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Deputy to Director of Training & Listening Services

  • Part time
  • £18,270 pro-rata
  • Home based (occasional meeting in Aberdeen or Inverness or Edinburgh possible)
  • Closing 18th June 2021

  • Advertised from 9th June 2021
  • 10 hours per week, with flexible pattern to be arranged


The charity believes good listening is going to be needed more than ever following this pandemic.

Listen Well Scotland is looking for an individual who recognises the importance of listening for mental resilience and wellbeing. We are particularly looking for enthusiasm, interest and commitment to help us through this time of change and growth and actively support our volunteer team of trainers and listeners by seeking to ensure the charity's work is sustainable in future.

Main Role

The main purpose is for this post holder to work closely with, support, and deputise for the Director of Training & Listening Services (DTLS) as necessary, across the spectrum of operational management of the activities of the organisation. Whilst existing knowledge of Listen Well Scotland’s structure and services will be helpful, applications from people with no previous connections are also very welcome.

At Listen Well Scotland, we are confident our robust, high-quality training and our one-to-one listening service (Listening Time4U) can and do positively impact mental resilience and wellbeing. Over the last year we have developed our training courses for adults into online and virtual workshop format, and work is progressing apace with similar developments in the resources for young people

Working with our LWS Team, you would bring a commitment and enthusiasm to fulfil the charity's response to meeting the growing interest in listening training and enable the building of a listening culture in families, schools, the NHS, workplaces and communities across Scotland.

This role would provide an exciting, stimulating opportunity and challenge to make a significant difference to mental wellbeing in Scotland, particularly but not exclusively for young people.

You will have an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and experience in volunteer and stakeholder relationships.

You will be joining a charity addressing one of the most significant challenges of our time - MENTAL HEALTH.

This is a role that will continue to be developed as LWS implements its recovery plan following the covid-19 restrictions, and it will be a priority for permanent funding at the earliest opportunity, and at a higher level. There is scope for the deputy to expand skills in management and volunteer relations, including developing into the Director role.

Reporting to: Trustee with Governance remit

Working with: Board of Trustees and Director of Training & Listening Services (DTLS)

Duration:Fixed term July 2021 up to end of June 2022. Extension and development of role may be possible, depending on fundraising.

Probation period:3 months

Holiday entitlement:Part time employees’ annual holiday and public holiday entitlement will accrue on a pro-rata basis according to number of hours worked.

To find out more about the work of Listen Well Scotland you are encouraged to visit our website.

Application notes

Closing date: 18th June 2021, by noon.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering email explaining how your experience and skills will enable you to fulfil the role described above, to by noon on the closing date.

Please state if you would not be available for interview on dates given, if shortlisted.

Interview via zoom expected to be held on Mon 28th or Wed 30th June.

The appointment will be subject to satisfactory references.