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

Communications Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,750 pro-rata
  • This role will have a hybrid of working in the Stafford Centre and working from home
  • Closing 6th June 2022

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

Our new ‘Signature Project’ will reach out to men over 16 years of age who are experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and serious mental ill health as a result of living through the Covid-19 pandemic. The Project has been set up to respond to an increase in GP referrals from men who are at risk of suicide.

We are developing a city-wide outreach project, the ‘Signature Project’, working with two major partners to raise awareness, signpost to help and resources and deliver emotional support through one of our existing Edinburgh services: the Stafford Centre.

This project is funded to help communities recover by Mental Health UK and our charity partner Lloyds Banking Group.

This role will work with an Outreach Worker and a Support Worker who are directly involved with the ‘Signature Project’. These posts will collaborate closely with the Communications Worker to help deliver case studies, content, PR activity and more to increase the public profile of this project. Additionally, the role will link with the Communications team at Support in Mind Scotland to ensure ‘Signature Project’ activity fits in with communications strategies and schedules.

You might have experience of:

  • Developing and delivering PR or marketing campaigns
  • Managing social media channels
  • Developing case studies
  • Building relationships with external stakeholders
  • Using content and social media management systems
  • Capturing content – photography and videography
  • Developing digital content and using editing software (Canva and/or Adobe Creative Cloud)
  • Being an excellent communicator and delivering appropriate key messaging
  • Demonstrating impact and analysing insights

This position should:

  • Have relevant experience to the role, with current or previous qualifications and/or jobs in communications, PR, journalism, marketing or the third sector
  • Work closely with the line manager and the ‘Signature Project’ Outreach Worker and Support Worker to achieve strategic outcomes
  • Work closely with the Communications team at National Office
  • Have good interpersonal skills
  • Have knowledge and understanding of PTSD, mental health issues and policies
  • Consider the Support in Mind Scotland brand guidelines
  • Possess excellent copywriting ability
  • Contribute towards quality improvement and ensuring all platforms host accurate information
  • Be creative
  • Work in a team but also autonomously where possible
  • Deliver exemplary IT skills
  • Be keen to develop knowledge further and attend training as required
  • Demonstrate commitment to the values and mission of Support in Mind Scotland
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Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,698
  • Edinburgh, flexible working
  • Closing 13th June 2022

We believe that fundraising is about making a difference. Good fundraising connects innovative ideas and causes with people who are passionate about supporting them. We want a passionate fundraiser to join our new and growing fundraising team. We have big ambitions: we want to grow our fundraising to deliver new, exciting and innovative services throughout Scotland. We want to make sure we can offer evidence based mental health support to all those who need it and we want to build meaningful partnerships throughout society to help us do it. This role is essential to allow us to do it. In this role you will work across a range of different fundraising functions including trust and foundations and supporter giving and be responsible for growing, developing and in some places initiating those new streams of new income. We are a ‘muck in’ kind of charity so you will have significant opportunities to grow and develop your experience and skillset.

We are looking for someone with trust and foundations experience but also who is open to developing and delivering new income streams. Someone who enjoys researching and writing propositions but understands the importance of building powerful relationships in an increasingly competitive fundraising environment. We need the right person to be organised, with an attention to detail, but also personable and happy meeting directly both with funders but also a range of stakeholders. You will be friendly and outgoing with an eye for building systems and processes that work. You will be an excellent writer and happy to write bids and proposals. You will be a problem solver, someone who is ambitious to grow and develop new income streams and doesn’t mind mucking in and getting things done.

Who are we looking for?

As Fundraising Manager you will:

• engage trusts and grant-makers in our plans to help us secure and deliver on our annual targets

• plan and manage your own workload, organising a range of internal and external-facing projects and prioritising relationship development with trusts and grant-makers.

• submit compelling funding applications with detailed budgets containing confidential information.

• take proactive steps to understand the funding environment and make plans accordingly.

• interpret complex internal information for specific trusts and grants audiences to engage them and maximise relationship development.

• proactively develop stewardship of trusts and grant-makers, including identifying the best ways to engage them face-to-face with colleagues from across the organisation.

• carry out prospect research regularly.

• maintain and improve internal records to help improve relationships with trusts and grant-makers.

• forecast income and expenditure, report on these and take early mitigating action when necessary.

• disseminate information to the National Management Team

• support the Director of Fundraising and Business Development with wider fundraising activities and strategy

• work with colleagues across fundraising and communications

• work highly persuasively with colleagues, at all levels across the organisation, to help them to understand how to develop projects and proposals that will develop relationships with trusts and grant-makers to maximise long-term income.

• contribute to regular reports on activity and income and expenditure against budget.

• contribute to a culture of consistent improvement through ongoing analysis: monitoring, testing, refining and evaluating the success of all new and existing activity.

If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to Scotland 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, that really cares about its employees and help shape its future. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer considerable scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, regular support & supervision, flexible as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges. We are about to begin a process of reviewing and enhancing our benefits package as well. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences.

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

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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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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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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 Finance Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,932
  • Edinburgh. Homebased until restrictions are eased, then office based (Flexible working options will be considered)
  • Closing 31st 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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Distress Brief Intervention Coordinator (3 Posts)

  • Part time
  • £21,336 pro-rata
  • Home Working (Regular travel to Inverness once restrictions are lifted)
  • Closing 13th September 2021

Hours:2 x 28 hours and 1 x 7hrs (Weekend working)

Tenure: Fixed term Contract to May 2022 (Contract extension expected, subject to funding being confirmed)

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, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Coordinator, you will join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role.

For further information about DBI and our involvement in the project, head to our website and visit DBI.scot.

About the Role:

We are seeking to appoint 3 highly motivated individuals to join our DBI team. DBI 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, NHS24 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 protected adults. (The cost are met by the employer)

These posts are part time, 7hrs Weekend Working only or working 28 hours per week, office hours of 9am – 5pm with some weekend working on a rota basis (approx. every 6-8wks) and Regular travel will be required once travel restrictions are lifted.

If you are interested in this opportunity but are unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience necessary, please do not hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion with Anne MacDougall, the Distress Brief Intervention National Project Manager on 01463 710963 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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Senior Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,331 – £35,509
  • Homeworking until restrictions are eased, then Edinburgh based (Flexible working options will be considered)
  • Closing 6th September 2021

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? Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity in the Fundraising Department for someone with passion and enthusiasm for helping organisations to grow and develop to use their skills and experience in all types of fundraising to help us make a difference to the lives of people right across Scotland.

In this newly created position role, you will lead a small team to develop new funding streams, and connect with new partners and donors to generate income to sustain and develop our suite of services and projects across the country. You will take a lead role on researching and writing larger bids that will extend our reach into new communities and reach more people who need our support.

Working alongside our Public Affairs and Communications Team the role will offer you an opportunity to be involved in our wider policy and communications’ work, ensuring that we raise funds for work based on lived experience evidence, and that you have a role in helping us to empower people with mental health issues and their families to live a better quality of life.

In this role you will develop plans and strategies and manage relationships with our key external partners, as well as writing high quality funding bids. You will line manage our Community Partnerships Officer and work closely with them to ensure that the systems and processes we use are up to date and fit for purpose. You will have regular contact with our teams across Scotland to ensure we integrate national and local funding needs; and also work with our communications’ team to ensure the profile and reputation of SiMS is protected.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will be educated to at least SVQ4 level and a sound understanding of fundraising theory and practice. You will have at least 3 years’ experience in a fundraising role, and able to demonstrate success across the range of funding activities, but with a specific expertise in writing large bids.

You will have experience of supervising colleagues, and be someone who is able to motivate and inspire people to follow your leadership. You will be an excellent communicator with high quality IT skills. Whilst you will not need to have worked in the mental health sector, an understanding of mental health issues and the impact that living with poor mental health has on individuals and families is essential.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity. This post is for 35 hours a week; but hours of work can be adjusted for the suitable candidate. We will also consider compressed hours, early/late start as well as hybrid options and part time 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

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

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £18,074 pro-rata
  • Home working until restrictions are eased, with the possibility of being based in a GP Practice/Health Centre or other premises as Covid-19 restrictions ease. Flexible working options will be considered.
  • Closing 6th September 2021

Administrator, Community Link Worker Service, Highlands

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 or mental welfare issues? Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity in NHS Highland’s new Highland Community Link Worker service, for which we are proud to be the lead agency and delivery partner.

We are looking for an Administrator with a passion for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities.

You will be responsible to a Project Manager and you will provide administrative support to the Community Link Worker service team in the Highlands. You will take responsibility for managing your own workload, following guidance from your line manager to help the team to meet their outcomes in a timely and efficient way.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who:

  • holds a qualification relevant to this post or can evidence a skill set developed through experience.
  • has strong I.T skills across a number of applications
  • and is competent in working across a range of skilled administration tasks

Contract:3 years, fixed term, to 30th June 2024, with the possibility of extension subject to the availability of funding

Reporting to: Community Link Project Manager

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

For an informal discussion, please email 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 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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6 Community Link Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,085
  • Home working until restrictions are eased, with the possibility of being based in a GP Practice/Health Centre or other premises as Covid-19 restrictions ease. Flexible working options will be considered.
  • Closing 6th September 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 or mental welfare issues? Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity in NHS Highland’s new Highland Community Link Worker service, for which we are proud to be the lead agency and delivery partner.

