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Young People’s Support Officer (Mental Health & Wellbeing)

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, EH11 2NL (Some working from home will be required)
  • Closing 10th January 2023

  • Advertised from 19th December 2022
  • Hours: 37.5 hours a week (1.0 FTE). Some evening work will be required. (Flexible working/part time will be considered and should be explained in the cover letter)


Building on the success of the Wellbeing Together South West Partnership which Big Hearts has been part of since October 2021 we’re recruiting for a new Young People’s Support Officer to join our staff team.

With funding from the Scottish Government via the City of Edinburgh Council, Big Hearts has played a key role alongside SAMH, With Kids and Space to create a pathway for young people to access community mental health support in South West Edinburgh.

The fixed term Young People’s Support Officer role will focus on providing support to children and young people referred to us for community mental health support. This is a full time, 37.5 hours a week post.

This staff member will play a key role in managing the referral process for children and young people joining our existing projects, as well as working to support the delivery of group work and monitoring the progress of individuals.


Big Hearts is recognised as one of the leading football charities in Scotland, widely praised for the standard of support services and the positive impact generated across Edinburgh.

The Young People’s Support Officer will work full-time within our staff team, to lead our work supporting children and young people aged 5-24 years.

Every month, Big Hearts provides tailored support to over 80 children and young people through four of our existing projects.

This role will help plan, deliver and coordinate Big Hearts’ work to support children and young people through a number of initiatives, including face-to-face groups and events.

This is the perfect role for someone who has experience within the charity sector, and particularly with experience of working with children and young people around their mental health and wellbeing.

This is a fixed term role until the end of December 2024, which may be extended subject to funding.

Application notes

Please email your full CV and cover letter to, detailing how your skills and experiences make you a good fit for this role.

For the full role details and application process, please have a look at the job pack.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 10th January 2023. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on Monday 16th January 2023, at Tynecastle Park.

If you have any questions about the role or the recruitment process, please email