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Discovery College Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,231 – £42,179
  • Highland (On site)
  • Closing 24th May 2024

  • Advertised from 7th May 2024



The Discovery College is an inclusive service based on the principle that connection, community, peer support and learning can be a transformative experience. It is moving into its second year of operation. To date the work has been co-delivered and developed alongside those with lived experience and in collaboration with Spirit Advocacy, Scottish Recovery Network, NHS Highland, Caithness Mental Health Group and Habitus Collective all supporting in the planning, building, and envisioning of this new development for Highland. College courses are open for all to enrol. Our goal is to create an environment for people to come together – be it those who identify as experiencing or having experienced a mental health, or substance use issue, to those who want support in order to move on.

We tailor and target courses and drop-ins for men, Disabled people, LGBTQ+ folks, people who are neuro-divergent, young people and people from ethnic and cultural minorities. Currently the Discovery College operates across multiple hubs in Inverness, Caithness, and Lochaber which we intend to develop further in partnership with a variety of organisations.

The Role:

In the role the post holder will be responsible for a number of key pieces of work:

  • Lead the Discovery College in offering the community a one stop shop for their recovery needs including social activity, courses, volunteering opportunities and access to employment.
  • Development of the strategy across the organisation to ensures there is a clear programme of activity, training, and employment opportunities that meets the community need.
  • Leading Discovery College Hubs across Highland. This will involve the maintenance and continual improvement of the model to include online learning and support as well as face to face, developing the processes and procedures that support this so that there is a coherence across all services as well as a clear set of performance and delivery standards which ensure a positive student and volunteer experience.
  • Developing the peer support offer and courses so that students can flourish in their recovery journey. In doing this you will:
    • Execute the strategy for developing and growing the Discovery College and related services including finding ways to promote and communicate about activities so our community is aware of what the offer is for them.
    • Ensure that all the Discovery College operations are effectively managed and achieve outcomes which are in line with funder requirements and other agreed governance and KPIs.
    • Champion co-development, lived experience, involvement and peer support, working closely with staff, students and stakeholders.
    • Work closely with the other senior service delivery colleagues and managers across Centred Scotland as well as relevant external organisations to ensure that services are joined up and readily accessible by clients. If you feel you could deliver many of these roles, love working with people, have a passion for improving well-being and have a drive and determination to succeed then we would love to hear from you.


  • Annual salary review
  • Annual holiday allocation of 32 days including bank holidays, increasing with length of service
  • Fully funded training and personal development
  • Health and wellness support paid for by the company
  • Access your money as you earn it via our partners Hastee after completion of probationary period.
  • Provision of mobile phones and any other IT hardware you require • Life assurance
  • Competitive pension scheme

Application notes

You can apply by sending an application form to or you can apply through our website

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