Support in Mind Scotland
Support in Mind Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC013649

Support in Mind Scotland is a national charity that works to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people affected by serious mental illness. This includes those who are family members, carers and supporters. We do this through our direct services and through campaigning, education and the provision of information.

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Senior Administration Officer

  • Full time
  • £19,085
  • National Office, Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th July 2019

Support in Mind Scotland is a registered charity that provides support for people whose lives are affected by mental health issues. This can include people directly affected by mental illness, family members, friends and supporters. We are a national charity delivering services across Scotland.

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Administration Officer to join our small and friendly team, based in our National Office in Edinburgh. Working closely with colleagues, you will provide a comprehensive Administrative and HR support function across the charity.

The role would suit an experienced office professional with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, who relishes a diverse workload and a busy working environment.

The successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure Scotland check.

This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity. In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Reporting to: Finance Manager

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Carers Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,520 pro-rata
  • Perth & Kinross (Travel across the region will be required)
  • Closing 24th July 2019

Support in Mind Scotland (SiMS) is looking for a new Carer Support Worker for Perth and Kinross who will be committed to supporting carers of people with a mental illness. The successful candidate will be interested in building relationships, providing support and be empathic with excellent communication skills. They should also have relevant lived or professional experience of mental health.

The successful candidate will provide information, guidance and support to carers on a one to one, group or drop in bases. Support in Mind Scotland knows that carers of people with a mental health problem face very specific and challenging problems that arise from caring for someone being treated under the Mental Health Act. You will therefor take a rights-based approach to the work.

Carers may be relatives or friends of people living with a serious mental illness. You will work with partners across the Perth & Kinross community to ensure the needs of carers are met. Part of this challenge will be to identify and then support hidden carers who may be feeling stigmatised, isolated and struggling to cope.

The Carers Support Worker will also be involved in helping to develop and run carer-led training and education events, producing newsletters and regular updates, and ensuring that national developments and news is disseminated to carers across Perth& Kinross.

The successful candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme. A full driving license and access to a vehicle is highly beneficial to this role.

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Distress Brief Intervention Coordinator (X2)

  • Part time
  • £20,520 pro-rata
  • Inverness
  • Closing 26th August 2019

Support in Mind Scotland is the lead partner in the Highlands for the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention project (DBI). The DBI is a Scotland-wide pilot project, testing a ground-breaking approach to addressing the emotional and psychological pain experienced by people in distress. Working in partnership with frontline services (including Police, Ambulance, Primary Care and Emergency Departments) and with third sector support organisations, the project provides rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required.

These posts offer an opportunity to join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role. We are seeking to appoint two highly motivated people to join our team of DBI Coordinators in Inverness. Coordinators provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying out short-term work with people in distress to review the reasons for their distress, develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities.

The posts are based in Inverness and are funded until March 2021. The post holders will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or update their membership records.

Further information about DBI and Support in Mind Scotland is available at DBI.scot and supportinmindscotland.org.uk

For an informal discussion please phone Anne Macdougall (Distress Brief Intervention Project Manager) on 01463 710963 or email AMacdougall@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity. In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

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Project Manager (Community Asset Transfer)

  • Part time
  • £24,932 pro-rata
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 25th August 2019

Support in Mind Scotland is seeking an experienced Project Manager in Dumfries to lead the development of a potential Asset Transfer Project that is currently at the stage of assessing feasibility.

The successful person will work closely with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, to gather information needed and to be part of the team developing the vision and plans for this project as part of the wider ambitious strategy for the Region.

They will be able to analyse problems and seek solutions; and be able to organise their work and a range of work tasks effectively and show leadership to the team. They will also have excellent project management skills and be confident in their ability to influence and motivate others to help achieve the overall project aims.

This is a great opportunity to join our award winning charity. In return for your work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

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Corporate Account Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,331
  • National Office, Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th September 2019

Support in Mind Scotland provides support for people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness. This can include people directly affected by mental illness, family members, friends and supporters.

We are part of Mental Health UK, a partnerships which brings together four national mental health charities working across the UK; Rethink Mental Illness in England, Support in Mind Scotland, MindWise in Northern Ireland and Hafal in Wales. We have 40 years' experience of working to improve life for people affected by mental illness in the UK. Partnerships help us create change for people affected by poor mental health.

We are looking for an experienced and dedicated Corporate Account Manager, to oversee our existing partnerships and drive new and existing leads in Scotland. For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact Colin Leslie at CLeslie@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity. In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday and access to our Employee Assistance Programme. For further details about what we do and who we are visit our Website

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Schools Workshop Facilitators Bloom Programme, Mental Health UK

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Various locations across Scotland
  • Closing 30th September 2019

Mental Health UK brings together four national mental health charities working across the UK; Rethink Mental Illness in England, Support in Mind Scotland, MindWise in Northern Ireland and Hafal in Wales. We have 40 years' experience of working to improve life for people affected by mental illness in the UK.

In September 2019 we will pilot our Young People’s Programme, Bloom, which focuses on building resilience of 14-18 year olds, through transitions in their lives. Bloom works inside education settings where it trains designated teachers on the content, and then co-delivers the programme with them.

