Peer Worker – Eating Disorders

  • Full time
  • £22,335
  • Great Michael House, 14 Links Place, Edinburgh EH6 7EZ. Currently working in a blended way between the office at Links Place and homeworking.
  • Closing 1st June 2022

  • Advertised from 18th May 2022
  • Working Hours: 36.25 per week


To assist carers of people with an eating disorder to feel supported in their caring role and to experience improved wellbeing.

This post is part of a new initiative, and the focus of the work is peer support for unpaid carers of people with an eating disorder. The peer worker will cover Lothian and will build on established links with carer organisations across Lothian as well as working closely with the Edinburgh Peer Network. The post will also offer specific supports to carers of those being treated at the Eating Disorders Unit at St John’s Hospital, West Lothian.

The peer worker will have responsibility for recruiting and supporting a small number of volunteers who have their own experience as carers.

The post will be subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Adults Groups (PVG) scheme and appropriate checks.

There will be a six-month probationary period. The post is initially fixed term until 31st March 2024.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below,

Please submit your application by 1st June at 5pm.

Interview date TBD.