Children and Young People Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,949 – £40,110
  • Hybrid: Edinburgh or Glasgow with hybrid working
  • Closing 19th August 2024

  • Advertised from 9th July 2024
  • 37.5 hrs per week. Permanent.
  • REC1528


Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for 100 years. Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.

These services together with our national programme work in See Me, Respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change. SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

About the Role

SAMH aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and the adults around them, through a range of mental health targeted supports, as well as capacity building work, information and other resources.

We are entering a new and exciting phase in our Children and Young People offering and seek an experienced Service Manager to support our projects and staff.

Working alongside the Children and Young People Development Manager the Service Manager will ensure the smooth delivery of our projects, consolidating and developing systems, structures and practice, to ensure the best outcomes for those we support and engage with.

They will manage a staff team of practitioners supporting a range of projects across Scottish localities.

The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge and experience of children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, and have worked with schools, youth groups, health including CAMHS.

The service manager will have excellent people, leadership and communication skills, with experience in staff management, service development and young person-centred support work. They will have an understanding of the challenges that children, young people and their families’ experience, which impacts on mental health and wellbeing, along with the barriers they face getting the support that they require.

With experience in project funding, contracts and partnership working they will work alongside SAMH colleagues, funders, local authorities, health boards and other partners to support and review existing projects and delivery models, along with the development of new and innovative approaches, in line with our strategy in supporting children and young people’s mental health.

A full drivers licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

What we will provide for you

You will work in a supportive environment and will be provided with a full induction and training opportunities. You will be given the chance to develop your knowledge and skills, as well as develop professionally. Some of our benefits include;

  • Reimbursement of PVG, Disclosure.
  • Funded continuous learning and development opportunities, access to over 100 courses online in addition to classroom and virtual training sessions
  • 30 days annual leave rising to 33 after 5 years’ service
  • 4 public holidays
  • 2 paid wellbeing days off per year to use on what matters to you
  • Team wellbeing budgets
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Life Assurance policy
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is Monday 19th August 12 noon.

Prospective interview date is Thursday 29th August.

If you would like more information about this post, and/or to arrange a quick chat, please contact Jo Aitken, Children and Young People Development Manager at

To apply please visit:

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of any qualifications declared your application will be required.

Applications are welcome from individuals who have experienced mental health difficulties.

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