Team Leader, Better than Well Service

  • Full time
  • £26,695 – £30,763
  • Fife
  • Closing 28th January 2021

  • Advertised from 12th January 2021
  • £26,695.00 - £30,763.00 per annum (dependent on skills & experience). (Plus, an on-call allowance of £20 per shift if applicable). 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, permanent. Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service


LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people of all ages to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. We deliver our support to service users through a range of models including:

• Personal development and employability programmes

• Self-help coaching

• Supported accommodation

• Care at home

• Housing support

• Befriending

• Social cafes

At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. It is important to us to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. Our values are:

  • Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstance
  • Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
  • Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
  • Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

The LinkLiving Better Than Well service is an exciting new project supported by the Scottish Government’s Survivor Support Innovation and Development Fund.

Better than Well supports adults who have experienced childhood trauma in Fife, particularly those who have found it difficult to engage with other services. Better than Well is open to all adults who have experienced childhood trauma, but there is also an additional attempt to engage with people who have also experienced homelessness.

The Job

Working closely with the Service Delivery Manager, the Team Leader will ensure the achievement of high-quality services for people who have experienced childhood trauma to manage any resulting impact and focus on their safety and stabilisation.

The Team Leader will provide day to day management, leadership, support and supervision to a team of staff.

The Team Leader will work together with the team and Service Delivery Manager to facilitate training sessions and shared learning events with our range of external partners. The Team Leader will be responsible for ensuring outcomes are recorded and reported in line with funder requirements.

About You

The successful candidate must be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in Psychology (or other relevant subject) or hold a Diploma in Counselling or Self Help/Life Coaching. With prior experience of approaches in self-help techniques and/or CBT approach.

As this role involves the line management of a team of staff you must be able to lead, manage and motivate a team through regular planned meeting and support.

Additionally, you need to be able to demonstrate your knowledge of mental health self help resources and commitment to their use. It is essential that you have prior knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized and have an ability to build equal and positive relationships with people.

For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack above.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.

You will work with colleagues who share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.

Application notes

Closing Date: Midnight on Thursday 28 January 2021

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Friday 5 February 2021 via MS Teams

How to Apply

Our online application method is the most efficient way to apply and can be started visiting our websiteYou must complete an application form to be considered for any of our vacancies. Also, if you aren’t sure about how long you have to fill in the form, you will be able to save it and return to it by clicking on the ‘My Applications’ tab of the vacancy search page and entering your username and password.

We can offer suitable alternative methods to apply if requested including although not exclusively; hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by emailing our Resourcing Team at and detailing which format you would require.

Please note that CV's will not be considered.

Link is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.