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Children & Young People Team Trainer

  • Full time
  • £26,424 – £28,121
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th December 2020

  • Advertised from 25th November 2020
  • Fixed Term for 2 years. 37.5 hours per week.
  • N860


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

Working closely with the SAMH Children and Young People Team the Trainer (Children and Young People) will assist in the development of mental health workshops, trainings and information sessions that can be delivered to children, young people, school/college and other youth organisation staff and parents/carers.

These trainings and workshops will increase emotional literacy, build knowledge and understanding around mental health and wellbeing, increase self care skills and build the capacity of adults around the child to feel confident and competent when having mental health conversations.

The Trainer will respond to training requests, organise and deliver trainings and workshops to these key groups, within schools, colleges and youth organisations.

Evening and occasional weekend work will be required.

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.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is 12 noon, Friday 11th December 2020.

Online team interviews will be held on Friday 18th December 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.