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Digital Information Support and Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,723
  • Blended home and office based working. Office base in Edinburgh with travel across the Lothians.
  • Closing 25th July 2022


  • Advertised from 27th June 2022
  • 36.25 hours per week
  • Holidays: 30 days, plus 12 days public holidays Contract length: Open ended, funding secured until March 2024

Role

About us

It’s an exciting time to join Health in Mind as we celebrate our 40th year of supporting people and communities across Scotland.

Every year, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health difficulty so we work together with local communities towards a Scotland where mental health is understood, and people can lead fulfilling lives.

About our digital services

Our Digital Services have seen real growth in the last couple of years and we have big plans to further develop them and identify new digital opportunities to support even more people across Scotland.

Our services include online information and self-management websites:

·iThrive Edinburgh

·Eastspace

·Midspace

·West Space

These services are online spaces for mental health and wellbeing information in Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian.

They provide

·local information about mental health and wellbeing services and supports

·a platform to promote positive mental health and wellbeing through connecting people to local activities, spaces and places

·resources to support self-help and self-management

Health in Mind manage these services but it’s a community effort. Each service has an engaged and enthusiastic reference group that helps to shape the information, supports the promotion and reviews feedback.

The reference groups include people with lived experience of mental health difficulties, carers, and representatives from a wide range of charities and local community organisations.

What you’ll be doing

As our Digital Information Support and Development Worker you will ensure that all the websites remain up-to-date and the resources available to people continue to grow. You’ll produce engaging monthly e-newsletters and share local information and services via our social media channels.

You’ll also get a chance to work with some fantastic volunteers.

It’s vital that people have access to reliable and accurate information that can help them self-manage and can assist them in making informed decisions about where they can receive support – so this is an important role and one where someone can develop new skills and knowledge too.

What you will bring to the role

We’re looking for someone with a real passion for mental health and all things digital. Someone who can fit with our values and who wants to make a positive difference by ensuring people have access to accurate and engaging information and resources.

You’ll have a good eye for detail and be a great communicator who can create positive relationships with colleagues and external partners.

The person specification document fully outlines what experience, skills, knowledge and qualities we’re looking for. When completing the application form please address each point listed – if you don’t have experience in something then let us know how you can gain that skill or knowledge.

Application notes

An application pack is available on our websitehealth-in-mind.org.uk/be_a_health_in_mind_hero/work_with_us/d11

If you have difficulties accessing the pack, please contact Annmarie Mitchell, HR/Admin Assistant on 0131 225 8508 or emailannmarie@health-in-mind.org.uk

For further information contact Alana Genge, Communications Manager atalana.genge@health-in-mind.org.uk.

Closing date: Monday 25 July, 9 am

Interview dates: Thursday 11 August