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Physical Activity Partnership & Development Co-ordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,152
  • Home based during COVID-19 restrictions and then Edinburgh or Glasgow with travel across Scotland once restrictions are lifted
  • Closing 15th April 2021

  • Advertised from 31st March 2021
  • Salary Point 25 (pro rata if PT). Fixed term until 31st March 2023.
  • N884


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.

The Physical Activity Partnership & Development Co-ordinator will play a key role in the delivery and development of SAMH’s partnership with sportscotland to develop and deliver learning and development sessions which aim to increase knowledge and awareness of mental health, to remove stigma and discrimination and support Physical Activity & Sport communities in their understanding of the impact of physical activity and sport on our mental health and wellbeing. The Co-ordinator will help to build capacity across the sportscotland staff, active school coordinators, sport governing bodies and those interacting with groups of various ages, genders, and needs, including children and young people, to support engagement and participation levels within Physical Activity & Sport community.

The Development Co-ordinator will work collaboratively with staff, and key stakeholders to develop and deliver a diverse training programme in line with identified outcomes, tailored to meet the needs of the different groups. The programme will have a particular emphasis on supporting key sportscotland staff and key stakeholders to support their understanding of mental health and wellbeing and how this relates within a physical activity and sports context.

The role will also focus on opportunities to develop new mental health and physical activity models to showcase the positive role of physical activity and sport on our mental health. The Coordinator will also develop robust monitoring and evaluation processes, in partnership with the Physical Activity & Sport Development Manager and sportscotland.

The Development Co-ordinator will be based within SAMH main offices, either Edinburgh or Glasgow once COVID- 19 restrictions are lifted.

We are looking for someone who can share their knowledge and passion about the positive impact of physical activity and sport on mental health and wellbeing with others in a professional, adaptable and positive way. You will be a self-starter, enjoy building new relationships and have an energetic approach to promoting the programme.

Application notes

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this position please contact Robert Nesbitt on 07525 491926/ Nina Allinson on 07971 892 813

Closing date for all applications is 12 noon, Thursday 15th April 202.

Interviews will be by Teams/ Zoom on either Friday 23rd or Monday 26th April 2021.

Disclosure Scotland and Right to Work in the UK checks 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

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