Locality Manager, Edinburgh & Lothian (Thrive)

  • Full time
  • £29,331
  • Homeworking until restrictions are eased, then office based in Edinburgh (Hybrid working will be considered)
  • Closing 4th October 2021

  • Advertised from 21st September 2021
  • 35 hours a week. Permanent


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? Support in Mind Scotland Edinburgh and Lothian team has an exciting new opportunity for someone with a passion for making a positive difference to people’s lives and using their experience and compassion to manage and develop our services and reach more people across the Region.

In this challenging exciting new role, you will be responsible specifically for providing leadership to our Thrive Welcome Team and for ensuring our services, including our registered services, are delivered to a high standard across the City. Working with the Area Manager and our other Locality Manager for the Area, you will engage with our external partners and stakeholders to sustain excellent partnerships, and will manage staff, develop new services and projects and lead our development into new areas reaching more people who need support.

You will help to develop our strategic outcomes for the area, and take responsibility for the day-to-day operation of our services. You will attend meetings, present our work to external audiences and deputise for the Area Manager when necessary. You will lead on our quality monitoring and reporting, ensuring we gather data and produce appropriate reports, including being our contact for the Care Inspectorate.

Reporting to: Edinburgh Area Manager

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Manager, with at least 3 years working with people affected by mental health issues. You will also be registered with the SSSC or prepared to work towards this registration as a priority. You will be able to demonstrate excellent partnership working and be confident in representing the organisation and our services to a wide audience. You will be familiar with evaluation methods and have excellent It and report-writing skills. Finally you will share the values of Support in Mind Scotland showing a commitment to a rights-based approach and non-discriminatory practice.

The post is for 5 days a week worked between 9 and 5, with occasional hours required outside of these times. This post is office based, with travel across the City and the Lothian essential so you should have access to suitable transport.

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?

Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland and offers a range of services to people directly affected by a mental ill-health 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.

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, flexible as well as blended working pattern to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life's difficulties and challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences. Many people who work with us have lived experience of the issues we support mental health.

Find out more about us on our Website and on Social Media.

Application notes

Email your completed application pack to admin@supportinmindscotland.org.uk by Midday, 04 October 2021. With: Recruitment –Locality Manager, Edinburgh and Lothian in your email subject line.

Interviews are held via video call software. If shortlisted, we will provide you with remote interviewing guidance.

Interview date: Mid-to-end of October 2021

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.