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Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Specialist

  • Full time
  • £22,748 – £25,654
  • Glasgow (in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde)
  • Closing 28th November 2018

  • Advertised from 8th November 2018
  • 37.5 per week. Maternity leave cover fixed term contract for up to 12 months.
  • W523


SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health) is a charity working across Scotland. Every year, we provide over a million hours of support to people who need our help. Every week, we work with around 3,000 individuals in over 60 services. Every day, we campaign for better mental health for the people of Scotland

The SAMH National Employment Team operates high quality services to support customers to access and sustain employment. As part of our package of Employability products, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team and make a positive impact on the lives of the customers we support.

Internal applicants should note that if successful, this will be a secondment opportunity.

Working closely with a number of Community Mental Health Teams, you will work with people using mental health services, employers and professional networks to secure employment for people with severe and enduring mental health problems.

You will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of best practice in mental health provision and/or in the provision of employability and employment services. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination and the ability to motivate, develop and inspire individuals to develop their self-confidence and realise their aspirations. You will be a self-starter, thrive in a multi-agency setting and have an appetite to promote this innovative approach.

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

If you wish to discuss this vacancy, please contact Neil Boyd on 07714 140117.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is Wednesday 28th November 2018 at 12 noon

Interview will take place on Tuesday 11th December 2018.

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.