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Children & Young People Connect Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,893 – £26,424
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th October 2020

  • Advertised from 1st October 2020
  • 37.5 hours per week. Fixed Term for 1 year.


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.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

The Connect Project aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people, families and school staff within a Glasgow City locality, and through a “whole school” approach.

It aims to increase knowledge and awareness of mental health, to remove stigma and discrimination and break down barriers to receiving help; as well as building the capacity of those interacting with children and young people to confidently have mental health conversations and deliver support when it is needed.

The Connect Coordinator will work collaboratively with children, young people, staff, parents/ carers and community stakeholders to develop and deliver a diverse programme of activity with support programmes, peer and volunteer programmes, workshops/trainings, signposting and events, tailored to meet the needs of the different groups.

The project will have a particular emphasis on supporting transitions for children and young people, as they move from primary to secondary school.

The Connect Co-ordinator will be predominantly based within schools, with some home working during the current government restrictions, which will be reviewed.

Occasional evening and weekend work will be required.

Application notes

Applications are welcome from individuals 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.

Closing date for all applications is 12pm on the 16th October 2020

Online zoom or Microsoft team interviews will be held on the 26th October or 27th October 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.