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.

Current vacancies

Welfare Adviser

  • Full time
  • £24,932
  • Stafford Centre, Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th 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 committed to delivering services shaped by the lived experienced of people affected by mental health. We believe in a holistic approach to providing support to people affected by mental ill health. We offer a wide range of services and aim to empower our user to make the best use of what help and support is available to them.

We provide a range of support services throughout Scotland, amongst them, the Strafford Centre in Edinburgh.

The Stafford Centre is a community resource centre for people experiencing mental ill health, their families and carers living in the Edinburgh area, aimed to help people 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 service aims to:

• Improve the centre users’ economic and social wellbeing

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

• Offer continued development for clients with complex needs

• Increase the number of people who report a positive experience of care and support

The service will be a one stop centre for information and support, either delivered directly by the welfare adviser, or using our network of partner

Direct Welfare rights and money advice embedded within services

Support people with third tier support in welfare rights, up to tribunal level, using our network of partners. Through our partners we will also offer money advice support up to casework level to support people struggling with debt.

Flexible and accessible outreach

By working with our partners and visiting service users at their location, we will reduce the burden of travelling to additional services. Where the person’s mental and or physical health prevents them from attending DWP interviews, we will also support our service user with home visits, by phone, text and email.

Referrals and Signposting service

Our referral and signposting networks will ensure people do not need to ‘repeat’ their story many times, service users can come to us via a variety of methods and based at the service that they first contacted.

Person-centred holistic approach

Once service users are tackling the issues around money, we will ensure that service users are also seeking support for their mental health, and are offered additional support according to their social needs, for example family groups, counselling etc.

Promoting Financial Literacy and Capability

To those who are in a more stable financial position, we can provide facilitative training around budgeting, financial capability and financial resilience, particularly around managing money whilst struggling with a mental health issue.

Who are we looking for:

We are looking for an experienced Welfare Adviser, with experience of working with those affected by mental illness, including cares and family members.

As the welfare adviser, you will central to the successful delivery of this new service. This is a specialist role; ideal for someone with significant experience working with people affected by mental illness, and a strong knowledge of the benefit system, the network of support agencies and the voluntary sector in Scotland. 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.

The work will be carried out from the Stafford Centre, at our partners’ location and throughout the Edinburgh & Lothians region, mainly in the North East of Edinburgh Locality.

This is a great opportunity to join an award winning charity. In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer scope for development, training through SSSC, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday and access to our Employee Assistance Programme. Further information about Support in Mind Scotland is available on our Website

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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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