Change Mental Health
Change Mental Health

Charity registered in Scotland SC013649

Change Mental Health is a national charity that works to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people affected by serious mental illness. This includes those who are family members, carers and supporters. We do this through our direct services and through campaigning, education and the provision of information.

Current vacancies

Advice and Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,000
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 14th April 2024

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Change Mental Health is determined to be the leading source of information, advice and guidance on Mental Health and Mental Illness in Scotland. We want to make sure that everyone has the information and advice they need to make the right decisions for themselves and their families.

The role of Advice and Support Manager is instrumental in ensuring that we can do this and that the information, emotional support and advice we provide to people is consistent, accessible and of high-quality. This role will oversee all operational aspects of the service and will lead and coach the Advice and Support Team to deliver a flexible and person-centred service. This will involve creating, maintaining and developing policies and procedures to allow for the efficient, compliant and safe running of the service. The Advice and Support Manager will also ensure the team’s performance meets all legal and regulatory requirements, including the standards set out by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Scottish National Standards for Information and Advice Providers, and will build-in quality controls and checks around this.

As well as having responsibility for the operational delivery of the service, this role will also influence and shape the strategic direction of the Advice and Support Service. This will involve working with the National Services Manager to plan and develop a strategic plan for the service and play a key role in communicating this vision both internally and externally, as well as actively promoting the service. The Advice and Support Manager will also develop strategic partnerships, including working with MHUK, and communicate opportunities to work with partners with colleagues from across the organisation.

Setting up structures and systems to gather data and monitor the progress of outcomes will be a key part of the Advice and Support Managers role. The postholder will manipulate data effectively and produce reports which evidence impact for a range of stakeholders on a regular basis.

This role will also work closely with Fundraising Team and the National Services Manager to submit funding bids and source additional funding streams for Advice and Support activity.

This role would suit someone who is creative, adaptable and enjoys leading and motivating a team. You will have a sound understanding of the issues experienced by people with lived experience of mental illness and mental health problems. You will enjoy adapting services to meet the needs of people accessing the services and be confident in managing and leading change.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day organisation and management of the Advice and Support Service #
  • Set and monitor agreed KPIs and outcomes for the Advice and Support Service
  • Manage all aspects of the service, including quality, processes and procedures, health and safety, managing risk; and staff training and development
  • Manage and support the Advice and Support Team, ensuring all have a clear work plan which links into the organisations strategic plan and goals
  • Recruit, induct, lead and manage staff and volunteers to ensure the highest levels of performance and standards of conduct at all times
  • Provide regular support and supervisions sessions to staff and offer guidance and support to aid them in their role
  • Identify gaps in knowledge, skills and experience of the Advice and Support Team and source appropriate training and support, as required
  • Provide constructive and timely feedback to staff to allow for growth and development and work with the HR Team to formalise support, where appropriate
  • Prepare reports as required and ensure these are accurate and of high-quality
  • Lead on the promotion of the service, both internally and externally, and proactively source opportunities to do this
  • Ensure that the service has an accessible pathway into user voice, participation and feedback mechanisms
  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships which strengthen the work of the team and create opportunities for advice
  • and support activity and for the organisation as a whole
  • Review cases and allocate to team members appropriately, based on capacity and experience
  • Work with a range of key stakeholders, both internally and externally, to support the funding and development of the service
  • Carry out regular service review and create and implement mechanisms to showcase impact
  • Create, maintain and develop internal processes and procedures to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of information, emotional support and advice across the team
  • Ensure that procedures and operational policies are implemented review these on a regular basis, building in mechanisms for quality control and checks around this
  • Responsible for all health and safety elements of the team, including conducting risk assessments and mitigating risk
  • Developing and maintaining internal databases, such as Advice Pro, to monitor impact and analyse data
  • Work with key partners to create and develop referral pathways into the Advice and Support Service and promote Change Mental Health
  • Build working relationships with people with lived experience of mental illness, or who care for someone with mental illness to inform the development of the service
  • Ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements, including those required by the Financial Conduct Authority
  • Design and deliver relevant training throughout Change Mental Health, as needed and required
  • Contribute to research and policy development tasks to support and inform national work
  • Support the operational delivery of the service when required e.g. when staff are absent from work due to sickness or annual leave
  • Keep up-to-date with all regulatory and legal requirements to ensure the service is compliant and adhering to expected standards at all times
  • Contribute to discussions and consultation in my field on behalf of Change Mental Health and work towards integration of the service with others in the organisation
  • Work closely with the wider Policy, Public Affairs and Communications department to deliver on the Change Mental Health Strategy

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light Discount Card

Shortlist

Employability Support Service Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Dumfries (Hybrid)
  • Closing 21st April 2024

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

In this varied and exciting role, you will support service users to achieve their identified goals by facilitating structured group and one-to-one activities that allow those taking part to improve existing employability skills as well as develop new ones. Working as part of the Employability Team the role offers you an opportunity to be innovative and creative in meeting the needs of those who use the Service.

The ideal candidate should be someone who can work as part of a team, be creative in their approach to working with people, have excellent communication skills and have a sense of humour. They should be educated to SVQ Level 2 or its equivalent, and be willing to complete an SVQ3 after probation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • I work as part of a team building positive working relationships
  • In partnership with service users, I implement outcome focussed development plans as designed/overseen by my line manager so enable service users to achieve their identified goals
  • To achieve outcomes, I can employ a number of appropriate intervention strategies including positive communication skills
  • Ongoing risk assessment is integral to my practice to ensure the wellbeing of service users
  • I can demonstrate group work skills which bring people together in a safe environment
  • I have an awareness of appropriate professional boundaries including confidentiality
  • I contribute to service user goals and outcomes by working in partnership across a number of organisations sourcing appropriate community support and opportunities

Essential Criteria:

  • I am educated to SVQ level 2 or have relevant experience working in health and social care
  • I can plan and prioritise my workload
  • My professional self -awareness means that I can seek support and advice from my line manager appropriately and participate in supervision and support meetings positively
  • I am empathetic
  • My personal and professional value base is consistent with the aims and objectives of Support in Mind Scotland
  • My practice is firmly based within a model of recovery
  • I demonstrate genuine regard for service users and their families
  • I have good I.T. skills and can produce accurate case notes
  • I am enthusiastic to develop my knowledge and skills

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light Discount Card

Shortlist

Service Practitioner for Suicide Bereavement Support (Maternity Cover)

  • Part time
  • £24,500 pro-rata
  • Home based in Highland or Argyll and Bute (Remote)
  • Closing 15th April 2024

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people affected by mental health or welfare issues? Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity for a part-time (21hrs per week) Practitioner to join their Suicide Bereavement Support service.

The role of Suicide Bereavement Support Practitioner will see you working as part of a dynamic and creative team that includes colleagues within Change Mental Health and Penumbra Mental Health, who deliver this pilot project in partnership in Highland and Ayrshire and Arran, respectively.

We are seeking an individual who wants to help people affected by suicide, and who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centred support work. Your role will involve offering emotional support, as well as practical advice and assistance over the phone or by video call, to people bereaved by suicide. You will work 3 days a week on a rota (daytime only) and manage your own caseload; signpost on to specialist local services where appropriate: and work on support plans and risk assessments.

You will also build connections with organisations and groups that can support bereaved people across both Highland and Argyll and Bute. Training will be provided, and your work may involve some travel.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
Shortlist

Service Practitioner for Suicide Bereavement Support

  • Part time
  • £24,500 pro-rata
  • Home based in Highland or Argyll and Bute (Remote)
  • Closing 15th April 2024

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people affected by mental health or welfare issues? Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity for a part-time (21hrs per week) Practitioner to join their Suicide Bereavement Support service.

The role of Suicide Bereavement Support Practitioner will see you working as part of a dynamic and creative team that includes colleagues within Change Mental Health and Penumbra Mental Health, who deliver this pilot project in partnership in Highland and Ayrshire and Arran, respectively.

We are seeking an individual who wants to help people affected by suicide, and who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centred support work. Your role will involve offering emotional support, as well as practical advice and assistance over the phone or by video call, to people bereaved by suicide. You will work 3 days a week on a rota (daytime only) and manage your own caseload; signpost on to specialist local services where appropriate: and work on support plans and risk assessments.

You will also build connections with organisations and groups that can support bereaved people across both Highland and Argyll and Bute. Training will be provided, and your work may involve some travel.

If you are interested in enabling Change Mental Health to deliver this vital service and you feel that your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
Shortlist

Trusts, Foundations and Tenders Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,500
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 19th April 2024

Change Mental Health is looking for someone who can lead and develop our trust, foundations and tender work across Scotland. We will provide you with a great organisation, a vitally important cause, connections and opportunities for development across the UK and a committed and passionate group of colleagues.

We are looking for someone who is a great bid writer, who has the skills and knowledge to develop a pipeline of opportunities and who can work excellently with colleagues across the organisation to collaborate on bids and tenders.

You will be organised, diligent and, of course, passionate about the cause! You should also be open to personal and professional growth and development. We want someone who is hungry to learn and grow with our quickly growing organisation. You will also be comfortable meeting with a range of funders and representing the organisation and the work we do and building meaningful relationships.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
Shortlist
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National Training Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,500
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th March 2024

The National Training Manager works with people across Scotland to ensure that as many people as possible get the knowledge and tools they need to address mental health this includes staff within the organisation and externally to other audiences.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.They work closely with the Fundraising, Operations, and Services teamsto develop, quality assure, manage, and deliver Mental Health courses across Scotland. Deliveringto a diverse audience; including staff and as part of our income generation portfolio.

The National Training Manager will continuously evaluate, review, and update materials to ensure that the courses remain consistent relevant, up-to-date and evidence based to ensure the highest quality and best practice in all that we deliver.

They build and maintain connections with other learning providers and stakeholders to call on specific expertise as needed, and to ensure we complement and add value to other available training. This includes working collaboratively with Mental Health UK training provided to schools through the Bloom and Your Resilience Programmes.

Who are we looking for:

We are looking for an individual with previous experience of developing and delivering training to a variety of audiences adn someone who is comfortable cultivating positive working relationships.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Head of Quality and Improvement to support the internal training needs of the organisation and so some previous experience of quality assurance is desirable.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer. Although, it should be noted that this post will largely be based and work in Edinburgh.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable training service to communities and organisations across Scotland and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why work with us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health.

With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Carer Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,920 pro-rata
  • Flexible working options will be considered. (Main office based in Perth, Perth & Kinross).
  • Closing 5th March 2024

We are looking for an enthusiastic, empathic person to join Change Mental Health and help us continue to deliver excellent mental health services across Angus.

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing incredible person-centred support across the nation.

We want you to join us in one of the best places to work, where your views and experience will help develop and deliver services that people want.

This Carer Support Worker post will join our Tayside Team and expand our support to Carers of people with Mental Health needs across Perth and Kinross. Together we will continue to support Carers in identifying their personal priorities and outcomes. We promote support through 1 to 1 contact, small groups and help to access support and services in the Carer's community.

Carer Support Workers help Carers to feel connected to their loved ones and community, working towards aspirations and goals that they set themselves; that help them live life well.

We build links with partner organisations across Tayside, helping break down barriers and develop services that people want and need.

This post will report directly to the Area Manager for Change Mental Health Tayside and Fife Services.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who believes in the power of people to be able to change the world. Someone who is passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and facilitating others to be all they can be.

We are looking for someone who:

· Can build strong and purposeful relationships.

· Is empathic, understanding and has a sense of humour.

· Is ambitious about what they, their team and the organisation can be and can do. Someone who wants to make things better!

· The successful candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme if not already a member.

A full driving license and access to a vehicle is essential for these roles.

Why work with us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each person brings to our organisation.

We value lived mental health experience and welcome applications from people with this experience or experience supporting others with their mental health.

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, and all kinds of life experiences.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

· Sandra Young, Service Manager (Tayside) email: sandra.young@changemh.org

· Susan Grant, Area Manager (Fife & Tayside) email: susan.grant@changemh.org

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlement
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Resilience Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,920 pro-rata
  • Perth
  • Closing 5th March 2024

About the Role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, empathic person to join Change Mental Health and help us continue to deliver excellent mental health services across Tayside.

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing incredible person-centred support across the nation.

We want you to join us in one of the best places to work, where your views and experience will help develop and deliver services that people want.

This Resilience Outreach post will join our Tayside Team and expand our support to provide early intervention to people facing the stresses of everyday life who need help with their mental health needs across Perth & Kinross, Angus & Dundee. Together we will continue to support people in identifying their personal priorities and outcomes. We promote support through 1 to 1 contact, small groups and help to access support and services in the community.

Our Resilience Outreach Workers help to provide early intervention to people facing the stresses of everyday life who require help with their mental health needs by supporting them to feel connected to their loved ones and community, working towards aspirations and goals that they set themselves; that help them live life well.

We build links with partner organisations across Tayside, helping break down barriers and develop services that people want and need.

This post will report directly to the Service Manager for Change Mental Health Tayside Services.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who believes in the power of people to be able to change the world. Someone who is passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and facilitating others to be all they can be.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can build strong and purposeful relationships.
  • Is empathic, understanding and has a sense of humour.
  • Is ambitious about what they, their team and the organisation can be and can do. Someone who wants to make things better!
  • The successful candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme.
  • A full driving license and access to a vehicle is essential for these roles.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunitiess
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Outreach Worker, Hearing Voices

  • Part time
  • £23,920 pro-rata
  • Tayside
  • Closing 15th March 2024

About the Role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, empathic person to join Change Mental Health and help us continue to deliver excellent mental health services across Tayside.

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing incredible person-centred support across the nation.

This Outreach Worker will join our Tayside Team and expand our services of people with Mental Health needs across Tayside mainly Perth and Kinross and Augus. Together we will continue to support people in identifying their personal priorities and outcomes. We promote support through 1 to 1 contact, small groups and help to access support and services in the community.

We build links with partner organisations across Tayside, helping break down barriers and develop services that people want and need.

This post will report directly to the Area Manager for Change Mental Health Tayside and Fife Services.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who believes in the power of people to be able to change the world. Someone who is passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and facilitating others to be all they can be.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can build strong and purposeful relationships.
  • Is empathic, understanding and has a sense of humour.
  • Is ambitious about what they, their team and the organisation can be and can do. Someone who wants to make things better!
  • The successful candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme if not already a member.
  • A full driving license and access to a vehicle is essential for these roles.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Peer Worker, Signature Project

  • Part time
  • £21,439 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh, Stafford Centre
  • Closing 15th March 2024

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Change Mental Health have received an award from the National Lottery Improving Lives Fund to recruit a Peer Worker at the Signature Project, a service for men who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Many of the men face multiple challenges in addition to their mental health, for example poverty, offending, drug and alcohol use and autism or ADHD. We offer face to face, online and telephone support from our base at the Stafford Centre in Broughton Street, and we work with men directly in the community. We also host a peer support group facilitated by men with lived experience.

This is a varied and rewarding role in a small, committed team, offering person-centred support to a wide range of men across Edinburgh. Under supervision of more senior staff, the post-holder will work with men to achieve what is important to them.

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be able to intentionally use their experiences to instil hope, to model recovery and self-care skills, and to quickly build relationships with men who may mistrust services. They will enjoy working as part of a reflective team and have an ability to work flexibly and creatively. They should also be able to demonstrate personal resilience, and have some knowledge of the range of voluntary and statutory services in Edinburgh.

No qualifications or previous experience of support or care work are required as full training will be provided, but candidates should share the values of Change Mental Health and have a willingness to learn. This post is subject to membership of the PVG Scheme and appropriate checks.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual and the charity, and we are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about assisting Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to men in Edinburgh and feel your profile matches the criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Benefits

• 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial, and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges

• A 28-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

• A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

• Blue Light Discount Card

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

• Generous 37 days’ holiday

• Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

• Professional development including funded opportunities

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Carers Support Worker (Temporary)

  • Part time
  • £23,920 pro-rata
  • DBI, 34 Tomnahurich Street, Inverness, IV3 5DS
  • Closing 5th February 2024

Why join us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

• 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial, and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges

• A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

• A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

• Blue Light Discount Card

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

• Generous 37 days’ holiday

• Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

• Professional development including funded opportunities

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £27,817.96 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th February 2024

The Signature Project was established in summer 2022 to support men aged 16 and over who live in the city and who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Many of the men face multiple challenges and have not sought help before. We help men to identify what is important to them and the steps they can take to manage the psychological and social impacts of trauma. We offer face to face, online and telephone support from our base at the Stafford Centre and work with men in the community. We also host a peer support group facilitated by men with lived experience.

Change Mental Health have just received an award from the National Lottery Improving Lives Fund to recruit an additional Outreach Worker to the project. This is a varied and rewarding role in a skilled and committed team, offering person-centred support to a wide range of men across Edinburgh. We are seeking someone who is passionate about making a real difference to some of the most marginalised men in the city, and who can work in close partnership with statutory and voluntary partners. The successful candidate will be adept at helping people to identify their personal outcomes, and they will be able to quickly build collaborative working relationships with men from diverse backgrounds.

Why join us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial, and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges
  • A 28-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • Blue Light Discount Card
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Generous 37 days’ holiday
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Professional development including funded opportunities
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Finance Assistant

  • Full time
  • £24,974.87
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th February 2024

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

  • Are you interested in joining Change Mental Health in a new organisaitonal role? As a Scotland-wide charity working for ‘A future where no one needs to face mental illness alone’ we are expanding our Finance Team. If you are good with numbers, have great attention to detail and enjoy working with different stakeholders to support the organisations systems and processes this could be the role for you!
  • You would be responsible for administration and support within the finance department to help ensure the smooth running of the charity’s financial systems, records and procedures.
  • Be a point of contact for suppliers, staff and stakeholders and support to ensure that people and invoices are processed and paid
  • Support with the payroll process.

Why join us?

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light discount card

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Project Worker - Sutherland

  • Full time
  • £21,439
  • Golspie
  • Closing 13th February 2024

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

About the Role:

We are looking for a skilled and empathic individual to join our Sutherland team in Golspie as a Resource Centre Project Worker.

Our Resource Centre in Golspie offers a safe and welcoming environment for people affected by mental illness to meet, socialise and take part in supported activities and outings. This helps to encourage people to feel more involved, included and empowered in their lives. Effective support also promote increased self-confidence and independence in people who use the service.

With experience of support work, organising group activities, completing reports and a sound understanding of Mental Illness; the project worker will also be actively involved in promoting and developing the service in

Who are we looking for:

You will be responsible for compiling and reviewing development plans for people using the service, and ensure that the agreed outcomes are being achieved.

