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Top job! Engagement & Participation Team Manager

  • Part time
  • £45,262 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh - Hybrid working
  • Closing 9th April 2024

  • Advertised from 14th March 2024
  • 22.2 hours per week. This post is offered on a Fixed Term or secondment basis until 31 March 2025.


The Commission protects and promotes the human rights of people with mental illness, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions.

We have an opportunity for a suitably qualified candidate who is interested in leading and managing a team of Engagement and Participation Officers to effectively deliver key business objectives related to a range of engagement and participation activities.

Educated to degree level or equivalent you will have staff management experience, preferably within the public sector in the field of health and social care. You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to develop trust and demonstrate empathy and sensitivity to people with different backgrounds.

With excellent IT skills, administrative and planning and organisational skills you will be able to work collaboratively and independently.

Experience of working in mental health either as a nurse or social worker or having a qualification in mental health or community involvement would be desirable.

At the Commission we champion diversity, inclusion, and wellbeing. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice, cultivating a sense of belonging and providing a workplace where everyone feels valued. We aim to have a workforce which represents the wider society that we serve and therefore encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and under-represented groups.

Our office environment is modern, light, bright and green with superb views and is very close to Haymarket Railway station and transport links.

Application notes

For an informal discussion about this vacancy, please contact Suzanne McGuinness, Executive Director (Social Work) by telephoning 0131 313 8777.

For more information on applying, please phone 0131 313 8772 or visit the website

Closing date for applications is noon on 9 April 2024, and interview date will be on 26 April, 2024. Interviews will be in the MWC office.