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

Freelance Training Associates, Young People’s Programmes

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Various locations across Scotland
  • Closing 30th September 2021

Mental Health UK supports people affected by mental health problems across the UK, bringing together experts from four national mental health charities to improve understanding and provide vital care – Our national mental health charity is Support in Mind Scotland.

We are looking to build a talented cohort of dedicated Training Associates to deliver quality programmes across Scotland. If you’re keen to help us reach our ambitious targets to support thousands more young people in schools and community settings, are passionate about young people’s mental health and have a wealth of training and facilitation experience, we’d love to hear from you.

About the Programme

At the end of 2019, we launched two Young People’s Programmes which aim to support young people’s (14-18 year olds) mental health resilience. The first, ‘Bloom’ is delivered in school and college settings and the second ‘Your Resilience’ works with young people in community settings. Both programmes equip young people with the tools and knowledge to maintain their mental health through life’s transitions.

A core part of the programme involves working with teachers, NHS staff and youth workers to build the foundational knowledge to do what they do best: securing the best outcomes for young people.

  • Bloom consists of several delivery models including the ‘lite’ approach which could be a half-day resilience workshop, one off topic-based workshops or the comprehensive eight-session intervention.
  • Your Resilience and Bloom also deliver an eight-session intervention. The Training Associate will be responsible for training designated teachers/venue staff in the programme’s content.
  • Then spend 7 weeks co-delivering Bloom content in 1-hour workshops with them, providing supportive space within the setting, by staying on site for one hour before and after the workshop, totalling 3 hours per session (allowing for teachers to learn the content, prep, plan and debrief).
  • Delivery may be face to face inside the relevant setting or remotely through a variety of online platforms. There is an expectation that you may have to travel to the relevant setting.
  • The eight-session intervention will take varying lengths of times to complete depending on the venues availability; for example, it may take 8 weeks to complete in one venue and 12 weeks in another.
  • To prepare for this, you will be provided with a one-off one day of training on the content of Bloom, which you will be fully paid for.

About the Role

  • Ensure the programme is implemented in the relevant setting – school, college or community.
  • Communicate and coordinate activities with the setting including start dates, times and other logistics such as compliance with coronavirus guidelines, safeguarding, etc.
  • Deliver the programmes either face-to-face inside the setting or via their preferred online platform – e.g. Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Google Meets.
  • Support the relevant setting in delivering the programme and train the designated staff, teachers or youth workers in the content.
  • Work closely with the designated staff to co-deliver the 7 one-hour workshops.
  • Mentor throughout delivery period, providing teachers and youth workers with the support they need to deliver it on their own.
  • Ensure that the necessary monitoring, evaluation and mechanisms are adhered to.
  • Delivery of training will occur across Scotland, and each facilitator will be assigned a geographical area, and may from time-to-time deliver sessions to cover for other facilitators.
  • This post is subject to a satisfactory PVG Disclosure Scotland check for regulated work with children.

About You

  • You have experience in delivering training, preferably to young people inside a school, college, or community setting.
  • You are a confident communicator with excellent verbal and written skills.
  • You have experience of training other professionals from different backgrounds.
  • You have experience of working with young people affected by mental illness.
  • You have experience of project implementation, ongoing delivery, managing resources and evaluation.
  • You have experience of forging and managing relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • You have the ability to work in an autonomous manner and be flexible.
  • You have good IT skills, including competent use of Microsoft Office and online training platforms.
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Outreach Support Workers, Tayside

  • Part time
  • £21,336 pro-rata
  • Home working until restrictions are eased, then office based in Perth
  • Closing 9th August 2021

Posts: 4 x Outreach Support Workers (2xResilience, 1xHearing Voices, 1xCUThru)

Reporting to:Service Manager

Support in Mind Scotland has a number of new exciting opportunities in its Tayside service for people who wish to support those with Mental Health needs. We are looking for caring empathic people who will be ready to help with compassion and understanding as well as humour and respect.

