Nursing Officer

  • Organisation: Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
  • Salary: £49,464 - £54,960
  • Status: Full time
  • Closing date: 20/02/17
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Website:


We protect and promote the human rights of people with mental health problems, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced nursing practitioner to join our team.  Your role will require you to have direct contact with individuals, their relatives and carers in respect of concerns about individual’s mental health and/or the care and treatment they receive.

You will also be required to carry out investigation work and deal with casework pertaining to your allocated area.  While the role is based in Edinburgh, you will be attached to a team covering a particular geographical area of Scotland and will be required to visit services across the whole of Scotland.

You must be qualified as an RMN or RNLD and have experience of operating at senior practitioner level.

You must be able to communicate effectively with individuals, carers, advocates and service providers and have exceptional influencing skills.

Organisation profile:

We aim to ensure that care, treatment and support are lawful and respect the rights and promote the welfare of individuals with mental illness, learning disability and related conditions. We do this by empowering individuals and their carers and influencing and challenging service providers and policy makers.

Application notes:

For an application pack, please visit our website at or phone 0131 313 8783.  For an informal discussion about this position, please contact Alison Thomson, Executive Director (Nursing) by telephoning 0131 313 8777.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 9 am, Monday 20th February 2017 and interviews will be held in Edinburgh on Monday 6th March 2017.


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