This vacancy has now closed

Support and Development Worker (Re:discover Borders Peer Connecting)

  • Part time
  • £24,478 pro-rata
  • Borders
  • Closing 19th July 2021

  • Advertised from 5th July 2021
  • 30 hours per week. Fixed to 31 March 2022, extension subject to future funding.


This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our growing Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Team within the Scottish Borders.

Funded by the Scottish Borders Council this post will work to promote and deliver a robust and dynamic mental health Peer Connecting Service within the Scottish Borders.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Support and Development Worker to join our Re:discover Peer Connecting service. As a Support and Development Worker, you will work alongside the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Manager and our Peer Support Gateways team to promote and deliver our mental health Peer Connecting service Re:discover across the Scottish Borders.

Re:discover offers people who want to improve or manage their mental health and wellbeing the opportunity to spend time with a Peer volunteer. Our Peer volunteers guide their matches through tools and techniques to help people to make the changes they want to make. Peer volunteers draw on their own experience and Health in Mind training in order to do this.

Your role will be to provide flexible support to 30 matches per year between people accessing the service and our Peer volunteers, offering a recovery-focused, Peer Connecting service for adults who experience mental health difficulties. Your will explore both 1:1 and group work opportunities for the people you are working with.

You will maintain positive and effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders, key partners and relevant professionals.

If you have experience of supporting people to improve their mental health and wellbeing, or personal experience of self-managing your own mental health, we’d love to hear from you!

All staff are presently working from home, with access to the office available for essential work. Under normal working conditions, travel is required across the Scottish Borders: typically, by public transport or by vehicle where public transport is unavailable or infrequent.

Flexibility in working hours will also be expected in order to meet the needs of people we work with.

Application notes

An application pack is available on our website:

If you have difficulties accessing the pack please contact Annmarie Mitchell, HR Administrator on 0131 225 8508 or email

For further information contact Rachael Honeyman via email

Closing date: 19 July 2021 (12 noon)

Interview date: Interviews will be held on one of the following dates – 2, 3, 6 August 2021

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