In these new roles, you will provide information, guidance and support to people in both one to one contact and groups. Personal Action Plansreflect individuals own goals and ambitions and take a recovery approach. Individual plans maximise income and consider other practical needs such as housing, employment, education and inclusion. We take a rights based approach to help empower and inform people, networking and advocating for them as necessary. Once a personal action plan is identified, the plan is delivered and reviewed within 6 months.

Together we want people to feel better about their mental as well as physical health, and as such feel connected and part of a local community where their voice matters.

Effective networking is at the heart of our service. You will work with colleagues and partners across the Tayside community to ensure people using our services needs are assessed and met.

Hearing Voices: Hearing Voices is an outreach service delivering one to one support, group sessions and remote support to people experiencing psychosis. Underpinned by a behavioural approach to the management of sensory disturbances and delivered within a model of peer support, this service enables individuals to shape their personal recovery. We place people we support at the centre of their own assessments and support packages where they identify their own goals to improve their circumstances and wellbeing and we support them to get the assistance they require within their community.

Resilience: Our proposed new Resilience Service will provide early information and support to people across Tayside who require assistance with their mental health needs. This early intervention and prevention model enabling access to joined-up services is a tested approach we currently deliver across Fife. The service will link people to a range of supports and providers across Tayside to identify needs early and together prevent unnecessary degeneration in someone’s mental health through promoting resilience and recovery.

CUThru: This post will engage with young people referred to Tayside’s Child and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) focussing on the Perth & Kinross area at this preliminary stage. SiMS wishes to promote its support to 16- to 24-year-olds and has been funded by the Perth & Kinross Mental Health Partnership to engage with young people to identify support and information they would like that would contribute to the following outcomes:

  1. Young people have better physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
  2. Young people have better connections with the wider community.
  3. Young people get access to new skills and training opportunities that will help them to manage further education or get a job.

The service will build relations with CAMHS colleagues as well as supports and providers to enable young people to integrate into their local community and minimise the need for statutory or hospital-based services.

All services will benefit from use of Support in Mind Scotland’s National Information Service and Money Advice Service provided in conjunction with Mental Health UK.

Who are we looking for

The ideal candidates should be interested in people, have excellent social skills and a good sense of humour!

Support in Mind Scotland values lived experience and would welcome applications from people with this experience and experience supporting people with their mental health.

The successful candidate will work as part of an experienced supportive team and will receive induction and regular support and supervision to help them in their role.

The successful candidates may be educated to SVQ 3 level or have lived and work experience in mental health. They may have experience of personal planning, have some experience of assessments and some insight in the law with relation to Mental Health. Training and support will be available to successful applicants.

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

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer. These posts are for 21 hours a week each, working days will be discussed and agreed with the Area Manager and can be adjusted for suitable candidates.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

  • Sandra Young Service Manager Mob: 07342038181 (All posts including CUThru)
  • Debbie Wickens, Outreach Support Worker, Tayside Hearing Voices. Mob: 07597 576 000
  • Moira Duncan, Outreach Support Worker, Resilience. Mob: 01592 268388
  • Or email Steve Urquhart, Area Manager Tayside and Fife at SUquhart@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 these 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.

Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland and offers 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.

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Practitioners (Suicide Bereavement Support) Highland

  • Part time
  • £21,336 pro-rata
  • Home based in the Highlands
  • Closing 10th August 2021

Post: Practitioner (Suicide Bereavement Support), Highland. 3 Posts

Location: Home based in the Highlands, with the option of office-based work in our Inverness or other Highland offices once Covid-19 restrictions are eased

Salary: £12,801 per annum (£21,336 FTE)

Hours: Part-Time, 21 hours per week

Tenure: Fixed term contract to 31 March 2023 (Possible extension subject to renewed funding)

Interview dates: 25 & 26 August 2021

Closing date: Midday, 10-08-2021

About the Role

Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity to join its newly launched Suicide Bereavement Support Service in the Highlands.

We are seeking individuals who want to support their community by helping families affected by suicide and who have a good understanding of compassionate, person-centred support work.

The Scottish Government, in its “Suicide Prevention Action Plan, 2018”, committed to provide “timely and effective support for those affected by suicide across Scotland”. This firm commitment to provide support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide is being addressed by the piloting of a new, national, rapid-response service.

This service will be provided in partnership between Support in Mind Scotland, who will primarily provide support in the Highlands (including Argyll and Bute), and Penumbra, who will primarily provide support in Ayrshire and Arran. Both organisations will collaborate to deliver the best possible outcomes for families bereaved by suicide.

The service is not an alternative to specialist mental health services or a substitute for bereavement counselling. Instead, it is designed to be a supportive liaison service that can offer practical assistance at a distressing time, by providing early advice and assistance to bereaved families, practical support (e.g. help with arranging a funeral and advice on financial issues), safety plans, assessments of need, and by signposting to local support organisations. The service will take referrals from a wide range of sources including community groups and statutory and third sector agencies, as well as self-referrals.

Based in the Highlands, you will be part of a joint-agency team that includes colleagues from both charities. Offering early advice and assistance, you will provide telephone, online and face-to-face support to bereaved family members and connect them with specialist local services in their area. You will also build connections with organisations and groups that can support bereaved families. Your work will involve some travel within the Highlands during the working week.

If you are interested in enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver this innovative and vital new service to the Scottish community, and you feel that 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, flexible working options whenever possible and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Support in Mind Scotland is an award-winning Scottish charity providing support throughout Scotland by offering a range of services to people directly affected by a mental ill-health 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.

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

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Locality Manager, Highland

  • Full time or Part time
  • £29,331
  • Homeworking until Covid 19 restrictions permit, then office based in Inverness or another of our Highland centres.
  • Closing 12th August 2021

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 ill-health? Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity in the Highlands for someone looking to use their management skills and experience to help us continue to provide outstanding support services.

In this varied and challenging role, you will be responsible for the development and oversight of a range of services such as Resource Centres, community-based Outreach Support and Community Link services designed to extend and enhance Primary Care provision. You will work alongside our Area Manager, another Locality Manager and our expanding Highland team.

In this key role you will work creatively with other managers and with our support practitioners to deliver high-quality support services for people across the Highlands who are affected by mental health and mental welfare issues.

The role is diverse and interesting and your typical workday may include supervising and supporting senior staff, liaising with key stakeholder agencies such as Scottish Government and NHS Highland, devising training, writing reports, allocating resources and presenting at meetings with members of the public or professional colleagues.

Who are we looking for

The ideal candidate will have experience and skills in project management, management of staff, training and liaison work with stakeholder agencies. Experience of supporting people affected by mental health issues and an understanding of Scottish legislation relating to mental health will also be an advantage.

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 a week, but we would consider applications for 4 days a week or job sharing.

For an informal discussion, please contact Bruce Armstrong, Area Manager at barmstrong@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

Why join us?

Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland, and offers a range of services to people directly affected by a mental ill-health 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.

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 us on our Website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk and on Social Media

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!

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National Finance Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,932
  • Edinburgh. Homebased until restrictions are eased, then office based (Flexible working options will be considered)
  • Closing 9th August 2021

About the Role

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity supporting people whose lives are affected by mental ill-health? Support in Mind Scotland head offices have an exciting and rare opening for an office professional with a passion for numbers looking to use their skills and experience in financial management to join our Finance team and manage the day-to-day operation of our organisation’s Finance department.

In this varied role, you will work alongside the Head of Finance, the Fundraising and HR teams, to ensure suppliers, staff and statutory bodies receive timely payments; and support with funding applications to allow us to maintain or develop existing and new services.

