Bipolar Scotland
Bipolar Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC021705

Bipolar Scotland is a mental health charity operating throughout Scotland. We support people affected by bipolar disorder by providing self help support at individual and group levels. Our activities include supporting a network of self help groups, delivering condition specific self management training and promoting awareness of the condition and the organisation. We are currently developing exciting new partnership working projects and work closely with other organisations in the mental health sector. We have recently widened our volunteer base and include group facilitators, trainers, directors, digital, admin and media. We are a small team and working to complement each other’s skills and abilities is vital.

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Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,060
  • Home based during Covid, Hybrid working to be arranged thereafter. Office base in Paisley
  • Closing 6th June 2021

Bipolar Scotland is at an exciting time in our story. We have recently launched our 5 year strategic plan “A Time To Move Forward” and are offering the opportunity for an exceptional candidate to play a key part in the expansion of the organisation.

This is a brand new role which will lead the Comms team and make the organisation a leader in our field.

The successful candidate will be a confident, persuasive individual with the drive and initiative to successfully plan and implement a Comms programme at this crucial time of growth. The ideal candidate will have experience in the Communications and Marketing field and of managing multiple social media channels for an organisation. For further requirements, please see the attached person specification.

Organisation Profile

Bipolar Scotland is Scotland’s charity for people living with bipolar. Our vision is for a good life for everyone in Scotland who lives with bipolar. We are member led, collaborative, advocates of peer support, focused on equality and rights based. See our website www.bipolarscotland.org.uk for further information.

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Top job! Head of Development

  • Full time
  • £35,065
  • Home based during Covid, Hybrid working to be arranged thereafter. Office base in Paisley
  • Closing 6th June 2021

Bipolar Scotland is at an exciting time in our story. We have recently launched our 5 year strategic plan “A Time To Move Forward” and are offering the opportunity for an exceptional candidate to play a key part in the expansion of the organisation.

This is a brand new role and as well as leading, managing and coordinating the development activity of the organisation, the postholder will deputise for the Chief Executive.

The successful candidate will be a confident, professional individual with the drive and initiative to successfully lead our Development team and represent the organisation at this crucial time of growth. The ideal candidate will have experience of managing a team of professional staff delivering a service in the voluntary or public sector. They will have experience of developing and delivering new projects or initiatives, including project planning, monitoring and evaluation and reporting. For further requirements, please see the attached person specification.

Organisation Profile

Bipolar Scotland is Scotland’s charity for people living with bipolar. Our vision is for a good life for everyone in Scotland who lives with bipolar. We are member led, collaborative, advocates of peer support, focused on equality and rights based. See our website www.bipolarscotland.org.uk for further information.

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Delivery and Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,236
  • Home based during Covid, Hybrid working to be arranged thereafter. Office base in Paisley
  • Closing 3rd October 2021

Bipolar Scotland is at an exciting time in our story. We have recently launched our 5 year strategic plan “A Time To Move Forward” and are offering the opportunity for an exceptional candidate to play a key part in the expansion of the organisation.

The successful candidate will be a confident, professional individual with the drive and initiative to be part of a forward looking organisation and a new development team. The ideal candidate will have direct or indirect experience of living or working with mental health conditions, particularly bipolar, and of the key issues facing people with lived experience of the condition and their support networks.

They will have experience of designing and developing innovative services for people with lived experience of mental ill health and of developing and delivering new projects or initiatives, including project planning, monitoring and evaluation and reporting. For further requirements, please see the attached person specification.

Organisation Profile

Bipolar Scotland is Scotland’s charity for people living with bipolar. Our vision is for a good life for everyone in Scotland who lives with bipolar. We are member led, collaborative, advocates of peer support, focused on equality and rights based. See our website bipolarscotland.org.uk for further information.

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Volunteer Manager

  • Full time
  • £26,761
  • Paisley
  • Closing 18th February 2022

Bipolar Scotland is at an exciting time in our story. We have recently launched our 5-year strategic plan “A Time to Move Forward” and are offering the opportunity for an exceptional candidate to play a key part in the expansion of the organisation.

Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, we are seeking an experienced Volunteer Manager to recruit and support the ongoing supervision and development of lived-experience volunteers as part of an innovative new post-diagnostic service. The successful candidate will be a proactive, passionate individual with the drive and initiative to be part of a forward-looking organisation. The ideal candidate will have direct or indirect experience of living or working with mental health conditions, particularly bipolar, and of the key issues facing people with lived experience of the condition and their support networks.

They will have experience of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers as well as a good understanding of peer-led services and the value of lived experience. For further requirements, please see the attached person specification.

Organisation Profile

Bipolar Scotland is Scotland’s charity for people living with bipolar. Our vision is for a good life for everyone in Scotland who lives with bipolar. We are member led, collaborative, advocates of peer support, focused on equality and rights based. See our website bipolarscotland.org.uk for further information.

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Peer Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,892 – £22,979 pro-rata
  • The office is based in Paisley, home and/or hybrid working possible.
  • Closing 6th March 2022

Bipolar Scotland is at an exciting time in our story. We have recently launched our 5-year strategic plan “A Time to Move Forward” and are offering the opportunity for an exceptional candidate to play a key part in the expansion of the organisation.

Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, we are seeking skilled Peer Workers to support newly diagnosed individuals for a period of up to six months as part of an innovative new service. The successful candidates will be dynamic and passionate about peer support with the drive and initiative to be part of a forward-looking organisation. The ideal candidates will have direct experience of living with bipolar and considerable knowledge broader mental health and wellbeing, mental illness, recovery, treatment and support.

They will have experience of supporting others to identify meaningful resources for recovery and be able to draw on their lived experience in a planned and managed way. For further requirements, please see the attached person specification.

Organisation Profile

Bipolar Scotland is Scotland’s charity for people living with bipolar. Our vision is for a good life for everyone in Scotland who lives with bipolar. We are member led, collaborative, advocates of peer support, focused on equality and rights based. See our website bipolarscotland.org.uk for further information.

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Fundraising Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,152 – £25,547 pro-rata
  • Home or office based, or hybrid pattern (office base Paisley)
  • Closing 28th July 2022

Bipolar Scotland is Scotland’s charity for people living with bipolar. Our vision is for a good life for everyone in Scotland who lives with bipolar. We are member led, collaborative, advocates of peer support, focused on equality and rights based. See our website bipolarscotland.org.uk for further information.

Bipolar Scotland is at an exciting time in our story. We have recently launched our 5-year strategic plan “A Time to Move Forward” and are offering the opportunity for an exceptional candidate to play a key part in the expansion of the organisation.

This is a brand-new role within the organisation and we are seeking a successful and experienced fundraising officer to join our team, expanding our fundraising portfolio.

The successful candidate will have a passion for working within the third sector, be confident and persuasive with excellent interpersonal skills. They will have experience of working within the third sector in a fundraising role or similar and will be able to demonstrate a proven record in securing corporate partnerships, managing relationships with funders and raising income within communities across Scotland. For further information please see attached person specification and job description.

The role will be appointed on the first point of the salary scale with annual increments on 1 April of each year.

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Peer Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,892 – £22,979 pro-rata
  • The office is based in Paisley, home and/or hybrid working possible
  • Closing 7th November 2022

At Bipolar Scotland we believe that everyone is the expert of their own experience, and that through shared experience and connection, there’s an opportunity to strengthen and develop ways of living well with bipolar.

We are seeking to expand our team of exceptional Peer Workers as we look to relaunch our peer support service for individuals who are living with bipolar. This project will sit alongside our Beyond Diagnosis service for people who have a new diagnosis, helping to ensure people with bipolar feel supported no matter what stage they are at.

As a Peer Worker, you will use your lived experience to build positive and meaningful relationships that feel mutually empowering. You will work collaboratively with peers to hone existing ways of coping and explore moving towards a more positive future. You will listen with curiosity and promote hope and optimism, helping peers to realize their potential and achieve their goals and aspirations.

You will connect with peers on a 1-1 basis, over telephone or by video. Where you live within a similar geographical area, there may be the opportunity to meet together in-person. The ideal candidates will have direct experience of living with bipolar and supporting others, as well as considerable knowledge broader mental health and wellbeing, mental illness, recovery, treatment and support.

