Employment Specialist

  • Full time
  • £22,478 – £25,654
  • Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 28th June 2019

  • Advertised from 13th June 2019
  • W554


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 customers and the wider community.

The role of the SAMH Employment Specialist 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 customer.

Your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination because, as an SAMH Employment Specialist, you’ll be supporting a diverse set of unemployed customers 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 customers 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 strengths will be building and maintaining positive relationships.

As this post will involve travel across various locations a full driving license and access to your own transport is essential.

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Tamara Wilson, Employment Solutions Manager on 07713 391 201 or email tamara.wilson@samh.org.uk.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is Friday 28th June 2019 at noon.

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.

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