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National Training Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,331
  • Flexible, from any of our bases across Scotland, mixed with home working
  • Closing 28th February 2020

  • Advertised from 7th February 2020
  • 35 hours a week (Happy to talk flexible working) Permanent.


About the Role:

This is an exciting new role for the organisation to expand our reach into wider networks, to raise awareness of mental health and encourage help-seeking behaviour to keep people well and prevent distress and crises.

The Training Manager will develop, lead and deliver bespoke mental health training and awareness sessions to a wide and diverse range of customers, clients and stakeholders across Scotland, including employers, colleges, public sector bodies or small groups and organisations who want to improve how they interact with their employees, customers or clients. As well as delivering high quality training and learning opportunities, an important outcome of the training is to generate unrestricted income for SiMS.

Who are we looking for?

To succeed in this role, you will have a sound understanding of mental health issues, including serious mental illness and some knowledge of mental health policy and practice across the country. You will have a training background, and able to demonstrate hands-on experience of delivering training to a high standard.

You will be able to engage with people who may be distressed or anxious and help them to talk about sensitive issues. Whilst working as part of the Support in Mind Scotland team, you will also have autonomy to develop this new role.

This role also includes generating income and you will ideally have some experience of costing and marketing training materials and courses.

Although our National Office is in Edinburgh, we can be flexible with where the person is located to ensure we find the ideal person. We are also a family-friendly and carer-friendly organisation and value applications from people who have lived experience of living with mental health issues.

The post is full time, working 35 hours per week. We are happy to talk about adjusting these hours for the suitable candidate.

For an informal discussion about this role, please email

Why join us?

This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity, and help shape its future. In return for your work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Support in Mind Scotland provides support for people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness. We do this throughout Scotland, by offering a range of services to people directly affected by a mental health issue and to those who care for them, whether family, friend or supporter.

We are committed to delivering services shaped by the lived experienced of people affected by mental health. We believe in a holistic approach to providing support and aim to empower our service users to make the best use of what help and support is available to them

Find out more about us on our Website at

Application notes

An Application Pack is available for download below.

How to Apply?

Please email your completed application pack to by midday the 28th February 2020. With: Recruitment –Confidential National Training Manager as the email header. We reserve the right to close this advert earlier than stated, so please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.