This vacancy has now closed

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Specialist

  • Full time
  • £24,596 – £28,073
  • Three Towns Resource Centre, Saltcoats, North Ayrshire
  • Closing 1st July 2022

  • Advertised from 17th June 2022
  • Salary Point 25 – 29. 37.5 hours per week. Fixed term to 31/03/2023, with possibility to extend.
  • W760


SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health) is a charity working across Scotland. Every year, we provide over a million hours of support to people who need our help. Every week, we work with around 3,000 individuals in over 60 services. Every day, we campaign for better mental health for the people of Scotland.

The SAMH National Employment Team operates high quality services to support customers to access and sustain employment. As part of our package of Employability services, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team and make a positive impact on the lives of the people we support.

For Scotland’s Mental Health.

Working closely with Community Mental Health services, you will work with a range of clients with severe and/or enduring mental health problems. You will work in collaboration with stakeholders and employers to support clients to find and sustain employment in their desired sector.

You will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of best practice in mental health provision and/or in the provision of employability and employment services. For the IPS role, a working knowledge of IPS in particular would be an advantage, but full IPS training will be provided.

We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination and the ability to motivate, develop and inspire individuals to develop their self-confidence and realise their aspirations. You will be a self-starter, thrive in a multi-agency setting and have an appetite to promote this innovative approach.

As this post will involve travel across the North Ayrshire Council area a full driving licence and access to your own transport is preferred.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is Friday 1st July at 12 Noon

Interviews TBC

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications should be declared on the application form.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

Application forms, website -

Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back, no other form of application will be accepted.

If you want to discuss the vacancy, please call John Lunn on 07713 391 201 or email