Charity registered in Scotland SC010387

Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities, supporting around 1600 adults and young people every week and employing 400 staff across Scotland. Founded in 1985, we work to promote mental health and wellbeing for all, prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’ and to support people with mental health problems. We provide a wide range of services which offer hope and practical steps towards recovery and we campaign to increase public knowledge about mental health and to influence national and local government policy.

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Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,218 – £29,516
  • Edinburgh with occasional travel throughout Scotland
  • Closing 27th May 2019

The post of Communications Officer is a varied role focused on providing communications and administrative support to enable implementation of the Penumbra communications strategy. Activities will include a broad range of communications such as copywriting, media, website, social networking and events.

This vacancy has now closed

Development Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £18,777 – £19,788
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st June 2019

Penumbra are pioneers in developing innovative resources and tools to support everyone to experience better mental health. Based in our Innovation and Improvement team you will work alongside people we support, colleagues and other partners to further develop our suite of tools and resources. You’ll have a strong interest in how good design and accessible information can help people to make sense of information about mental health and ways in which it can be enhanced. You will be skilled at working with others to identify gaps in resources, design new resources and share these with a wide range of audiences.

This vacancy has now closed

Business Development Administrator

  • Part time
  • £17,255 – £18,777 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th June 2019

An exciting new post supporting the business development team with particular responsibility for I.ROC, Penumbra’s validated wellbeing approach. I.ROC is now used by organisations worldwide, you will be the key contact for on-boarding new organisations and supporting clients (

To provide a comprehensive business and administrative support service to the business development team with particular responsibility for Penumbra Trading clients.

This vacancy has now closed

Recovery Worker (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £17,255 – £17,864
  • Falkirk Area
  • Closing 18th June 2019

Recovery Workers work in small collaborative teams to provide people with recovery focused support to enhance their mental wellbeing. In line with Penumbra’s values, Recovery Workers assist people who use the service to work towards their individual outcomes and identified goals, as detailed in their personal plan.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist people who use the service to work toward their identified goals, and move towards a brighter future as per the agreed personal plan.
  • Use Penumbra’s Recovery tools (e.g. I.ROC, HOPE toolkit).
  • Assist with personal care when required.
  • Update and maintain relevant recording systems, including computer based systems.
  • Work collaboratively within Recovery Teams, led by a Recovery Worker.
  • Meet regularly with their recovery Teams to review progress, approach concerns and plans for moving forward
  • Assist in the delivery of wellbeing workshops.
  • Assist in project work as required.
  • Work in cooperation with colleagues, and staff from other agencies.
  • Work in accordance to Penumbra’s policies and procedures.
  • Work in accordance to the SSSC Code of Practice.
  • Keep up to date with sector and organisational developments.
  • Register with the SSSC if appropriate (Practitioner if working in a Care Home, Worker if in Housing Support)

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