Changing minds, changing lives
Our vision is for a world with good mental health for all.
Our mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health.
Prevention is at the heart of what we do, because the best way to deal with a crisis is to prevent it from happening in the first place. We inform and influence the development of evidence-based mental health policy at national and local government level. In tandem, we help people to access information about the steps they can take to reduce their mental health risks and increase their resilience.
We are looking for a Project Development Officer for our new “Reclaiming Our Heritage” project who will be preserving the heritage of the relationship between mental health and the arts in Scotland. This project, with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and several Scottish charitable trusts, is a ground-breaking new programme. It will gather the oral testimony of people who pioneered the mental health and arts movement in Scotland and will make this testimony widely accessible online and through public events.
The postholder will be working on raising awareness of the project and will recruit and support a team of volunteers who will form the core delivery team of the project. Duties will include volunteer recruitment and supervision, activity planning, recruiting and engaging with oral history contributors and arranging testimony to made public in a variety of formats
The successful applicant will have experience of working with and supporting volunteers and developing project activities. Demonstrable skills in project planning, volunteer development and event delivery are essential.