We are looking for 6 Community Link Workers with a passion for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 2 or have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should be able to plan and prioritise a workload and be confident about liaising with statutory and non-statutory agencies.

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

For an informal discussion, please email 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!

Contract: 3 years, fixed term, to 30th June 2024, with the possibility of extension subject to the availability of funding

Reporting to: Senior Community Link Worker

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

You will be responsible to a Senior Community Link Worker and you will have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.

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Community Link Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £24,932
  • Home working until restrictions are eased, with the possibility of being based in a GP Practice/Health Centre or other premises as Covid-19 restrictions ease. Flexible working options will be considered.
  • Closing 6th September 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 or mental welfare issues? Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity in NHS Highland’s new Highland Community Link Worker service, for which we are proud to be the lead agency and delivery partner.

We are looking for a Project Manager with a passion for community development work and for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. You will lead this innovative and vital project in close cooperation with the Locality Manager, ensuring that our work to deliver a Community Link Worker service in liaison with Primary Care is delivered to a high standard and within the framework agreed with NHS Highland.

You will manage the service in close liaison with the Locality Manager, to ensure that it:

  • develops and delivers the Community Link Worker service
  • involves all stakeholders in this work
  • develops a comprehensive understanding and map of the community resources available to support people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes.
  • and works with local community groups, voluntary sector agencies and NHS Highland Primary Care colleagues to contribute to development of community resources that can support people towards their health goals

Responsible to the Locality Manager and taking a key leadership role in the Community Link Worker Team, this is an opportunity to make an important and innovative contribution to strengthening links between GP Practices and their local communities. Depending on the particular area of the Highlands in which you are based you may also:

  • have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.
  • have a line management role for Community Link Worker staff.

Contract: 3 years, fixed term, to 30th June 2024, with the possibility of extension subject to the availability of funding

Reporting to: Locality Manager

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 3 or who have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should have a sound theory base for social care interventions including risk assessment and you should be able to apply an analytical approach in finding solutions to problems.

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

For an informal discussion, please contact email 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 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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10 Senior Community Link Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,336
  • Home working until restrictions are eased, with the possibility of being based in a GP Practice/Health Centre or other premises as Covid-19 restrictions ease. Flexible working options will be considered.
  • Closing 20th September 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 or mental welfare issues? Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity in NHS Highland’s new Highland Community Link Worker service, for which we are proud to be the lead agency and delivery partner.

We are looking for a 10 Senior Community Link Workers with a passion for community development work and for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.

You will work with local community groups, voluntary sector agencies and NHS Highland Primary Care colleagues to contribute to development of community resources that can support people towards their health goals. Responsible to the Project Manager and taking a key leadership role in the Community Link Worker Team, you will make an important and innovative contribution to strengthening links between GP Practices and their local communities. You will work with local community groups, voluntary sector agencies and NHS Highland Primary Care colleagues to contribute to development of community resources that can support people towards their health goals. Depending on the particular area of the Highlands in which you are based you may also:

  • have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.
  • have a line management role for Community Link Worker staff.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 3 or who have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should have a sound theory base for social care interventions including risk assessment and you should be able to apply an analytical approach in finding solutions to problems.

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

For an informal discussion, please email 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!

Contract: 3 years, fixed term, to 30th June 2024, with the possibility of extension subject to the availability of funding

Reporting to: Project Manager

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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Mental Health Support Worker (East Kilbride)

  • Part time
  • £21,336 pro-rata
  • Homebased - East Kilbride
  • Closing 23rd September 2021

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 has an exciting new opportunity for someone with a passion for making a positive difference to people’s lives and using their experience and compassion to provide direct support to people living with poor mental health or mental illness, including family members, carers and supporters.

Based in East Kilbride, you will work closely with our volunteer committee and members to support and develop our existing Monthly support group, to ensure that our long-established support group continues to provide essential support to increase social connections and help people tackle loneliness and develop confidence. You will also provide one to one support work outside of the group, and will work collaboratively to reach more people who need support, reaching specifically marginalised and excluded people, raising awareness of the service and of SiMS as a national organisation.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in mental health and/or will have lived experience of mental health issues as an individual or as a family member. You will understand the need for a compassionate, non-judgemental approach to supporting people and will be committed to fully involving people we support in developing and running the service.

You will have some experience of person-centred planning, and will be able to work with people in a group as well as on a one to one basis. You will be creative and friendly, with an open attitude that will encourage people to participate in activities and overcome feelings of isolation.

You will have good IT skills and be able to use online and digital platforms; and you will be able to keep accurate records, follow policies that keep people safe, and ensure we are able to measure the positive impact our work has on people who use the 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 21 hours a week worked flexibly between 9 and 5 to fit with the Group’s needs, with occasional hours required outside of these times. This post is home based, with some travel to meet colleagues in Glasgow.

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 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, flexible as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences. Many people who work with us have lived experience of the issues we support mental health.

Find out more about us on our Website and on Social Media.

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Senior Support Worker, Thrive Welcome Team (x2 vacancies)

  • Full time
  • £24,932
  • Edinburgh. Some homeworking due to Covid, then office based with travel across Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th September 2021

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 ill health?

Support in Mind Scotland has an exciting opportunity to join our Edinburgh team. We are seeking someone who is passionate about making a real difference by working closely with both statutory and voluntary partners and taking 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 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.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground breaking and innovative new approach to mental health services called Thrive. Thrive Edinburgh brings together a collaboration of partner organisations to work together to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people of the City. The aims of Thrive Edinburgh centres around enabling people to live well and fulfil their potential.

The Connect Partnership represents a unique collaboration between leading 3rd sector providers Health in Mind, Penumbra and Support in Mind Scotland. Our organisations share a commitment to the Thrive vision and values of trust, respect, collaboration, person-centeredness, innovation, and compassion. Together we will deliver a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency response to people, so they receive the right help at the right time.

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.

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 on our Website and on Social Media.

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Locality Manager, Edinburgh & Lothian (Thrive)

  • Full time
  • £29,331
  • Homeworking until restrictions are eased, then office based in Edinburgh (Hybrid working will be considered)
  • Closing 4th October 2021

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 Edinburgh and Lothian team has an exciting new opportunity for someone with a passion for making a positive difference to people’s lives and using their experience and compassion to manage and develop our services and reach more people across the Region.

In this challenging exciting new role, you will be responsible specifically for providing leadership to our Thrive Welcome Team and for ensuring our services, including our registered services, are delivered to a high standard across the City. Working with the Area Manager and our other Locality Manager for the Area, you will engage with our external partners and stakeholders to sustain excellent partnerships, and will manage staff, develop new services and projects and lead our development into new areas reaching more people who need support.

You will help to develop our strategic outcomes for the area, and take responsibility for the day-to-day operation of our services. You will attend meetings, present our work to external audiences and deputise for the Area Manager when necessary. You will lead on our quality monitoring and reporting, ensuring we gather data and produce appropriate reports, including being our contact for the Care Inspectorate.

Reporting to: Edinburgh Area Manager

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Manager, with at least 3 years working with people affected by mental health issues. You will also be registered with the SSSC or prepared to work towards this registration as a priority. You will be able to demonstrate excellent partnership working and be confident in representing the organisation and our services to a wide audience. You will be familiar with evaluation methods and have excellent It and report-writing skills. Finally you will share the values of Support in Mind Scotland showing a commitment to a rights-based approach and non-discriminatory practice.

The post is for 5 days a week worked between 9 and 5, with occasional hours required outside of these times. This post is office based, with travel across the City and the Lothian essential so you should have access to suitable transport.

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 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, flexible as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences. Many people who work with us have lived experience of the issues we support mental health.

Find out more about us on our Website and on Social Media.

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Mental Health & Money Advice Service Manager (MHUK)

  • Full time
  • £29,331 – £33,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th October 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? Our Mental Health and Money Advice Team has an exciting opportunity 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.

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.

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.

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 is 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.

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 could consider applications for compressed hours, Early/Late Start/Finish, Weekend work as well as Hybrid or home working.

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, flexible as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences.

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

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Senior Digital Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,750 – £25,234
  • Edinburgh. Homeworking until restrictions are eased.
  • Closing 29th November 2021

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? Our Public Affairs and Communications team in Support in Mind Scotland (SiMS) is looking for someone with a passion for tackling mental health and experience in using online and social media channels.

We are looking for someone to use their skills and experience in digital communications to make an impact on the way Support in Mind Scotland communicates, within the organisation, to our membership, externally to public, external stakeholders and to the people we support.

