This vacancy has now closed

Distress Brief Intervention Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £20,520 pro-rata
  • Inverness (travel across the Highlands may be required)
  • Closing 3rd June 2019

  • Advertised from 7th May 2019
  • £12,312 (FTE £20,520) 21 hours per week. Fixed term until March 2021 (Possible extension subject to funding)


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, Primary Care and Emergency Departments) and with third sector support organisations; the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required.

These posts offer an opportunity to join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role. We are seeking to appoint two highly motivated people to join our team of DBI Coordinators in Inverness. 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 posts are based in Inverness and are funded until March 2021. The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme.

Further information about the DBI and Support in Mind Scotland is available at and at

For an informal discussion please phone Anne Macdougall (Distress Brief Intervention Project Manager) on 01463 710963 or email

Application notes

For an application pack go to: or download below.

Closing date: 9am Monday 3rd June 2019

Interviews: Tuesday 11th June 2019