You are someone comfortable working in a team as well as autonomously, and are proactive in your own personal development and learning. The successful candidate will be required to be a member of, or willing to join the PVG scheme membership.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Benefits

• 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial, and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges

• A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

• A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

• Blue Light Discount Card

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

• Generous 37 days’ holiday

• Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

• Professional development including funded opportunities

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Operations Administrator

  • Full time
  • £21,840
  • Edinburgh, Great Michael House
  • Closing 11th February 2024

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Working in the Operations Team at our National Office in Edinburgh, the role will provide administrative support across a breadth of key functions, from supporting HR, securely handling information, supporting the smooth running of National Office, signposting people to our Advice and Support Service, where appropriate, to collating paperwork and responding to general enquiries.

The postholder will take responsibility for managing their own workload and ensure they follow guidance to help the team meet their outcomes in a timely and efficient way. The postholder will also be expected to make suggestions and provide ideas to help the team develop new and better systems and procedures.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed person, with a ‘can-do’ approach to problem solving with a strong background in administration, or operations with appropriate skills and

experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the Operations Team namely through;
  • Manage incoming calls and correspondence to the organisation in a supportive, professional and timely manner
  • Provide general administrative support to the organisation including mail collection and posting, printing and photocopying, diary management, minute taking, document management and maintenance of office supplies
  • Support with the annual GDPR review and cleansing of data where appropriate and in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures
  • Support the Operations Manager with any data processing for HR processes, including onboarding and offboarding of staff and volunteers
  • Be willing to undertake training on key aspects of the organisation to meet the needs of the team
  • Competently use internal databases such as Breathe HR and AdvicePro to record information
  • Additional duties and projects as required by the Director of Operations

Benefits

• 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial, and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges

• A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

• A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

• Blue Light Discount Card

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

• Generous 37 days’ holiday

• Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

• Professional development including funded opportunities

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Welfare Rights Adviser

  • Part time
  • £27,817 pro-rata
  • Stafford Centre, 103 Broughton St, Edinburgh EH1 3RZ
  • Closing 23rd January 2024

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Change Mental Health is determined to be the leading source of information, advice and guidance on Mental Health and Mental Illness in Scotland. We want to make sure that everyone has the information and advice they need to make the right decisions for themselves and their families.

About the role:

The Welfare Rights Adviser is a specialist role, providing one to one support to clients, managing a case load and structured face to face appointments. This role is based at the Stafford Centre in Edinburgh, and in this Thrive funded post you will support people experiencing or impacted by mental illness, providing specialist advice, advocacy and representation. Assisting to maximise client’s disposable income by ensuring they receive all appropriate benefits and services, liaising with statutory bodies when required.

You will adhere to rigorous guidelines and regulations ensuring that people receive the highest quality service possible and are committed to working to Type 3 SNSIAP.

The Welfare Rights Adviser will work with a degree of autonomy and is a team player and will play a role in developing and promoting the service. The role supports the relevant Service Managers to meet national and funder criteria, contributing to analysis, reviews and consultations to gather evidence and highlight the issues that our client base face.

Key Responsibilities:

· I work closely with Service Managers at the Stafford Centre and at the Advice and Support Service to achieve strategic and operational outcomes

· I assess service user needs and entitlements and provide specialist help and support to maximise income through claiming welfare benefits and accessing grants

· I represent at tribunals as and when required

· I liaise with a range of specialist agencies to achieve the best outcomes for service users

· I set up appointments and case records and signpost and refer to other services as needed

· I maintain high quality case recording adhering to SNSIAP

· I maintain accurate and confidential records and report on outcomes following regulations and quality standards

· I review client support needs to ensure that wider health and wellbeing outcomes are being achieved

· I gather and help to collate statistics to build an evidence base for policy development and influence

· I will meet targets set by my line manager/ Change Mental Health

· My focus is ensuring continuity of service within the context of Change Mental Health values and strategic outcomes

· I ensure that careful and ongoing review systems are in place and maintained

· I build positive working relationships with local partners to better support our service users and to promote the work of Change Mental Health

· I contribute to Research and Development at a local level in support of National objectives to promote service improvements

· I ensure that all Health and Safety responsibilities within practice settings are fulfilled

Essential Criteria:

· I have experience working in mental health and advice settings

· I hold a recognised professional money/welfare advice training or qualification such as Wiser Adviser or CPAG

· I have experience of providing welfare advice directly to clients in a face-to-face setting

· I work well in a team setting but can also work autonomously

· I rigorously maintain a client centred approach

· I work in a timely and conscientious manner

· My value base is consistent with the aims and objectives of Change Mental Health

· I apply an analytical approach to problems in order to find solutions

· I am competent in planning and reviewing development plans and taking appropriate action if needed

· My IT skills are of a high standard and I have experience of working with electronic case management systems (such as Advice Pro or CASTLE)

· I recognise the importance of professional support and supervision and fully take part in the processes that Change Mental Health establish

· I am keen to develop my knowledge and skills and attend training as required

Desirable Criteria:

· I have a sound knowledge of Health and Social care policy in Scotland and can apply this to my role

· I have a sound theory base of social care interventions including risk assessment

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light discount card

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Senior Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,817
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd January 2024

Are you an experienced mental health worker interested in working for an award-winning Scottish charity?

Change Mental Health have a vacancy in the Thrive Welcome Team in the Northeast locality of Edinburgh.

These are varied and rewarding roles in multi-disciplinary teams which offer short-term person-centred support to people in the locality. The Senior Support Workers help people to identify what is important to them and the steps they can take to manage their mental health and wellbeing. The workers also connect people into community services, treatment options and self-management resources as appropriate.

We are seeking someone who is passionate about making a real difference to the lives of people in the city and who can work in close partnership with statutory and voluntary partners, using an asset-based approach. The successful candidate will be adept at helping people to identify their personal outcomes, and they will be able to quickly build collaborative working relationships with individuals from varied backgrounds.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking someone who has direct experience of supporting people with their mental health, including people living with complex issues. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to assist people to develop their own recovery plans, whilst assessing and managing risk appropriately.

You should be able to evidence partnership working and bring a sound knowledge of the Edinburgh health and social care landscape. You should also be willing to embrace a culture of shared learning and reflection to bring creative solutions to the team.

As this is a senior post with a great deal of responsibility, you should have a SVQ Level 4 or equivalent qualification, and a track record of managing a caseload and meeting administrative deadlines with minimal supervision. This post is subject to membership of the PVG Scheme and appropriate checks.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual and the charity, and we are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about assisting Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the people of Edinburgh and feel your profile matches the criteria, then we want to hear from you!

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Project Manager

  • Part time
  • £27,817 pro-rata
  • Dumfries, Kaleidoscope, Mountain Hall Treatment Centre, Bankend Rd, Dumfries DGI 4AL
  • Closing 7th January 2024

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

About the role:

I have responsibility to ensure that our work to support service users and carers is delivered to a high standard and within Change Mental Health policies and procedures at all times. This support will be emotional, practical, and vocational. I will line manage a whole service or team leading that team to achieve our outcomes and contribute to the growth and development of the service across our area. I will manage a small budget and take responsibility for my team/service within the area plans.

Essential Criteria:

· I have appropriate professional qualifications for my work to at least SVQ4 level or have significant experience relevant to this post

· I have previous experience of managing and developing a service

· I have a sound theory base of social care interventions or my area, including awareness of risk and compliance issues

· I have experience of working with people with mental health problems and/or their families

· I identify dilemmas and employ an analytical approach to find solutions

· I have demonstrable experience in leading and line managing a team and am able to act autonomously to a high standard

· I am enthusiastic to develop my skills by undertaking appropriate training

· I am outcome focussed and can place my role in Change Mental Health in the wider health and social care context

· I am confident in my ability to give presentations to stakeholders

· My report writing is of a high standard

· My IT skills are of a good standard

· I am very well organised and self-manage and self-motivate

· I can travel throughout a geographic region as required

Desirable Criteria:

· Specialist skills appropriate to my role

· Experience of working with groups, delivering training, or making presentations

· Experience of managing registered services

General Duties

· Act in accordance with Data Protection legislation. Ensure all records, personal, staff and client data are managed in line with Data Management and Information Governance policies

· Comply with legal and regulatory requirements such as provisions set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

· As with all employees, workers and volunteers; to encourage people to join Change Mental Health as a member, donor or activist

· To act in accordance with the charity’s Health & Safety and Safeguarding policies and to notify your line manager promptly if there are any concerns

· To participate in regular supervision and appraisal and undertake any relevant training as appropriate to the role

· To work in accordance with the charity’s national policies and local operating procedures and those of external regulators or professional bodies

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light discount card

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HR Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,961
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th January 2024

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

The HR Officer will be responsible for providing an efficient and effective HR operational service across the Charity. Reporting to the Director of Operations, and working with a large amount of autonomy, this is a hands-on role across all HR functions including recruitment, onboarding, training, health and wellbeing of staff, as well as providing guidance and support to line managers and senior staff.

The ideal candidate should hold a CIPD Level 5 qualification, or equivalent level of experience, and have a good working knowledge of employment legislation and best practice. Previous experience in an operational HR advisory capacity is also required. As part of your role, you will be supporting our teams based across Scotland through a range of disciplines. This is a varied role where you will be able to make a real difference.

As the HR Officer, you should be able to multitask and have an excellent eye for detail. You will develop innovative ideas and solutions to streamline and improve operational processes. Also, you will have impeccable organisation and communication skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high-quality, easy-to-engage HR services that are fair, and reflect our values, with easy to follow policies and procedures that are well observed across the organisation
  • Providing advice and support to managers on all aspects of employee relations and the implementation of policies and procedures
  • To provide support on any other areas of HR systems and processes when required by the Director of Operations. This may include conducting investigations, supporting disciplinary and grievance hearings
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of HR policies, procedures, and processes, responding to changes in employment law and legislation
  • Ensure that effective policies are in place for the management and processing of DBS checks, including risk assessments
  • Support the Director of Operations in leading on HR improvement projects to ensure Change Mental Health is a sector leader in the attraction, development, and retention of outstanding staff members

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light discount card

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,439 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th January 2024

Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity at Edinburgh Stafford Centre, for someone with a passion for empowerment, who is looking to use their skills and experience in Group Work to support service users to develop new skills and enhance existing ones.

In this varied and exciting role, you will support service users to achieve their identified goals by facilitating structured group activities that allow those taking part to be involved in social groups and to improve existing skills, as well as develop new ones.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate should be someone who can work as part of a team, be creative in their approach to working with people, have excellent communication skills and have a sense of humour. They should be educated to SVQ Level 2 or its equivalent and have experience of working with people in groups.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer: The post is for 28 hours per week, working days are Monday to Friday.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why work with us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health.

With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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Advice and Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,817
  • Edinburgh (Remote work option)
  • Closing 4th December 2023

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Change Mental Health is determined to be the leading source of information, advice and guidance on Mental Health and Mental Illness in Scotland. We want to make sure that everyone has the information and advice they need to make the right decisions for themselves and their families.

About the role:

The Advice and Support Officer is a specialist role, providing information, advice and support to people experiencing or impacted by mental illness via our Advice and Support Service. This will include providing support to those who are struggling with their mental health and money or housing needs, as well as supporting Change Mental Health staff, Professionals and members of the public looking for high-quality and reliable information around mental health support. This role will play a crucial part in representing Change Mental Health by being the first point of contact for those looking for support, whether that is over the telephone, email or virtually. In addition, you will be triaging enquiries as they come through to ensure we are providing a timely and efficient service and managing a case load and structured appointments. This role will work remotely and in the community to provide person-centered guidance, support and representation, as required. The Advice and Support Officer role will assist clients through providing information, emotional support, specialist advice, advocacy and representation, including in-depth financial assessments, income maximisation, debt management and tribunal representation. They will adhere to rigorous guidelines and regulations ensuring that people receive the highest quality service possible and are committed to working to Type 1 to Type 3 SNSIAP and FCA standards. The Advice and Support Officer will offer both more general Information, Advice and Guidance to people seeking information and support and will also provide in depth casework support as needed. The Advice and Support Officer will work with a degree of autonomy and is a team player and play a role in developing and promoting the service. The role supports the Service Manager to meet national and funder criteria, contributing to analysis, reviews and consultations to gather evidence and highlight the issues that our client base face.

Key Responsibilities:

• I work closely with the Service Manager to achieve strategic and operational outcomes

• I provide emotional support to clients accessing support from our Advice and Support Service throughout their journey

• I review client support needs to ensure that wider health and wellbeing outcomes are being achieved

• I take shifts answering general enquiries from the public through telephone, webchat or email.

• I assess clients needs and entitlements and provide specialist help and support to maximise income through claiming welfare benefits, accessing grants and managing debts

• I provide housing advice and advocacy where appropriate

• I represent at tribunals as and when required

• I liaise with a range of specialist agencies to achieve the best outcomes for service users

• I set up appointments and case records and signpost and refer to other services as needed

• I maintain high quality case recording adhering to SNSIAP

• I maintain accurate and confidential records and report on outcomes following regulations and quality standards

• I gather and help to collate statistics to build an evidence base for policy development and influence

• I will meet targets set by my line manager/ Change Mental Health

• My focus is ensuring continuity of service within the context of Change Mental Health values and strategic outcomes

• I ensure that careful and ongoing review systems are in place and maintained

• I build positive working relationships with local partners to better support our service users and to promote the work of Change Mental Health

• I contribute to Research and Development at a local and national level in support of National objectives to promote service improvements

• I ensure that all Health and Safety responsibilities within practice settings are fulfilled

Essential Criteria:

• I have experience of providing welfare advice directly to clients • I hold a recognised professional money/welfare advice training or qualification such as Wiser Adviser or CPAG

• I have experience working in mental health and advice settings • I work well as part of a team but can also work autonomously

• I rigorously maintain a client- centred approach

• I work in a timely and conscientious manner

• My value base is consistent with the aims and objectives of Change Mental Health

• I apply an analytical approach to problems in order to find solutions

• I am competent in planning and reviewing development plans and taking appropriate action if needed

• I have excellent interpersonal skills and can listen to other and communicate clearly and concisely

• My IT skills are of a high standard and I have experience of working with electronic case management systems (such as Advice Pro, CASTLE or MACS)

• I recognise the importance of professional support and supervision and fully take part in the processes that Change Mental Health establish.

• I am keen to develop my knowledge and skills and attend training as required

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light discount card

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Project Manager

  • Part time
  • £27,817 pro-rata
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 28th November 2023

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

About the role:

I have responsibility to ensure that our work to support service users and carers is delivered to a high standard and within Change Mental Health policies and procedures at all times. This support will be emotional, practical, and vocational. I will line manage a whole service or team leading that team to achieve our outcomes and contribute to the growth and development of the service across our area. I will manage a small budget and take responsibility for my team/service within the area plans.

Essential Criteria:

· I have appropriate professional qualifications for my work to at least SVQ4 level or have significant experience relevant to this post

· I have previous experience of managing and developing a service

· I have a sound theory base of social care interventions or my area, including awareness of risk and compliance issues

· I have experience of working with people with mental health problems and/or their families

· I identify dilemmas and employ an analytical approach to find solutions

· I have demonstrable experience in leading and line managing a team and am able to act autonomously to a high standard

· I am enthusiastic to develop my skills by undertaking appropriate training

· I am outcome focussed and can place my role in Change Mental Health in the wider health and social care context

· I am confident in my ability to give presentations to stakeholders

· My report writing is of a high standard

· My IT skills are of a good standard

· I am very well organised and self-manage and self-motivate

· I can travel throughout a geographic region as required

Desirable Criteria:

· Specialist skills appropriate to my role

· Experience of working with groups, delivering training, or making presentations

· Experience of managing registered services

General Duties

· Act in accordance with Data Protection legislation. Ensure all records, personal, staff and client data are managed in line with Data Management and Information Governance policies

· Comply with legal and regulatory requirements such as provisions set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

· As with all employees, workers and volunteers; to encourage people to join Change Mental Health as a member, donor or activist

· To act in accordance with the charity’s Health & Safety and Safeguarding policies and to notify your line manager promptly if there are any concerns

· To participate in regular supervision and appraisal and undertake any relevant training as appropriate to the role

· To work in accordance with the charity’s national policies and local operating procedures and those of external regulators or professional bodies

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light discount card

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Resilience Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,920 pro-rata
  • Perth (Flexible working options will be considered)
  • Closing 1st December 2023

We are looking for an enthusiastic, empathic person to join Change Mental Health and help us continue to deliver excellent mental health services across Tayside.

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing incredible person-centred support across the nation.

We want you to join us in one of the best places to work, where your views and experience will help develop and deliver services that people want.

This Resilience Outreach post will join our Tayside Team and expand our support to provide early intervention to people facing the stresses of everyday life who need help with their mental health needs across Perth & Kinross, Angus & Dundee. Together we will continue to support people in identifying their personal priorities and outcomes. We promote support through 1 to 1 contact, small groups and help to access support and services in the community.

Our Resilience Outreach Workers help to provide early intervention to people facing the stresses of everyday life who require help with their mental health needs by supporting them to feel connected to their loved ones and community, working towards aspirations and goals that they set themselves; that help them live life well.

We build links with partner organisations across Tayside, helping break down barriers and develop services that people want and need.

This post will report directly to the Service Manager for Change Mental Health Tayside Services.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who believes in the power of people to be able to change the world. Someone who is passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and facilitating others to be all they can be.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can build strong and purposeful relationships.
  • Is empathic, understanding and has a sense of humour.
  • Is ambitious about what they, their team and the organisation can be and can do. Someone who wants to make things better!
  • The successful candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme.

A full driving license and access to a vehicle is essential for these roles.

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light discount card

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Hearing Voices Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,920 pro-rata
  • Perth (Flexible working options will be considered)
  • Closing 24th November 2023

We are looking for an enthusiastic, empathic person to join Change Mental Health and help us continue to deliver excellent mental health services across Tayside.

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing incredible person-centred support across the nation.

We want you to join us in one of the best places to work, where your views and experience will help develop and deliver services that people want.

This Hearing Voices Outreach post will join our Tayside Team and expand our support to people who experience symptoms of psychosis, hear voices and experience sensory disturbances across Perth, Angus & Dundee. Together we will continue to support people in identifying their personal priorities and outcomes. We promote support through 1 to 1 contact, small groups and help to access support and services in the community.

Our Hearing Voices Outreach Workers help people experiencing symptoms of psychosis, hear voices and experience sensory disturbances, to feel connected to their loved ones and community, working towards aspirations and goals that they set themselves; that help them live life well.