As our Finance Officer, joining the charity’s head office team based in Edinburgh, you will have the opportunity to use your skills to make a wide-ranging impact on the organisation by developing and improving our financial systems and controls, in order to enable staff to spend more time delivering services to those who need them.

This is a critical role reporting to the Head of the Finance Department and you will assist them in ensuring the organisation has efficient and effective financial management. You will be involved in all aspects of the charities financial activities and work across the full range of mental health support services we provide across Scotland.

Who are we looking for?

The role requires financial as well as management accounting skills and strong technical and excel skills. You should have excellent knowledge of Accounting and Payroll systems and the ability to implement new systems and processes that have evolved as part of our learning throughout the period of the pandemic.

You will use your expertise to provide support on budgets and financial processes

You will have the skills and aptitude to accurately maintain our computer-based finance records. With excellent IT skills, you are a proficient user of spreadsheets, word processing and email applications.

With excellent numeracy skills, you pay meticulous attention to detail and have the aptitude and skills to learn on the job.

Self-motivated, honest and hardworking, you have a positive outlook and know how to work as part of a team, and your good written and verbal communication, allow you to clearly communicate financial matter to a wide range of people.

An ability to self-manage and carry out tasks with minimum supervision is essential. You know how to plan, manage and prioritise a varied workload, meet deadlines. You can take the initiative when required and respond flexibly to unforeseen events.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible Working” employer: This is a full time post, and we are happy to consider application for compressed hours worked over 4 days a week for the suitable candidate, as well as some hybrid or homeworking options.

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?

Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland, and offers 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.

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 an Employee Assistance Programme.

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

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Outreach Worker (Highland)

  • Part time
  • £21,336 pro-rata
  • Alness
  • Closing 16th August 2021

Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland, and offers 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.

We are looking for an Outreach Worker to join our service at Companas Cottage, Alness.

You will work mainly on a one to one basis in the community, and/or in people’s homes having responsible for one to one support including carrying a case load and developing and reviewing personal support plans. You will work autonomously being able to judge when you refer to your Manager, taking responsibility for your own work.

You will also have a lead role in developing the Service, through collaboration with the people who use the service, the Centre staff, your colleagues across the Highland Team and colleagues in stakeholder organisations, including voluntary sector agencies, NHS Highland and other statutory bodies. Working alongside our Highland Area team, the role offers you an opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by mental health issues.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the Mental Health field or in another area of support work, an SVQ3 (or equivalent) qualification in Health and Social Care. A driving licence and access to a vehicle are highly beneficial for this role.

If you are interested in this opportunity but unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience required, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion.

For an informal discussion, please contact Ali McGowan, Locality Manager on 07554 735 332 or at amcgowan@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 an Employee Assistance Programme.

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

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

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Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,336 pro-rata
  • Golspie
  • Closing 16th August 2021

We are looking for an Outreach Worker to join our Outreach service at The Gatehouse in Golspie. Working amongst our Highland Area team, the role offers you an opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by mental health issues.

You will work mainly on a one-to-one basis in the community and/or in people’s homes. Responsible for one-to-one support including carrying a case load and developing and reviewing personal support plans. You will work autonomously, being able to judge when you refer to your manager and taking responsibility for your own work.

You will also have a lead role in developing the Service, through collaboration with the people who use the service, the centre staff and your colleagues across the Highland Team, as well as with external stakeholders, including voluntary sector agencies, NHS Highland and other statutory bodies.

The ideal candidate has experience of working in the Mental Health field or in another area of support work, and hold an SVQ3 or equivalent qualification in Health and Social Care. The jobholder will visit service users in the community and their homes and meet with key stakeholders, so a driving licence and access to a vehicle are highly beneficial for this role.

If you are interested in this opportunity but unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience required, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual, and the charity and we are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer. This is a 15 hours a week Part time post, worked ideally between 9.30 and 3pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The number of hours set, however we can discuss hours of working.

For an informal discussion, please contact Ali McGowan, Locality Manager on 07554 735 332 or at amcgowan@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?

Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland and offers a range of services to people directly affected by mental ill-health 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.

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 us on our Website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk and on Social Media.

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Project Worker (Gatehouse)

  • Part time
  • £19,085 pro-rata
  • Golspie
  • Closing 16th August 2021

We are looking for a Project Worker to join our Gatehouse Resource Centre Team in Golspie. Our centre provides a warm, welcoming environment where people can find the confidence and trust that they need in order to engage with support. Working alongside our Highland Area team, the role offers you an opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by mental health issues.

As a Project Worker, you will be part of a small team, engaging directly in support work with people who use the centre in order to deliver the best possible outcomes. You will work directly with service users to develop and review Personal Support Plans offering compassionate, creative and focussed support to assist recovery.

You will also have scope to help develop the Centre, through collaboration with the people who use the service, the Centre staff, your colleagues across the Highland Team and external stakeholders, including voluntary sector agencies, NHS Highland and other statutory bodies.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the Mental Health field or in another area of support work, and an SVQ2 or equivalent qualification in Health and Social Care.

If you are interested in this opportunity but unsure that you have all of the qualifications or experience required, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. For an informal discussion, please contact Ali McGowan, Locality Manager on 07554 735 332 or at amcgowan@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?

Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland, and offers 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.

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.

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

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

Please email your completed application pack to admin@supportinmindscotland.org.uk at the earliest possible opportunity and in any case by midday, 16-08-2021. With: Recruitment -Project Worker Gatehouse in your email subject line.

Interviews will be held via video call software. If shortlisted to interview, we will provide you with guidance on how to access the interview.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated, so please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.

Reporting to: Locality Manager

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National Training Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,331
  • Blended working from home and at the National Office in Edinburgh. The postholder will be Homebased until the Covid restrictions are eased
  • Closing 19th April 2021

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 ill-health? Support in Mind Scotland Training Services are looking for their next National Training Manager.

This is an exciting 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 the charity.

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.

Working as part of the Support in Mind Scotland team, you will also have autonomy to develop this role. You will write reports and in time, develop and line manage a small team of sessional part time facilitators.

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

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer. Although our National Office is in Edinburgh, we can be flexible with where the person is located to ensure we find the ideal person.

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

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?

Support in Mind Scotland provides support for people whose lives are affected by mental ill-health. 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.

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 us on our Website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk

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Administrator (Suicide Bereavement Support), Highlands

  • Part time
  • £17,772 pro-rata
  • Homeworking with a possibility of office-based work when Covid-19 restrictions ease
  • Closing 10th May 2021

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 ill-health? Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity in the Suicide Bereavement Support Service for someone with a passion for making an impact in a key area of community support.

In this new and varied role, you will be responsible for administrative support to an innovative Scottish Government-funded project. Working as part of the Suicide Bereavement Support service which is led in partnership by Support in Mind Scotland and Penumbra, the role offers you an opportunity to contribute to a vital service that will improve peoples’ lives and potentially save lives.

Support in Mind Scotland, in partnership with Penumbra, has been selected by the Scottish Government to lead an innovative and vital project in the Highlands and in Ayrshire and Arran. This pilot project will support people in the Highlands and in Ayrshire and Arran who have been bereaved by the suicide of a family member.

Your role as Administrator will be key to the success of the project and will involve you in providing administrative support to the Support in Mind Scotland and Penumbra staff providing the service.

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.

Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland, and offers 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.

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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Suicide Bereavement Support Project Manager, Highlands

  • Part time
  • £24,932 pro-rata
  • Homeworking with a possibility of office-based work when Covid restrictions ease
  • Closing 10th May 2021

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 ill-health? Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity in a new Suicide Bereavement Support Service for someone with a passion for making an impact in this key area of community support.

