This vacancy has now closed

Peer Community Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £27,610 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th June 2023

  • Advertised from 18th May 2023
  • Fixed at point 29 on Health in Mind scale. 29 hours per week.


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking approach to mental health services. Thrive Edinburgh brings together a collaboration of partner organisations to work together to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people of the city. The aims of Thrive Edinburgh centre around enabling people to live well and fulfil their potential. The Peer Community represents a unique collaboration between Health in Mind and CAPS Independent advocacy. Our organisations share a commitment to the Thrive vision and values of trust; respect; collaboration; person-centeredness; innovation; and compassion.

The Peer Community Development worker will ensure peer support becomes an integral feature of health and social care support and services in Edinburgh.

They will do this by continuing the development and delivery of the thriving Peer work community. Where those who have a passion for peer work can come together in a safe space to learn and develop their practice, innovate new ways of working, build social capital and a shared identity. We are looking for someone with lived experience of mental health difficulties and an understanding of peer work, to share learning from their own experience to develop people’s understanding, inspire hope and strengthen and develop Peer Work in Edinburgh.

Application notes

Closing date: Monday 9 June 2023 at 9am

Meet the team- Monday 26 June – This is an opportunity to meet a member of the team online for 15 minutes to hear more about the role and Health in mind. This is optional.

Interview date: Tuesday 27 June 2023 (In person)

If you have experience of supporting people to improve their mental health and wellbeing or personal experience of self-managing your own mental health difficulties, we’d love to hear from you!

An application pack is available on our website:

If you have difficulties accessing the pack please contact Annmarie Mitchell, HR Administrator on 0131 225 8508 or email

For further information for all posts please contact Rachel Driver on 0131 225 8508 or email

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