Mental Health UK supports people affected by mental health problems across the UK, bringing together experts from
four national mental health charities to improve understanding and provide vital care – Our national mental
health charity is Support in Mind Scotland.
We are looking to build a talented cohort of dedicated Training Associates to deliver quality programmes across
Scotland. If you’re keen to help us reach our ambitious targets to support thousands more young people in
schools and community settings, are passionate about young people’s mental health and have a wealth of training
and facilitation experience, we’d love to hear from you.
About the Programme
At the end of 2019, we launched two Young People’s Programmes which aim to support young people’s (14-18 year olds)
mental health resilience. The first, ‘Bloom’ is delivered in school and college settings and the second ‘Your
Resilience’ works with young people in community settings. Both programmes equip young people with the tools and
knowledge to maintain their mental health through life’s transitions.
A core part of the programme involves working with teachers, NHS staff and youth workers to build the foundational
knowledge to do what they do best: securing the best outcomes for young people.
- Bloom consists of several delivery models including the ‘lite’ approach which could be a half-day resilience
workshop, one off topic-based workshops or the comprehensive eight-session intervention.
- Your Resilience
and Bloom also deliver an eight-session intervention. The Training Associate will be responsible for training
designated teachers/venue staff in the programme’s content.
- Then spend 7 weeks co-delivering Bloom
content in 1-hour workshops with them, providing supportive space within the setting, by staying on site for one
hour before and after the workshop, totalling 3 hours per session (allowing for teachers to learn the content,
prep, plan and debrief).
- Delivery may be face to face inside the relevant setting or remotely through a
variety of online platforms. There is an expectation that you may have to travel to the relevant
- The eight-session intervention will take varying lengths of times to complete depending on the
venues availability; for example, it may take 8 weeks to complete in one venue and 12 weeks in
- To prepare for this, you will be provided with a one-off one day of training on the content of
Bloom, which you will be fully paid for.
About the Role
- Ensure the programme is implemented in the relevant setting – school, college or community.
and coordinate activities with the setting including start dates, times and other logistics such as compliance
with coronavirus guidelines, safeguarding, etc.
- Deliver the programmes either face-to-face inside the
setting or via their preferred online platform – e.g. Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Google Meets.
- Support the
relevant setting in delivering the programme and train the designated staff, teachers or youth workers in the
- Work closely with the designated staff to co-deliver the 7 one-hour workshops.
throughout delivery period, providing teachers and youth workers with the support they need to deliver it on
- Ensure that the necessary monitoring, evaluation and mechanisms are adhered
- Delivery of training will occur across Scotland, and each facilitator will be assigned a
geographical area, and may from time-to-time deliver sessions to cover for other facilitators.
- This post
is subject to a satisfactory PVG Disclosure Scotland check for regulated work with children.
- You have experience in delivering training, preferably to young people inside a school, college, or community setting.
- You are a confident communicator with excellent verbal and written skills.
- You have experience of training other professionals from different backgrounds.
- You have experience of working with young people affected by mental illness.
- You have experience of project implementation, ongoing delivery, managing resources and evaluation.
- You have experience of forging and managing relationships with a range of stakeholders.
- You have the ability to work in an autonomous manner and be flexible.
- You have good IT skills, including competent use of Microsoft Office and online training platforms.
Interview: Interviewing candidates on a rolling basis
Start Date: As soon as possible after interviews
Closing Date: 30-09-2021
Please email your CV and a supporting statement addressing the key requirements for this post to Arlene McCloskey at
AMcCloskey@supportinmindscotland.org.uk the earliest possible. With: Application –Bloom/Your Resilience
Freelance Training Associate in your email subject line.
We’re interviewing candidates on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
We aim to have the training facilitators in place in time for the school August opening and will be recruiting
furthers freelance facilitators until October.
Interviews will be held via video call software. If you are shortlisted to interview, we will provide you with
guidance on how to access the interview.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.
If you consider yourself to have a disability, please inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview