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Project Officer (Young People)

  • Full time
  • £25,440 – £29,794
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 8th February 2021


  • Advertised from 25th January 2021
  • Hours; 37.5 per week. Permanent.

Role

See Me is Scotland’s programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination. Our mission is to change minds, change policy and change practice across Scotland. See Me works with people with lived experience of mental health problems to influence change in communities, schools and workplaces and in health and social care.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to work to end mental health stigma and discrimination experienced by young people in Scotland. As a central part of the national programme team the post holder will apply community development/ youth work approaches to take forward a range of projects and activities. An essential part of the role will be to equip and empower young people with lived experience of mental health problems to become active in challenging stigma and discrimination. The post holder will support growth of social movement across Scotland by working directly with young people and youth sector partners to influence change in attitudes, behaviours and cultures. With strong interpersonal skills and team working you will support our Youth Volunteers to be active in all areas of the programme including communications and campaigns, communities and priority groups and within our priority settings.

The role will be both challenging and rewarding. The successful candidate will be an energetic and driven individual who is motivated to make a positive impact to end mental health stigma and discrimination. Collaborative working is key to all roles: candidates must be skilled in partnership working and have a strong track record of working as part of a team. At the same time you’ll be adept at ensuring delivery to plan and capturing good monitoring data to support reporting and evaluation.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is Monday 8th February at 12 noon.

Interviews for the Project Officer (Young people) post will take place on 24th February

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

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

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website https://www.samh.org.uk/information/work-with-us/vacancies/see-me-recruitment

Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to jobs@samh.org.uk, no other form of application will be accepted.