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Support and Development Worker – Peer Connecting

  • Part time
  • £26,355 pro-rata
  • Scottish Borders (On site)
  • Closing 8th April 2024

  • Advertised from 21st March 2024
  • 29 hours per week. Fixed to 31/3/25 (extension subject to future funding).


This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our growing Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Team within the Scottish Borders.

Funded by the Scottish Borders Council this post will work to promote and deliver a robust and dynamic mental health Peer Connecting Service within the Scottish Borders.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Support and Development Worker to join our Peer Connecting service. As a Support and Development Worker, you will work alongside the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Manager and the Borders Team to promote and deliver our mental health Peer Connecting services across the Scottish Borders.

Peer Connecting Facilitate Peer matches for people who want to improve or manage their mental health and wellbeing through the opportunity to spend time with a Peer volunteer. Our Peer volunteers guide their matches through tools and techniques to help people to make the changes they want to make. Peer volunteers draw on their own experience and Health in Mind training to achieve this.

Your role will be to provide flexible support to both people accessing the service and our Peer volunteers, delivering a Peer to Peer service for adults who experience mental health difficulties. You will explore both 1:1 and group work and facilitate a robust training program and groups for volunteers and people you are working with.

You will maintain positive and effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders, key partners, and relevant professionals.

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

This is a community outreach post and travel is required across the Scottish Borders as part of the role. A good understanding of the locality and community is desirable.

Flexibility in working hours will also be expected to meet the needs of people we work with.

Application notes

An application pack is available on our website:

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

For further information contact Ben Insall via email

Closing date: 8 April 2024 (9am)

Interview date: 26 April 2024

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