This vacancy has now closed

Distress Brief Intervention Project Manager x 2

  • Full time
  • £26,235
  • Hybrid – Dumfries and Galloway & Argyll and Bute
  • Closing 28th September 2022

  • Advertised from 2nd September 2022
  • Salary Banding: SiMS Level 5 -Foundation (Starting salary is usually the 1st point of the scale). 35 hours a week. Fixed Term until May 2023, with possibility for extension.


We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to join our DBI team. Someone who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centered, recovery-focused support work, and who has experience of leading a team and of working autonomously Educated to SVQ4 level or equivalent in Social Services or Health Care or relevant appropriate experience. If the post holder does not have this qualification, they will be required to work towards it during their employment. Duties will include Managing the staff team and supporting the Partnership Group by facilitating a shared approach, sharing good practice and developing joint protocols and processes. Developing Memorandum of Understanding and working closely with key partners, in liaison with the National DBI Project Manager.

If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish

community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme or update their membership record for regulated work with protected adults. (The cost are met by the employer)

This post is 35 hours per week with occasional weekend working on a rota basis and regular travel will be required.

About the DBI Project:

Support in Mind Scotland is the lead partner in the Highlands for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide pilot project, testing a ground-breaking approach to address the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress.

Working in partnership with frontline services, including Police, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focused, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Coordinator, you will join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role.

Why work with us:

Support in Mind Scotland is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.


  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card

Application notes

If you are interested in this opportunity but are unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience necessary, please do not hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion with Lisa Anderson, the Distress Brief Intervention National Project Manager on 01463 710963 or email

Please download and complete the application form and submit via our BreatheHR portal (by using this link: Applications must be received by 12 pm on 28 September 2022.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated. Please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.