SiMS 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, friends or supporters.

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.

In this exciting role, you will be responsible for managing a range of responsibilities to achieve outcomes based on national plans for ensuring that digital communications supports and develops the public affairs and communications’ work across the organisation. Working alongside the public affairs and communications’ team, the role will offer you an opportunity to work with the Director of Public Affairs and Communications, with a team of two others, to develop plans and strategies to ensure that SiMS remains up to date and adaptable to the fast-paced changes in the digital communications’ environment; and to support fundraising with creative and engaging campaigns that will increase our income.

You will have the chance to ensure that every part of SiMS’ services are involved in developing and promoting the organisation’s digital presence and ‘tone’ to reach further into our communities to challenge stigma, raise awareness of SiMS services and offer support and signposting.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with excellent knowledge and experience of web content management and social media channel platforms. Someone familiar with digital design and marketing software and delivering high-quality design and branding. In particular, you would need to have familiarity of Hootsuite and other social media scheduling tools. You would be someone that works well in a team and autonomously. It would be beneficial if you had a knowledge of mental health issues and policies. We are looking for someone that is creative, dynamic, with an ability to drive positive change and recognises the importance of professional support and supervision. We would love to hear from you if you have that same value base that is consistent with the aims and objectives as Support in Mind Scotland and if you are keen to develop your knowledge and skills.

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 5 days per week, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week and permanent, but we would consider other working times. Currently the job is homeworking, but the expectation is that attending national office in Edinburgh would be the norm for the future, perhaps with a blended approach of online and office based 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

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 as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences.

Find out more about us on our website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk and on social media.

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Senior Community Link Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,336
  • Home working until restrictions are eased, with the possibility of being based in a GP Practice/Health Centre or other premises as Covid-19 restrictions ease. Flexible working options will be considered.
  • Closing 13th December 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 or mental welfare issues? Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity in NHS Highland’s new Highland Community Link Worker service, for which we are proud to be the lead agency and delivery partner.

We are looking for a 10 Senior Community Link Workers with a passion for community development work and for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.

You will work with local community groups, voluntary sector agencies and NHS Highland Primary Care colleagues to contribute to development of community resources that can support people towards their health goals. Responsible to the Project Manager and taking a key leadership role in the Community Link Worker Team, you will make an important and innovative contribution to strengthening links between GP Practices and their local communities. You will work with local community groups, voluntary sector agencies and NHS Highland Primary Care colleagues to contribute to development of community resources that can support people towards their health goals. Depending on the particular area of the Highlands in which you are based you may also:

• have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.

• have a line management role for Community Link Worker staff

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 3 or who have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should have a sound theory base for social care interventions including risk assessment and you should be able to apply an analytical approach in finding solutions to problems.

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

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.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences.

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

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Community Link Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,085
  • Home working until restrictions are eased, with the possibility of being based in a GP Practice/Health Centre or other premises as Covid-19 restrictions ease. Flexible working options will be considered.
  • Closing 13th December 2021

1 post x Alness and Invergordon

1 post x Dingwall and Tain area

1 post x Wick area

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 or mental welfare issues? Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity in NHS Highland’s new Highland Community Link Worker service, for which we are proud to be the lead agency and delivery partner.

We are looking for 3 Community Link Workers with a passion for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Support in Mind Scotland is the operating name of National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland)

A company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland SC088179. Charity No SC013649

Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.

You will be responsible to a Senior Community Link Worker and you will have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 2 or have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should be able to plan and prioritise a workload and be confident about liaising with statutory and non-statutory agencies.

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

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, flexible as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences.

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

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People and Culture Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,560
  • Home working until restrictions are eased, then Edinburgh National Office based (Flexible working considered)
  • Closing 31st December 2021

About the Role:

We are looking for an incredible People and Culture Manager to join Support in Mind Scotland and help to continue our development into one of the best places to work and one of the highest impact organisations in Scotland.

Support in Mind Scotland is a leading national mental health charity providing incredible person centred support across the nation. As we move into the next phase of our development we are looking for an innovative and knowledgeable HR professional to lead and develop our People and Culture function.

• The People and Culture Manager is both a strategic and operational role in a high growth and high impact organisation.

• They oversee all HR activities within the charity including appointments, induction, compliance, and specialist HR projects.

• They will develop and lead our People and Culture strategy.

• The role is a leadership role and feeds directly into the national strategic direction of the organisation through being a member of the National Management Group.

• The role reports directly into the CEO and line manages an Office and Compliance officer who supports the People and Culture Manager in their role.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who believes in the power of people to be able to change the world. Someone who is passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and facilitating others to have as great an impact as they can.

We are looking for someone who: • Can build strong and purposeful relationships • Has significant experience of delivering an HR function • Has experience of supporting managers with complex HR issues • Has a degree in either HR or a related field or has significant on the job experience • Has a positive and enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude, that thrives in a complex environment of a growing organisation

• Is ambitious about what they, their team and the organisation can be and do. Someone who wants to be a leader

Could we be a match?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future.

In return for your passion, innovation and dedication, we offer

• Professional development including funded opportunities

• An excellent leadership opportunity to make a lasting difference and develop your skills

• A generous 37 days’ holiday

• A 35 hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan

• A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment

• 24/7 access to an award winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and all kinds of life experiences.

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

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Head of Communications

  • Full time
  • £29,950 – £30,698
  • Edinburgh, but will consider remote
  • Closing 6th January 2022

About the Role:

Our Head of Communications wants to fight the stigma around mental illness, present Support in Mind Scotland positively and ensure that the voices of the people we support, their families and our members are heard.

• We have big ambitions, and we need an ambitious person to join us in building something incredible together.

• You will lead our communications function at Support in Mind Scotland, designing and implementing external and internal communications strategies and taking ownership of our brand and copy across the organisation. We want to really improve our brand, reach and recognition and we want you to lead us forward in doing that.

• You will lead the development and enhancement of our communications channels including newsletters, social media and website and align our key messages and organisational voice.

• You will also work with journalists to build networks and ensure we get good coverage, and you will cultivate case studies to support this work.

• You will ensure we reach more people in better ways.

• You will report into the Director of Public Affairs and Communications and will line manage a senior digital communications officer.

Who are we looking for?

We want someone passionate, articulate, ambitious and experienced to lead our communications work. Someone who we can rely on to enhance and build the reputation of the charity. We want someone who wants to take ownership of our brand and make it something special, that cuts through and builds audiences and engagement. We want someone who wants to end the stigma around mental health and make sure that no one has to face mental health challenges alone.

Support in Mind Scotland is the operating name of National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland)

A company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland SC088179. Charity No SC013649

• An experienced senior communications professional

• Enthusiastic, passionate people person, a positive self-starter who is a great planner and possesses media savvy

• Demonstrable online and digital communications expertise. Someone with an eye for detail and digital design

• Comfortable in the digital world and wants to create engaging content across different mediums including print, digital and video

• Senior experience in developing communications campaigns

• Experience of brand and tone of voice management and development

• Outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills

• Excellent written communication and oral skills with a proven ability to translate information and big ideas into actionable plans

• High attention to detail and demonstrable research and analytical skills, strong project management and multi-tasking skills.

• An in-depth knowledge of different communications tools and platforms. Knowledge of marketing tools and approaches may be beneficial.

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 as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that everyone brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences.

Find out more about us on our website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk and on social media.

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Top job! Director of Fundraising and Business Development

  • Full time
  • £41,708 – £42,416
  • Flexible location. National office is in Edinburgh with home working until restrictions are eased.
  • Closing 6th January 2022

About the Role:

We are looking for an incredible Director of Fundraising and Business Development who believes that good fundraising and business development enhances all the work of the charity.

The Director of Fundraising and Business Development will lead all of our fundraising and income generating activities across the whole gamut of different income streams. They will develop and implement a fundraising strategy that utilises trusts and foundations, participates in tenders, identifies and wins government grants and awards, builds powerful individual and community giving campaigns and generates unrestricted traded income through social enterprises and our nascent training programme.

You may not have experience in all of these areas, but we will support you to build a multifaceted team. We want you to have an entrepreneurial attitude, one where you are excited about the prospect of building and delivering new and exciting income streams for the charity that not only provide us with greater income but also enhance our mission to make sure that no one has to face mental ill health alone.

The Director of Fundraising and Development:

• Creates and implements an innovative fundraising strategy that generates new income for the charity.

• Lead a team of fundraisers and business development professionals to ensure that we are utilising all income streams and are getting excellent return on investment.

• Co-ordinate and manage fundraising, comprising community, trust, corporate, traded income, major donor, statutory contracts and digital fundraising, across the organisation

• Build powerful and long-lasting relationships with funders.

• Develop and lead our traded income propositions including our training and consultancy business and potential future retail/hospitality opportunities

Support our business development managers to go for and win tenders across the country to deliver high quality services.

