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Employment Specialist Facilitator

  • Part time
  • £22,478 – £25,654 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 12th June 2019

  • Advertised from 29th May 2019
  • 28.125 per week. Permanent.
  • W551


Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

The SAMH National Employment Team operates high quality services to support participants to access and sustain employment. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Fair Start Scotland team to make a positive impact on the lives of the participants we support:.

This is the most challenging and rewarding job you may ever apply for. The positive impact you can make on peoples’ lives will be down to the quality of support you provide as well as knowing your work will positively improve the lives of your participants and the wider community.

The role of the SAMH Employment Specialist Facilitator has its challenges and opportunities for you and the people you will support into employment. You are expected to deliver very high standards and performance targets in an environment where everyone wants the best for the participant.

Your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experience. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination because, as a SAMH Employment Specialist Facilitator, you’ll be supporting a diverse set of unemployed participants to find lasting jobs. They will each require different support so you’ll be doing a job that’s varied, challenging and genuinely rewarding.

Whatever your experience, we need people with an open-minded, determined attitude who can motivate and inspire both themselves and their participants to succeed. You will need to be comfortable working on your own initiative without the day-to-day presence of line management and one of your key strengths will be building and maintaining positive relationships.

As this post will involve travel throughout Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire, a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential. You’ll be rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package. You can find out more about the work of the National Employment Team on our website.

People often tell us it’s the best job they’ve ever had.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications will be 12 noon on Wednesday 12th June 2019.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 20th June 2019

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required. Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website

Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to, no other form of application will be accepted.