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  • Advertised from 3rd July 2020
  • 37.5 hours per week. 37.5 hours per week.
  • N826


Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

The Physical Activity Behavioural Change Development Worker will play a key role in the delivery and development of SAMH’s partnership with Scottish Sports Futures in the delivery of the Wellbeing Project. The purpose of this role is to develop the skills needed to deliver Scottish Sports future and SAMH programme to disadvantaged young people across Scotland. Scottish Sports Futures targets those young people most at risk where and when they are most at risk, focusing on neighbourhoods that suffer from acute youth disorder and anti-social behaviour.

This role will specifically support the development, design and the delivery of the Wellbeing Project in partnership with Scottish Sports Futures. The role will support the training and development of staff and key stakeholders within the programme to deliver a range of life skills based on behaviour change and mental health and wellbeing approaches to improve the wellbeing and resilience to young people (aged 11-15 and 15-18 using every day, non-complex language.

The role will support identified communities to encourage and develop person-centred behaviour change intervention services that is responsive to the needs of those participating in the Scottish Sports Futures and SAMH programme, through one-to-one support and facilitating group sessions.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is 12.00 noon, Tuesday 21st July 2020

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 28th July 2020

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to, no other form of application will be accepted.