Carers Support and Research Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Highland
  • Closing 31st March 2023

  • Advertised from 3rd March 2023


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 Highland area for someone with a passion for improving the lives of people who care for family members or others affected by mental health issues, making use of their skills and experience in support work to make an impact on mental health and welfare and to help us improve services for carers.

In this varied and exciting, new role, you will lead a Carers Support Service with the aim of supporting Mental Health Carers and contribute to research on the provision of Carers support. Working alongside our Highland Area team, the role offers you an opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of Carers and people affected by mental health issues.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have experience of supporting carers, mental health support and managing staff, and will have a basic understanding of research work.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual, and the charity and we are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer. For an informal discussion, please contact Rosita Novak (Locality Manager) on

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 work with us:

Change Mental Health 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.
  • Access to travel 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

Please download and complete the application form and submit via our BreatheHR portal before midnight on Friday 31st March 2023.

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.