• Build and enhance our community fundraising and individual giving functions

• Is a senior leader across the charity, taking ownership of our development and ensuring that we have the plans and resources in place to match our ambitions.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who is ambitious, positive, experienced and entrepreneurial to be our new Director of Fundraising and Business Development. This is a great opportunity to shape a whole organisation’s future.

• You are passionate about making a difference to people’s lives and about the difference that high quality, integrated fundraising strategies can make to the impact of an organisation. .

• You have an entrepreneurial spirit, you look for new and exciting opportunities and are positive about future possibilities.

• You are an innovative leader who takes people with them and builds strong trusting relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

• You can demonstrate leading fundraising projects and activities at a senior level from inception to completion, creating new income streams and raising revenue.

• You have demonstrable experience of creating and delivering on ambitious fundraising strategies.

• You have experience of managing a range of fundraising activities and team members and integrating them into a cohesive offering.

• You have excellent interpersonal, written and oral skills. You are comfortable and knowledgeable of online fundraising.

• You are comfortable writing and developing bids. Some experience of corporate fundraising, bidding for statutory tenders and individual giving would be advantageous.

• You are ambitious about what you, your team and the organisation can achieve. You see a challenge as an opportunity to improve and deliver outstanding service and support. You are a changemaker

Could we be a match?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future.

In return for your passion, innovation and dedication, we offer

• Professional development including funded opportunities

• An excellent leadership opportunity to make a lasting difference and develop your skills

• A generous 37 days’ holiday

• A 35 hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan

• A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment

• 24/7 access to an award winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Support in Mind Scotland is the operating name of National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland)

A company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland SC088179. Charity No SC013649

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and all kinds of life experiences.

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

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Top job! Director of Services

  • Full time
  • £41,708 – £42,416
  • Flexible. National Office is in Edinburgh. Home working until restrictions are eased, then flexible.
  • Closing 6th January 2022

About the Role:

We are looking for an incredible Director of Services to join Support in Mind Scotland and ensure that our national and local services continue to be excellent and continue to develop so that we can support more people, in the ways that they need.

The Director of Services is both a strategic and operational role in a high growth and high impact organisation. They will write and deliver an integrated services strategy encompassing both our services delivered in local areas and our national services that focus on delivering outstanding services that change and improve people’s lives. They will line manage our service managers and support them to cohere our services together, better demonstrate our impact and grow our reach.

• To be responsible for the delivery of the services we provide and ensure that they are innovate, of the highest quality and people centred.

• To create and be responsible for the implementation of our services strategy to continuously improve quality, impact and reach.

• To line manage and lead our local area and national service managers to deliver brilliant services, generate and take advantage of opportunities and work with other divisions for the benefit of the charity as a whole.

• To design innovate services that support people with their mental health, working closely with other directors and the service managers to do so.

• To establish systems of efficient data gathering and then utilising that date to evidence impact and drive continuous improvement.

• To develop and work in partnership with a range of different stakeholders in order to increase our impact, generate new opportunities for the organisation and raise awareness. For example with HSCPs, commissioners and funders alongside the Director of Fundraising and business development.

• Support fundraising in identifying opportunities, writing bids and creating tenders as well as creating engagement opportunities for funders to ensure we have the resources we need to deliver the services that are required.

• To ensure that all services maintain compliance with our mission, vision, values, policy and procedures, legislative and Government requirements and are sustainable. To make sure our services are safe and act as a designated safeguarding lead.

• To contribute as part of the senior leadership of the organisation, lending your support, opinion and knowledge to organisation wide challenges and demonstrating organisation wide leadership.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who believes in the importance of brilliant, continuously improving sustainable services. Someone who is passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and facilitating others to have as great an impact as they can.

• You are passionate about making a difference to people’s lives and facilitating staff to have as great an impact as they can.

• You have a genuine passion for people and you can lead with both business and people in mind.

• You build strong trusting relationships and you believe in the vital importance of equality, diversity and inclusion.

• You have experience at senior management level and of leading large teams and multiple services.

• You have excellent written and oral communication skills.

• You can demonstrate impact in delivering and growing services and of creating the systems, processes and culture for operational excellence.

• You have a positive and enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude and thrive on working in a dynamic workplace where you understand that everyone needs to be a leader.

• You have experience of leading in regulated environments and experience of delivering services that provide support to individuals with complex needs.

• You have experience of financial management and utilising budgets for impact.

• You are ambitious about what you, your team and the organisation can achieve. You see a challenge as an opportunity to improve and deliver outstanding service and support. You are a changemaker.

Could we be a match?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future.

In return for your passion, innovation and dedication, we offer

• Professional development including funded opportunities

• An excellent leadership opportunity to make a lasting difference and develop your skills

• A generous 37 days’ holiday

• A 35 hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan

• A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment

• 24/7 access to an award winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and all kinds of life experiences.

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

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Chief Operating Officer

  • Full time
  • £41,708 – £42,416
  • Flexible location. National office is in Edinburgh with home working until restrictions are eased.
  • Closing 7th January 2022

About the Role:

We are looking for an inspirational, hardworking and dynamic chief operating officer who knows that well run organisations have a greater impact.

The Chief Operating officer is responsible for leading the charity’s operational teams, policies and systems. Formulating and implementing, alongside the CEO, the organisation’s strategy and business plan and ensuring they are successful.

This critical leadership role has three primary elements:

1) Operational management. The Chief Operating Officer manages the infrastructure of the organisation, our HR/People and Culture team, Finance, IT and facilities. Whilst leading the operations division they also work across all divisions to ensure operational excellence.

2) Strategic Leadership. This role is responsible for helping to devise and overseeing the implementation of our strategy and strategic objectives across the organisation. They lead our business planning process. They ensure we are being the best we can be, helping the most people we can, in the most impactful way we can.

3) Special Projects. The Chief Operating Officer will lead special projects across the organisation, particularly in new and emerging areas for the organisation associated with growth, development and reputation.

This is your opportunity to build a lean, high impact and high performing organisation. To demonstrate your impact and leadership and ultimately make a difference to thousands of people’s lives.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who believes that good systems and processes should enable and empower the delivery of outstanding services, not get in their way.

Someone who is passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and facilitating others to have as great an impact as they can.

We are looking for someone who:

• Is passionate about making a difference to people’s lives and facilitating staff to have as great an impact as they can.

• Has a genuine passion for people, systems, strategy and impact and leads with both business and people in mind.

• Build’s strong, trusting relationships and believes in the vital importance of equality, diversity and inclusion.

• Has significant experience of delivering an organisational strategy, enabling growth and improving processes.

• Has significant experience leading teams and creating and influencing organisational culture.

• Is a planner who seeks to enable others to achieve their best. I am able to be a master of the detail and be strategic at the same time.

• Is a leader who is comfortable making decisions with demonstrable experience of whole organisation impact.

• Has outstanding interpersonal and literacy skills.

• Is a generalist and can turn their hand to many things. Is interested in new opportunities and has an entrepreneurial attitude.

• I am ambitious about what I, my team and the organisation can achieve. I see a challenge as an opportunity to improve and deliver outstanding service and support. I am a changemaker.

Could we be a match?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future.

In return for your passion, innovation and dedication, we offer

• Professional development including funded opportunities

• An excellent leadership opportunity to make a lasting difference and develop your skills

• A generous 37 days’ holiday

• A 35 hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan

• A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment

• 24/7 access to an award winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and all kinds of life experiences.

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

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Policy and Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,750 – £25,234
  • Edinburgh, but will consider remote
  • Closing 19th January 2022

Our policy and public affairs officer connects with and influences politicians and senior decision makers. Our goal is to make society better for people who poor mental health and their families. In this critical role you will work closely with the Director of Public Affairs and Communications to develop and implement a policy and influencing plan, ensuring that the voice of the people we support and their families is heard in all the places they need to be. You will build powerful relationships with politicians, civil servants and partners and feel comfortable representing the organisation. You will love policy and public affairs, enjoy mastering details and offering sound advice. You will respond on behalf of the organisation to consultations and events and will be comfortable doing lots of research and writing.

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Rural Community Engagement Workers (x3)

  • Part time
  • £21,336 pro-rata
  • Tayside, Highland and Dumfries & Galloway
  • Closing 24th January 2022

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?

Our new Rural Community Engagement Team in the Highlands, Tayside and Dumfries and Galloway is looking for people with a passion for community approaches looking to use their skills and experience in community support work to make an impact on marginalised communities, including refugees and Asylum Seekers, Young Carers and LGBTI+ communities.

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. In this exciting new role, you will be Responsible for linking with members of the National Rural Mental Health Forum in your area and other local groups/providers to understand the needs of these populations and to raise awareness of the importance of seeking help to address poor mental health, and to signpost and refer people to appropriate support services. Working alongside community groups and other providers to identify and access small grants to address unmet need and deliver new projects/initiatives to help people deal with crises, develop resilience to recover from the pandemic and improve mental health and wellbeing for the future.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 3 or have relevant experience of work in health and social care, working in and with local communities. You should have experience of partnership working and a strong commitment to collaborative development.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible Employer” Preferably not a panel member. Do not include if not happy to field enquiries yourselves.

