Employability Support Project Worker, Dumfries and Annan

  • Part time
  • £20,614 pro-rata
  • Based in Dumfries
  • Closing 30th March 2023

  • Advertised from 3rd March 2023
  • Permanent (Subject to continued funding). 28 hours per week. Flexible working options will be considered.


About the Role:

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness? Change mental health have an exciting opportunity in the Employability Support Project in Dumfries and Annan for someone with a passion for empowerment looking to use their skills and experience in Group Work to support service users to develop new skills and enhance existing ones.

In this varied and exciting role, you will support service users to achieve their identified goals by facilitating structured group and one-to-one activities that allow those taking part to improve existing employability skills as well as develop new ones. Working as part of the Employability Team the role offers you an opportunity to be innovative and creative in meeting the needs of those who use the Service.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate should be someone who can work as part of a team, be creative in their approach to working with people, have excellent communication skills and have a sense of humour. They should be educated to SVQ Level 2 or its equivalent and have experience of working with people in groups.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer: The post is for 28 hours per week, working days will be discussed and agreed with the Service Manager and can be adjusted for the suitable candidate.

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!

Why join us?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, regular support & supervision and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Find out more about Who We Are and What We Do on our Website at changemh.org and on Social Media

Application notes

For an informal discussion, please contact John Scott, Service Manager, Mobile – 07739 216450 (Mon - Fri, 9am -4pm) or email john.scott@changemh.org

To apply please complete the online application form on BreatheHR along with attaching your CV and Cover Letter by 30th March 2023.

Interviews will be held in our offices in Dumfries. If you are shortlisted to interview, we will provide you with the exact location.

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, so please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.

About Us:

Change Mental Health provides support throughout Scotland and offers a range of services to people directly affected by a mental health issue and to those who care for them, whether family, friend or supporter.

We are committed to delivering services shaped by the lived experienced of people affected by mental health. We believe in a holistic approach to providing support and aim to empower our service user to make the best use of what help and support is available to them.