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Rural Community Engagement Workers (x3)

  • Part time
  • £21,336 pro-rata
  • Tayside, Highland and Dumfries & Galloway
  • Closing 24th January 2022

  • Advertised from 23rd December 2021
  • Salary: pro rata Level 4 £21,336 (based on 35 hours per week). Hours: 18 hours per week. Tenure: Contract to end March 2023. Reporting to: Locality and Area Managers.


Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental ill-health?

Our new Rural Community Engagement Team in the Highlands, Tayside and Dumfries and Galloway is looking for people with a passion for community approaches looking to use their skills and experience in community support work to make an impact on marginalised communities, including refugees and Asylum Seekers, Young Carers and LGBTI+ communities.

Support in Mind Scotland 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. In this exciting new role, you will be Responsible for linking with members of the National Rural Mental Health Forum in your area and other local groups/providers to understand the needs of these populations and to raise awareness of the importance of seeking help to address poor mental health, and to signpost and refer people to appropriate support services. Working alongside community groups and other providers to identify and access small grants to address unmet need and deliver new projects/initiatives to help people deal with crises, develop resilience to recover from the pandemic and improve mental health and wellbeing for the future.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 3 or have relevant experience of work in health and social care, working in and with local communities. You should have experience of partnership working and a strong commitment to collaborative development.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible Employer” Preferably not a panel member. Do not include if not happy to field enquiries yourselves.

For an informal discussion, please email Rosita Novak, Locality Manager at or call 07568225733.

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, 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.

Find out more about us on our website at and on social media @suppinmindscot

Application notes


Closing date: Midday, 24/01/2022

Interview dates: 3rd and 4th of February 2022 (Held via video call)

Please email your completed application pack to by midday 24-01-2021. With: Recruitment– Rural Community Engagement Worker and desired Location in your email subject line.

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.