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Carer Peer Support Worker (Eating Disorders)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,575 – £24,008
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th August 2023

  • Advertised from 7th August 2023
  • Either full or part time. Fixed term to 31 March 2025.


Edinburgh Carers Council is looking for a peer support worker to assist carers and adult siblings of people with an eating disorder to feel supported in their caring role and to experience improved wellbeing. You will recruit and develop volunteers with lived experience of caring for someone with an eating disorder and support these volunteers in providing both individual and group peer support. You will cover the NHS Lothian area building on established links with carer organisations and NHS Lothian staff in inpatient and community services for eating disorders.

You will have experience of working in a supportive and enabling role in the mental health field and be passionate about the rights of carers and ensuring their voice is heard. You will communicate with empathy and sensitivity and have the ability to build good working relationships. Personal or lived experience as a carer of a person with an eating disorder is desirable.

Application notes

To apply please complete the application form and send it to by 12 noon on Monday 28th August with 2023.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 7th September 2023.