For an informal discussion, please email Rosita Novak, Locality Manager at rnovak@supportinmindscotland.org.uk or call 07568225733.

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, flexible as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences.

Find out more about us on our website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk and on social media @suppinmindscot

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Distress Brief Intervention Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £24,750
  • Home Working (Regular travel to offices in Dumfries once restrictions are lifted)
  • Closing 24th January 2022

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to join our DBI team. Someone who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centred, recovery-focussed support work, and who has experience of leading a team and of working autonomously Educated to SVQ4 level or equivalent in Social Services or Health Care or relevant appropriate experience. If the post holder does not have this qualification they will be required to work towards it during their employment. Duties will include Managing the staff team and supporting the Partnership Group by facilitating a shared approach, sharing good practice and developing joint protocols and processes. Developing Memorandum of Understanding and working closely with key partners, in liaison with the National DBI Project Manager.

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!

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 protected adults. (The cost are met by the employer)

This post is 35 hours per week with occasional weekend working on a rota basis and regular travel will be required once travel restrictions are lifted.

If you are interested in this opportunity but are unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience necessary, please do not hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion with Lisa Anderson, the Distress Brief Intervention National Project Manager on 01463 710963 or email LAnderson@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

About Us:

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, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental

health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focused, short-term support, with the option of onward

referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Coordinator, you will join this major, high profile Scottish

Government project in a key role.

For further information about DBI and our involvement in the project, head to our website and visit DBI.scot.

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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Money & Welfare Benefits Adviser

  • Full time
  • £24,750
  • Homeworking until restrictions are eased, then flexible working options considered
  • Closing 2nd February 2022

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 issues? We are looking for someone who is passionate about helping people understand, manage and improve their financial wellbeing as well as their mental health issues.

You would be joining our Mental Health and Money Advice Service, which provides clear, practical advice and support for people affected by mental health and money issues.

In this varied role, you will be advising and supporting clients by offering tailored advice and assistance to those experiencing mental health and money problems. Part of the role will be to carry out benefit checks and financial assessments to identify and overcome challenging situations in relation to clients’ mental health, welfare rights and debt problems. Advice will normally be provided online or by phone.

This service is currently referral only, working in partnership with our partner organisations (National Debtline, StepChange, Money & Pensions Service, Home Energy Scotland and Money Advice Scotland) as well as our own Services.

Who are we looking for

The ideal candidate has recently worked in welfare benefits or money advice services and has experience in providing income maximisation advice, support and empowerment to individuals. A working knowledge of the regulatory frameworks governing financial services, experience in completing financial assessments and providing advice on debt solutions will be a distinct advantage, as is experience in working with individuals living with mental health issues.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the Charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer. We will consider applications part time homeworking.

For an informal discussion please contact Mandy Burrell, Mental Health and Money Advice Service Manager at M-Burrell@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 would love to hear from you!

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Mental Health and Money Advice Content Writer

  • Part time
  • £21,336 pro-rata
  • Homeworking until restrictions are eased, then flexible working considered
  • Closing 2nd February 2022

About the Role

Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity for someone to maintain and update the Scottish section of the Mental Health and Money Advice website.

You would be joining our Mental Health and Money Advice Service, which provides clear, practical advice and support for people affected by mental health and money issues.

In the newly created role, you will be instrumental in ensuring that the benefit information on the Scottish Section of the website is accurate, up-to-date and accessible for people with mental illness as well as their families, carers, supporters and professionals. You will ensure that the website reflects key changes to the regulatory framework governing financial services and money advice in Scotland. You will also produce printed versions of this information.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer: we will consider applications for compressed hours or homeworking.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate is someone with experience of producing high-quality, well-structured information online and in print and who has a good understanding of SEO. A working knowledge of welfare benefits may be an advantage.

Good research skills, an ability to understand and interpret legislation and excellent writing and editing skills in English, with the ability to take complex information and present it in an accessible way are essential to this role.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate is someone with experience of producing high-quality, well-structured information online and in print and who has a good understanding of SEO. A working knowledge of welfare benefits may be an advantage.

Good research skills, an ability to understand and interpret legislation and excellent writing and editing skills in English, with the ability to take complex information and present it in an accessible way are essential to this role.

For an informal discussion please contact Mandy Burrell, Mental Health and Money Advice Service Manager at M-Burrell@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

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Senior Support Worker for Thrive Welcome Team

  • Full time
  • £24,932
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th February 2022

About the Role

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

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

We are seeking someone who is passionate about making a real difference and who can work closely with our statutory and voluntary partners. The successful candidate will take a person-centred, collaborative approach to identify personal outcomes, and to support people to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

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

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 ideally have a SVQ Level 4 or equivalent qualification or be prepared to work towards achieving this standard.

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

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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Mental Health & Money Advice Administrator

  • Part time
  • £19,085 pro-rata
  • Homeworking until restrictions are eased, then flexible working options considered
  • Closing 7th February 2022

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 issues? We are looking for someone who is passionate about providing excellent administrative support in a service that helps people to understand, manage and improve their financial wellbeing, as well as their mental health issues.

You would be joining our Mental Health and Money Advice Service, which provides clear, practical advice and support for people affected by mental health and money issues.

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.

In this varied role, you will be supporting the team by offering flexible administrative support, including maintaining office systems, data inputting and analysis, and ensuring information is communicated with relevant parties in a timely manner. The role will offer you an opportunity to use your excellent interpersonal and organisational skills to ensure the effective delivery of the service.

This service is currently referral only, working in partnership with our partner organisations (National Debtline, StepChange, Money & Pensions Service, Home Energy Scotland and Money Advice Scotland) as well as our own Services.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate has recently worked in advice services, support services or a customer service environment and has experience in administrative roles, supporting a busy team. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and experience of case recording systems will be a distinct advantage, as is experience in working with individuals living with mental health issues.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the Charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer. We will consider applications part time homeworking.

For an informal discussion please contact Mandy Burrell, Mental Health and Money Advice Service Manager at M-Burrell@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 would love to hear from you!

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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? Our Signature Project at the Stafford Centre in Edinburgh.

We are looking for someone with experience and understanding of PDST looking to use their skills and experience in an proactive support worker role to make a positive impact on men and boys suffering form PTSD and poor mental health. 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.

In this challenging , impactful and new role, you will be responsible for delivering activities which support men and boys effected by PTSD. Working alongside the outreach worker and communication worker to deliver and sustain support to men and boys, the role offers you an opportunity to help and support men and boys with their mental health.

The signature Project is a service funded my MHUK and our charity partner Lloyds Bank – Signature Project is funded to help communities recover.

The aim of the project is to reach out to people experiencing PTSD and serous metal heal problems because of living through the pandemic, we are responding to an increase in referrals from GP’s for young men who are at increased risk of suicide

  • Develop appropriate messaging to reach men and boys experiencing poor mental health
  • Develop a city-wide outreach programme to be visible and mobile across all areas of the City
  • Set up mental health information and support hubs as ‘pop-ups’ in different locations
  • Work with Lothian Buses and Network Rail to run specific campaigns and activities in the 2 major station and across the bus network
  • Provide direct one to one support for people through our existing services or through one of our partners
  • Develop specific groupwork as needed – for information, awareness-raising, mental health awareness training or providing support
  • Ensure we have crisis intervention services in place and refer for specialist PTSD or other support as needed.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking an experienced outreach worker 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. 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 develop and sustain effective partnerships with local groups, services and officials; and negotiate access to community based services and groups, develop creative and innovative ways to reach out to those most isolated and vulnerable to ensure they receive help and support and develop and disseminate accurate information about the service to potential 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 a week, but would consider applications for, compressed hours.

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, flexible as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences.

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

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Suicide Bereavement Support Practitioner (Maternity Cover), Highland

  • Part time
  • £21,336 pro-rata
  • Home based in the Highlands or Argyll and Bute, with the option of office-based work in our Inverness or other Highland offices once Covid-19 restrictions are eased
  • Closing 14th February 2022

Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity for a Maternity Leave position to work as part of its Suicide Bereavement Support Service in the Highlands.

We are seeking an individual who wants to support their community by helping families affected by suicide and who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centred support work.

This Suicide Bereavement Support Service is provided as a partnership between Support in Mind Scotland, who primarily provide support in the Highlands (including Argyll and Bute), and Penumbra, who primarily provide support in Ayrshire and Arran. Both organisations 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 takes 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, and online 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 may 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 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 (pro rata), 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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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? Our Signature Project at the Stafford Centre in Edinburgh.

We are looking for someone with experience and understanding of PDST looking to use their skills and experience in an proactive support worker role to make a positive impact on men and boys suffering form PTSD and poor mental health. 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.