We build links with partner organisations across Tayside, helping break down barriers and develop services that people want and need.

This post will report directly to the Service Manager for Change Mental Health Tayside Services.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who believes in the power of people to be able to change the world. Someone who is passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and facilitating others to be all they can be.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can build strong and purposeful relationships.
  • Is empathic, understanding and has a sense of humour.
  • Is ambitious about what they, their team and the organisation can be and can do. Someone who wants to make things better!
  • The successful candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme.

A full driving license and access to a vehicle is essential for these roles.

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light discount card

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Outreach Worker, Fife

  • Full time
  • £23,920
  • Fife
  • Closing 30th November 2023

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

As a Senior Practitioner, I take responsibility for my own work and have a responsibility in assisting or supervising others in the team to achieve the overall team/service outcomes. I work autonomously being able to judge when I refer to my Manager and I have a lead role in developing my part of the service/project.

I am responsible for one to one support including carrying a case load and developing and

reviewing personal support plans; I work autonomously being able to judge when I refer to my

Manager and I take a lead role in developing the service.

I work mainly on a one to one basis in the community, and/or in people’s homes; and I may support group and other activities in the Change Mental Health Resource Centre – although one to one support is my main focus.

I support the Locality Manager, Service Manager or Area Manager in their strategic role to meet national and funder criteria. I work l closely with partners in the community to identify gaps in the service where they arise and implement solutions in partnership with my line manager.

Key Responsibilities:

· I work closely with the Locality Manager, Service Manager or Area Manager to achieve strategic outcomes

· I compile and review service user development plans ensuring outcomes are being achieved

· I establish supportive relationships with each individual, encouraging individual responsibility and decision-making to maximise choice, control and self-management

· I ensure that people I support are connected to other Change Mental Health services in the area as appropriate

· I provide advice and guidance to new or less experienced employees in my own area of responsibility

· My focus is ensuring continuity of service within the context of Change Mental Health values and strategic outcomes

· I ensure that careful and ongoing review systems are in place and maintained

· I build positive working relationships with local partners to better support our service users and to promote the work of Change Mental Health

· I develop new services/approaches in response to unmet need

· I collate information and prepare agency reports for line management as required

· I have a lead role to oversee that all Health and Safety responsibilities within practice settings are fulfilled

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light Discount Card

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Support Worker, Fife

  • Part time
  • £23,920 pro-rata
  • Thomson House, Levenmouth Community Enterprise Centre, KY8 3RW
  • Closing 30th November 2023

We are looking for an enthusiastic, empathic person to join Change Mental Health and help us continue to deliver excellent mental health services across Fife.

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing incredible person-centred support across the nation.

We want you to join us in one of the best places to work, where your views and experience will help develop and deliver services that people want.

This Support Worker post will join our Fife Team and expand our support to people with Mental Health needs across Fife. Together we support people to build resilience and to identify their personal priorities and outcomes. We promote support through 1 to 1 contact and through small groups and help people to access support and services.

Support Workers help people to feel connected to their loved ones and community, working towards aspirations and goals that they set themselves; that help them live life well.

We build links with partner organisations across Fife, helping break down barriers and develop services that people want and need.

This post will report directly to the Service Manager for Change Mental Health Fife Services.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who believes in the power of people to be able to change the world. Someone who is passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and facilitating others to be all they can be.

We are looking for someone who:

· Can build strong and purposeful relationships.

· Is empathic, understanding and has a sense of humour.

· Is ambitious about what they, their team and the organisation can be and can do. Someone who wants to make things better!

· The successful candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme.

A full driving license and access to a vehicle is essential for these roles.

Why join us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each person brings to our organisation.

We value lived mental health experience and welcome applications from people with this experience or experience supporting others with their mental health.

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, and all kinds of life experiences.

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light Discount Card

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Top job! Area Manager: Tayside, Fife & Angus

  • Full time
  • £40,969.59 – £43,624.17
  • Tayside, Fife & Angus (Office based option between Perth or Fife
  • Closing 10th November 2023

About Us:

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in their community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Change Mental Health is determined to deliver excellent services and support in Tayside, Fife and Angus, and we need an Area Manager to help us to achieve this. This role will ensure that local projects and services are delivered to a high standard, and that they are developed both operationally and strategically across the local authorities of Perth and Kinross, Fife, Dundee and Angus. This role will oversee safe operational practice across the team, and look to continuously improve the quality of the work we deliver to those accessing Change Mental Health support.

About the Role:

As Area Manager you will have oversight and responsibility for a number of different projects and services including outreach services, services to support people hearing voices, carers services and emotional support services. You will also be responsible for scoping and identifying key opportunities to develop and expand our reach across the geographical area.

The role of Area Manager is instrumental in ensuring that we provide innovative support to people affected by poor mental health and mental illness. It will be responsible for working closely with our Policy and Communications Team and will be a key member of the National Management Team of Change Mental Health. The role will work at a strategic level, to develop and work in partnership with a range of different stakeholders to increase the impact of our work and generate new opportunities for the organisation.

This role would suit someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, is committed to continuous service improvement and who excels in managing both operational and strategic relationships.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card
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Remote and Rural Senior Community Link Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,920.66
  • 34 Tomnahurich Street, Inverness, IV3 5DS - Home working (with office base)
  • Closing 31st October 2023

Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity in NHS Highland’s new Highland Community Link Worker service, for which we are proud to be the lead agency and delivery partner.

We are looking for Community Link Workers with a passion for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.

You will report to a Project Manager and you will have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 3 or have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should be able to plan and prioritise a workload and be confident about liaising with statutory and non-statutory agencies.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us

Change mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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Community Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,439 pro-rata
  • Portree
  • Closing 2nd November 2023

About the Role:

Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity in NHS Highland’s new Highland Community Link Worker, for which we are proud to be the lead agency and delivery partner.

We are looking for Community Link Workers with a passion for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.

You will report to a Senior Community Link Worker and you will have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 2 or have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should be able to plan and prioritise a workload and be confident about liaising with statutory and non-statutory agencies.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us

Change mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

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Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,439 pro-rata
  • The Gatehouse, Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie, KW10 6SS
  • Closing 6th November 2023

We are looking for a skilled and empathic individual to join our Sutherland team in Golspie as a Resource Centre Project Worker.

Our Resource Centre in Golspie offers a safe and welcoming environment for people affected by mental illness to meet, socialise and take part in supported activities and outings. This helps to encourage people to feel more involved, included and empowered in their lives. Effective support also promote increased self-confidence and independence in people who use the service.

With experience of support work, organising group activities, completing reports and a sound understanding of Mental Illness; the project worker will also be actively involved in promoting and developing the service in

Who are we looking for?

You will be responsible for compiling and reviewing development plans for people using the service, and ensure that the agreed outcomes are being achieved.

You are someone comfortable working in a team as well as autonomously, and are proactive in your own personal development and learning. The successful candidate will be required to be a member of, or willing to join the PVG scheme membership.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

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Senior Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,920 pro-rata
  • The Gatehouse, Golspie, Sutherland, KW10 6SS
  • Closing 6th November 2023

We are looking for a dynamic and creative Senior Project Worker, to lead our Resource Centre in Easter-Ross. This role involves provision of recovery-focussed and person-centred support to people attending the Centre, through individual and group-based work, as well as leading the Centre team and managing the service.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have some or all of the following: an SVQ Level 3 qualification in Social Services and Health Care (or an equivalent qualification), experience of leading a service and of providing support to people whose Mental Health issues seriously affect their lives. The post holder will be required to pass a PVG check.

This is one of a number of centres around Scotland where Change Mental Health welcomes people with a wide variety of mental health conditions and offers compassionate, creative, focussed support that can assist recovery. Our aim in these centres is to provide a warm, welcoming environment where people can find the confidence and trust that they need in order to engage with support.

As Senior Project Worker you will be the lead for a small team of Project Workers and Volunteers, providing line management, supervision and advice for the staff, as well as engaging directly in support work with people who use the centre. You will also have scope to use your creativity in developing the Centre, through cooperation with service users, the Centre staff and colleagues in stakeholder organisations. This role will be an opportunity to bring new energy and ideas to a service that already has a well-deserved reputation for providing an excellent service.

Why work with us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

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Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,920 pro-rata
  • Cothrom The Nevis Centre, Fort William, PH33 6AN
  • Closing 6th November 2023

We are looking for an Outreach Worker to join our Outreach service at The Cothrom Center in Fort William, covering the Lochaber Area. Working amongst our Highland Area team, the role offers you an opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by mental health issues.

You will work mainly on a one-to-one basis in the community and/or in people’s homes. Responsible for one-to-one support including carrying a case load and developing and reviewing personal support plans. You will work autonomously, being able to judge when you refer to your manager and taking responsibility for your own work.

You will also have a lead role in developing the Service, through collaboration with the people who use the service, the centre staff and your colleagues across the Highland Team, as well as with external stakeholders, including voluntary sector agencies, NHS Highland and other statutory bodies.

The ideal candidate has experience of working in the Mental Health field or in another area of support work, and hold an SVQ3 or equivalent qualification in Health and Social Care. The jobholder will visit service users in the community and their homes and meet with key stakeholders, so a driving licence and access to a vehicle are highly beneficial for this role.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

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Outreach Worker for Signature Project

  • Part time
  • £27,817 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th November 2023

Are you an experienced mental health worker interested in working for an award-winning Scottish charity?

Change Mental Health have a vacancy at the Signature Project, which is a service for men, and those who identify as male, who have PTSD.

This is a varied and rewarding role in a small, committed team, offering person-centred support to a wide range of men across Edinburgh. The Outreach Workers help men to identify what is important to them and the steps they can take to manage the psychological and social impacts of trauma. They work closely with statutory services, and assist the men to achieve the goals that are important to them.

We are seeking someone who is passionate about making a real difference to some of the most marginalised men in the city and who can work in close partnership with statutory and voluntary partners, using an asset-based approach. The successful candidate will be adept at helping people to identify their personal outcomes, and they will be able to quickly build collaborative working relationships with men from varied backgrounds.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking someone who has significant direct experience of supporting men with their mental health, including men living with PTSD and complex issues such as substance use and a history of offending. Candidates should be able to demonstrate personal resilience, an ability to work flexibly and creatively, and experience of engaging people who may mistrust services. They should also demonstrate a commitment to supporting peer work while assessing and managing risk appropriately.

You should be able to evidence close partnership working and bring a sound knowledge of the range of voluntary and statutory services in Edinburgh, as well as sources of self-help and peer support. You should also be willing to embrace a culture of shared learning and reflection as we develop the service in line with the needs and aspirations of the men we support.

As this is a senior post with a great deal of responsibility, you should have a SVQ Level 4 or equivalent qualification, and a track record of managing a caseload and meeting deadlines with minimal supervision. This post is subject to membership of the PVG Scheme and appropriate checks.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual and the charity, and we are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about assisting Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the people of Edinburgh and feel your profile matches the criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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Advice and Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,817
  • Suite 4/1, Great Michael House, 14 Links Place, Edinburgh EH6 7EZ (Remote working option)
  • Closing 19th October 2023

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Change Mental Health is determined to be the leading source of information, advice and guidance on Mental Health and Mental Illness in Scotland. We want to make sure that everyone has the information and advice they need to make the right decisions for themselves and their families.

About the Role:

The Advice and Support Officer is a specialist role, providing information, advice and support to people experiencing or impacted by mental illness via our Advice and Support Service. This will include providing support to those who are struggling with their mental health and money or housing needs, as well as supporting Change Mental Health staff, Professionals and members of the public looking for high-quality and reliable information around mental health support. This role will play a crucial part in representing Change Mental Health by being the first point of contact for those looking for support, whether that is over the telephone, email or virtually. In addition, you will be triaging enquiries as they come through to ensure we are providing a timely and efficient service and managing a case load and structured appointments. This role will work remotely and in the community to provide person-centered guidance, support and representation, as required.

The Advice and Support Officer role will assist clients through providing information, emotional support, specialist advice, advocacy and representation, including in-depth financial assessments, income maximisation, debt management and tribunal representation. They will adhere to rigorous guidelines and regulations ensuring that people receive the highest quality service possible and are committed to working to Type 1 to Type 3 SNSIAP and FCA standards.

The Advice and Support Officer will offer both more general Information, Advice and Guidance to people seeking information and support and will also provide in depth casework support as needed.

The Advice and Support Officer will work with a degree of autonomy and is a team player and play a role in developing and promoting the service. The role supports the Service Manager to meet national and funder criteria, contributing to analysis, reviews and consultations to gather evidence and highlight the issues that our client base face.

Key Responsibilities:

· I work closely with the Service Manager to achieve strategic and operational outcomes

· I provide emotional support to clients accessing support from our Advice and Support Service throughout their journey

· I review client support needs to ensure that wider health and wellbeing outcomes are being achieved

· I take shifts answering general enquiries from the public through telephone, webchat or email.

· I assess clients needs and entitlements and provide specialist help and support to maximise income through claiming welfare benefits, accessing grants and managing debts

· I provide housing advice and advocacy where appropriate

· I represent at tribunals as and when required

· I liaise with a range of specialist agencies to achieve the best outcomes for service users

· I set up appointments and case records and signpost and refer to other services as needed

· I maintain high quality case recording adhering to SNSIAP

· I maintain accurate and confidential records and report on outcomes following regulations and quality standards

· I gather and help to collate statistics to build an evidence base for policy development and influence

· I will meet targets set by my line manager/ Change Mental Health

· My focus is ensuring continuity of service within the context of Change Mental Health values and strategic outcomes

· I ensure that careful and ongoing review systems are in place and maintained

· I build positive working relationships with local partners to better support our service users and to promote the work of Change Mental Health

· I contribute to Research and Development at a local and national level in support of National objectives to promote service improvements

· I ensure that all Health and Safety responsibilities within practice settings are fulfilled

Essential Criteria:

· I have experience of providing welfare advice directly to clients

· I hold a recognised professional money/welfare advice training or qualification such as Wiser Adviser or CPAG

· I have experience working in mental health and advice settings

· I work well as part of a team but can also work autonomously

· I rigorously maintain a client- centred approach

· I work in a timely and conscientious manner

· My value base is consistent with the aims and objectives of Change Mental Health

· I apply an analytical approach to problems in order to find solutions

· I am competent in planning and reviewing development plans and taking appropriate action if needed

· I have excellent interpersonal skills and can listen to other and communicate clearly and concisely

· My IT skills are of a high standard and I have experience of working with electronic case management systems (such as Advice Pro, CASTLE or MACS)

· I recognise the importance of professional support and supervision and fully take part in the processes that Change Mental Health establish.

· I am keen to develop my knowledge and skills and attend training as required

Desirable Criteria:

· I have a sound knowledge of Health and Social care policy in Scotland and can apply this to my role

· I have a sound theory base of social care interventions including risk assessment

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light discount card

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Welfare Rights Adviser

  • Full time
  • £27,817
  • Stafford Centre, 103 Broughton St, Edinburgh EH1 3RZ
  • Closing 19th October 2023

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Change Mental Health is determined to be the leading source of information, advice and guidance on Mental Health and Mental Illness in Scotland. We want to make sure that everyone has the information and advice they need to make the right decisions for themselves and their families.

About the role:

The Welfare Rights Adviser is a specialist role, providing one to one support to clients, managing a case load and structured face to face appointments. This role is based at the Stafford Centre in Edinburgh, and in this Thrive funded post you will support people experiencing or impacted by mental illness, providing specialist advice, advocacy and representation. Assisting to maximise client’s disposable income by ensuring they receive all appropriate benefits and services, liaising with statutory bodies when required.

You will adhere to rigorous guidelines and regulations ensuring that people receive the highest quality service possible and are committed to working to Type 3 SNSIAP.

The Welfare Rights Adviser will work with a degree of autonomy and is a team player and will play a role in developing and promoting the service. The role supports the relevant Service Managers to meet national and funder criteria, contributing to analysis, reviews and consultations to gather evidence and highlight the issues that our client base face.

Key Responsibilities:

· I work closely with Service Managers at the Stafford Centre and at the Advice and Support Service to achieve strategic and operational outcomes

· I assess service user needs and entitlements and provide specialist help and support to maximise income through claiming welfare benefits and accessing grants

· I represent at tribunals as and when required

· I liaise with a range of specialist agencies to achieve the best outcomes for service users

· I set up appointments and case records and signpost and refer to other services as needed

· I maintain high quality case recording adhering to SNSIAP

· I maintain accurate and confidential records and report on outcomes following regulations and quality standards

· I review client support needs to ensure that wider health and wellbeing outcomes are being achieved

· I gather and help to collate statistics to build an evidence base for policy development and influence

· I will meet targets set by my line manager/ Change Mental Health

· My focus is ensuring continuity of service within the context of Change Mental Health values and strategic outcomes

· I ensure that careful and ongoing review systems are in place and maintained

· I build positive working relationships with local partners to better support our service users and to promote the work of Change Mental Health

· I contribute to Research and Development at a local level in support of National objectives to promote service improvements

· I ensure that all Health and Safety responsibilities within practice settings are fulfilled

Essential Criteria:

· I have experience working in mental health and advice settings

· I hold a recognised professional money/welfare advice training or qualification such as Wiser Adviser or CPAG

· I have experience of providing welfare advice directly to clients in a face-to-face setting

· I work well in a team setting but can also work autonomously

· I rigorously maintain a client centred approach

· I work in a timely and conscientious manner

· My value base is consistent with the aims and objectives of Change Mental Health

· I apply an analytical approach to problems in order to find solutions

· I am competent in planning and reviewing development plans and taking appropriate action if needed

· My IT skills are of a high standard and I have experience of working with electronic case management systems (such as Advice Pro or CASTLE)

· I recognise the importance of professional support and supervision and fully take part in the processes that Change Mental Health establish

· I am keen to develop my knowledge and skills and attend training as required

Desirable Criteria:

· I have a sound knowledge of Health and Social care policy in Scotland and can apply this to my role

· I have a sound theory base of social care interventions including risk assessment

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light discount card

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £26,347
  • 35 Tomnahurich Street, Inverness, IV1 5DU
  • Closing 16th November 2023

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to join our Distress Brief Intervention team. Someone who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centered, recovery-focused support work, and who has experience of leading a team and of working autonomously. This position will be office based, working in a fast paced environment where your experience of being able to multi-task will be called on daily. Educated to SVQ3 level or equivalent in Social Services or Health Care or relevant appropriate experience. If the post holder does not have this qualification they will be required to work towards it during their employment. Duties will include running of the day to day service, supervising the staff team, sharing your knowledge and supporting the Project Manager by leading, training and developing the team., You will be sharing good practice and developing joint protocols and processes.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme or update their membership record for regulated work with protected adults and costs are met by the employer.

