This vacancy has now closed

Employment Specialist x 1

  • Full time
  • £23,650 – £26,993
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th October 2021


  • Advertised from 23rd September 2021
  • 37.5 per week. Fixed term to 31/03/2023, with possibility to extend
  • W674

Role

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 services, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team and make a positive impact on the lives of the people we support.

Working closely with all mental health services including Child and Adolescent primary, secondary and youth health services, you will work with a range of 16-24 year olds

using mental health services, employers and professional networks to secure employment for the young people.

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. For the IPS role, a working knowledge of IPS in particular would be an advantage, but full IPS training will be provided.

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 Glasgow a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential.

If you want to discuss the vacancy, please call Oxana MacGregor Gunn on 07711389680

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is Wednesday 6th October 2021, at 12 noon.

Interviews will take place on Friday 15th October 2021.

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications should be declared on the application form.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download and view on our website - samh.org.uk/information/work-with-us/vacancies

Please note that your application should be completed electronically