In this challenging , impactful and new role, you will be responsible for delivering activities which support men and boys effected by PTSD. Working alongside the outreach worker and communication worker to deliver and sustain support to men and boys, the role offers you an opportunity to help and support men and boys with their mental health.

The signature Project is a service funded my MHUK and our charity partner Lloyds Bank – Signature Project is funded to help communities recover.

The aim of the project is to reach out to people experiencing PTSD and serous metal heal problems because of living through the pandemic, we are responding to an increase in referrals from GP’s for young men who are at increased risk of suicide

  • Develop appropriate messaging to reach men and boys experiencing poor mental health
  • Develop a city-wide outreach programme to be visible and mobile across all areas of the City
  • Set up mental health information and support hubs as ‘pop-ups’ in different locations
  • Work with Lothian Buses and Network Rail to run specific campaigns and activities in the 2 major station and across the bus network
  • Provide direct one to one support for people through our existing services or through one of our partners
  • • Develop specific groupwork as needed – for information, awareness-raising, mental health awareness training or providing support
  • • Ensure we have crisis intervention services in place and refer for specialist PTSD or other support as needed.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking an experienced support worker 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. 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 develop and sustain effective partnerships with local groups, services and officials; and negotiate access to community-based services and groups, develop creative and

innovative ways to reach out to those most isolated and vulnerable to ensure they receive help and support and develop and disseminate accurate information about the service to potential 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 a week, but would consider applications for, compressed hours.

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, flexible as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences.

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
  • Fort William
  • Closing 24th February 2022

We are looking for an Outreach Worker to join our Outreach service at The Cothrom Center in Fort William, covering the Lochaber Area. 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 21 hour a week Part time post, worked ideally between 9.30 and 4.00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The number of hours are set, however we can discuss hours & days 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 is the operating name of National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland) A company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland SC088179. Charity No SC013649 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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Distress Brief Intervention Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £24,750
  • Home Working (Regular travel to offices in Dumfries once restrictions are lifted)
  • Closing 7th March 2022

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to join our DBI team. Someone who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centered, recovery-focused support work, and who has experience of leading a team and of working autonomously Educated to SVQ4 level or equivalent in Social Services or Health Care or relevant appropriate experience. If the post holder does not have this qualification they will be required to work towards it during their employment. Duties will include Managing the staff team and supporting the Partnership Group by facilitating a shared approach, sharing good practice and developing joint protocols and processes. Developing Memorandum of Understanding and working closely with key partners, in liaison with the National DBI Project Manager.

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!

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 protected adults. (The cost are met by the employer)

This post is 35 hours per week with occasional weekend working on a rota basis and regular travel will be required once travel restrictions are lifted.

If you are interested in this opportunity but are unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience necessary, please do not hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion with Lisa Anderson, the Distress Brief Intervention National Project Manager on 01463 710963 or email LAnderson@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

About Us:

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, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focused, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Coordinator, you will join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role.

For further information about DBI and our involvement in the project, head to our website and visit DBI.scot.

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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Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,336
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th March 2022

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? Our Signature Project at the Stafford Centre in Edinburgh

We are looking for someone with experience and understanding of PDST looking to use their skills and experience in an proactive support worker role to make a positive impact on men and boys suffering form PTSD and poor mental health.

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.

In this challenging , impactful and new role, you will be responsible for delivering activities which support men and boys effected by PTSD. Working alongside the outreach worker and communication worker to deliver and sustain support to men and boys, the role offers you an opportunity to help and support men and boys with their mental health.

The signature Project is a service funded my MHUK and our charity partner Lloyds Bank – Signature Project is funded to help communities recover.

The aim of the project is to reach out to people experiencing PTSD and serous metal heal problems because of living through the pandemic, we are responding to an increase in referrals from GP’s for young men who are at increased risk of suicide.

  • Develop appropriate messaging to reach men and boys experiencing poor mental health
  • Develop a city-wide outreach programme to be visible and mobile across all areas of the City
  • Set up mental health information and support hubs as ‘pop-ups’ in different locations
  • Work with Lothian Buses and Network Rail to run specific campaigns and activities in the 2 major station and across the bus network
  • Provide direct one to one support for people through our existing services or through one of our partners
  • Develop specific groupwork as needed – for information, awareness-raising, mental health awareness training or providing support
  • Ensure we have crisis intervention services in place and refer for specialist PTSD or other support as needed.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking an experienced support worker 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. 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 develop and sustain effective partnerships with local groups, services and officials; and negotiate access to community-based services and groups, develop creative and innovative ways to reach out to those most isolated and vulnerable to ensure they receive help and support and develop and disseminate accurate information about the service to potential 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 a week, but would consider applications for, compressed hours.

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, flexible as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences.

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

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DBI Administrator, Inverness

  • Part time
  • £17,772 pro-rata
  • Home-working with a possibility of office-based work when Covid-19 restrictions ease
  • Closing 7th March 2022

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

Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity in the Distress Brief Intervention 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 project. Working as part of the Distress Brief Intervention service which is led in partnership by Support in Mind Scotland, the role offers you an opportunity to contribute to a vital service.

Your role as Administrator will be key to the success of the project and will involve you in providing administrative support to the Distress Brief Intervention team 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, 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.

General Duties

  • Act in accordance with Data Protection legislation. Ensure all records, personal, staff and client data are managed in line with Data Management and Information Governance policies
  • Comply with legal and regulatory requirements such as provisions set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • As with all employees, workers and volunteers; to encourage people to join Support in Mind Scotland as a member, donor or activist
  • To act in accordance with the charity’s Health & Safety and Safeguarding policies and to notify your line manager promptly if there are any concerns
  • To participate in regular supervision and appraisal and undertake any relevant training as appropriate to the role
  • To work in accordance with the charity’s national policies and local operating procedures and those of external regulators or professional bodies
  • This job profile and list of duties is not exhaustive and serves only to highlight the main requirements. The line manager may stipulate other reasonable requirements and projects commensurate with the general profile and grade of the post.
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Suicide Bereavement Support Practitioner (Maternity Cover), Highland

  • Part time
  • £21,336 pro-rata
  • Home based in the Highlands or Argyll and Bute, with the option of office-based work in our Inverness or other Highland offices once Covid-19 restrictions are eased
  • Closing 4th March 2022

About the Role

Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity for a Maternity Leave position to work as part of its Suicide Bereavement Support Service in the Highlands.

We are seeking an individual who wants to support their community by helping families affected by suicide and who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centred support work.

This Suicide Bereavement Support Service is provided as a partnership between Support in Mind Scotland, who primarily provide support in the Highlands (including Argyll and Bute), and Penumbra, who primarily provide support in Ayrshire and Arran. Both organisations 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 takes 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, and online 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 may 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 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 (pro rata), Support in Mind Scotland is the operating name of National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland)

A company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland SC088179. Charity Number SC 013649

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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Support Worker x2

  • Part time
  • £19,085 pro-rata
  • Stafford Centre, Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th March 2022

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? Our highly skilled team in the Stafford Centre is looking for someone with a passion and understanding for the issues faced by adults with severe and enduring mental health issues, who are looking to use their skills and experience in the field of mental health to make an impact on people’s lives and support them on their recovery journey. 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. In this varied and challenging role, you will support service users to engage with all aspects of the service and support and empower clients to manage their mental health and become more integrated within the wider community.

Who are we looking for?

You will be creative and solution focused be a committed and dynamic team player who is able to work as part of a highly skilled team and is passionate about working with individuals directly affected by mental health issues and to those who care for them.

Applicants should have a clear understanding of the issues faced by people affected by mental illness and experience of working in a social care setting. The appointee will have excellent communication skills and a strong commitment to user empowerment and the principles of recovery. We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible Employer”:

Hours could be adjusted for the suitable candidates. 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! 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, flexible as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges. Our Stafford Centre is a community resource for people experiencing mental ill health who are living in the Edinburgh area. Our aim is to help people to manage their mental health, gain greater self-confidence and become more integrated within the community. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences. Find out more about us on our Website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk and on Social Media.

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Outreach Support Workers, CUThru and Hearing Voices, Tayside

  • Part time
  • £21,336 pro-rata
  • Home working with access to office based in Perth.
  • Closing 29th March 2022

About these Roles

We are looking for 3 enthusiastic, empathic people to join Support in Mind Scotland and help us continue to deliver excellent mental health services across Tayside.

Support in Mind Scotland is a leading national mental health charity providing incredible person-centred support across the nation. We want you to join us in one of the best places to work, where your views and experience will help develop and deliver services that people want.

Outreach Support Workers help people to feel connected to their loved ones and community, working towards aspirations and goals that they set themselves that help them live life well.

You will support people on both a one-to-one basis as well as small groups where we encourage peer support to help promote resilience and independence.

You will build links with partner organisations across Tayside, helping break down barriers and develop services that people want and need.

CUThru workers will support young people in transition from CAMHS to adult care support.