About Distress Brief Intervention

Change Mental Health is the lead partner in the Highlands for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide project, delivering a ground-breaking approach to address the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress.

Working in partnership with frontline services, including Police, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focused, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Team Leader, you will join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role.

For further information about DBI and our involvement in the project, visit DBI.scot.

Benefits

• Professional development including funded opportunities.

• A generous 37 days’ holiday.

• A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

• A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

• 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

• Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

• Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Blue Light discount card

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Support Coordinator DBI

  • Part time
  • £23,920 pro-rata
  • Inverness
  • Closing 16th November 2023

About Us

Change Mental Health 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 user to make the best use of what help and support is available to them.

About the DBI Project:

Change Mental Health is the lead partner in Inverness for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide project, testing a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress.

Working in partnership with frontline services, including Police, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Coordinator, you will join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role.

For further information about DBI and our involvement in the project, head to our website and visit DBI.scot.

About the Role:

We are seeking to appoint 1 highly motivated individual to join our DBI team. DBI Coordinators provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying out short-term work with people in distress to review the reasons for their distress, develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities.

The purpose of this role is to work with people in distress who are referred by front line services (including Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, NHS24 and Primary Care) to the Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention team. The work includes: reviewing the reasons for distress, working with individuals to develop their Distress Brief Intervention Management Plan and using supported referral to link individuals into a range of appropriate community services and facilities as appropriate.

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or update their membership record for regulated work with protected adults. (The costs are met by the employer)

These posts are part time, working 28 hours per week, office hours of 9am – 5pm with some weekend working on a rota basis (approx. every 7wks)

If you are interested in this opportunity but are unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience necessary, please do not hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion with Kimberley Irwin – Distress Brief Intervention 07752614764 or email Kimberley.Irwin@changemh.org.

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light discount card

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National Distress Brief Intervention Project Lead

  • Full time
  • £33,841
  • 34 Tomnahurich Street, Inverness
  • Closing 17th October 2023

As National Distress Brief Intervention Project Lead , you will oversee and lead all Change Mental Health DBI Teams and assist in the development of the DBI programme on behalf of Change Mental Health. You will work closely with senior colleagues in Change Mental Health and in a wide range of statutory and third sector agencies to ensure that the Distress Brief Intervention continues to deliver innovative service in a compassionate and connected way.

Working across several areas of Scotland including Highland, Argyll & Bute, Dumfries and Galloway and CMH National office in Edinburgh, the DBI National Project Manager will have responsibility to ensure that our work to support people in distress is delivered to a high standard and within the framework agreed with the Scottish Government and the DBI Programme Board.

With partnership working at the forefront of the DBI programme, the National Project Manager will develop the service while working closely with key partners, in liaison with the appropriate Area Managers and the Deputy Director: National Services for Change Mental Health.

What will you be doing?

  • Oversee all DBI services provided by Change Mental Health, including all quality and reporting aspects of delivery.
  • Responsible for ensuring a robust quality framework is in place to support the best practice and continuous improvement within the service.
  • Lead on the roll out and expansion of DBI Services within Change Mental Health areas.
  • Ensure Change Mental Health Policies and Procedures are implemented and understood including Safeguarding and Health and Safety.
  • Develop and maintain excellent partnerships with statutory and third sector agencies and partners in all areas.
  • Leading discussion with partners around the future of existing DBI projects, including funding opportunities and expansion of current pathways.
  • Leading on local and national groups relevant to the DBI National programme
  • Providing line management, including support & supervision to DBI Project Managers based in Inverness, Argyll & Bute and Dumfries and Galloway both virtually and face to face.
  • Oversee management of the rota system, ongoing development of the Change Mental Health DBI Hub and DBI Managers meetings.
  • Provide out-of-hours support to teams on a rota-basis
  • Be part of the Management Team for National services and work closely with peers to provide guidance and support, as required

Who are we looking for?

  • Someone with experience of managing projects or services in a third sector setting.
  • Someone with experience of cultivating and maintaining stakeholder relationships to support the development of the service
  • Someone with demonstratable experience of positively leading, managing and motivating a large team of staff to provide high-quality support to those accessing support
  • Someone who can communicate effectively and adapt their style based on the situation and audience they are working with; this includes presenting to and engaging with external stakeholders
  • Someone who has the skills to prioritise workload demands and respond effectively and in a positive manner.
  • Someone who can demonstrate the ability to work autonomously to complete tasks in an efficient manner while being part of a larger team.
  • Someone who is highly motivated to deliver best practice with continuous improvement, including opportunities to embed reflective practice into delivery
  • Someone with experience of working in a fast-paced environment and can make sound decisions and judgement calls quickly and appropriately.
  • Someone who has the skills to identify and cultivate opportunities to grow and develop the service
  • Someone with experience of appropriately and safely manage safeguarding and adult protection concerns

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities

A generous 37 days’ holiday

A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light Discount Card

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Outreach Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,920
  • Companas Cottage, 83 High Street, Alness, IV17 0SH
  • Closing 20th October 2023

We are looking for an Outreach Worker to join our service in Ross-shire, Highland.

You will work mainly on a one to one basis in the community, and/or in people’s homes being responsible for one to one support, including carrying a case load and developing and reviewing personal support plans. You will work autonomously being able to judge when you refer to your Manager, taking responsibility for your own work.

You will also have a lead role in developing the Service, through collaboration with the people who use the service, your colleagues across the Outreach Team and colleagues in stakeholder organisations. Working alongside our Highland team, the role offers you an opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by mental health issues.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the mental health field or in another area of support work, an SVQ3 (or equivalent) qualification in Health and Social Care.

A driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential for this role.

If you are interested in this opportunity but unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience required, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual, and the charity and we are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about assisting Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches the criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why work with us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each person brings to our organisation.

We value lived mental health experience and welcome applications from people with this experience or experience supporting others with their mental health.

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, and all kinds of life experiences.

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light discount card

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Area Manager: North of Scotland

  • Full time
  • £40,969 – £43,624
  • 34 Tomnahurich St, Inverness IV3 5DS with regular travel
  • Closing 11th October 2023

What I do and what I achieve

• Oversee the safe and efficient operational delivery, practice, and development of services in the North of Scotland, including the Highlands and Aberdeenshire

• Lead, support and motivate the team in your specific areas to ensure high quality person-centred service delivery

• Provide strategic leadership for the services in my area and contribute to the strategic development of services nationally as a member of the National Management Team

• Be an active member of the National Management Team and contribute to the implementation of Change Mental Health’s vision, mission, values and strategy

Financial and supervisory responsibility

• Set, manage and oversee local budgets in consultation with the Deputy Director: National Services, Director of Services and the Head of Finance

• Ensure local value for money in the delivery of high-quality services

• Build relationships with key stakeholders to successfully facilitate budget conversations

• Line Manage staff, as required, to ensure the successful delivery of services in specific areas of Scotland

Other key details

• Includes some evening and weekend working where required, time off in lieu will be given in accordance with Change Mental Health’s TOIL policy

• A satisfactory PVG check will be required.

• Being part of an on-call rota to support staff, as and when required

Who I am

1. Hold the appropriate qualifications to be a Registered Manager with the Care Inspectorate, or a willingness to work towards obtaining the appropriate qualifications

2. Passionate about improving the outcomes for people affected by their mental health

3. Demonstratable experience of operationally leading, managing and developing services and line managing staff

4. Evidence of being able to use own initiative and make competent decisions using sound judgement

5. Evidence of problem solving effectively and supporting others to work through complex and difficult situations

6. Experience of successfully leading, managing and supporting a team, keeping them engaged and motivated

7. Ability to innovate, looking to constantly improve what we do and how we can clearly evidence our impact

8. Evidence of being a flexible and strong communicator who builds positive relationships, both internally and externally, and has advanced networking skills

9. Ability to work comfortably with the detail of strong operational service delivery and balancing this with working strategically

10. Evidence of being a reflective practitioner; being comfortable and open to receiving and acting on feedback to improve practice

11. Knowledge and experience of following safeguarding processes and procedures and guiding and supporting others with safeguarding and adult protection concerns

12. IT literate, able to maintain and develop effective administration and information management systems

13. Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to manage a high-volume workload with deadlines and manage conflicting priorities

14. Willingness to travel throughout different parts of Scotland, including national office

15. Commitment

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities

A generous 37 days’ holiday

A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light Discount Card

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Project Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,439.05
  • Edinburgh, Stafford Centre, 03 Broughton St, Edinburgh EH1 3RZ
  • Closing 2nd October 2023

Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity at Edinburgh Stafford Centre, for someone with a passion for empowerment, who is looking to use their skills and experience in Group Work to support service users to develop new skills and enhance existing ones.

In this varied and exciting role, you will support service users to achieve their identified goals by facilitating structured group activities that allow those taking part to be involved in social groups and to improve existing skills, as well as develop new ones.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate should be someone who can work as part of a team, be creative in their approach to working with people, have excellent communication skills and have a sense of humour. They should be educated to SVQ Level 2 or its equivalent and have experience of working with people in groups.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

The part time post is for 12 hours per week, working days are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and the full time post is 35 hours per week, working days are Monday to Friday.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why work with us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health.

With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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Senior Support Worker (Thrive)

  • Full time
  • £27,817.96
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th September 2023

Are you an experienced mental health worker interested in working for an award-winning Scottish charity?

Change Mental Health have two vacancies in the Thrive Welcome Teams in Edinburgh, one in the Southeast and one in the Northeast locality.

The Senior Support Workers in the Thrive Welcome Teams undertake short-term focused work with a wide range of people. They help people to identify what is important to them and the steps they can take to manage their mental health and wellbeing. The workers connect people into community services, treatment options and self-management resources as appropriate.

They work closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary team and Peer Workers within the locality and develop positive working relationships with other Health and Social Care colleagues, the wider third sector and community organisations in the city. They contribute to the overall development of the Thrive vision, ensuring that the service is accessible and visible and meets the needs of the local community.

We are seeking someone who is passionate about making a real difference to the lives of people in the city and who can work in close partnership with statutory and voluntary partners, using an asset-based approach. The successful candidate will be adept at helping people to identify their personal outcomes, and they will be able to quickly build collaborative working relationships with individuals from varied backgrounds.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking someone who has direct experience of supporting people with their mental health, including people living with complex issues. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to assist people to develop their own recovery plans, whilst assessing and managing risk appropriately.

You should be able to evidence partnership working and bring a sound knowledge of the Edinburgh health and social care landscape. You should also be willing to embrace a culture of shared learning and reflection to bring creative solutions to the team.

As this is a senior post with a great deal of responsibility, you should have a SVQ Level 4 or equivalent qualification, and a track record of managing a caseload and meeting administrative deadlines with minimal supervision. This post is subject to membership of the PVG Scheme and appropriate checks.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual and the charity, and we are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about assisting Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the people of Edinburgh and feel your profile matches the criteria, then we want to hear from you!

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £19,924.78 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh / Inverness / or Dumfries
  • Closing 27th September 2023

The Administrator role will provide administrative support to the Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) service team. The DBI service is a Scotland-wide pilot project, testing a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress.

Working in partnership with frontline services, including Police, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. The Administrator will also be responsible for providing effective support to staff across the organisation, including the Operations Team.

The Administrator will provide administrative support across a breadth of key functions, from supporting HR, securely handling information, supporting people accessing our DBI Service, where appropriate, to collating paperwork and responding to general enquiries.

The postholder will take responsibility for managing their own workload and ensure they follow guidance to help the team meet their outcomes in a timely and efficient way. The postholder will also be expected to make suggestions and provide ideas to help the team develop new and better systems and procedures.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed person, with a ‘can-do’ approach to problem solving with a strong background in administration, or operations with appropriate skills and

experience.

This post can be based at our Edinburgh, Inverness, or Dumfries Office.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the Distress Brief Intervention Service including the processing of client enquiries, booking appointments and collating relevant paperwork for DBI Coordinators, dealing with any emergencies and signposting to the appropriate supports
  • Manage incoming calls and correspondence to the organisation in a supportive, professional and timely manner
  • Provide general administrative support to the organisation including mail collection and posting, printing and photocopying, diary management, minute taking, document management and maintenance of office supplies
  • Support with the annual GDPR review and cleansing of data where appropriate and in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures
  • Support the Office & Compliance Manager with any data processing for HR processes, including onboarding and offboarding of staff and volunteers
  • Be willing to undertake training on key aspects of the organisation to meet the needs of services
  • Competently use internal databases such as Breathe HR and AdvicePro to record information

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

Access to travel season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light Discount Card

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Administrator

  • Full time
  • £19,924
  • Edinburgh / Inverness / Dumfries Office
  • Closing 12th September 2023

The Administrator role will provide administrative support to the Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) service team. The DBI service is a Scotland-wide pilot project, testing a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress.

Working in partnership with frontline services, including Police, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. The Administrator will also be responsible for providing effective support to staff across the organisation, including the Operations Team.

The Administrator will provide administrative support across a breadth of key functions, from supporting HR, securely handling information, supporting people accessing our DBI Service, where appropriate, to collating paperwork and responding to general enquiries.

The postholder will take responsibility for managing their own workload and ensure they follow guidance to help the team meet their outcomes in a timely and efficient way. The postholder will also be expected to make suggestions and provide ideas to help the team develop new and better systems and procedures.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed person, with a ‘can-do’ approach to problem solving with a strong background in administration, or operations with appropriate skills and

experience.

This post can be based at our Edinburgh, Inverness, or Dumfries Office.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the Distress Brief Intervention Service including the processing of client enquiries, booking appointments and collating relevant paperwork for DBI Coordinators, dealing with any emergencies and signposting to the appropriate supports
  • Manage incoming calls and correspondence to the organisation in a supportive, professional and timely manner
  • Provide general administrative support to the organisation including mail collection and posting, printing and photocopying, diary management, minute taking, document management and maintenance of office supplies
  • Support with the annual GDPR review and cleansing of data where appropriate and in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures
  • Support the Office & Compliance Manager with any data processing for HR processes, including onboarding and offboarding of staff and volunteers
  • Be willing to undertake training on key aspects of the organisation to meet the needs of services
  • Competently use internal databases such as Breathe HR and AdvicePro to record information

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • Access to travel season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card
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Policy and Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,961
  • Edinburgh, Great Michael House
  • Closing 24th September 2023

Our Policy and Public Affairs Officer connects with and influences politicians and senior decision makers to make society better for people who have mental health challenges, have mental illness and their families.

In this critical role you will work closely with the Director of Public Affairs and Communications to develop and implement a policy and influencing strategy to ensure that the voices of people we support, and their families are heard in all the places they need to be.

You will build powerful relationships with politicians, civil servants and partners and feel comfortable representing the organisation at a range of different stakeholder events. You will love policy and public affairs, enjoy mastering details and offering sound advice. You will respond on behalf of the organisation to consultations and events and will be comfortable doing lots of reading and writing. You will enjoy building powerful and meaningful relationships.

What I do and what I achieve

I ensure that we have a robust policy and public affairs process in order, to respond to events and consultations, set up meetings with influencers, write briefings for those meetings and record our interactions on the Lobbying Register.

I develop and implement a policy and public affairs strategy which means we engage with external stakeholders, have our key messages disseminated and ensure that the voices of our members and the people we support are heard at all levels.

I ensure that Change Mental Health’s Public Affairs and Stakeholder policies are kept relevant for our staff and promoted throughout the organisation.

I collaborate on key communications documents and channels, including with our newsletter, website and support the high-quality use of our social media channels.

When agreed, I engage with parliamentarians and stakeholders, representing Change Mental Health and advocating for our policy agenda

I take ownership of policy developments in fields relevant to Change Mental Health’s work and take it on myself to ensure I am up to date and well informed of recent developments.

I write briefings for the Director of Public Affairs and Communications, the CEO and Board as needed.

I write briefings for debates in Parliament and communicate with members of Parliaments.

I organise and undertake the administration of events that support our policy platform whether that be events at party conferences, cross party groups, parliamentary receptions or other activity that support the charity.

I network and build relationships with different stakeholders across the private, third and state sectors.

I support the work of the National Rural Mental Health Forum and organise meetings.

Who I am

I am passionate about policy and public affairs, the difference that they can make and using the public realm to improve things for people who experience mental illness and their families.

I am both a people person that can make great relationships with people, but I am also organised and enjoy immersing myself in detail.

I have a strong and demonstrable knowledge and experience of working in policy and public affairs.

I am comfortable and adept with the tools of the modern world including various online communications platforms and social media.

I have a positive and enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude and thrive on working in a dynamic workplace where I understand that everyone needs to be a leader.

I have excellent literacy and research skills and I am very comfortable reading, comprehending and writing. I enjoy making complex things simpler and more relevant for others.

I have excellent interpersonal skills and work well with others. I can demonstrate how I have built relationships with external stakeholders.

I can work under pressure and to exacting timelines plus produce high quality work at all times.

I am ambitious about what I, my team and the organisation can achieve. I see a challenge as an opportunity to improve and deliver outstanding service and support. I am a changemaker.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • Access to travel season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card
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Service Practitioner (Suicide Bereavement Support)

  • Part time
  • £23,920.66 pro-rata
  • Home based in Highland or Argyll and Bute
  • Closing 21st August 2023

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people affected by mental health or welfare issues? Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity for a part time (21hrs per week) Practitioner, to join their Suicide Bereavement Support Service.

The role of Suicide Bereavement Support Practitioner will see you working as part of a dynamic and creative team, that includes colleagues within Change Mental Health and Penumbra, who deliver this pilot project in partnership, in Highland and Ayrshire and Arran.

We are seeking an individual who wants to help people affected by suicide, and who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centred support work. Your role will involve offering emotional support, as well as practical advice and assistance over the phone or by video call, to people bereaved by suicide. You will work 3 days a week on a rota (daytime only) and manage your own caseload; signpost on to specialist local services where appropriate: and work on support plans and risk assessments.

You will also build connections with organisations and groups that can support bereaved people across both Highland and Argyll and Bute. Training will be provided, and your work may involve some travel.

If you are interested in enabling Change Mental Health to deliver this vital service and you feel that your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you.

