Peer Support worker

  • Full time
  • £23,378
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd April 2023

  • Advertised from 16th March 2023
  • Pt 24 fixed. 36.25 hours per week (job share arrangements considered). Permanent – Funding secure until June 2027.


We have an exciting new opportunity to join our Midlothian Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Team. This post is commissioned by the Corra Foundation on behalf of the Scottish Government.

The successful applicant will support the delivery of our rapid response service working in partnership with the Midlothian Substance Use Service. You will offer short term, outcome focused one to one and group peer support. You will work in a person centered and strength-based way. One to one peer supports will be delivered in various community venues across Midlothian as well as via telephone and video platforms such as Zoom.

You will provide and promote peer support to people recovering from substance misuse, alcohol problems and mental health difficulties . Experience of delivering one to one support is desired.

All staff are working in a blended way with access to an office base for essential work alongside risk assessed community work, and homeworking. Travel is required across Midlothian. Flexibility in working hours will also be expected to meet the needs of people we support.

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 please contact Krzysztof Nowak, Team Leader on 07760753014 or email

Closing date: 3 April 2023 (9am)

Interview date: Candidates should be available for interview on 20 April 2023

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