Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,520 pro-rata
  • Cothrom Lochaber Resource Centre, Fort William, covering the Lochaber area
  • Closing 17th December 2018

  • Advertised from 20th November 2018
  • 21 hours per week


Support in Mind Scotland provides support for people whose lives are affected by mental health issues. This can include people directly affected by mental illness, family members, friends and supporters.

We are developing an exciting new initiative in the Lochaber area, building on our work at the Cothrom Lochaber Resource Centre in Fort William. In partnership with NHS Highland and voluntary sector agencies we will develop and support mental health work with a community-based focus. As a first step in this development we are looking for a dynamic and creative Outreach Worker to cover the Lochaber area.

Ideally the successful candidates will have an SVQ Level 3 or 4 qualification in Social Services and Health Care (or an equivalent qualification) and substantial experience of providing support to people whose Mental Health issues seriously affect their lives.

A driving licence and access to a vehicle are required.

The post holder will be required to join the PVG Scheme.

Application notes

Closing date for applications: 17th December 2018.

Interviews will be held in Fort William on Thursday 10th January, 2019, although shortlisted candidates will be informed before the festive break.

For further information and an application pack please phone visit our website supportinmindscotland.org.uk or contact Liz Mackay on 0131 662 4359 or email lmackay@supportinmindscotland.org.uk.

For a discussion or to arrange an informal visit please phone Bruce Armstrong on 07917 655552.

Support in Mind Scotland is the operating name of National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland) Charity number SC013649