Why join us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday
  • A 35-hour working week and access to a travel season ticket loan
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card
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Top job! Deputy Director - National Services

  • Full time
  • £45,624.17
  • Hybrid – Between home and Head office in Edinburgh, regular travel to meetings across Scotland and networking events nationwide.
  • Closing 8th August 2023

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in their community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Change Mental Health is determined to deliver excellent services and support across Scotland, and we need a Deputy Director- National Services to help us to achieve this. This role will ensure that national programmes of work are delivered to a high standard, and that they are developed both operationally and strategically. This role will make sure we have a robust framework in place for measuring impact and look to continuously improve the quality of the work we deliver nationally. This role will have oversight and responsibility for our newly launched Advice and Support Service, our Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) portfolio, our Suicide Bereavement Service as well as other programmes of national reach and scope.

The role of the Deputy Director- National Services is instrumental in ensuring that we provide innovative support to people affected by poor mental health and mental illness. It will be responsible for working closely with our Policy and Communications Team around nationally funded projects by Scottish Government and will be a key role in the National Management Team of Change Mental Health. The role will work closely with the Director of Services to develop and work in partnership with a range of different stakeholders to increase the impact of our work and generate new opportunities for the organisation.

This is an exciting new role for the organisation and would suit someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, is committed to continuous service improvement and who excels in managing both operational and strategic relationships.

Who are we looking for?

  • Someone with a sound knowledge of health and social care policy in Scotland
  • Someone with experience of managing high-profile national programmes of work
  • Someone with demonstrable experience of working both operationally and strategically and who can adapt as the role requires

What will you be doing?

  • Overseeing and responsible for our National Services Team, including all quality and reporting aspects of delivery
  • Responsible for ensuring a robust quality framework is in place to support the best practice and continuous improvement within the organisation
  • Work closely with the Director of Services to implement and develop Change Menta Health’s strategic vision
  • This role deputises for the Director of Services, where appropriate

Why join us?

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

For an informal discussion, please contact Coleen Kelly, Director of Services, by email coleen.kelly@changemh.org

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • Access to travel season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card
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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £26,347
  • Inverness
  • Closing 7th August 2023

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to join our Distress Brief Intervention team. Someone who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centered, recovery-focused support work, and who has experience of leading a team and of working autonomously. This position will be office based, working in a fast paced environment where your experience of being able to multi-task will be called on daily. Educated to SVQ3 level or equivalent in Social Services or Health Care or relevant appropriate experience. If the post holder does not have this qualification they will be required to work towards it during their employment. Duties will include running of the day to day service, supervising the staff team, sharing your knowledge and supporting the Project Manager by leading, training and developing the team., You will be sharing good practice and developing joint protocols and processes.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme or update their membership record for regulated work with protected adults and costs are met by the employer.

About Distress Brief Intervention

Change Mental Health is the lead partner in the Highlands for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide project, delivering a ground-breaking approach to address the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress.

Working in partnership with frontline services, including Police, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focused, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Team Leader, you will join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role.

For further information about DBI and our involvement in the project, visit DBI.scot.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

DBI Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £23,920 pro-rata
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Closing 7th August 2023

About the DBI Project:

Change Mental Health is the lead partner in Dumfries & Galloway for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide project, testing a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress.

Working in partnership with frontline services, including Police, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Coordinator, you will join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role.

For further information about DBI and our involvement in the project, head to our website and visit DBI.scot.

About the Role:

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to join our DBI team. DBI Coordinators provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying out short-term work with people in distress to review the reasons for their distress, develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities.

The purpose of this role is to work with people in distress who are referred by front line services (including Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, NHS24 and Primary Care) to the Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention team. The work includes: reviewing the reasons for distress, working with individuals to develop their Distress Brief Intervention Management Plan and using supported referral to link individuals into a range of appropriate community services and facilities as appropriate.

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or update their membership record for regulated work with protected adults. (The costs are met by the employer)

The post is part time, working 28 hours per week, office hours of 9am – 5pm with some weekend working on a rota basis (approx. every 8wks)

If you are interested in this opportunity but are unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience necessary, please do not hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion with Lisa Anderson, the Distress Brief Intervention National Project Manager on 01461 204 975

Or email jamie.court@changemh.org

Why join us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Support Coordinator DBI (28hrs)

  • Part time
  • £23,920 pro-rata
  • Inverness
  • Closing 7th August 2023

Change Mental Health 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 user to make the best use of what help and support is available to them.

About the DBI Project:

Change Mental Health is the lead partner in Inverness for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide project, testing a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress.

Working in partnership with frontline services, including Police, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Coordinator, you will join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role.

For further information about DBI and our involvement in the project, head to our website and visit DBI.scot.

About the Role:

We are seeking to appoint 1 highly motivated individual to join our DBI team. DBI Coordinators provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying out short-term work with people in distress to review the reasons for their distress, develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities.

The purpose of this role is to work with people in distress who are referred by front line services (including Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, NHS24 and Primary Care) to the Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention team. The work includes: reviewing the reasons for distress, working with individuals to develop their Distress Brief Intervention Management Plan and using supported referral to link individuals into a range of appropriate community services and facilities as appropriate.

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or update their membership record for regulated work with protected adults. (The costs are met by the employer)

These posts are part time, working 28 hours per week, office hours of 9am – 5pm with some weekend working on a rota basis (approx. every 7wks)

If you are interested in this opportunity but are unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience necessary, please do not hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion with Kimberley Irwin – Distress Brief Intervention 07752614764 or email Kimberley.Irwin@changemh.org

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Administrator, DBI

  • Part time
  • £19,158 pro-rata
  • Argyll and Bute
  • Closing 7th August 2023

About the DBI Project:

Change Mental Health is the lead partner in the Highlands for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide pilot project, testing a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress.

Working in partnership with frontline services, including Police, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Coordinator, you will join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role.

For further information about DBI and our involvement in the project, head to our website and visit DBI.scot.

In this new and varied role, you will be responsible for administrative support to an innovative project. Working as part of the Distress Brief Intervention service which is led in partnership by Change Mental Health, the role offers you an opportunity to contribute to a vital service.

Your role as Administrator will be key to the success of the project and will involve you in providing administrative support to the Distress Brief Intervention team providing the service.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, regular support & supervision and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Change Mental Health provides support throughout Scotland, and offers 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 user to make the best use of what help and support is available to them.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday
  • A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Support Coordinator, DBI

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Inverness
  • Closing 7th August 2023

About Us:

Change Mental Health 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 user to make the best use of what help and support is available to them.

About the DBI Project:

Change Mental Health is the lead partner in Inverness for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide project, testing a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress.

Working in partnership with frontline services, including Police, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Coordinator, you will join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role.

For further information about DBI and our involvement in the project, head to our website and visit DBI.scot.

About the Role:

We are seeking to appoint 1 highly motivated individual to join our DBI team. DBI Coordinators provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying out short-term work with people in distress to review the reasons for their distress, develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities.

The purpose of this role is to work with people in distress who are referred by front line services (including Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, NHS24 and Primary Care) to the Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention team. The work includes: reviewing the reasons for distress, working with individuals to develop their Distress Brief Intervention Management Plan and using supported referral to link individuals into a range of appropriate community services and facilities as appropriate.

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or update their membership record for regulated work with protected adults. (The costs are met by the employer)

These posts are part time, working 21 hours per week, office hours of 9am – 5pm with some weekend working on a rota basis (approx. every 7wks)

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • Access to travel season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Administrator

  • Full time
  • £19,924
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st August 2023

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

The Administrator role will provide administrative support to the Advice and Support Service who provide specialist advice, information and support to service users. The Administrator will also be responsible for providing effective support to staff across the organisation, including the Operations Team.

The Administrator will provide administrative support across a breadth of key functions, from the day-to-day running of the National Office to the administration of key HR tasks, securely handling information, supporting people using our Advice and Support Service to collate appropriate paperwork and responding to general enquiries.

The postholder will take responsibility for managing their own workload and ensure they follow guidance to help the team meet their outcomes in a timely and efficient way. The postholder will also be expected to make suggestions and provide ideas to help the team develop new and better systems and procedures. We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed person, with a ‘can-do’ approach to problem solving with a strong background in administration, or operations with appropriate skills and experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the Advice & Support Service including the processing of client enquiries, booking appointments and collating relevant paperwork for advisors, dealing with any emergencies and signposting to the appropriate supports.
  • Manage incoming calls and correspondence to the organisation in a supportive, professional and timely manner.
  • Provide general administrative support to the organisation including mail collection and posting, printing and photocopying, diary management, minute taking, document management and maintenance of office supplies.
  • Support with the annual GDPR review and cleansing of data where appropriate and in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures.
  • Support the Office & Compliance Manager with any data processing for HR processes, including onboarding and offboarding of staff and volunteers.
  • Be willing to undertake training on key aspects of the organisation to meet the needs of services.
  • Competently use internal databases such as Breathe HR and Advice Pro to record information
  • Additional duties and projects as required by the Director of Operations

Essential Criteria:

  • Previous experience of working in an administrative role.
  • Good time management skills and the ability to use own initiative to make decisions about workload, priorities, and meeting deadlines.
  • The ability to start and see through projects with a proactive, common-sense approach.
  • The ability to communicate with people and professionals from diverse backgrounds in a friendly, confident, and sensitive way.
  • Be a strong team player, motivated to resolve problems and help others achieve outcomes.
  • Ability to work flexibly and adapt to meet the needs of the organisation
  • Be proficient in Microsoft 365 applications, database management systems and the ability to set up administrative systems for the organisation.
  • Be able to analyse data for evaluation and monitoring purposes. Respect the confidentiality of others, maintaining the services confidentiality policy.
  • Have an understanding of mental health matters and support services available.
  • Commitment to the values of Change Mental Health

Benefits

  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial, and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • Blue Light Discount Card
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Generous 37 days’ holiday
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Professional development including funded opportunities
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Freelance Training Associate

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Various Locations Across Scotland
  • Closing 8th August 2023

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

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.

Who are we looking for?

  • You have experience in delivering training, preferably to young people inside a school, college, or community setting.
  • Experience in delivering virtually and face to face
  • 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 a clear understanding of the connection between mental health and wellbeing and the ability to cope with life’s stressors
  • You have a clear understanding of the stressors and barriers that young people face, that may negatively impact their mental health.
  • You have experience in project implementation, ongoing delivery, managing resources and evaluation.
  • You have experience in forging and managing relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • You have the ability to work in a flexible and autonomous manner
  • You have good IT skills, including competent use of Microsoft Office and online training platforms.
  • Access to your own equipment to deliver training such as laptop, printer and projector.
  • A driving license and access to use of a vehicle

What will you be doing?

  • Delivering our Young People’s programmes in schools and community settings.
  • Communicating and coordinating activities with the setting including start dates, times and other logistics such as compliance with safeguarding procedures, etc.
  • Delivering the programmes either face-to-face inside the setting or via their preferred online platform – e.g. Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Google Meets.
  • Supporting the relevant setting in delivering the programme and training the designated staff, teachers or youth workers in the content.
  • Working closely with the designated staff to co-deliver the 7 one-hour workshops.
  • Mentoring throughout delivery period, providing teachers and youth workers with the support they need to deliver it on their own.
  • Ensuring that the necessary monitoring, evaluation and mechanisms are adhered to.
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Distress Brief Intervention Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,770
  • Inverness
  • Closing 7th July 2023

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

The purpose of this role is to lead and develop the DBI project, based in Inverness and extending across the Highland Area, to develop the DBI Partnership and to manage all resources associated with the project. Leading and managing a large team of Seniors and Co-ordinators towards meeting service needs and excellent outcomes. Working closely with the National Project Manager for support, reporting and training needs. Overseeing the needs of the service on a day to day basis which requires an adaptive and solution focussed approach. Development of the DBI Service is key to the success of this role, working closely with Stakeholders and other relevant partners.

Key Responsibilities:

Operational:

  • Managing the Inverness project staff team and other resources, including the NHS24 Highland Pathway
  • Embedding the importance of Connected, Compassionate support throughout the staff team
  • Supporting the local Partnership Group by facilitating a shared approach, sharing good practice and developing joint protocols and processes
  • Raising awareness of the Distress Brief Intervention across the area through close partnership working.
  • Rolling out Level 2 staff training in conjunction with DBI training partners and National DBI Manager
  • Keeping statistics and records for monitoring and evaluation purposes
  • Reporting to the Area Manager and the DBI Partnership Group and Board as necessary
  • Ensuring appropriate follow-up actions are taken for people who require support beyond their engagement with the DBI project, in line with safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Providing training, line management and supervision to the DBI senior staff team
  • Other tasks relevant to the development of the DBI

Developmental:

  • Support staff team to identify and liaise with service user groups, advocacy groups and other groups who have contact with people who find themselves in distress.
  • Support staff team to Identify and liaise with agencies that can deliver community support.
  • Developing new pathways in partnership with the DBI Central team
  • Raising awareness of the importance of seeking help if experiencing distress
  • Working with others to challenge stigma and promote good mental health and wellbeing

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Project Manager, DBI

  • Full time
  • £26,748
  • Argyll and Bute
  • Closing 14th July 2023

About the DBI Project:

Change Mental Health is the lead partner in the Highlands for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide pilot project, testing a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress.

Working in partnership with frontline services, including Police, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Coordinator, you will join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role.

For further information about DBI and our involvement in the project, head to our website and visit DBI.scot.

About the Role:

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to join our DBI team. Someone who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centred, recovery-focussed support work, and who has experience of leading a team and of working autonomously Educated to SVQ4 level or equivalent in Social Services or Health Care or relevant appropriate experience. If the post holder does not have this qualification they will be required to work towards it during their employment. Duties will include Managing the staff team and supporting the Partnership Group by facilitating a shared approach, sharing good practice and developing joint protocols and processes. Developing Memorandum of Understanding and working closely with key partners, in liaison with the National DBI Project Manager.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or update their membership record for regulated work with protected adults. (The cost are met by the employer)

This post is 35 hours per week with occasional weekend working on a rota basis and regular travel will be required once travel restrictions are lifted.

If you are interested in this opportunity but are unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience necessary, please do not hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion with Lisa Anderson, the Distress Brief Intervention National Project Manager lisa.anderson@changemh.org

Why join us?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving 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, family friendly policies and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • Access to travel season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,439 pro-rata
  • Dumfries, Kaleidoscope Resource Centre
  • Closing 14th August 2023

Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity at Kaleidoscope Resource Centre, Dumfries for someone with a passion for empowerment, who is looking to use their skills and experience in Group Work to support service users to develop new skills and enhance existing ones.

In this varied and exciting role, you will support service users to achieve their identified goals by facilitating structured group activities that allow those taking part to be involved in social groups and to improve existing skills, as well as develop new ones.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate should be someone who can work as part of a team, be creative in their approach to working with people, have excellent communication skills and have a sense of humour. They should be educated to SVQ Level 2 or its equivalent and have experience of working with people in groups.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer: The post is for 28 hours per week, working days will be Tuesday to Friday.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why work with us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health.

With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • Access to season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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Community Link Worker (Fort William)

  • Part time
  • £20,614 pro-rata
  • Fort William
  • Closing 13th July 2023

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health or mental welfare issues? Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity in NHS Highland’s new Highland Community Link Worker service, for which we are proud to be the lead agency and delivery partner.

We are looking for a Community Link Worker with a passion for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.

You will be responsible to a Senior Community Link Worker and you will have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 2 or have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should be able to plan and prioritise a workload and be confident about liaising with statutory and non-statutory agencies.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Benefits

  • A generous 37 days’ holiday
  • A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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Community Link Worker (Nairn)

  • Part time
  • £20,614 pro-rata
  • Nairn
  • Closing 13th July 2023

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health or mental welfare issues? Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity in NHS Highland’s new Highland Community Link Worker service, for which we are proud to be the lead agency and delivery partner.

We are looking for a Community Link Worker with a passion for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.

You will be responsible to a Senior Community Link Worker and you will have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 2 or have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should be able to plan and prioritise a workload and be confident about liaising with statutory and non-statutory agencies.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Benefits

  • A generous 37 days’ holiday
  • A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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Community Link Worker (Alness)

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Highland, Alness
  • Closing 13th July 2023

Community Link Worker, I work directly with people referred to the Highland Community Link Worker service who require immediate or on-going emotional, practical or vocational support in order to deliver the best possible health outcomes.

I work with people using the service to develop and review personal support plans, although ultimate oversight rests with Senior Community Link Workers. I work closely with other members of the Community Link Worker team, colleagues in Primary Care and representatives of community-based groups and organisations, to achieve outcomes as defined by my line manager.

Within the Community Link Worker team there is a clear line management structure which supports and shapes my practice. I aim to contribute to an environment where people can improve their health outcomes, establish improved connections in their communities and enhance their quality of life.

Key Responsibilities:

  • I work as part of a team building positive working relationship
  • I work closely with colleagues in Primary Care
  • I link service users to resources in the local community and to statutory and non-statutory services as appropriate
  • In partnership with service users, I design, implement and review outcome focussed development plans to enable service users to achieve their identified goals. Ultimate oversight of the plans rests with Senior Community Link Workers.
  • To achieve outcomes, I can employ a number of appropriate intervention strategies including positive communication skills
  • Ongoing risk assessment is integral to my practice to ensure the wellbeing of service users
  • I travel throughout the geographic region covered by the service as required
  • I have an awareness of appropriate professional boundaries including confidentiality
  • I understand the requirements of Health and Safety in the workplace and follow Change Mental Health policies

Essential Criteria:

  • I am ideally educated to SVQ level 2 or have relevant experience working in health and social care
  • I can plan and prioritise my workload
  • My professional self -awareness means that I can seek support and advice from my line manager appropriately and participate in supervision and support meetings positively
  • I am able to liaise confidently with statutory and non-statutory agencies
  • I am empathetic
  • My personal and professional value base is consistent with the aims and objectives of Support in Mind Scotland
  • I demonstrate genuine regard for service users and their families
  • I have good I.T. skills and can produce accurate case notes
  • I am enthusiastic to develop my knowledge and skills
  • I can travel throughout the geographic region covered by the service as required

Benefits

  • A generous 37 days’ holiday
  • A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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Senior Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Alness
  • Closing 7th July 2023

About the Role:

We are looking for a dynamic and creative Senior Project Worker, to lead our Resource Centre in Easter-Ross. This role involves provision of recovery-focussed and person-centred support to people attending the Centre, through individual and group-based work, as well as leading the Centre team and managing the service.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have some or all of the following: an SVQ Level 3 qualification in Social Services and Health Care (or an equivalent qualification), experience of leading a service and of providing support to people whose Mental Health issues seriously affect their lives. The post holder will be required to pass a PVG check.

