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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

  • Advertised from 17th March 2023
  • 28 hours per week (working days will be discussed and agreed with the Project Manager and can be adjusted) Fixed term: 12 month maternity cover.


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

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.


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

Application notes

To apply please go to our Breath HR Portal

Closing date: Friday 31st March 2023.

Interviews 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.