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Edinburgh Thrive Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,875 – £31,289
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st April 2021

  • Advertised from 7th April 2021
  • Salary depending on experience/qualifications. 37.5 hrs per week
  • Permanent
  • N885


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

Thrive Edinburgh is about thinking big and thinking differently. We should have big ambitions and long-term strategic aims when it comes to mental health. We have made it our goal to promote mental health and protect our citizens’ resiliency, self-esteem, family strength and joy and reduce the toll of mental illness on individuals, our communities and our city.

This is an exciting new role to support three SAMH services and implement the new Edinburgh Thrive approach within SAMH. You will be responsible and accountable for maintain high quality standards across Edinburgh Support Services, Redhall Walled Gardens and SAMH staff within the South West Welcome Team.

We are committed to providing care and support to our service users and are looking for a Service Manager who is equally dedicated to the provision of outcome focused person centred care.

As an experienced manager, you will provide positive leadership and management whilst demonstrating and evidencing the following;

  • Leading and managing teams to ensure safe and effective provision of support to those people who use the service through the promotion of outcomes focused person centred approaches.
  • Reporting and evaluating of operational service delivery demonstrating delivery and development
  • Experience establishing effective partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Compliance with relevant, legislation, contracts and service specifications, SAMH policies and ensuring practice reflects current research findings.
  • Effective and efficient management of all resources.
  • Contributing to the wider work of SAMH to support the achievement of SAMH strategic objectives.

The working pattern is predominantly Monday to Friday; however you may be required to work out with this in line with service needs. There is a requirement to participate on the management on call rota out with working times.

We will expect you to establish strong and sustainable relationships in the community which will increase awareness and engagement of the project and promote building resilience to enable behaviour, culture and community change around stigma and discrimination.

To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria, core competencies behaviour and skills listed in the role profile and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering outcomes for vulnerable adults; and knowledge and experience of working in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

Application notes

Applications are welcome from people 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 12 noon, Wednesday 21st April 2021

Interviews will be held on Friday 30th of April 2021 via Microsoft Teams.

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.