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Senior Policy Advisor – See Me

  • Full time
  • £34,833 – £38,442
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 11th January 2019


  • Advertised from 17th December 2018
  • (Point 40 to Point 44) Hours: 37.5 per week. Fixed term contract to 31st March 2020 (with possibility of extension)
  • W531

Role

See Me are a partnership between SAMH, Scotland’s national mental health charity, and the Mental Health Foundation. Over the past three years we have developed our programme to be at the heart of the challenge to end stigmatising and discriminatory behaviours around mental health, with the aim of enabling people who experience mental health problems to live fulfilled lives. We continue to grow our work with communities, schools and workplaces and develop significant new work and partnerships, to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination in health and social care. By changing minds, changing policy and changing practice you could be part of an exciting programme that helps improve the mental health and wellbeing of Scotland.

As Senior Policy Advisor you will be at the heart of helping See Me explore what else we can do to end mental health stigma and discrimination. This is an exciting time for mental health and we are determined that See Me plays its role fully in the endeavour to improve our mental health. That means we need to be well informed on major policy developments and able to demonstrate the power of interventions designed to reduce stigma.

This is a dynamic role where working directly with the Director you’ll chart the opportunities and ensure the programme is ready to respond. You’ll already have extensive public policy knowledge and good experience supporting senior colleagues to make their case. You’ll be comfortable with a variety of data and able to produce concise topical briefings and reports in often complex policy areas.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications will be Friday 11th January 2019 at 12 noon.

Interviews will take place week commencing 21st January 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

https://www.samh.org.uk/information/work-with-us/vacancies/senior-policy-advisor-see-me-w521

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.