Peer Development Worker - Trauma Support Services

  • Part time
  • £28,536 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th February 2023

  • Advertised from 15th December 2022
  • Health in Mind Fixed Point 30. 29 hours per week (4 days). Contract: Open-ended


Health in Mind is a leader within Scotland offering support and counselling for survivors of trauma.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Trauma Support Service as a Peer Development Worker to support people who have experienced historic adoption practices in Scotland.

We are seeking a part-time (29 hours per week) Peer Development Worker, with lived experience of historic adoption practices in Scotland. This is a new service which will support people, including mothers, fathers, adult adoptees and other family members, who’ve experienced historic adoption practices. As this is a new service, you will be involved in the design and development of this, working alongside the advisory group.

You will support people in peer group settings, as well as on a one-to-one basis. This may be in person in Health in Mind premises, community venues, or on video platforms such as Zoom. You will work in a person centred and strengths-based way.

All staff are working in a varied way with access to an office base for work, risk assessed community work, and homeworking. Some travel will be required. Flexibility in working hours will also be expected to meet the needs of people we support.

Are you motivated and passionate about supporting people? Do you have experience of supporting yourself, or others with their experience of Historic Adoption Practices? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

Application notes

An application pack is available on our website:

If you have difficulties accessing the pack please contact Annmarie Mitchell, HR Administrator on 0131 225 8508 or email

For further information contact Kerry Girdwood on 07741 894 849 or email

Closing date: 12 noon- Monday 6 February 2023

Interview date: Wednesday 22 February 2023

Health in Mind promotes equality and diversity in the workplace. Registered charity no SC004128.