Hearing Voices workers support adults with psychosis.

All posts help people achieve their goals and aspirations including their integration into their local communities.

These roles report directly to the Service Manager for Support in Mind Scotland Tayside services.

Who are we looking for?

Support in Mind Scotland is the operating name of National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland)

A company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland SC088179. Charity Number SC 013649

We are looking for someone who believes in the power of people to be able to change the world. Someone who is passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and facilitating others to be all they can be.

We are looking for someone who:

• Can build strong and purposeful relationships.

• Is empathic, understanding and has a sense of humour.

• Is ambitious about what they, their team and the organisation can be and do. Someone who wants to make things better!

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

Could we be a match?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future.

In return for your passion, innovation and dedication, we offer:

• Professional development

• A generous 37 days’ holiday

• A 21-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan

• A great work life balance with a flexible and blended working environment

• 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

• 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.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation.

We value lived experience and welcome applications from people with this experience or experience supporting others with their mental health.

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, and all kinds of life experiences.

These posts are for 21 hours a week each. Working days will be discussed and agreed with the Service Manager and can be adjusted for candidates.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

• Sandra Young Service Manager Mob: 07342038181

• 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!

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

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Bloom Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £21,336
  • Homebased/head office with travel to meetings and networking events nationwide
  • Closing 11th April 2022

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 2000 teachers and supported 140,000 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 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 across UK 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’ Head 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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Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,950 – £30,698
  • Edinburgh, flexible working
  • Closing 18th April 2022

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? Our fundraising team in Edinburgh is looking for someone with a passion for and an understanding for fundraising and looking to use their skills and experience to make an impact.

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.

For us fundraising is about maximising our impact to support more people, in new and exciting ways, with their mental health. We have an exciting opportunity for a Fundraising Manager to join our expanding and friendly fundraising team.

The Fundraising team is responsible for generating income for Support in Mind Scotland across a range of sources. In this role you will work across a range of different fundraising functions including trust and foundations and supporter giving and be responsible for growing, developing and in some places initiating those new streams of new income. The role will work with charitable trusts and foundations and statutory grant-makers, such as central government departments, developing relationships to bring in income to support our strategic plans and ambitions.

Fundraising works closely with teams across a very person-centred and value driven organisation to communicate the need for support, telling the stories of the work our charity delivers and how we’re changing lives for people affected by mental illness.

We are looking for someone with trust and foundation experience but also who is open to developing and delivering new income streams. Someone who doesn’t mind a bit of desk work but understands the importance of building powerful relationships in an increasingly competitive fundraising environment.

You will be friendly and outgoing with an eye for building systems and processes that work. You will be an excellent writer and happy to write bids and proposals. You will be a problem solver, someone who is ambitious to grow and develop new income streams and doesn’t mind mucking in and getting things done.

Who are we looking for?

As Fundraising Manager you will:

  • engage trusts and grant-makers in our plans to help us secure and deliver on our annual targets
  • plan and manage your own workload, organising a range of internal and external-facing projects and prioritising relationship development with trusts and grant-makers.
  • submit compelling funding applications with detailed budgets containing confidential information.
  • take proactive steps to understand the funding environment and make plans accordingly.
  • interpret complex internal information for specific trusts and grants audiences to engage them and maximise relationship development.
  • proactively develop stewardship of trusts and grant-makers, including identifying the best ways to engage them face-to-face with colleagues from across the organisation.
  • carry out prospect research regularly.
  • maintain and improve internal records to help improve relationships with trusts and grant-makers.
  • forecast income and expenditure, report on these and take early mitigating action when necessary.
  • possibly, in future, manage staff - recruiting, supervising, listening to and improving this team.
  • disseminate information to the National Management Team, specifically area managers and advocate for them.
  • support the Director of Fundraising and Business Development with wider fundraising activities and strategy
  • work with colleagues across fundraising and communications
  • work highly persuasively with colleagues, at all levels across the organisation, to help them to
  • understand how to develop projects and proposals that will develop relationships with trusts and grant-makers to maximise long-term income.
  • contribute to regular reports on activity and income and expenditure against budget.
  • contribute to a culture of consistent improvement through ongoing analysis: monitoring, testing, refining and evaluating the success of all new and existing activity.

Reporting to: Director of Fundraising and Business Development

If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to Scotland 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, flexible as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences.

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

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DBI Administrator

  • Part time
  • £17,772 pro-rata
  • Argyll & Bute - Home-working with a possibility of office-based work when Covid-19 restrictions ease
  • Closing 13th April 2022

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by distress? Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity in the Distress Brief Intervention 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 project. Working as part of the Distress Brief Intervention service which is led in partnership by Support in Mind Scotland, the role offers you an opportunity to contribute to a vital service.

Your role as Administrator will be key to the success of the project and will involve you in providing administrative support to the Distress Brief Intervention team 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, 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.

General Duties

  • Act in accordance with Data Protection legislation. Ensure all records, personal, staff and client data are managed in line with Data Management and Information Governance policies
  • Comply with legal and regulatory requirements such as provisions set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • As with all employees, workers and volunteers; to encourage people to join Support in Mind Scotland as a member, donor or activist
  • To act in accordance with the charity’s Health & Safety and Safeguarding policies and to notify your line manager promptly if there are any concerns
  • To participate in regular supervision and appraisal and undertake any relevant training as appropriate to the role
  • To work in accordance with the charity’s national policies and local operating procedures and those of external regulators or professional bodies
  • This job profile and list of duties is not exhaustive and serves only to highlight the main requirements. The line manager may stipulate other reasonable requirements and projects commensurate with the general profile and grade of the post.
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Support Worker, Signature Project

  • Full time
  • £24,750
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th April 2022

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 works throughout Scotland and offers a range of direct services to people affected by mental ill-health and to those who care for them, whether family, friends or supporters.

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

For our Signature Project at the Stafford Centre in Edinburgh, we are looking for someone with experience and understanding of mental health, particularly PTSD, who can use their skills and knowledge proactively to help men manage and overcome the effects of trauma.

In this challenging, impactful new role, you will be responsible for delivering activities which support men over the age of 16 affected by PTSD. You will work alongside the Outreach Worker and Communication Worker to engage and support to men and boys, particularly those who have not come into contact with services before.

The Signature Project is funded my Mental Health UK and our charity partner Lloyds Bank to help communities recover from the pandemic. Specifically, this project will address the increase in referrals from GPs of men who are at risk of suicide. The Support Worker will:

  • Provide direct one to one support to a range of men at our existing services and at venues in the community
  • Build relationships with statutory and voluntary sector partners to ensure that men are supported effectively
  • Refer eligible men to specialist PTSD treatment and other support as needed
  • Set up mental health information and support hubs as ‘pop-ups’ in different locations
  • Develop specific group work as needed – for information, awareness-raising, mental health and wellbeing training, peer support etc
  • Work with partners to ensure that we have effective crisis intervention services in place

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking an experienced support worker 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. 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 develop and sustain effective partnerships with local groups, services and officials; and negotiate access to community-based services and groups, develop creative and innovative ways to reach out to those most isolated and vulnerable to ensure they receive help and support and develop and disseminate accurate information about the service to potential service users.

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, compressed hours.

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!

Reporting to: Area Manager

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 as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences.

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

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Senior Support Worker, Thrive Welcome Team

  • Full time
  • £24,932
  • Edinburgh. Mainly office based with some home working and travel across the city
  • Closing 25th April 2022

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

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

We are seeking someone who is passionate about making a real difference and who can work closely with our statutory and voluntary partners. The successful candidate will take a person-centred, collaborative approach to identify personal outcomes, and to support people to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

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

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, whilst 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 ideally have a SVQ Level 4 or equivalent qualification or be prepared to work towards achieving this standard.

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

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 community in Edinburgh and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, we want to hear from you!

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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? For our Signature Project at the Stafford Centre in Edinburgh we are looking for someone with experience and understanding of PDST looking to use their skills and experience in a proactive outreach role to make a positive impact on men and boys suffering from PTSD and poor mental health

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.

In this challenging, impactful new role, you will be responsible for delivering activities which support men and boys effected by PTSD. Working alongside the support worker and communication worker to deliver and sustain support to men and boys, the role offers you an opportunity to help and support men and boys with their mental health

The signature Project is a service funded my MHUK and our charity partner Lloyds Bank – Signature Project is funded to help communities recover.

