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Team Leader - Mental Health and Horizons

  • Full time
  • £27,708
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st May 2023

  • Advertised from 12th April 2023
  • £14.80 p/h. 36 hours per week. Various shifts – Rota Basis. Permanent.


We are a charity with decades of experience supporting people across Scotland, providing those who need us with support that ranges from Mental Health, Learning Disability and Neurodiversity, Youth and Adult homelessness and Older People services.

Why work with us?

We have the following benefits to help attract and retain the best talent, ensuring we provide high quality care to those we support, this includes:

  • 6% employer pension contribution
  • Death in benefit cover (2 times salary)
  • Enhanced Sick Pay
  • Fully funded qualifications
  • Career development and progression opportunities

**We are also offering a £500 welcome bonus for all newly recruited colleagues – please visit our website for full details**

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a hard working an experienced Team Leader to join our expanding team. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone passionate about a career in social care who wants to expand their social care experience in a managerial role. Above all we want someone that shares in our values. Our mission is to provide positive, life changing support, delivered by inspiring, professional staff.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Apply your knowledge of best practice, codes of practice and current regulations in the social care sector and ensure the provision of a high quality and socially inclusive service
  • Manage support plans and contribute to support reviews alongside Service Managers
  • Work with Service Managers on service referrals and staff interviewing & selection procedures
  • Assist in monitoring the service’s progress against an agreed business plan including evaluating work and implementing changes to improve results
  • Develop, implement and monitor action plans for any team-led changes or external recommendations from the Care Inspectorate, Quality Assurance or Business Assurance;
  • Contribute, in consultation with the Service Manager and the with YOU Finance team, each year’s budget and ensure the financial targets are met;
  • Develop constructive relationships with national and local statutory, voluntary and community agencies to ensure appropriate resources, support and understanding of the service;
  • Deputise for the Service Manager, assuming the responsibilities in their absence.

Essential Skills and Attributes:

  • At least 3 years experience of support/care services
  • Experience providing support and development to a team
  • Partnership working and collaboration
  • IT literacy and ability to use and understand data to make informed service decisions
  • Qualified to the level required by the SSSC for as a manager in housing support services and care at home services or willingness to work towards and to successfully complete qualification within the SSSC specified timeframe.

About The Service:

Our Mental Health Service is looking for a Team Leader to join our team supporting the Service Manager across 3 services, Edinburgh Mental Health, West Lothian Mental Health and Horizons.

The Mental Health service provides practical and emotional support to adults who have a mental health diagnosis in our visiting support services in Edinburgh and West Lothian. The service operates on a rota basis working early, mid, back, weekend working. We offer a range of support across Edinburgh and the Lothians working in partnership to build trust to support mental health and wellbeing. Promoting engagement in identifying personal outcomes and developing skills where identified to support recovery, living well and living life. We provide tenancy, emotional, and social support to people in their own homes in partnership with local authorities and housing associations. This is also an outreach service, with travel throughout Edinburgh and West Lothian.

Our Horizons Service provide tenancy, emotional, and social support to young adults in their own homes in partnership with local authorities and housing associations. We also offer pre-tenancy support to individuals who require housing but are not quite ready to move in.

We support individuals with their emotional, social and tenancy needs. Supporting them to access their local community, attend college, appointments, work, or voluntary experiences. We support a visiting support model, where we work closely with a local housing association to provide supported tenancies both furnished and unfurnished for young people who are transitioning into their first accommodation.

We also provide the same support through our outreach model, where individuals live in their own tenancies. Within our outreach programme, we support individuals who choose to self-manage their support needs through Self Directed Support.

Additional Notes:

Shift work, weekend work and sleepovers may be a requirement of this role, sleepovers attract an additional payment. Flexible working arrangements are also available. These can be discussed at your interview.

PVG scheme membership and SSSC registration are requirements of this post.

Application notes

if you wish to apply for this role, please send the application form to

Closing date: 31st May - the recruitment process will be ongoing so candidates may be invited to interview prior to the closing date.