Organisation Profile

Bipolar Scotland is Scotland’s charity for people living with bipolar. Our vision is for a good life for everyone in Scotland who lives with bipolar. We are member led, collaborative, advocates of peer support, focused on equality and rights based. See our website bipolarscotland.org.uk for further information.

Staff enjoy the following benefits:

• 2 wellbeing days per year (pro rata)

• Generous annual leave allowance

• Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

• Death in Service Benefit

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Fundraising Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,601 – £29,561
  • Home working across Scotland
  • Closing 24th November 2022

Bipolar Scotland is a truly inspiring charity, having spent almost 30 years striving to support those who live with bipolar. They do this by challenging stigma and discrimination whilst representing the views of people living with bipolar to politicians and health professionals. Bipolar Scotland hold a vision that everybody living with bipolar should be able to enjoy a good quality of life. This fantastic charity has extensive experience of minimising the impact of bipolar disorder through self-help groups and self-management training. In 2020, Bipolar Scotland introduced a Peer Support Initiative as another way of empowering people to improve their quality of life.

The organisation is peer led by those with lived experience, carers and supporters. The Board of Directors, elected by members at each AGM, is responsible for the governance of the organisation and directs the work of the staff team, which is responsible for the operational delivery. Currently, Bipolar Scotland has over 400 members who have helped to support in excess of 2,500 unique individuals. Through providing a safe place to people to share their experiences, thousands of people have been able to learn how to understand how bipolar affects them, how they can improve their lives and, most importantly, that they are not alone.

The new Fundraising Officer will play an integral part in maximising Bipolar Scotland’s income. The post holder will be involved in raising funds from community, corporate and other sources to further the work of Bipolar Scotland. The post holder will contribute the development and implementation of operation plans in support of the organisation’s strategic aims, to ensure income growth.

You will work closely with fundraising volunteers to help raise the profile of Bipolar Scotland across communities. Day to day you may be supporting with comms work, including social media, with a specific focus on providing fundraising stories or content, processing donations and gift aid claims. You may also be seen out and about in the community connecting with supporters or doing some research on community fundraising or trust and grants opportunities.

To be successful in this role, you will have a background in fundraising, whether this be in a voluntary or paid capacity. Due to this experience, you should have a good understanding of the Scottish fundraising landscape. You will be someone who thrives off connecting and speaking with supporters and members of the community. The ideal candidate will be confident in working towards fundraising targets and KPI’S. If you are an experienced fundraising officer looking to make a move or an experience fundraising assistant, we would love to hear from you.

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Training Facilitator

  • Part time
  • £26,130 – £27,525 pro-rata
  • At our office in Paisley or hybrid/home working. Travel across Scotland will be required.
  • Closing 29th January 2023

At Bipolar Scotland we believe that everyone is the expert of their own experience, and that through shared experience and connection, there’s an opportunity to strengthen and develop ways of living well with bipolar.

We are seeking to recruit two exceptional Training Facilitators. You will be responsible for delivering self-management training and other courses and workshops across a range of settings. The purpose of this role is to increase understanding and awareness of bipolar as well as helping people identify, and put into place, strategies for living well with bipolar.

You will use your excellent interpersonal and presentation skills to inspire, motivate and empower people living with bipolar and their friends, family, colleagues and carers. You will be familiar with training methods and use this knowledge to actively engage participants and help them achieve their learning outcomes.

Confident using technology, you will deliver training courses online and in-person throughout Scotland. As well as being responsible for the seamless delivery of high-quality training, you will take a lead role in gathering feedback from training sessions and help to evaluate the courses we deliver.

You will work closely with colleagues and volunteers to ensure courses are, where possible, co-delivered with people with lived experience of bipolar.

Led by the Head of Development you will also contribute to the development of new training courses and workshops using your experience and knowledge.

Please note that this role will require travel throughout Scotland.

Organisation Profile

Bipolar Scotland is Scotland’s charity for people living with bipolar. Our vision is for a good life for everyone in Scotland who lives with bipolar. We are member led, collaborative, advocates of peer support, focused on equality and rights based. See our website bipolarscotland.org.uk for further information.

Staff enjoy the following benefits:

  • 2 wellbeing days per year (pro rata)
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Death in Service Benefit
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