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Distress Brief Intervention Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £24,750
  • Home Working (Regular travel to offices in Dumfries once restrictions are lifted)
  • Closing 24th January 2022

  • Advertised from 12th January 2022
  • Salary Banding: SiMS Level 5 -Foundation (Starting salary is usually the 1st point of the scale). 35 hours a week. Fixed Term until December 2023, with possibility for extension.


We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to join our DBI team. Someone who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centred, recovery-focussed support work, and who has experience of leading a team and of working autonomously Educated to SVQ4 level or equivalent in Social Services or Health Care or relevant appropriate experience. If the post holder does not have this qualification they will be required to work towards it during their employment. Duties will include Managing the staff team and supporting the Partnership Group by facilitating a shared approach, sharing good practice and developing joint protocols and processes. Developing Memorandum of Understanding and working closely with key partners, in liaison with the National DBI Project Manager.

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!

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme or update their membership record for regulated work with protected adults. (The cost are met by the employer)

This post is 35 hours per week with occasional weekend working on a rota basis and regular travel will be required once travel restrictions are lifted.

If you are interested in this opportunity but are unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience necessary, please do not hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion with Lisa Anderson, the Distress Brief Intervention National Project Manager on 01463 710963 or email

About Us:

Support in Mind Scotland provides support for people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness. We do this throughout Scotland by offering 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.

About the DBI Project:

Support in Mind Scotland is the lead partner in the Highlands for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief

Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide pilot project, testing a ground-breaking approach to

addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress.

Working in partnership with frontline services, including Police, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental

health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focused, short-term support, with the option of onward

referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Coordinator, you will join this major, high profile Scottish

Government project in a key role.

For further information about DBI and our involvement in the project, head to our website and visit

Why join us?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving award winning charity, and help shape its future. In return for

your work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday,

enhanced sick pay, family friendly policies and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Find out more about what we do and who we are at

Application notes

Please email your complete application pack to by midday 24th January

2022 with “Recruitment –Confidential Project Manager” in your email subject line.

We have adjusted our recruitment process due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Interviews will be held via video

call software. If you are shortlisted to interview, we will provide you with guidance on how to access the


We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please inform us of any arrangements that we may make to our

hiring 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.

Support in Mind Scotland is the operating name of National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland), a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland SC088179. Charity Number SC 013649