This is one of a number of centres around Scotland where Change Mental Health welcomes people with a wide variety of mental health conditions and offers compassionate, creative, focussed support that can assist recovery. Our aim in these centres is to provide a warm, welcoming environment where people can find the confidence and trust that they need in order to engage with support.

As Senior Project Worker you will be the lead for a small team of Project Workers and Volunteers, providing line management, supervision and advice for the staff, as well as engaging directly in support work with people who use the centre. You will also have scope to use your creativity in developing the Centre, through cooperation with service users, the Centre staff and colleagues in stakeholder organisations. This role will be an opportunity to bring new energy and ideas to a service that already has a well-deserved reputation for providing an excellent service.

Why work with us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • Access to travel season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card
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Café Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,334
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th May 2023

Directorate: Fundraising and Business Development

Reports To: Business Development Manager

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Café Manager to join us here at Change Mental Health. This is an exciting new role that will play a key part in launching and establishing our first non-profit café in Edinburgh city centre.

The Café Manager is a pivotal role sitting within our Fundraising and Business development team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, kind, outgoing and authentic hospitality professional to bring our new non-profit venture to life in the heart of the city.

The post holder will have the unique opportunity to create an uplifting, non-stigmatising café that will be known for great coffee, will raise awareness of Mental Health and Illness whilst creating a safe and supportive space where everyone is welcome.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Successfully launch the Change Mental Health Non-Profit Café in Edinburgh in line with brand concept and values
  • Lead and manage the day-to-day operations of the café
  • Enhance and achieve sales and guest review targets
  • Quality control of food and drinks, ensuring that each item served to a customer is of the highest quality
  • Ensure the business runs at net zero and where appropriate work with other social enterprise businesses within the community
  • Bringing fresh ideas to the business through new menus ideas, deals, events
  • Ensure the highest standards of Health & Safety are always maintained
  • Ensure all aspects of Security, Fire and emergency procedures are established and maintained.
  • Ordering and stock management
  • Line manage and develop your team to their full potential, manage rotas and lead on staff recruitment.
  • Contribute to the sales and marketing strategy for the business including the day to day management of social media platforms.
  • Collaborate with the Change Mental Health Teams and contribute to the growth of our non-profit Café concept.
  • Manage the café’s financial reporting, working with national teams to manage the café P&L
  • Flexibility and willingness to work weekends and occasional evenings
  • Working 5 days out of 7 with the flexibility to adapt this as when required (for example during festival season in August).

Who I am

  • A creative and inspiring team leader and manager with a passion for customer service
  • An experienced hospitality professional
  • An outgoing, positive and enthusiastic person
  • A kind and caring individual who can create and maintain a thriving environment, a vibrant customer culture and a healthy team-oriented workplace in line with the Café’s values and those of Change Mental Health.

General Duties

  • Act in accordance with Data Protection legislation. Ensure all records, personal, staff and client data are managed in line with Data Management and Information Governance policies
  • Comply with legal and regulatory requirements such as provisions set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • As with all employees, workers and volunteers; to encourage people to join Change Mental Health as a member, donor or activist
  • To act in accordance with the charity’s Health & Safety and Safeguarding policies and to notify your line manager promptly if there are any concerns
  • To participate in regular supervision and appraisal and undertake any relevant training as appropriate to the role
  • To work in accordance with the charity’s national policies and local operating procedures and those of external regulators or professional bodies

This job profile and list of duties is not exhaustive and serves only to highlight the main requirements. The line manager may stipulate other reasonable requirements and projects commensurate with the general profile and grade of the post.

Benefits:

  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial, and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • Blue Light Discount Card
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Generous 37 days’ holiday
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Professional development including funded opportunities

Please note, the salary has been set at the upper limit of our salary band for this role.

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Bloom Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Hybrid, between home and the National Office in Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th May 2023

Change Mental Health are looking for a diligent and detail-focused engagement officer to join our passionate Bloom team.

This role comes at a critical time to make a positive impact on young people’s mental wellbeing, so we welcome applications from people determined to support the needs of young people. To date we have trained over 3000 teachers and supported 200,000 young people in schools and colleges across the UK, and we now need to bring the programme to scale to reach its target of 500,000 young people.

In this exciting role, you will be working with schools, colleges, and various stakeholders across Scotland, you will be tasked with promoting Bloom far and wide, working closely with the Bloom manager to follow a strategic, target-driven plan.

You will use your interpersonal and public speaking skills to build sturdy relationships across the education and youth sector to ensure no college or school in Scotland misses out on a chance to access Bloom.

Who are we looking for?

  • Proven track record of developing and maintaining relationships with educational institutions/youth work organisations.
  • Experience of collating information and creating accurate reports.
  • An understanding of the importance of working with quality standards and a capability to mobilize others to work towards these standards.
  • An ability to build strong working relationships with external team members.

What will you be doing?

  • Developing a comprehensive engagement strategy to promote Bloom to key stakeholders and encourage schools and colleges to participate in the programme.
  • Developing mechanisms to share the impact of Bloom through case studies, videos, webinars etc.
  • Building relationships with a host of partner agencies e.g. schools, Local Authorities etc. to secure sign- up
  • Working in a collaborative way with all colleagues across UK to ensure there is a nation-wide response to the needs of young people.

Why join us?

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer: The post is for 5 days a week but would consider applications for job sharing. This is a hybrid position, working between home and the Edinburgh national office.

For an informal discussion, please contact Hannah Dibnah, Bloom Manager, 07568225714 or email Hannah.dibnah@changemh.org

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future.

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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Carer Support Worker, Angus

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Flexible working options will be considered. (Main office based in Perth, Perth & Kinross)
  • Closing 15th May 2023

We are looking for an enthusiastic, empathic person to join Change Mental Health and help us continue to deliver excellent mental health services across Angus.

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing incredible person-centred support across the nation.

We want you to join us in one of the best places to work, where your views and experience will help develop and deliver services that people want.

This Carer Support Worker post will join our Tayside Team and expand our support to Carers of people with Mental Health needs across Angus. Together we will continue to support Carers in identifying their personal priorities and outcomes. We promote support through 1 to 1 contact, small groups and help to access support and services in the Carer's community.

Carer Support Workers help Carers to feel connected to their loved ones and community, working towards aspirations and goals that they set themselves; that help them live life well.

We build links with partner organisations across Tayside, helping break down barriers and develop services that people want and need.

This post will report directly to the Area Manager for Change Mental Health Tayside and Fife Services.

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Outreach Worker - Dumfries & Galloway

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Kaleidoscope Resource Centre, Mountainhall, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4AL
  • Closing 24th April 2023

We are looking for an Outreach Worker to join our service in Dumfries & Galloway.

You will work mainly on a one to one basis in the community, and/or in people’s homes being responsible for one to one support, including carrying a case load and developing and reviewing personal support plans. You will work autonomously being able to judge when you refer to your Manager, taking responsibility for your own work.

You will also have a lead role in developing the Service, through collaboration with the people who use the service, your colleagues across the Outreach Team and colleagues in stakeholder organisations. Working alongside our Dumfries and Galloway team, the role offers you an opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by mental health issues.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the mental health field or in another area of support work, an SVQ3 (or equivalent) qualification in Health and Social Care.

A driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential for this role.

If you are interested in this opportunity but unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience required, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual, and the charity and we are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about assisting Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches the criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why work with us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each person brings to our organisation.

We value lived mental health experience and welcome applications from people with this experience or experience supporting others with their mental health.

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, and all kinds of life experiences.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card
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Community Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,614 pro-rata
  • Fort William/Nairn/Alness & Invergordon
  • Closing 24th April 2023

Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity in NHS Highland’s new Highland Community Link Worker service, for which we are proud to be the lead agency and delivery partner.

We are looking for Community Link Workers with a passion for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.

You will report to a Senior Community Link Worker and you will have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 2 or have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should be able to plan and prioritise a workload and be confident about liaising with statutory and non-statutory agencies.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us

Change mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • Access to travel season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card
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Project Worker, Sutherland

  • Part time
  • £20,614 pro-rata
  • Sutherland
  • Closing 1st May 2023

About the Role:

We are looking for a skilled and empathic individual to join our Sutherland team in Golspie as a Resource Centre Project Worker.

Our Resource Centre in Golspie offers a safe and welcoming environment for people affected by mental illness to meet, socialise and take part in supported activities and outings. This helps to encourage people to feel more involved, included and empowered in their lives. Effective support also promote increased self-confidence and independence in people who use the service.

With experience of support work, organising group activities, completing reports and a sound understanding of Mental Illness; the project worker will also be actively involved in promoting and developing the service in Golspie.

Who are we looking for?

You will be responsible for compiling and reviewing development plans for people using the service, and ensure that the agreed outcomes are being achieved.

You are someone comfortable working in a team as well as autonomously, and are proactive in your own personal development and learning. The successful candidate will be required to be a member of, or willing to join the PVG scheme membership.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits:

• Professional development including funded opportunities.

• A generous 37 days’ holiday.

• A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

• A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

• 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

• Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

• Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Blue Light discount card

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About the Role

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people affected by mental health or welfare issues? Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity for a part time (21hrs per week) Practitioner, to join their Suicide Bereavement Support Service.

The role of Suicide Bereavement Support Practitioner will see you working as part of a dynamic and creative team, that includes colleagues within Change Mental Health and Penumbra, who deliver this pilot project in partnership, in Highland and Ayrshire and Arran.

We are seeking an individual who wants to help people affected by suicide, and who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centred support work. Your role will involve offering emotional support, as well as practical advice and assistance over the phone or by video call, to people bereaved by suicide. You will work 3 days a week on a rota (daytime only) and manage your own caseload; signpost on to specialist local services where appropriate: and work on support plans and risk assessments.

You will also build connections with organisations and groups that can support bereaved people across both Highland and Argyll and Bute. Training will be provided, and your work may involve some travel.

If you are interested in enabling Change Mental Health to deliver this vital service and you feel that your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you.

Why join us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

• Professional development including funded opportunities.

• A generous 37 days’ holiday.

• A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

• A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

• 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

• Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

• Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Blue Light discount card

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Carers Support and Research Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Highland
  • Closing 28th April 2023

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness? Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity in the Highland area for someone with a passion for improving the lives of people who care for family members or others affected by mental health issues, making use of their skills and experience in support work to make an impact on mental health and welfare and to help us improve services for carers.

In this varied and exciting, new role, you will lead a Carers Support Service with the aim of supporting Mental Health Carers and contribute to research on the provision of Carers support. Working alongside our Highland Area team, the role offers you an opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of Carers and people affected by mental health issues.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have experience of supporting carers, mental health support and managing staff, and will have a basic understanding of research work.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual, and the charity and we are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer. For an informal discussion, please contact Rosita Novak (Locality Manager) on rnovak@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why work with us:

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • Access to travel season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card
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Senior Community Link Worker, Alness & Invergordon

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Alness & Invergordon
  • Closing 1st May 2023

We are looking for a Senior Community Link Workers with a passion for community development work and for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.

You will work with local community groups, voluntary sector agencies and NHS Highland Primary Care colleagues to contribute to development of community resources that can support people towards their health goals. Responsible to the Project Manager and taking a key leadership role in the Community Link Worker Team, you will make an important and innovative contribution to strengthening links between GP Practices and their local communities. You will work with local community groups, voluntary sector agencies and NHS Highland Primary Care colleagues to contribute to development of community resources that can support people towards their health goals. Depending on the particular area of the Highlands in which you are based you may also:

  • have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.
  • have a line management role for Community Link Worker staff

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 3 or who have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should have a sound theory base for social care interventions including risk assessment and you should be able to apply an analytical approach in finding solutions to problems.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why work with us:

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits:

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
Shortlist
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About the Role

Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity in the Suicide Bereavement Support Service for someone with a passion for making an impact in a key area of community support.

In this varied role, you will be responsible for administrative support to an innovative Scottish Government-funded project. The project is being delivered in two pilot area – Highland, and Ayrshire and Arran, and is a partnership project between Change Mental health and Penumbra Mental Health. The role, supporting a service team working across both areas, offers you an opportunity to contribute to a vital service that will improve peoples’ lives and potentially save lives.

If you feel passionate about enabling us to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

• Professional development including funded opportunities.

• A generous 37 days’ holiday.

• A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

• A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

• 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

• Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

• Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Blue Light discount card

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Office and Compliance Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,085
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th April 2023

The Office and Compliance Manager is a pivotal role sitting at the heart of the organisation leading our administration and compliance activity. The post ensures the organisation runs efficiently and safely in line with all regulations and best practice.

This is demanding yet rewarding role for a person with drive and initiative. The post holder will manage the day to day working operations of the National Office, based in Edinburgh, in relation to contracts and suppliers, managing our administrative team and capacity, supporting the onboarding and offboarding recruitment process for staff and volunteers, and ensuring compliance with relevant legislation including Health and Safety and employment.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed person, with a ‘can-do’ approach to problem solving with a strong background in office management, administration, or operations with appropriate qualifications or experience.

The Office and Compliance Manager will also support the Board of Trustees through coordinating meetings and taking formal minutes.

The Office and Compliance Manager has autonomy within the role but will work closely with the Director of Operations and People and Culture Manager to make decisions and recommend changes as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

· Manage National Office, including contract and lease management, health and safety, and data compliance

· Collect and analyse data regarding the performance of the organisation and provide feedback to National Management Team

· Coordinate and attend Board and Committee Meetings and take formal minutes

· Ensure organisational complaints and comments are dealt with appropriately

· Maintain awareness of, and manage internal process for, changes in applicable legislation, certified management systems, and approved codes of practice relevant to the organisation

· Maintain organisational accreditations

· Management IT software, hardware, and support contracts

· Monitor and assess the competitiveness of suppliers

· Provide relevant advice and guidance to all staff and management to ensure adherence to organisational procedures

· Support and Coordinator administrative teams across the organisation and building on our administrative capacity

· Support Hiring Managers with HR processes, including onboarding and offboarding of staff and volunteers

· Supporting our People and Culture Manager in the management of our HR portal (BreatheHR)

· Work closely with our Head of Quality and Improvement in ensuring organisational reports are completed and monitor that appropriate action is taken

· Additional duties and projects as required by the Director of Operations

Essential Criteria:

· I have relevant qualifications or equivalent experience and skills

· Able to communicate effectively, manage teams and expectations

· Able to work autonomously as a self-starter and work as part of a wider team

· Be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of compliance relating to Health and Safety, Quality, and Environmental Management

· Excellent project management skills and demonstrable experience of managing multiple stakeholders to achieve agreed shared objectives

· Exceptional attention to detail and able to work to deadlines

· Experience in office and/or administrative management, and knowledge of managing contracts

· Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret and present data

· Commitment to the values of Change Mental Health

Desirable Criteria:

· Demonstrable understanding and empathy towards mental health problems

· Track record of managing geographically dispersed teams

· Experience of leading change management

· Knowledge of, and working within, key legislation in line with role priorities and responsibilities

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card
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Senior Project Worker, Highland

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Resource Centre, Easter-Ross
  • Closing 14th April 2023

We are looking for a dynamic and creative Senior Project Worker, to lead our Resource Centre in Easter-Ross.

This role involves provision of recovery-focussed and person-centred support to people attending the Centre, through individual and group-based work, as well as leading the Centre team and managing the service.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have some or all of the following: an SVQ Level 3 qualification in Social Services and Health Care (or an equivalent qualification), experience of leading a service and of providing support to people whose Mental Health issues seriously affect their lives. The post holder will be required to pass a PVG check.

This is one of a number of centres around Scotland where Change Mental Health welcomes people with a wide variety of mental health conditions and offers compassionate, creative, focussed support that can assist recovery. Our aim in these centres is to provide a warm, welcoming environment where people can find the confidence and trust that they need in order to engage with support.

As Senior Project Worker you will be the lead for a small team of Project Workers and Volunteers, providing line management, supervision and advice for the staff, as well as engaging directly in support work with people who use the centre. You will also have scope to use your creativity in developing the Centre, through cooperation with service users, the Centre staff and colleagues in stakeholder organisations. This role will be an opportunity to bring new energy and ideas to a service that already has a well-deserved reputation for providing an excellent service.

Why work with us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

· Professional development including funded opportunities.

· A generous 37 days’ holiday.

· A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

· A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

· 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

· Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

· Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

· Cycle to Work Scheme

· Blue Light discount card

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Carer Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Perth & Kinross
  • Closing 3rd April 2023

We are looking for an enthusiastic, empathic person to join Change Mental Health and help us continue to deliver excellent mental health services across Perth & Kinross.

This Carer Support Worker post will join our Tayside Team and expand our support to Carers of people with Mental Health needs across Perth & Kinross. Together we will continue to support Carers in identifying their personal priorities and outcomes. We promote support through 1 to 1 contact, small groups and help to access support and services in the Carer's community.

Carer Support Workers help Carers to feel connected to their loved ones and community, working towards aspirations and goals that they set themselves; that help them live life well.

We build links with partner organisations across Tayside, helping break down barriers and develop services that people want and need.

This post will report directly to the Service Manager for Change Mental Health Tayside Services.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who believes in the power of people to be able to change the world. Someone who is passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and facilitating others to be all they can be.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can build strong and purposeful relationships.
  • Is empathic, understanding and has a sense of humour.
  • Is ambitious about what they, their team and the organisation can be and can do. Someone who wants to make things better!

The successful candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme.

A full driving license and access to a vehicle is essential for these roles.

Why work with us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each person brings to our organisation.

We value lived mental health experience and welcome applications from people with this experience or experience supporting others with their mental health.

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, and all kinds of life experiences.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

· Steve Urquhart, Area Manager (Tayside and Fife) email: steve.urquhart@changemh.org

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card

To apply, please upload your completed application pack to the online BreatheHR portal by clicking 'apply' below by Monday 03/04/2023 at midday.

Interviews will be held on 20/04/2023 and may 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 job applications from people of all backgrounds. If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated, so please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.

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Senior Project Worker, Employability Support

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Dumfries and Annan ( 1 day per week in Annan, 3 days per week in Dumfries)
  • Closing 31st March 2023

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness? Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity in the Employability Support Project in Dumfries & Galloway for someone with a passion for empowerment looking to use their skills and experience to help develop the Project alongside the Service Manager.