The aim of the project is to reach out to people experiencing PTSD and serous metal heal problems because of living through the pandemic, we are responding to an increase in referrals from GPs for young men who are at increased risk of suicide. The Outreach Worker will:

  • Develop appropriate messaging to reach men and boys experiencing poor mental health
  • Develop a city-wide outreach programme to be visible and mobile across all areas of the city
  • Build relationships with our partners in the statutory and voluntary sectors in order to promote the service widely
  • Set up mental health information and support hubs as ‘pop-ups’ in different locations
  • Work closely with the Communications Worker to run specific campaigns and activities with Lothian Buses and Network Rail
  • Provide direct one to one support to a range of men at our existing services and at venues in the community
  • Build relationships with statutory and voluntary sector partners to ensure that men are supported effectively
  • Refer eligible men to specialist PTSD treatment and other support as needed
  • Work with partners to ensure that we have effective crisis intervention services in place

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking an experienced outreach worker 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. 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 develop and sustain effective partnerships with local groups, services and officials; and negotiate access to community-based services and groups, develop creative and innovative ways to reach out to those most isolated and vulnerable to ensure they receive help and support and develop and disseminate accurate information about the service to potential service users.

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 as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences.

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

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Support Worker, Stafford Centre

  • Part time
  • £19,085 pro-rata
  • Stafford Centre, Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th April 2022

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? Our highly skilled team in the Stafford Centre is looking for someone with a passion and understanding for the issues faced by adults with severe and enduring mental health issues, who are looking to use their skills and experience in the field of mental health to make an impact on people’s lives and support them on their recovery journey.

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.

In this varied and challenging role, you will support service users to engage with all aspects of the service and support and empower clients to manage their mental health and become more integrated within the wider community.

Who are we looking for?

You will be creative and solution focused be a committed and dynamic team player who is able to work as part of a highly skilled team and is passionate about working with individuals directly affected by mental health issues and to those who care for them.

Applicants should have a clear understanding of the issues faced by people affected by mental illness and experience of working in a social care setting. The appointee will have excellent communication skills and a strong commitment to user empowerment and the principles of recovery.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible Employer”: Hours could be adjusted for the suitable candidates.

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, flexible as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges.

Our Stafford Centre is a community resource for people experiencing mental ill health who are living in the Edinburgh area. Our aim is to help people to manage their mental health, gain greater self-confidence and become more integrated within the community.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences.

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

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Project Worker, Castle Douglas

  • Part time
  • £19,085 pro-rata
  • Castle Douglas
  • Closing 29th April 2022

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 Castle Douglas team as a Resource Centre Project Worker.

Our Resource Centre in Castle Douglas 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!

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2 x Community Link Workers

  • Full time
  • £19,085
  • Inverness
  • Closing 2nd May 2022

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 or mental welfare issues? Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity in NHS Highland’s new Highland Community Link Worker service, for which we are proud to be the lead agency and delivery partner. We are looking for 2 Community Link Workers with a passion for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes. You will be responsible to a Senior Community Link Worker and you will have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 2 or have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should be able to plan and prioritise a workload and be confident about liaising with statutory and non-statutory agencies. We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer. 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, flexible as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences. Find out more about us on our Website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk and on Social Media.

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2 x Carer Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,336
  • Home working until restrictions are eased, then office based in Methil, Fife. (Flexible working options will be considered)
  • Closing 26th April 2022

We are looking for two (or FTE) enthusiastic, empathic people to join Support in Mind Scotland and help us continue to deliver excellent mental health services across Fife.

Support in Mind Scotland is a leading national mental health charity providing incredible person-centred support across the nation.

We want you to join us in one of the best places to work, where your views and experience will help develop and deliver services that people want.

These Carer Support Worker posts will join our Fife Team and expand our support to Carers of people with Mental Health needs across Fife. Together we will continue to support Carers in identifying their personal priorities and outcomes, and together we will meet these new initiatives goals:

Digital Support: We will be providing digital support to Carers to help them build confidence and have improved access to friends, family and services particularly those in rural or hard to access communities. Do you have IT/Digital experience and would like to link these skills to improving the lives of Carers across Fife? We are looking for someone able to provide advice and support to carers in their homes on what digital technology they may require, with some assistance and support on how to use it.

Peer Support: We are promoting and expanding peer support between Carers. This work will involve us consulting with Carers on what they want and need and us developing an approach based on what they find useful and will engage with. We will be promoting support through 1 to 1 contact, paired contact and small groups.

Complex Needs: We are committed to building links between Mental Health and other specialist support providers. Individuals do not always fall into the one service definition and may well have multiple needs e.g. having Mental Health needs while being autistic. This worker will help us establish these links and help us break down barriers for Carers accessing services.

Health and Wellbeing: We are committed to improving the opportunities for carers across Fife who wish to promote their health and wellbeing. This person will help to identify and support local services that carers can access to promote their physical fitness post covid lockdown and their connections to groups and services in their locality. Carer Support Workers help Carers to feel connected to their loved ones and community, working towards aspirations and goals that they set themselves; that help them live life well. We build links with partner organisations across Fife, helping break down barriers and develop services that people want and need. These posts will report directly to the Service Manager for Support in Mind Scotland Fife Services

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who believes in the power of people to be able to change the world. Someone who is passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and facilitating others to be all they can be.

We are looking for someone who:

• Can build strong and purposeful relationships.

• Is empathic, understanding and has a sense of humour.

• Is ambitious about what they, their team and the organisation can be and can do. Someone who wants to make things better!

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

Could we be a match?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future. In return for your passion, innovation and dedication, we offer:

• Professional development.

• A generous 37 (or FTE) days’ holiday.

• A 35 hour (or FTE) working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

• A great work/ life balance with a flexible and blended working environment.

• 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

• 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. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each person brings to our organisation.

We value lived mental health experience and welcome applications from people with this experience or experience supporting others with their mental health. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, and all kinds of life experiences.

These posts are for 35hours a week each or FTE – so if you want to work part time – apply and if you are successful, we shall see what we can work out! Working days will be discussed and agreed with the Service Manager and can be adjusted for candidates.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

• Heather Adamson, Carer Support Worker (Fife) Mob: 07568 225713

• Lynda Sloan Service Manager Mob: 07793 838 202

• Or email Steve Urquhart, Area Manager (Tayside and Fife) at SUquhart@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

Find out more about Carer Support Services by the staff working in it: Fife Carers Support - Support in Mind

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Distress Brief Intervention Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,234
  • Argyll & Bute Home working (with travel to office required)
  • Closing 2nd May 2022

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to join our DBI team. Someone who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centered, recovery-focused support work, and who has experience of leading a team and of working autonomously Educated to SVQ4 level or equivalent in Social Services or Health Care or relevant appropriate experience. If the post holder does not have this qualification they will be required to work towards it during their employment.

Duties will include Managing the staff team and supporting the Partnership Group by facilitating a shared approach, sharing good practice and developing joint protocols and processes. Developing Memorandum of Understanding and working closely with key partners, in liaison with the National DBI Project Manager.

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! 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 protected adults. (The cost are met by the employer) This post is 35 hours per week with occasional weekend working on a rota basis and regular travel will be required once travel restrictions are lifted. If you are interested in this opportunity but are unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience necessary, please do not hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion with Lisa Anderson, the Distress Brief Intervention National Project Manager on 01463 710963 or email LAnderson@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

About Us:

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 address the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress. Working in partnership with frontline services, including Police, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focused, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Coordinator, you will join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role. For further information about DBI and our involvement in the project, head to our website and visit DBI.scot

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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Carers Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,336 pro-rata
  • : Home based until Covid restrictions are eased; then based in Nithsdale and Annandale & Eskdale, Dumfries & Galloway. (Flexible working options will be considered)
  • Closing 9th May 2022

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity, which supports people whose lives are affected by mental health issues? 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.

Our Carers’ Support Service in Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway are looking for someone with a passion for supporting carers and family members of people living with mental illness, who is looking to use their skills and experience in Health and Social care to make a positive impact on Carers and their caring role. In this Carers Support role, you will be responsible for empowering carers by encouraging and enabling them to focus on their own health and wellbeing.

You will do this by working with them on plans and strategies to manage their lives and cope with their caring role. The expected outcomes for Carers include:

• Carers are able to access the services they need to continue in their caring role

• Carers are able to access planned short breaks when they need them • Carers have maintained or improved their level of health and well-being

• Carers receive the information and advice they need when they need it

• Carers feel supported in their caring role

• Carers are actively involved in the planning and delivery of the service they receive

You will provide emotional and practical support, help to raise carers awareness of their rights and of support packages available to them, signpost and refer them to various agencies, charities and services that they need.

You will facilitate a safe and appropriate space for peer support and empower carers by giving them access to information relevant to them. This can be through online groups as well as building-based spaces when restrictions allow.

Who are we looking for?

You will be empathic, a good listener and possess a clear understanding of the issues faced by carers. Knowledge of specific legal issues faced by carers of people living with mental illness is highly desirable. You will be comfortable working in a team or lone working with carers to meet their needs, and be confident using Microsoft packages, such as Teams, Spreadsheets and online communication platforms such as Zoom. A good working knowledge of mental ill-health is essential, as well as the ability to provide one-to-one support and facilitate group support.

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. We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities that benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer: The post is for 14 hours per week; we would consider flexible ways of spreading these hours across the week for the suitable candidate. For an informal discussion, please contact Euan Maclean at emclean@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!

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