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Top job! Director of Respect Me

  • Full time
  • £40,211 – £44,042
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th November 2019

  • Advertised from 11th November 2019
  • 37.5 hours per week. 12 month fixed term (maternity cover)
  • N786


Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

Respectme is Scotland’s anti-bullying service, provided in partnership by SAMH and LGBT Youth Scotland. Our vision is for a respecting, just, equal and inclusive Scotland in which all children and young people can live free from bullying and harassment, helping them to reach their potential. respectme aims to build the skills and capacity of all adults who have a role to play in the lives of Scotland’s children and young people to effect change and challenge bullying and stigma.

This is a maternity cover, 12 month fixed term contract. The post holder will be responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the respectme service, creating innovative and dynamic opportunities for respectme to maximise its impact across Scotland.

The ideal candidate will be a values driven, inspiring leader with experience of shaping and delivering young person-centred services or work. You will bring experience of working at a senior level and managing relationships with external partners and building effective partnerships. You will have the proven ability to lead, build and develop the capabilities of an experienced team. The successful candidate will demonstrate passion and understanding for anti-bullying work and the ethos of the service.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is 10am on Monday 25 November 2019

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 3 December 2019

Disclosure Scotland and Right to Work in the UK checks and proof of qualifications declared on the application

form are required.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website

Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to, no other form of application will be accepted.