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Mental Health Development Officer (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £34,000
  • Hybrid: Glasgow
  • Closing 14th June 2024

  • Advertised from 31st May 2024
  • Permanent.


About Us

Our vision: Unpaid carers are heard and valued, with access to support, advice and resources to enable them to live fulfilled lives.

Our mission: We work to transform the lives of unpaid carers through collaboration, influence, evidence and innovation.

Carers Trust operates the largest UK-wide network of local carer organisations. We refer to the 126 carer organisations in our network as Network Partners. Network Partners specialise in promoting the wellbeing of unpaid carers and providing them with information, advice and support specific to their city or region.

Our activities to support unpaid carers and local carer organisations are diverse. We provide infrastructure support for our Network Partners and run programmes around topics such as education and employability. We also have a policy and campaigning function, and are a grantmaker. In addition to our network , we also run the Young Carers Alliance in England and Wales and Young Carers Services Alliance in Scotland, plus a growing network of NHS mental health trusts running an innovative programme to enable unpaid carers to support family members with mental health conditions.

In 2022, we launched our refreshed strategy ‘Building a Caring Society', which sets out stretching ambitions to ensure that all carers have access to high quality local carer organisations, no carer is pushed into poverty or financially disadvantaged by their caring role and that all unpaid carers, regardless of circumstances or age, are able to enjoy a fulfilling role alongside their caring relationship.

About The Job

This role is critical in supporting the mental wellbeing of unpaid carers in Scotland. The post holder will lead on effectively influencing mental health policy and decision making at local and national levels as well as developing interventions that support unpaid carers to understand and nurture their own good mental health and wellbeing in Scotland.

We are looking for someone who will put carer voice at the heart of their work, and can show compassion and understanding to those with caring experience.

Equal Opportunities

As an equal opportunities' employer, Carers Trust is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Carers Trust.

Application notes

For further details and to apply, please visit our website.

A recruitment pack is available for download below.