Support in Mind Scotland, in partnership with Penumbra, has been selected by the Scottish Government to lead an innovative project in the Highlands and in Ayrshire and Arran supporting people who have been bereaved by the suicide of a family member. Your role as Suicide Bereavement Support Project Manager will be to lead a newly-formed team providing this service in the Highland area. You will also work closely with your counterpart in Penumbra, as a key member of the management of the overall project, covering both the Highland area and Ayrshire and Arran. This is an opportunity to be part of the leadership of a dynamic and creative, joint-agency team that will provide vital support and potentially save lives.

We are seeking someone who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centred, recovery-focussed support work, and who have experience of leading a team and of working autonomously.

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.

Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland and offers 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.

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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Carer Support Worker, Fife

  • Full time
  • £21,336
  • Home working until restrictions are eased, then office based in Methil, Fife. (Flexible working options will be considered)
  • Closing 18th May 2021

About the Role:

Are you committed to supporting carers of people living with a mental illness? We are looking for a new Carer Support Worker for Fife who is skilled in building relationships, providing support and who is empathic with excellent communication skills.

You 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 therefore take a rights-based approach to the work. You should also have relevant lived or professional experience of mental health.

Carers may be relatives or friends of people living with a serious mental illness. You will work with partners across the Fife community to ensure the needs of carers are met. Part of the role 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, produce newsletters and regular updates, and ensure that national developments and news are disseminated to carers across Fife.

Working alongside colleagues, this role is an opportunity to support an increasing number of carers through the very challenging time of the pandemic.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate should be interested in people, with excellent social skills and a good sense of humour!

They should be educated to SVQ 3 level or have lived or work experience in mental health. They should have a sound theory base of social care interventions including risk assessment and have a good understanding of the law relating to carers and carers’ rights.

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.

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 35 hours a week, working time can be adjusted for the suitable candidate.

For an informal discussion, please contact Lynda Sloan, Service Manager Mob: 01592 268388, or email Steve Urquhart, Area Manager Tayside and Fife at SUquhart@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?

Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland and offers 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.

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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Practitioner (Suicide Bereavement Support), Highlands

  • Part time
  • £21,336 pro-rata
  • Homeworking with a possibility of office-based work when Covid restrictions ease
  • Closing 17th May 2021

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 welfare problems or illness? Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity in a new Suicide Bereavement Support Service for someone with a passion for making an impact in this key area of community support.

Support in Mind Scotland, in partnership with Penumbra, has been selected by the Scottish Government to lead an innovative project in the Highlands and in Ayrshire and Arran supporting people who have been bereaved by the suicide of a family member. The service will take referrals from a wide range sources including, community groups, statutory third sector agencies, as well as self-referral.

Your role as Suicide Bereavement Support Practitioner will be primarily focussed on the Highland area but will also give you opportunities to support people in Ayrshire and Arran. You will work as part of a dynamic and creative, joint-agency team that includes colleagues from Support in Mind Scotland and Penumbra. The role offers a chance to contribute to a service that will provide vital support and potentially save lives.

We are seeking people who have a good understanding of compassionate, person-centred, recovery-focussed support work. 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?

Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland and offers 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.

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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Bloom Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £21,336
  • Homebased with travel to meetings and networking events nationwide
  • Closing 31st May 2021

Reporting to: Bloom Service Manager

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

Support in Mind Scotland has an exciting opportunity for a diligent and detail focused engagement officer to join our ever-expanding passionate Bloom team.

This role comes at a critical time to make a positive impact on young people’s mental wellbeing, so we welcome applications from people determined to support the needs of young people. To date we have trained over 600 teachers and supported 30,000 young people in schools and colleges across the UK, and we now need to bring the programme to scale to reach its target of 500,000 young people.

In this exciting new role, you will be working with schools, colleges, and various stakeholders across Scotland, you will be tasked with promoting Bloom far and wide, working closely with the Bloom manager to follow a strategic, target driven plan.

You will use your interpersonal and public speaking skills to build sturdy relationships across the education and youth sector to ensure no college or school in Scotland misses out on a chance to access Bloom.

