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Social Movement Development Manager – Suicide Prevention

  • Full time
  • £35,878 – £39,595
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow (Home working at the moment)
  • Closing 21st September 2020

  • Advertised from 2nd September 2020
  • 37.5 hours per week. Fixed Term – 2 years.
  • W605


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.

Scotland’s National Suicide Prevention Action Plan sets out a new approach to preventing suicide; it is led by the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG). An important part of delivering this new approach is building a social movement of people with a shared belief in preventing suicide.

On behalf of the NSPLG and Scottish Government, we are looking for a Social Movement Development Manager who will be responsible for establishing and managing activity to build a people powered movement using campaigns and communications, community organising, peer networks and wider change approaches.

The Social Movement Development Manager will be a key ambassador for suicide prevention work in Scotland. This will include developing key partnerships and relationships with a range of national, regional and local stakeholders. Building a social movement led by people with a range of experiences is a powerful catalyst for change that will inspire all of us to believe that we could benefit from being more aware, confident and equipped.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is 12 noon on Monday 21st September 2020.

Interviews will be held week beginning 28 September 2020.

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

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required for these posts.

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.