In this varied and exciting role, you will give guidance and support to staff and students, to ensure that they are developing themselves as well as those they support. Working as part of the Employability Team the role offers you an opportunity to be innovative and creative in meeting the needs of those who work in and use the Project.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate should be someone who can work as part of a team, be creative in their approach to working with people, have excellent communication skills and have a sense of humour. They should be educated to SVQ Level 3 or its equivalent, have experience of supporting staff and volunteers, with a clear understanding of working practices that include Health and Safety, ensuring that legislative requirements are met.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer: The post is for 28 hours per week, working days will be discussed and agreed with the Service Manager and can be adjusted for the suitable candidate.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

John Scott, Service Manager, Mobile – 07739 216450 (Mon - Fri, 9am -4pm) or email jscott@changemh.org.uk

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

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

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each person brings to our organisation.

We value lived mental health experience and welcome applications from people with this experience or experience supporting others with their mental health.

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, and all kinds of life experiences.

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light Discount Card

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • The Gatehouse, Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie KW10 6SS (Flexible working options will be considered.)
  • Closing 3rd April 2023

We are looking for an Outreach Worker to join our service in Sutherland. This role is intended to be permanent following a successful probation period.

You will work mainly on a one to one basis in the community, and/or in people’s homes having responsible for one to one support including carrying a case load and developing and reviewing personal support plans. You will work autonomously being able to judge when you refer to your Manager, taking responsibility for your own work.

You will also have a lead role in developing the Service, through collaboration with the people who use the service, the Centre staff, your colleagues across the Highland Team and colleagues in stakeholder organisations, including voluntary sector agencies, NHS Highland and other statutory bodies. Working alongside our Highland Area team, the role offers you an opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by mental health issues.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the Mental Health field or in another area of support work, an SVQ3 (or equivalent) qualification in Health and Social Care.

A driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential for this role.

If you are interested in this opportunity but unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience required, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual, and the charity and we are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about assisting Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches the criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light Discount Card

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Thomson House, Levenmouth Community Enterprise Centre, KY8 3RW (Flexible working options will be considered.)
  • Closing 17th April 2023

We are looking for an enthusiastic, empathic person to join Change Mental Health and help us continue to deliver excellent mental health services across Fife.

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing incredible person-centred support across the nation.

We want you to join us in one of the best places to work, where your views and experience will help develop and deliver services that people want.

This Support Worker post will join our Fife Team and expand our support to people with Mental Health needs across Fife. Together we support people to build resilience and to identify their personal priorities and outcomes. We promote support through 1 to 1 contact and through small groups and help people to access support and services.

Support Workers help people to feel connected to their loved ones and community, working towards aspirations and goals that they set themselves; that help them live life well.

We build links with partner organisations across Fife, helping break down barriers and develop services that people want and need.

This post will report directly to the Service Manager for Change Mental Health Fife Services.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who believes in the power of people to be able to change the world. Someone who is passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and facilitating others to be all they can be.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can build strong and purposeful relationships.
  • Is empathic, understanding and has a sense of humour.
  • Is ambitious about what they, their team and the organisation can be and can do. Someone who wants to make things better!
  • The successful candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme.

A full driving license and access to a vehicle is essential for these roles.

Who are we looking for?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each person brings to our organisation.

We value lived mental health experience and welcome applications from people with this experience or experience supporting others with their mental health.

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, and all kinds of life experiences.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card
Shortlist
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Support Worker CUThru, Tayside

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Flexible working options will be considered. (Main office based in Perth, Perth & Kinross).
  • Closing 3rd April 2023

We are looking for an enthusiastic, empathic person to join Change Mental Health and help us continue to deliver excellent mental health services across Tayside.

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing incredible person-centred support across the nation.

We want you to join us in one of the best places to work, where your views and experience will help develop and deliver services that people want.

This CUThru Support Worker post will join our Tayside Team and expand our support to young people with Mental Health needs known to CAMHS across Tayside. Together we will continue to support young people in identifying their personal priorities and outcomes. We promote support through 1 to 1 contact, small groups and help to access support and services in the young people's community.

Support Workers help young people to feel connected to their loved ones and community, working towards aspirations and goals that they set themselves; that help them live life well.

We build links with partner organisations across Tayside, helping break down barriers and develop services that people want and need.

This post will report directly to the Service Manager for Change Mental Health Tayside Services.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,085
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd April 2023

At Change Mental Health, we believe that good communication is an essential tool in raising awareness and fighting stigma around mental health

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative Communications Officer to join us on the next step of our journey! With a new brand, name, website and strategy, you will be an integral role within the charity to maximise our reach and impact through delivering high quality communications.

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing transformative person-centred support across Scotland. We are moving into the next phase of our development and we are seeking a passionate and determined individual who can enhance our profile and communications function.

  • The Communications Officer supports with day to day communications tasks and has the knack for transforming exciting activity into engaging content.
  • They oversee all facets of digital communications – including our website, social media, newsletters and more – and bring stories to life for use across multiple channels and avenues.
  • They will feed into and deliver our communications strategy.
  • The role will report to the Head of Communications and work closely with teams across policy and public affairs, fundraising, services, and more.
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Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Ross-shire, Highlands
  • Closing 31st March 2023

We are looking for an Outreach Worker to join our service in Ross-shire.

You will work mainly on a one to one basis in the community, and/or in people’s homes having responsible for one to one support including carrying a case load and developing and reviewing personal support plans. You will work autonomously being able to judge when you refer to your Manager, taking responsibility for your own work.

You will also have a lead role in developing the Service, through collaboration with the people who use the service, the Centre staff, your colleagues across the Highland Team and colleagues in stakeholder organisations, including voluntary sector agencies, NHS Highland and other statutory bodies. Working alongside our Highland Area team, the role offers you an opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by mental health issues.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the Mental Health field or in another area of support work, an SVQ3 (or equivalent) qualification in Health and Social Care.

A driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential for this role.

If you are interested in this opportunity but unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience required, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual, and the charity and we are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about assisting Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches the criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why work with us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • Access to travel season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Employability Support Project Worker, Dumfries and Annan

  • Part time
  • £20,614 pro-rata
  • Based in Dumfries
  • Closing 30th March 2023

About the Role:

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness? Change mental health have an exciting opportunity in the Employability Support Project in Dumfries and Annan for someone with a passion for empowerment looking to use their skills and experience in Group Work to support service users to develop new skills and enhance existing ones.

In this varied and exciting role, you will support service users to achieve their identified goals by facilitating structured group and one-to-one activities that allow those taking part to improve existing employability skills as well as develop new ones. Working as part of the Employability Team the role offers you an opportunity to be innovative and creative in meeting the needs of those who use the Service.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate should be someone who can work as part of a team, be creative in their approach to working with people, have excellent communication skills and have a sense of humour. They should be educated to SVQ Level 2 or its equivalent and have experience of working with people in groups.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer: The post is for 28 hours per week, working days will be discussed and agreed with the Service Manager and can be adjusted for the suitable candidate.

If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us?

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

Find out more about Who We Are and What We Do on our Website at changemh.org and on Social Media

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National Training Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,085
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th March 2023

The National Training Manager works with people across Scotland to ensure that as many people as possible get the knowledge and tools they need to address mental health this includes staff within the organisation and externally to other audiences.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.They work closely with the Fundraising, Operations, and Services teamsto develop, quality assure, manage, and deliver Mental Health courses across Scotland. Deliveringto a diverse audience; including staff and as part of our income generation portfolio.

The National Training Manager will continuously evaluate, review, and update materials to ensure that the courses remain consistent relevant, up-to-date and evidence based to ensure the highest quality and best practice in all that we deliver.

They build and maintain connections with other learning providers and stakeholders to call on specific expertise as needed, and to ensure we complement and add value to other available training. This includes working collaboratively with Mental Health UK training provided to schools through the Bloom and Your Resilience Programmes.

Who are we looking for:

We are looking for an individual with previous experience of developing and delivering training to a variety of audiences adn someone who is comfortable cultivating positive working relationships.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Head of Quality and Improvement to support the internal training needs of the organisation and so some previous experience of quality assurance is desirable.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer. Although, it should be noted that this post will largely be based and work in Edinburgh.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable training service to communities and organisations across Scotland and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why work with us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health.

With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light Discount Card
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Distress Brief Intervention Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,616 pro-rata
  • Home Working and regular travel to office in Inverness
  • Closing 10th April 2023

About Us:

Change Mental Health 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 user to make the best use of what help and support is available to them.

About the DBI Project:

Change Mental Health is the lead partner in Dumfries & Galloway for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide project, testing a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress.

Working in partnership with frontline services, including Police, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Coordinator, you will join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role.

For further information about DBI and our involvement in the project, head to our website and visit DBI.scot.

About the Role:

We are seeking to appoint 2 highly motivated individuals to join our DBI team. DBI Coordinators provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying out short-term work with people in distress to review the reasons for their distress, develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities.

The purpose of this role is to work with people in distress who are referred by front line services (including Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, NHS24 and Primary Care) to the Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention team. The work includes: reviewing the reasons for distress, working with individuals to develop their Distress Brief Intervention Management Plan and using supported referral to link individuals into a range of appropriate community services and facilities as appropriate.

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or update their membership record for regulated work with protected adults. (The costs are met by the employer)

These posts are part time, working 28 hours per week, office hours of 9am – 5pm with some weekend working on a rota basis (approx. every 8wks)

If you are interested in this opportunity but are unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience necessary, please do not hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion with Lisa Anderson, the Distress Brief Intervention National Project Manager on 07739 216 453 or email Lisa.Anderson@changemh.org

Why join us?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving 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, family friendly policies and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Find out more about what we do and who we are at changemh.org

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DBI Coordinator (Argyll & Bute)

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Argyll & Bute
  • Closing 28th March 2023

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individuals to join our DBI team. DBI Coordinators provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying out short-term work with people in distress to review the reasons for their distress, develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities.

The purpose of this role is to work with people in distress who are referred by front line services (including Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, NHS24 and Primary Care) to the Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention team. The work includes: reviewing the reasons for distress, working with individuals to develop their Distress Brief Intervention Management Plan and using supported referral to link individuals into a range of appropriate community services and facilities as appropriate.

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or update their membership record for regulated work with protected adults. (The cost are met by the employer)

These posts are part time, working 28 hours per week, office hours of 9am – 5pm with some weekend working on a rota basis (approx. every 6-8wks) and Regular travel will be required once travel restrictions are lifted.

About the DBI Project:

Change Mental Health is the lead partner in the Highlands for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide project, testing a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress.

Working in partnership with frontline services, including Police, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Coordinator, you will join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role.

For further information about DBI and our involvement in the project, head to our website and visit DBI.scot.

Why join us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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Senior Project Worker, Dumfries

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 6th March 2023

About the Role:

Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity in the Employability Support Project in Dumfries & Galloway for someone with a passion for empowerment looking to use their skills and experience to help develop the Project alongside the Service Manager.

In this varied and exciting role, you will give guidance and support to staff and students, to ensure that they are developing themselves as well as those they support. Working as part of the Employability Team the role offers you an opportunity to be innovative and creative in meeting the needs of those who work in and use the Project.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate should be someone who can work as part of a team, be creative in their approach to working with people, have excellent communication skills and have a sense of humour. They should be educated to SVQ Level 3 or its equivalent, have experience of supporting staff and volunteers, with a clear understanding of working practices that include Health and Safety, ensuring that legislative requirements are met.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer: The post is for 28 hours per week, working days will be discussed and agreed with the Service Manager and can be adjusted for the suitable candidate.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

• John Scott, Service Manager, Mobile – 07739 216450 (Mon - Fri, 9am -4pm) or email jscott@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

About Us:

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits:

• Professional development including funded opportunities.

• A generous 37 days’ holiday.

• A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

• A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

• 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

• Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

• Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Blue Light discount card

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Community Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,230 pro-rata
  • Highland
  • Closing 22nd February 2023

About the Role:

Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity in NHS Highland’s new Highland Community Link Worker service, for which we are proud to be the lead agency and delivery partner.

We are looking for Community Link Workers with a passion for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.

You will be responsible to a Senior Community Link Worker and you will have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 2 or have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should be able to plan and prioritise a workload and be confident about liaising with statutory and non-statutory agencies.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

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Communications and Marketing Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,748
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th February 2023

At Change Mental Health, we believe that good communications is an essential tool in raising awareness and fighting stigma around mental health

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative Communications and Marketing Officer to join us on the next step of our journey! With a new brand, name, website and strategy, you will be an integral role within the charity to maximise our reach and impact through delivering high quality communications.

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing transformative person-centered support across Scotland. We are moving into the next phase of our development and we are seeking a passionate and determined individual who can enhance our profile and communications function.

  • The Senior Communications and Marketing Officer supports with day-to-day communications tasks and has the knack for transforming exciting activity into engaging content.
  • They oversee all facets of digital communications – including our website, social media, newsletters and more – and bring stories to life for use across multiple channels and avenues.
  • They will feed into and deliver our communications strategy.
  • The role will report to the Head of Communications and work closely with teams across policy and public affairs, fundraising, services, and more.

Who are we looking for?

The Senior Communications and Marketing Officer believes in driving positive and lasting chance. You will be a great communicator, bursting with great ideas and eager to get involved!

We are seeking someone who:

  • Loves to write, whether that’s crafting a social media post, press release or email.
  • Has extensive experience of digital communications.
  • Has previous communications and/or marketing experience.
  • Has a positive and enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude, that thrives in a complex environment of a growing organisation, and are happy to muck in!
  • Is ambitious about what they can be and do with an openness to learning and development.
  • Is passionate about mental health.

Why join us

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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Carer Support Worker - Perth & Kinross

  • Part time
  • £22,616 pro-rata
  • Office based in Perth, Perth & Kinross. (Flexible working options will be considered).
  • Closing 27th February 2023

About the Role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, empathic person to join Change Mental Health and help us continue to deliver excellent mental health services across Perth & Kinross.

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing incredible person-centred support across the nation.

We want you to join us in one of the best places to work, where your views and experience will help develop and deliver services that people want.

This Carer Support Worker post will join our Tayside Team and expand our support to Carers of people with Mental Health needs across Perth & Kinross. Together we will continue to support Carers in identifying their personal priorities and outcomes. We promote support through 1 to 1 contact, small groups and help to access support and services in the Carer's community.

Carer Support Workers help Carers to feel connected to their loved ones and community, working towards aspirations and goals that they set themselves; that help them live life well.

We build links with partner organisations across Tayside, helping break down barriers and develop services that people want and need.

This post will report directly to the Service Manager for Change Mental Health Tayside Services.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who believes in the power of people to be able to change the world. Someone who is passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and facilitating others to be all they can be.

We are looking for someone who:

• Can build strong and purposeful relationships.

• Is empathic, understanding and has a sense of humour.

• Is ambitious about what they, their team and the organisation can be and can do. Someone who wants to make things better!

• The successful candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme.

A full driving license and access to a vehicle is essential for these roles.

Why work with us:

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light discount card

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Community Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,614 pro-rata
  • Dingwall and Alness & Invergordon
  • Closing 7th February 2023

Location / Hours:

1 x 21 Hours, Dingwall

1 x 15 Hours, Alness & Invergordon

Salary: £20,230.10 per annum (pro rata.)

Salary Banding: Sims Lever 3

Contract: Fixed term until 30 April 2024.

Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity in NHS Highland’s new Highland Community Link Worker service, for which we are proud to be the lead agency and delivery partner.

We are looking for Community Link Workers with a passion for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.

You will be responsible to a Senior Community Link Worker and you will have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 2 or have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should be able to plan and prioritise a workload and be confident about liaising with statutory and non-statutory agencies.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

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Employability Project Worker, Stranraer

  • Part time
  • £20,230 pro-rata
  • Stranraer
  • Closing 25th January 2023

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness? Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity in the Employability Service in Stranraer for someone with a passion for empowerment looking to use their skills and experience in group work and one to one work to support service users to develop new skills and enhance existing ones.

In this varied and exciting role, you will support service users to achieve their identified goals by facilitating structured group and one-to-one activities that allow those taking part to improve existing employability skills as well as develop new ones. Working as part of the Employability Team, the role offers you an opportunity to be innovative and creative in meeting the needs of those who use the service.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate should be someone who can work as part of a team, be creative in their approach to working with people, have excellent communication skills and have a sense of humour. They should be educated to SVQ Level 2 or its equivalent and have experience of working with people affected by mental illness.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer: The post is for 16 hours per week, working days will be discussed and agreed with the Service Manager and can be adjusted for the suitable candidate.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card

Reporting to: John Scott, Employability (Life Skills) Service Manager.

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Café Coordinator / Cook

  • Part time
  • £20,230 pro-rata
  • Stafford Centre, Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st January 2023

Our Stafford Centre Support Service in Edinburgh is looking for a skilled Cook to prepare delicious meals in our Café. You will work alongside our Café volunteers and be an integral part of the staff team.

In this role, you will be responsible for preparing nutritious meals on a daily basis. You will also work alongside the staff team in supporting people directly affected by mental health issues.

As an enthusiastic and committed person, you will be part of a vibrant team working in our Café. You will work alongside and support our Café volunteers. You will be responsible for preparing meals, and serving meals to people who use our service.

You will have excellent communication skills; have a good knowledge of mental health issues, have a good understanding of boundaries and confidentiality. You will be able to work independently and be an active team member. You will have a good knowledge of Office 365 and associated software.

Reporting to: Area Manager

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and cook fresh food from scratch using fresh produce
  • Ensure that the kitchen equipment and utensils are all properly cleaned and correctly stored away at the end of the day
  • Monitor stock and place orders when needed
  • Work within a limited budget
  • Ensure all food and other items are stored properly
  • Ensure up to date food temperature logs are kept
  • Keep a sanitized and orderly environment in the kitchen
  • Ensure that all personal and food hygiene procedures are applied at all times

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will:

  • Work as an effective member of a team and to promote team work at all times
  • Observe good working practices and current health and safety regulations/ legislations
  • Exercise flexibility in working hours / days in carrying out your own duties
  • Observe and adhere to all Policies, Procedures and Regulations
  • The post holder will hold a current Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate#
  • The post-holder is also required to undertake such other duties as may be required by or on behalf of Change Mental Health provided that they are consistent with the nature of the post
  • Be committed to and attend relevant continuous professional development
  • Undertake any reasonable instruction given by your Manager to ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of your role
  • Complete the induction process, attend training, attend meetings, identify areas for self-development/further training, and actively contribute towards supervisions and annual appraisals.
  • Work with colleagues in contributing to service development.
  • This list of duties is not exhaustive and serves only to highlight the main requirements of the post holder.

