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Mental Health Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,569 – £25,825 pro-rata
  • Galashiels office, and some home working is possible.
  • Closing 8th July 2022

  • Advertised from 16th June 2022
  • + pension (8%). We offer a mileage rate of £0.45 per mile. You’ll get six weeks equivalent annual leave and public holidays.


Do you have experience of working with people with lived experience of mental ill health?

Do you want to work for an organisation that aims to given them a voice?

We are looking for a Mental Health Development Worker (21 hours per week) to join our small, friendly team in the Scottish Borders.

Your role will be to help people with lived experience (and their unpaid carers) to be involved in health and social care settings. This post has a specific role to develop co-production by:

  • supporting people with lived experience to be actively involved in the planning process to improve health and social care services in Scottish Borders
  • developing ways for them to continue to be involved in all aspects of service design and delivery.

You will promote, facilitate and support the Scottish Borders Mental Health and Wellbeing Forum (MHWF), including the role it plays in wider planning around mental health. You will also encourage and support people with lived experience to enable them to have meaningful involvement and carry out representative roles. This can include offering emotional support and coaching, if required. You’ll work with Scottish Borders Council and NHS Borders to facilitate co-production with people who have lived experience of mental ill health and represent the collective views of people you support when needed.

We actively encourage applications from people living with a disability or long-term health condition. Please let us know if you need any particular adjustments or arrangements for any part of the recruitment or selection process.

Application notes

If you would like more information about the recruitment process, please contact Kathleen Travers on 01896 802358 or

The post is based in our Galashiels office, and some home working is possible.

There will be some travel throughout the Borders. You may be required to work occasional evenings and weekends.

This job is fixed term for 12 months, but there is potential to extend this.

For the job description and details of how to apply, please visit our website Closing Date: Friday 8th of July 2022