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Mental Health Project Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,931
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th September 2020

  • Advertised from 20th August 2020
  • £26,931 per annum pro rata for 33.75hpw based on 37.5hpw FTE. (including a 5% unsocial allowance) Fixed term until 31 December 2022.


The aim of the Guardianship service is to help refugee children and young people, and victims of trafficking who arrive in Scotland alone and without their parents.

The children and young people we help have been through unimaginable traumas and now they must cope with being apart from their families in a strange new country with language and cultural barriers and a welfare and immigration system which can be complicated and difficult to understand. Our young people often experience mental health problems associated with the reason they have had to seek asylum. The experience of seeking asylum, coping with grief and loss and living with uncertainty can exacerbate existing health problems or create new ones.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team. This project is part funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union. We are looking to recruit a full time Mental Health Project Coordinator (based in Glasgow), working 33.75 hours per week.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and creative individual to lead on the delivery and development of a mental health project which offers personalised, early intervention for young refugees who are experiencing mental health and wellbeing challenges, with the aim of reducing the severity of their condition and increasing their resilience and ability to manage their day to day lives.

The Mental Health Project Coordinator will support the oversight of all activities including promotion, planning, assessment, delivery, evaluation and ongoing reporting of the project in conjunction with the Service Manager.

Working in partnership with the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Psychological Trauma Service (the Anchor), the post holder will co-develop assessments, workshop material, evaluation tools and co-deliver initial workshops to promote change that will lead to better outcomes for young men.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate awareness of the key elements of working with young people who have arrived as separated children seeking asylum. You will be required to have a good understanding of the issues that affect unaccompanied young refugees who are affected by displacement, grief and loss, trauma, cultural dislocation, living with uncertainty and coping with a complex and often hostile asylum and trafficking process.

A relevant professional qualification at SCQF 8 or above, or equivalent knowledge acquired by other means, is essential for this post.

As an Aberlour employee, you will:

- receive a supported induction

- be part of a highly motivated and skilled team

- receive continual personalised support

- have access to a well-developed training programme, including Person Centred Planning and Graphic Facilitation

- excellent annual leave entitlement

- access to our group pension scheme

- access to the Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Application notes

To apply please go to our website where you can complete our online application form. If you have any queries, please e-mail:

Applications to be returned by: noon on Monday 7 September 2020

"This project is part funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. Making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union"