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.

Current vacancies

Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,534 – £32,909
  • Glasgow ARBD services across two locations (Possilpark and City Centre)
  • Closing 29th January 2020

Our ARBD service is entering a very exciting period in its development, developing from primarily a Supported Accommodation to become the ARBD assessment centre for the city. It will provide the expertise required for a full assessment and will concentrate on supporting people to understand and better manage their diagnosis and access the most appropriate resources to support a good outcome.

Are you the person we need, understanding of ARBD, great leadership skills, clear vision of change management, experience of partnership working and want to manage our amazing team, then please have a look. You will be at the forefront of this sector leading service at a time of development, working with the Glasgow ARBD team, our service commissioners as well as the Penumbra team and all those we will support in their personal recovery.


Learning and Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,534 – £32,909
  • Edinburgh (with occasional travel across Scotland)
  • Closing 7th February 2020

This exciting new post within Penumbra will realise the most of our people’s talents and developing them to their full potential is the core purpose of the Learning and Development Manager. You will be passionate about supporting and assisting our people learn and better themselves, ensuring our people are trained and skilled, enabling them to provide a first rate service to our supported people. Equally tied to this will be a strong focus on not just what the learner desires but what the organisation needs from a strategic perspective, enabling the values of Penumbra and driving a positive culture across the organisation. You will be capable of both assessing training needs, crafting learning content, implementing it and measuring the impact. Presentation skills, diplomacy and the ability to influence senior management are essential if you are to thrive as an L&D manager.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

HR Assistant

  • Full time
  • £20,279 – £23,629
  • Edinburgh – Head Office
  • Closing 19th August 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic and agile people team, working proactively to provide comprehensive HR support across the organisation. A key part of this role is to assist in the development and implementation of HR procedures and initiatives and to ensure these are imbedded across the organisation. In this role you will deliver first line HR advice and guidance to managers and will also use verbal and written communication skills to liaise with external stakeholders including SSSC and Disclosure Scotland.

This vacancy has now closed

Recovery Workers

  • Full time
  • £17,255 – £17,864
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 1st September 2019

Two roles available: 1 based at the Alcohol related brain damage service & 1 based at the Carntyne supported accommodation.

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)
This vacancy has now closed

Business Support Assistant

  • Full time
  • £20,979 – £24,444
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th November 2019

To provide a comprehensive business and administrative support service that meets Penumbra’s objectives across the East area.


  • Work in collaboration with the Area Manager, providing support as required.
  • Provide IT expertise as required across the area and take a lead role in the implementation of any new organisational and local systems.
  • Assist in the development of consistent and effective administrative processes across the organisation.
  • Working closely with several local and national posts and in a close partnership with the other business support and administration teams across Penumbra. Share best practice across the organisation.
  • Work to identify cost and time efficiencies across the area.
  • Work with local management and services to develop and implement appropriate administrative and IT processes.
  • Attend local area management meetings.
  • Line management and supervision of Area Administrator.
  • Undertake project work as required.
  • Understand the requirements of regulatory bodies (SSSC, Care Inspectorate) and work to ensure Penumbra remains compliant.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with Health & Social Care partners and other agencies.
  • Take overall responsibility for all local administration processes, in relation to areas such as:
    • Finance
    • Recruitment and Staffing
    • Health and Safety
    • Training
    • Fundraising
    • Contract monitoring
    • Tender Submissions
  • Ensure adequate stock of organisational resources and promotional materials
  • Ensure local information is maintained through Penumbra website and other media
  • Provide regular feed to Penumbra’s social media outlets
  • Co-ordinate local events as required.
  • Provide telephone and reception cover as required.
  • Any other duties as required.
This vacancy has now closed

Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £26,246 – £29,672
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 28th November 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Support Manager in Penumbra Midlothian to work with one of the leading mental health organisations in Scotland. We support around 1600 adults and young people every week. With over 400 staff across Scotland, 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.

Working with Penumbra offers you the opportunity to -

• work with a leading provider of mental health services

• learn new skills and work with award–winning tools and approaches

• develop personally and professionally

• develop new ideas within a culture that support innovation and continuous improvement

• coach other members of the team in recovery approaches

• access support at any time through employee assistance programme

This vacancy has now closed

Assistant Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £20,979 – £24,444
  • Alcohol Related Brain Damage Services (ARBD) Possilpark, Glasgow
  • Closing 15th January 2020

To assist the Support Manager in the management of the service, including supporting and supervising staff, working directly with service users and limited budget management.

Our Glasgow ARBD service is seeking someone who has a knowledge of and experience in the field. We are about to through an exciting transformation to the service and you could be a part of the innovative management team taking it forward.

To find out more, please download the Job Description.


Find out more about Penumbra on Good HQ