Who are we looking for?

  • Proven track record of developing and maintaining relationships with educational institutions/youth work organisations.
  • Experience of collating information and creating accurate reports.
  • An understanding of the importance of working with quality standards and a capability to mobilize others to work towards these standards.
  • An ability to build strong working relationships with external team members.

What will you be doing?

  • Promoting Bloom to all key stakeholders in your region and encouraging schools and colleges to participate in the programme.
  • Developing mechanisms to share the impact of Bloom through case studies, videos, webinars etc.
  • Building relationships with a host of partner agencies e.g. schools, Local Authorities etc. to secure sign-up.
  • Working in a collaborative way with all colleagues to ensure there is a nation-wide response to the needs of young people.

Why join us?

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 a week but would consider applications for 4 days a week, job sharing, work base can also be in Edinburgh SIMS’ office.

For an informal discussion, please contact Arlene McCloskey, Bloom Manager, 07551153862 or email AMcCloskey@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

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

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!

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Area Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,862
  • Highland, based in one of our Highland locations. Homeworking until restrictions are eased.
  • Closing 12th July 2021

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 rare opening for a senior manager in the Highlands with a passion for improving the lives of people affected by mental ill-health, and their families and carers, through developing creative and person-centred services across the Highland Area.

We are seeking someone with vision and drive to work with us and people with lived experience to ensure that we continue to deliver exceptional services, drawing on our experience from across the country, and working collaboratively with partners from all sectors.

We have a strong values base; everything we do and say is based on the experience of the people we support, and we expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment to involving people in all aspects of our work.

We are also a membership organisation with over 800 members across Scotland, and we aim to uphold the rights of anyone living with poor mental health to have their voices heard nationally and locally to inform and influence policy and service development.

You will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership to a large team, providing support through a range of contracts, including the Distress Brief Intervention Service in Highland, Western Isles, Argyll and Bute and Dumfries and Galloway. We run a large outreach service registered with the Care Inspectorate and so you will bring experience of registration, and will be able to demonstrate a commitment to quality and excellence in service provision.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will bring at least 3 years’ experience of managing services at senior level, including services registered with the Care Inspectorate, and will have a sound knowledge of mental health policy and practice.

Experienced in developing and sustaining partnerships with external stakeholders across all sectors you are an excellent communicator, confident in presenting the work we do to various audiences, and able to motivate staff across the area to take a leadership approach to their work; you ideally also have experience of working in or with the voluntary sector.

As the Highlands Area Manager, you will work with colleagues and partners across Scotland to raise awareness, challenge stigma and develop a solid evidence base for the work that we do.

As part of our National Management Team, you will be able to work collaboratively as part of that team to ensure that we deliver our strategy and achieve our outcomes.

If you would like an informal conversation about this role, please contact the CEO: 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?

Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland, and offers 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.

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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Project Worker, Stranraer

  • Part time
  • £19,085 pro-rata
  • Millennium Centre, Stranraer and Home working until restrictions are eased. (Flexible working options will be considered)
  • Closing 19th July 2021

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? We are looking for a skilled and empathic individual to join our Stranraer team as a Resource Centre Project Worker.

Our Resource Centre at the centre of Stranraer offers a safe and welcoming environment for people affected by mental illness to meet, socialise and take part in supported activities and outings. This helps to encourage people to feel more involved, included and empowered in their lives. Effective support also promote increased self-confidence and independence in people who use the service.

With experience of support work, organising group activities, completing reports and a sound understanding of Mental Illness; the project worker will also be actively involved in promoting and developing the service in Stranraer.

Who are we looking for?

You will be responsible for compiling and reviewing development plans for people using the service, and ensure that the agreed outcomes are being achieved.

You are someone comfortable working in a team as well as autonomously, and are proactive in your own personal development and learning. The successful candidate will be required to be a member of, or willing to join the PVG scheme membership.

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?

Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland, and offers 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.

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 an 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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