Following our in-house training delivered over 2 days; you will as a Bloom Training Associate, be responsible for coordinating implementation of the programme into education settings from September 2019. Prior to starting the programme, you will train designated teachers on the content of the programme and then co-deliver Bloom with them over a 6 week period. Through this training and co-delivery you will mentor and support the designated teachers, enabling them to deliver Bloom on their own. You will continue to provide support to these teachers by keeping in regular contact, and returning for regular reviews. Once the Bloom programme has been delivered inside a school or college, you will move onto the next one to continue the process.

You will also work closely with the Bloom Manager to identify and engage with a host of new education institutions to take part in the next phase of implementation. You will work autonomously, and ensure you are the first point of contact with anything related to the delivery of Bloom inside the education setting you are responsible for.

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Outreach Workers (2 Posts)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,336
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 7th October 2019

Support in Mind Scotland provides support for people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness. We do this throughout Scotland, by offering a range of services to people directly affected by a mental health issue and to those who care for them, whether family, friends or supporter.

We are committed to delivering services shaped by the lived experienced of people affected by mental health. We believe in a holistic approach to providing support and aim to empower our service user to make the best use of what help and support is available to them

Dumfries and Galloway Outreach Services are registered and regulated by the Care Inspectorate. The service supports people affected by mental illness to improve the quality and wellbeing of their lives.

Support is given in the home and community to encourage people to develop positive support networks and feel more confident, independent and empowered. Supported people are involved in assessment, planning and review of their development to promote their individual opportunities. This person centred approach strengthens the right to be valued and share in the enjoyment, challenges, choices and responsibilities of everyday life.

Who are we looking for? The successful candidate will have experience of support work as well as a sound understanding of mental illness. They will have experience of assessing, planning, intervention, and reviewing support. Ideally they will have experience of working in a SSSC registered service. They will be proactive in their own personal development and learning. The successful candidate will be required to be registered with SSSC and be a member of, or willing to join the PVG scheme membership.

Why join us: This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity, and help shape its future. In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, and enhanced sick pay and access to our Employee Assistance Programme. Find out more about Support in Mind Scotland on our Website

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Project Worker, Nursery Place Resource Centre

  • Part time
  • £19,085 pro-rata
  • Annan
  • Closing 7th October 2019

Support in Mind Scotland provides support for people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness. We do this throughout Scotland, by offering a range of services to people directly affected by mental illness and to those who care for them, whether family, friends or supporter.

We are committed to delivering services shaped by the lived experienced of people affected by mental health. We believe in a holistic approach to providing support and aim to empower our service user to make the best use of what help and support is available to them.

Our Nursery Place Resource Centre close to the centre of Annan offers a safe and welcoming environment for people affected by mental illness to meet, socialise and take part in supported activities and outings. This helps to encourage people to feel more involved, included and empowered in their lives. Effective support will also promote increased self-confidence and independence in people who use the service.

Who are we looking for? The project worker will be actively involved in promoting and developing the service in Annan. You will have experience of support work, organising group activities, completing reports and a sound understanding of Mental Illness. You will be responsible for compiling and reviewing development plans for people using the service, and ensure that the agreed outcomes are being achieved. You are someone comfortable working in a team as well as autonomously, and are proactive in your own personal development and learning. The successful candidate will be required to be a member of, or willing to join the PVG scheme membership.

Why join us: This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity, and help shape its future. In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer scope for development, training through SSSC, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, and enhanced sick pay and access to our Employee Assistance Programme. Find out more about Support in Mind Scotland on our Website and on Social Media.

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Welfare Adviser

  • Full time
  • £24,932
  • Stafford Centre, Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th October 2019

Support in Mind Scotlandprovides support to people directly affected by mental illness, their family members, friends and supporters. We are committed to delivering services shaped by the lived experienced of people affected by mental health and believe in a holistic approach to support provision. We do this by offering a wide range of services across Scotland and aim to empower our users to make the best use of what help and support is available to them.

The Stafford Centreis a community resource centre for people experiencing mental ill health, their families and carers, which aims to help people better manage their mental health, gain greater self-confidence and become more integrated within the community.

We have secured funding from the NHS Lothian Health Improvement Fund to provide a Welfare Advice Service for people living in Edinburgh.

Our new Welfare Advice Service aims to:

·Improve the centre users’ economic and social wellbeing

·Improve carers’ access to social, recreational and therapeutic opportunities

·Offer continued development for service users with complex needs

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced Welfare and Benefits Adviser, with experience of working with those affected by mental illness up-to-date knowledge of the welfare and benefit system, support agencies and the voluntary sector in Scotland. Central to the successful delivery of this new service, the overarching aim of this role will be to ensure that service users have access to all the benefits and welfare rights they are entitled to and to enable them to achieve a better quality of life.

The Welfare Adviser will provide one-to-one support, manage caseload and appointments, put in place individual welfare management plans, and develop and review personal support plan.

You will also provide in-depth financial assessments, maximising access to all benefits and welfare services which service users may be entitled to, alongside income and debt management.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

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