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Let’s Connect - Team Leader (Children and Young People)

  • Full time
  • £30,490 – £31,376
  • Hybrid Working – Office / Home / South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 21st February 2023

  • Advertised from 3rd February 2023
  • 37.5 hrs per week. Fixed Term to April 2025
  • REC1140


Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. We have represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for almost 100 years. Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.

These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change. SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

About the Role

SAMH is delighted to be partnering with South Lanarkshire Council to build the mental health knowledge and skills of children, young people, parent/carers and school/community organisation staff and through the delivery of mental health workshops, information sessions, activities and resources.

SAMH is recruiting a Let’s Connect Team Leader to lead a team of 3 full time (during term-time) Let’s Connect Officers and along with them connect with schools and community groups across South Lanarkshire to firstly understand the mental health learning needs, then develop a capacity building programme to build resilient individuals and communities by raising awareness of mental health and tacking stigma.

The Let’s Connect programme will also recruit, train and support young people to become Mental Health Youth Peer Supporters and support the schools while they embed this programme.

Working closely with the Children and Young People Service Manager you will lead on the implementation of the Let’s Connect Programme in South Lanarkshire, ensuring a collaborative approach by building relationships with key stakeholders.

The Team Leader will further lead in building knowledge of provision across the authority by connecting and networking with other providers, to ensure that the Let’s Connect programme is complementary and sits within a continuum of support.

What we are looking for

We are looking for experienced individuals who are passionate about helping individuals to better understand and support their own and others mental wellbeing. You will need to demonstrate experience of working with young people and have an in depth knowledge of mental health and wellbeing.

As Let’s Connect Team Leader you will be a skilled communicator with experience in leading, motivating and mentoring others.

These skills will also extend to excellent facilitation and training delivery experience, and you will plan the programme by firstly understanding the mental health learning needs of children, young people and adults and then deliver and evaluate the programme, and ensuring that it is delivered effectively and meets its intended outcomes.

A full drivers licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

What we will provide for you

You will work in a supportive environment and will be provided with a full induction and training opportunities. You will be given the chance to develop your knowledge and skills, as well as develop professionally. Some of our benefits include;

  • Reimbursement of PVG, Disclosure & SSSC annual fees and registration costs.
  • Funded continuous learning and development opportunities, access to over 100 courses online in addition to classroom and virtual training sessions
  • 30 days annual leave rising to 33 after 5 years’ service
  • 4 public holidays
  • 2 paid wellbeing days off per year to use on what matters to you.
  • Team wellbeing budgets
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Life Assurance policy
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is Tuesday 21st February 2023 at 12noon

Online Microsoft Teams interviews will be held on Tuesday 28th February 2023.

Get In Touch

If you would like more information about this post please contact Lyndsay McDonald, Children and Young People Service Manager at or on 07966 121147.

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PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of any qualifications declared in your application will be required.

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

Please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive a high level of applicants and would encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

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