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Service Manager (Aberdeen)

  • Full time
  • £24,699 – £32,933
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 20th March 2020

  • Advertised from 19th February 2020
  • Salary negotiable, depending on experience/qualifications. 37.5 hrs per week
  • N804


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.

SAMH’s George Street Support Service in Aberdeen provides 24/7 specialist support to 6 adults who have severe and enduring mental illnesses and complex needs. Established in the heart of Aberdeen City for over a decade, the service has a widely regarded reputation for excellence in delivering person-centred care based on the fundamental principles of empowerment, self-determination, resilience and hope.

An exciting opportunity is now available for an energetic, passionate and experienced management professional to join our team. We are looking for candidates who possess extensive experience of senior leadership roles and have a sound background in all aspects of successful project delivery and development in a health or social care context. The successful candidate is likely to have experience of being a Registered Manager within a Care At Home and Housing Support Service setting and will possess excellent knowledge of all relevant legislation and regulations, in addition to having extensive experience of supporting people with mental illnesses to progress in their recovery journeys. Exceptional self-management skills are core requirements of the post, as is the ability to create a working environment where innovation and creativity can flourish.

The post holder will predominantly work regular office hours but may on occasion be required to work evenings and weekends. Service Managers also participate in a Management On-Call rota.

The starting salary for this post is shown as a minimum but may be negotiable depending on the successful candidate’s experience, relevant qualifications and added value skill base.

Application notes

If you think you fit the bill, we want to hear from you. Interested candidates are welcome to contact Cliff Watt, Community Business Manager for an informal discussion on 01224 643569

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required. Registration with the SSSC is a mandatory requirement for this post.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

Closing date for all applications will be 12 noon, Friday 20th March 2020.

Interviews will take place in Aberdeen on Thursday 2 April 2020.

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.