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

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.

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