)
  • Closing 1st September 2020

About the Role

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness? Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity to join our Senior Management Team for someone with a passion for enabling people to achieve mental, physical and financial wellbeing so that they can live full, independent lives in their own communities.

The National Information and Support Service (NAIS) is the front facing service of the organisation at National level. NAIS brings together all of our current Information, Advice and Support Services into one integrated Team, and will extend our reach and our range of services nationwide.

The ideal candidate will be keen to apply their leadership and management skills to develop and lead a dedicated team of Advice and Information specialists to reach out and support people right across Scotland, empowering people with timely, targeted information and ensuring people receive the best debt and welfare advice.

Working with colleagues delivering services across the country and the CEO, you will be a key part of developing and delivering our strategy in partnership with our members, service users and supporters.

Who are we looking for?

You will have at least 3 years’ experience in a relevant Information or Advice role, and be able to demonstrate effective people management and project management skills. You will have a sound understanding of the regulatory frameworks governing advice – particularly financial advice, as well as a knowledge of the health and social care policy sector in Scotland – particularly regarding mental health and wellbeing.

In this exciting new role, you will have the opportunity to show your creativity and flair for development, working across the sector with a wide range of external stakeholders, and raising awareness of the organisation as well as this new service.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

The post is for 5 days 9am to 5pm (35 hours a week) with occasional need to work out of office hours to engage with stakeholders.

For an informal discussion please email Frances Simpson at fsimpson@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community, and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, regular support & supervision and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Find out more about Who We Are and What We Do on Social Media and on our Website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk.

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Outreach Workers, Tayside and Fife (x4 posts)

  • Part time
  • £21,366 pro-rata
  • Methil, Fife (3 Posts) and Tayside (1 Post)
  • Closing 24th August 2020

Hours: Fife: 2 x 21 hr post 1 x 16 hr post.

Tayside: 1 x 21 hr post

About the Role:

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness? Support in Mind Scotland have a number of exciting opportunities in Tayside and Fife for empathic people with a passion for supporting peoples mental health and would love to use their skills and/or lived experience to make a positive impact on their lives.

These exciting opportunities include roles (2x 21hr & 1 x 16hr posts) to expand the Fife Hearing Voices Network within Fife as well as extend it into Perth & Kinross and Angus. You will work alongside statutory and third sector partners in these areas to identify person centred plans that meet the needs of people experiencing psychosis and if applicable, their carers.

We also have 1 x 21hr post which will join our Fife services to help build resilience for people and their carers with a range of mental health needs. All posts will work with people on a 1:1, Group work and remote support bases in line with SiMS Covid-19 recovery planning.

Who are we looking for?

You should be educated to SVQ 3 level or have experience working in mental health. Application from people with lived experience of mental health, including carers and people with experience of psychosis would be welcome.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer. The specific working arrangements for all posts will be adjusted for the suitable candidates but will likely include both office base and homeworking.

For an informal discussion please phone Lynda Sloan, Service Manager on 07793 838202 or Steve Urquhart, Area Manager on 07894 395504 from 14th August or email lsloan@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community, and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, regular support & supervision and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Find out more about Who We Are and What We Do on our Website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk and on Social Media

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Engagement Project Worker, Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP)

  • Part time
  • £21,336 pro-rata
  • Home working
  • Closing 14th September 2020

Post: Early Intervention in Psychosis Engagement Project Worker

Grade: Senior Practitioner Level 4

Location: Home working

Contract: 6 months Fixed Term Contract October 2020 to March 2021

Hours: Part Time 14 hours per week (Happy to Talk Flexible Working)

Salary: £8,534 per annum (FTE £21,336 per annum)

Reporting to: EIP Reference Group

About the Role:

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness?

Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about community participation and engagement looking to use their networking and coordination skills to engage with as many people as possible across Scotland who have direct lived experience of psychosis either as an individual or as a carer/family member.

The Early Intervention in Psychosis Reference Group is working with Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Scottish Government to ensure that people with lived experience are at the heart of the Early Intervention in Psychosis Engagement Project, by making their voice heard and fully involving them in improving care and treatment for individuals, families and carers who are affected by psychosis.

If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community, and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a Temporary Part Time Engagement Worker to help us to identify and engage with people, ensure that people are kept up to date with developments and to be a single point of contact for people who want to be involved. We are particularly keen to hear from people who have lived experience of psychosis, either as an individual or as a family member, carer or supporter.

Applicants should be passionate about achieving change for individuals and families affected by psychosis and have experience of community participation and engagement. They should also have a good understanding of mental health and social care policy in Scotland, and be able to demonstrate effective partnership working.

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