Why join us

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits:

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £19,085 pro-rata
  • Stafford Centre, Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st January 2023

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental ill health? Our highly skilled team in the Stafford Centre is looking for someone with a passion and understanding for the issues faced by adults with severe and enduring mental health issues, who are looking to use their skills and experience in the field of mental health to make an impact on people’s lives and support them on their recovery journey.

Change Mental Health provides support throughout Scotland and offers 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.

In this varied and challenging role, you will support service users to engage with all aspects of the service and support and empower clients to manage their mental health and become more integrated within the wider community.

Who are we looking for?

You will be creative and solution focused be a committed and dynamic team player who is able to work as part of a highly skilled team and is passionate about working with individuals directly affected by mental health issues and to those who care for them.

Applicants should have a clear understanding of the issues faced by people affected by mental illness and experience of working in a social care setting. The appointee will have excellent communication skills and a strong commitment to user empowerment and the principles of recovery.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible Employer”: Hours could be adjusted for the suitable candidates.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits:

· Professional development including funded opportunities.

· A generous 37 days’ holiday.

· A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

· A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

· 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

· Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

· Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

· Cycle to Work Scheme

· Blue Light discount card

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Distress Brief Intervention Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £26,748
  • Inverness Office based (With some Hybrid working)
  • Closing 30th January 2023

About the Role:

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to join our DBI team. Someone who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centered, recovery-focused support work, and who has experience of leading a team and of working autonomously. Educated to SVQ4 level or equivalent in Social Services or Health Care or relevant appropriate experience. If the post holder does not have this qualification they will be required to work towards it during their employment. Duties will include Managing the staff team and supporting the Partnership Group by facilitating a shared approach, sharing good practice and developing joint protocols and processes. Developing the service and working closely with key partners, in liaison with the National DBI Project Manager and Highland Area Manager.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish

community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme or update their membership record for regulated work with protected adults. (The cost are met by the employer)

About the DBI Project:

Change Mental Health is the lead partner in the Highlands for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide pilot project, testing a ground-breaking approach to address the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress.

Working in partnership with frontline services, including Police, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focused, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Project Manager, you will join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role.

For further information about DBI and our involvement in the project, head to our website and visit DBI.scot.

Why join us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits:

• Professional development including funded opportunities.

• A generous 37 days’ holiday.

• A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

• A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

• 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

• Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

• Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Blue Light discount card

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This vacancy has now closed

Distress Brief Intervention Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,616 pro-rata
  • Dumfries & Galloway - Home Working
  • Closing 30th January 2023

About the DBI Project:

Change Mental Health is the lead partner in Dumfries & Galloway for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide project, testing a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress.

Working in partnership with frontline services, including Police, Ambulance service, Primary Care and mental health teams, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. As a DBI Coordinator, you will join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role.

For further information about DBI and our involvement in the project, head to our website and visit DBI.scot.

About the Role:

We are seeking to appoint 2 highly motivated individuals to join our DBI team. DBI Coordinators provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying out short-term work with people in distress to review the reasons for their distress, develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities.

The purpose of this role is to work with people in distress who are referred by front line services (including Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, NHS24 and Primary Care) to the Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention team. The work includes: reviewing the reasons for distress, working with individuals to develop their Distress Brief Intervention Management Plan and using supported referral to link individuals into a range of appropriate community services and facilities as appropriate.

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or update their membership record for regulated work with protected adults. (The costs are met by the employer)

These posts are part time, working 28 hours per week or 21 hours per week, office hours of 9am – 5pm with some weekend working on a rota basis (approx. every 8wks)

If you are interested in this opportunity but are unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience necessary, please do not hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion with Lisa Anderson, the Distress Brief Intervention National Project Manager on 07739 216 453 or email Lisa.Anderson@changemh.org

Why join us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits:

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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Money & Welfare Benefits Adviser

  • Full time
  • £26,235
  • This is a split post, whereby 23 hrs will be based remotely and 12 hours will be based at the Stafford Centre, Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th January 2023

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health issues? We are looking for someone who is passionate about helping people understand, manage and improve their financial wellbeing as well as their mental health issues.

You would be joining our Mental Health and Money Advice Service, which provides clear, practical advice and support for people affected by mental health and money issues.

In this varied role, you will be advising and supporting clients by offering tailored advice and assistance to those experiencing mental health and money problems. Part of the role will be to carry out benefit checks and financial assessments to identify and overcome challenging situations in relation to clients’ mental health, welfare rights and debt problems. This is a spilt post whereby 23 hours will be working remotely predominately providing advice online or by phone and 12 hours will be based at the Stafford Centre in Edinburgh providing face to face advice.

Who are we looking for

The ideal candidate has recently worked in welfare benefits or money advice services and has experience in providing income maximisation advice, support and empowerment to individuals. A working knowledge of the regulatory frameworks governing financial services, experience in completing financial assessments and providing advice on debt solutions will be a distinct advantage, as is experience in working with individuals living with mental health issues.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the Charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

For an informal discussion please contact Mandy Burrell, Mental Health and Money Advice Service Manager at mandy.burrell@changemh.org

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we would love to hear from you!

Why join us

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits:

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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Senior Project Worker, Highland

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Resource Centre, Sutherland
  • Closing 21st December 2022

We are looking for a dynamic and creative Senior Project Worker, to lead our Resource Centre in Golspie.

This role involves provision of recovery-focussed and person-centred support to people attending the Centre, through individual and group-based work, as well as leading the Centre team and managing the service.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have some or all of the following: an SVQ Level 3 qualification in Social Services and Health Care (or an equivalent qualification), experience of leading a service and of providing support to people whose Mental Health issues seriously affect their lives. The post holder will be required to pass a PVG check.

This is one of a number of centres around Scotland where Change Mental Health welcomes people with a wide variety of mental health conditions and offers compassionate, creative, focussed support that can assist recovery. Our aim in these centres is to provide a warm, welcoming environment where people can find the confidence and trust that they need in order to engage with support.

As Senior Project Worker you will be the lead for a small team of Project Workers and Volunteers, providing line management, supervision and advice for the staff, as well as engaging directly in support work with people who use the centre. You will also have scope to use your creativity in developing the Centre, through cooperation with service users, the Centre staff and colleagues in stakeholder organisations. This role will be an opportunity to bring new energy and ideas to a service that already has a well-deserved reputation for providing an excellent service.

Why work with us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

· Professional development including funded opportunities.

· A generous 37 days’ holiday.

· A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

· A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

· 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

· Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

· Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

· Cycle to Work Scheme

· Blue Light discount card

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This vacancy has now closed

Service Manager, D&G

  • Full time
  • £26,235
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Closing 19th December 2022

About the Role:

As a Service manager, you will manage the team and the service alongside the Locality Manager.

You will oversee the day-to-day running of the services whilst being responsible for managing all stakeholders involved. You will also report on outcomes achieved and help promote and develop the services in your region.

As a skilled practitioner, you will have a good understanding and knowledge of social care services and an excellent grasp of the services we provide. An empathic and motivating manager, you will be able to bring out the best in others by developing, guiding and supporting your team and enabling them to provide high-quality, person-centred services.

This is a great opportunity to develop your skills and to have a greater impact on your services. If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Wigtownshire and Stewartry community and are looking for a new challenge this year, then we want to hear from you!

Who are we looking for?

Ideally, you would be someone who can work as part of a team, be creative in your approach to working with people and hve excellent communication skills. You should be educated to SVQ Level 4 or its equivalent and have experience of working with people in groups.

You should be comfortable working in a team or lone working and be confident using Microsoft packages, such as Teams, Word, Excel spreadsheets and online communication platforms such as Zoom.

A good working knowledge of mental ill-health is essential, as well as the ability to provide one-to-one support and facilitate group support.

For an informal discussion, please contact: Nadia Naggar-Smith. Locality Manager, on 07872127275 (Mon - Fri, 9am -4pm) or email nadia.naggar-smith@changemh.org.

Why join us

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits:

· Professional development including funded opportunities.

· A generous 37 days’ holiday.

· A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

· A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

· 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

· Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

· Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

· Cycle to Work Scheme

· Blue Light discount card

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Senior Coordinator Distress Brief Intervention

  • Full time
  • £25,334
  • Tomnahurich Street, Inverness
  • Closing 6th January 2023

The Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) programme is an innovative Scottish Government pilot project, which offers rapid referral to solution-focussed support for people aged over 16 who are experiencing distress.

Change Mental Health has successfully led the programme in Inverness (one of 4 test-site areas) for since 2017, co-ordinating the contribution of multiple partner agencies and providing solution-focussed support to people who are referred to DBI by front-line services. In April, the Scottish Government announced that DBI would be extended across the whole of Scotland as a response to the Covid-19 crisis. As part of this important extension of the programme Support in Mind will provide support for people in the Highlands, Argyll and Bute, the Western Isles and Dumfries and Galloway who are experiencing distress related to Covid-19. We are now seeking senior staff to lead both the core programme in Inverness and the extended Covid-19 response.

As one of two DBI Senior Coordinators, you will have a key role in the DBI team, training and supervising DBI staff and working closely with the National Project Manager on development of the DBI project.

In my role as a DBI Senior Coordinator, I have responsibility to ensure that our work to support people in distress is delivered to a high standard and within the framework agreed with the Scottish Government and the DBI Programme Board. I line manage DBI Level 2 staff to achieve our outcomes. In partnership with the DBI National Project Manager I co-ordinate the work of the DBI Level 2 team. I contribute to the evidence base required to enable the Government to make decisions about the future of the work in Scotland.

In partnership with the DBI National Project Manager, I ensure that we involve all stakeholders in the DBI programme, and that we develop a comprehensive understanding and map of the services and facilities available to support people to manage their distress and develop plans to prevent future episodes.

Why join us

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits:

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Outreach Worker – Stafford Centre ‘Signature Project

  • Full time
  • £26,235
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th December 2022

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental ill-health? For our Signature Project at the Stafford Centre in Edinburgh we are looking for someone with experience and understanding of PDST looking to use their skills and experience in a proactive outreach role to make a positive impact on men and boys suffering from PTSD and poor mental health.

Change Mental Health provides support throughout Scotland and offers 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 user to make the best use of what help and support is available to them.

In this challenging, impactful new role, you will be responsible for delivering activities which support men and boys effected by PTSD. Working alongside the support worker and communication worker to deliver and sustain support to men and boys, the role offers you an opportunity to help and support men and boys with their mental health

The signature Project is a service funded my MHUK and our charity partner Lloyds Bank – Signature Project is funded to help communities recover.

The aim of the project is to reach out to people experiencing PTSD and serious mental health problems because of living through the pandemic, we are responding to an increase in referrals from GPs for young men who are at increased risk of suicide. The Outreach Worker will:

  • Develop appropriate messaging to reach men and boys experiencing poor mental health
  • Develop a city-wide outreach programme to be visible and mobile across all areas of the city
  • Build relationships with our partners in the statutory and voluntary sectors in order to promote the service widely
  • Set up mental health information and support hubs as ‘pop-ups’ in different locations
  • Work closely with the Communications Worker to run specific campaigns and activities with Lothian Buses and Network Rail
  • Provide direct one to one support to a range of men at our existing services and at venues in the community
  • Build relationships with statutory and voluntary sector partners to ensure that men are supported effectively
  • Refer eligible men to specialist PTSD treatment and other support as needed
  • Work with partners to ensure that we have effective crisis intervention services in place

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking an experienced outreach worker who has direct experience of supporting people with their mental health, including people living with complex issues, and who can demonstrate an ability to enable people to develop their own recovery plans. You should be able to evidence partnership working and bring a sound knowledge of the Edinburgh health and social care landscape. You should also be willing to embrace a culture of shared learning and reflection to bring creative solutions to the team. You should develop and sustain effective partnerships with local groups, services and officials; and negotiate access to community-based services and groups, develop creative and innovative ways to reach out to those most isolated and vulnerable to ensure they receive help and support and develop and disseminate accurate information about the service to potential service users.

Why join us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits:

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,230 pro-rata
  • Castle Douglas
  • Closing 7th December 2022

Our Resource Centre in Castle Douglas offers a safe and welcoming environment for people affected by mental illness to meet, socialise and take part in supported activities and outings. This helps to encourage people to feel more involved, included and empowered in their lives. Effective support also promote increased self-confidence and independence in people who use the service.

With experience of support work, organising group activities, completing reports and a sound understanding of Mental Illness; the project worker will also be actively involved in promoting and developing the service in Stranraer.

Who are we looking for?

You will be responsible for compiling and reviewing development plans for people using the service, and ensure that the agreed outcomes are being achieved.

You are someone comfortable working in a team as well as autonomously, and are proactive in your own personal development and learning. The successful candidate will be required to be a member of, or willing to join the PVG scheme membership.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits:

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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Community Link Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,230
  • Inverness, Alness and Invergordon
  • Closing 12th December 2022

  • 1x Inverness 35hr
  • 1x Inverness / Nairn 35hr
  • 1x Alness and Invergordon 15hr

Reporting to:Senior Community Link Worker

About the Role:

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health or mental welfare issues? Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity in NHS Highland’s new Highland Community Link Worker service, for which we are proud to be the lead agency and delivery partner.

We are looking for Community Link Workers with a passion for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.

You will be responsible to a Senior Community Link Worker and you will have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 2 or have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should be able to plan and prioritise a workload and be confident about liaising with statutory and non-statutory agencies.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

About Us:

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits:

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Senior Community Link Worker, Alness and Invergordon

  • Full time
  • £22,616
  • Highland – Alness and Invergordon
  • Closing 12th December 2022

We are looking for a Senior Community Link Workers with a passion for community development work and for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.

You will work with local community groups, voluntary sector agencies and NHS Highland Primary Care colleagues to contribute to development of community resources that can support people towards their health goals. Responsible to the Project Manager and taking a key leadership role in the Community Link Worker Team, you will make an important and innovative contribution to strengthening links between GP Practices and their local communities. You will work with local community groups, voluntary sector agencies and NHS Highland Primary Care colleagues to contribute to development of community resources that can support people towards their health goals. Depending on the particular area of the Highlands in which you are based you may also:

  • have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.
  • have a line management role for Community Link Worker staff

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 3 or who have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should have a sound theory base for social care interventions including risk assessment and you should be able to apply an analytical approach in finding solutions to problems.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

About Us:

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits:

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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People and Culture Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,836 – £37,800
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 1st December 2022

About the Role:

We are looking for an incredible People and Culture Manager to join Support in Mind Scotland and help to continue our development into one of the best places to work and one of the highest impact organisations in Scotland.

Support in Mind Scotland is a leading national mental health charity providing incredible person-centred support across the nation. As we move into the next phase of our development we are looking for an innovative and knowledgeable HR professional to lead and develop our People and Culture function.

• The People and Culture Manager is both a strategic and operational role in a high growth and high impact organisation.

• They oversee all HR activities within the charity including appointments, induction, compliance, and specialist HR projects.

• They will develop and lead our People and Culture strategy.

• The role is a leadership role and feeds directly into the national strategic direction of the organisation through being a member of the National Management Group.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who believes in the power of people to be able to change the world. Someone who is passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and facilitating others to have as great an impact as they can.

We are looking for someone who:

• Can build strong and purposeful relationships

• Has significant experience of delivering an HR function

• Has experience of supporting managers with complex HR issues

• Has a degree in either HR or a related field or has significant on the job experience

• Has a positive and enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude, that thrives in a complex environment of a growing organisation

• Is ambitious about what they, their team and the organisation can be and do. Someone who wants to be a leader

Could we be a match?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future.

In return for your passion, innovation and dedication, we offer

• Professional development including funded opportunities

• An excellent leadership opportunity to make a lasting difference and develop your skills

• A generous 37 days’ holiday

• A 35 hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan

• A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment

• 24/7 access to an award winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and all kinds of life experiences.

Find out more about us on our Website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk and on Social Media.

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Senior Community Link Worker, Alness and Invergordon

  • Full time
  • £22,616
  • Alness and Invergordon
  • Closing 16th November 2022

We are looking for a Senior Community Link Workers with a passion for community development work and for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.

You will work with local community groups, voluntary sector agencies and NHS Highland Primary Care colleagues to contribute to development of community resources that can support people towards their health goals. Responsible to the Project Manager and taking a key leadership role in the Community Link Worker Team, you will make an important and innovative contribution to strengthening links between GP Practices and their local communities. You will work with local community groups, voluntary sector agencies and NHS Highland Primary Care colleagues to contribute to development of community resources that can support people towards their health goals. Depending on the particular area of the Highlands in which you are based you may also:

  • have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.
  • have a line management role for Community Link Worker staff

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 3 or who have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should have a sound theory base for social care interventions including risk assessment and you should be able to apply an analytical approach in finding solutions to problems.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why work with us:

Support in Mind Scotland is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits:

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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Service Manager Bloom & Your Resilience

  • Part time
  • £26,235 pro-rata
  • Home working or based at National Office (Flexible working options will be considered)
  • Closing 18th November 2022

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental ill-health? Are you captivated in managing the Bloom & Your Resilience Programmes?

The team is looking for their new Service Manager.

Mental Health UK brings together four national mental health charities working across the UK; Rethink Mental Illness in England, Support in Mind Scotland, MindWise in Northern Ireland and Adferiad in Wales. We have 40 years' experience of working to improve life for people affected by mental illness in the UK. In September 2019 we commenced our Young People’s Programme, Bloom, which aims to build resilience of 14-18 year olds, through transitions in their lives.

As a manager for the Young People’s Programmes, I am responsible for overall oversight, implementation and monitoring in my respective country. I coordinate implementation of Bloom into Schools and Colleges and Your Resilience into Community settings and manage the team responsible for its delivery. I work with the other nation managers to ensure there is a standardised programme approach.

I maintain relationships with a range of stakeholders including senior leadership in education and possible funders.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an applicant who will work with all colleagues to deliver a programme that supports young people in building resilience to cope with life transitions. You will have a good understanding of the project and know how the programme works and is delivered. Ideally, you will have experience of managing projects and have worked experience of the education sector. You will have a passion for supporting young people’s mental health through training and education.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer: The post requires a minimum of 4 days a week. You will have the opportunity to discuss this with the hiring panel during the interview. It is hoped that the role and/or the service will grow in the medium term, and this role may require more capacity in the future. If this is the case, we will explore all available options with the jobholder, and the service will look at various combinations such as job shares, full time working, splitting the role into two, etc.

For an informal discussion, please contact Jim Henderson JHenderson@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to young people, and feel your experience and skills match this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us

Support in Mind Scotland is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences.

Find out more about us on our Website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk and on Social Media.

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday (pro rata)
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan (pro rata)
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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