Service Practitioner for Suicide Bereavement Support (Maternity Cover)

  • Part time
  • £24,500 pro-rata
  • Home based in Highland or Argyll and Bute (Remote)
  • Closing 15th April 2024

  • Advertised from 29th March 2024
  • 21 hours per week


Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people affected by mental health or welfare issues? Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity for a part-time (21hrs per week) Practitioner to join their Suicide Bereavement Support service.

The role of Suicide Bereavement Support Practitioner will see you working as part of a dynamic and creative team that includes colleagues within Change Mental Health and Penumbra Mental Health, who deliver this pilot project in partnership in Highland and Ayrshire and Arran, respectively.

We are seeking an individual who wants to help people affected by suicide, and who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centred support work. Your role will involve offering emotional support, as well as practical advice and assistance over the phone or by video call, to people bereaved by suicide. You will work 3 days a week on a rota (daytime only) and manage your own caseload; signpost on to specialist local services where appropriate: and work on support plans and risk assessments.

You will also build connections with organisations and groups that can support bereaved people across both Highland and Argyll and Bute. Training will be provided, and your work may involve some travel.

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!


  • 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

Please visit our website to find out more about the role and to apply.