Post: Bloom Engagement Officer

Location: Homebased with travel to meetings and networking events nationwide.

Salary: £21,336 per annum

Hours: Full Time, 35 hours per week. ‘Happy to Talk Flexible Working

Contract: 1 Year Fixed Term contract (possible extension subject to continuous funding)

Reporting to: Bloom Service Manager

Interview date: 17th June 2021

Closing date: Midday 31st May 2021


About the Role:

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental ill-health?

Support in Mind Scotland has an exciting opportunity for a diligent and detail focused engagement officer to join our ever-expanding passionate Bloom team.

This role comes at a critical time to make a positive impact on young people’s mental wellbeing, so we welcome applications from people determined to support the needs of young people. To date we have trained over 600 teachers and supported 30,000 young people in schools and colleges across the UK, and we now need to bring the programme to scale to reach its target of 500,000 young people.

In this exciting new role, you will be working with schools, colleges, and various stakeholders across Scotland, you will be tasked with promoting Bloom far and wide, working closely with the Bloom manager to follow a strategic, target driven plan. 

You will use your interpersonal and public speaking skills to build sturdy relationships across the education and youth sector to ensure no college or school in Scotland misses out on a chance to access Bloom.


Who are we looking for?

  • Proven track record of developing and maintaining relationships with educational institutions/youth work organisations.
  • Experience of collating information and creating accurate reports.
  • An understanding of the importance of working with quality standards and a capability to mobilize others to work towards these standards.
  • An ability to build strong working relationships with external team members.


What will you be doing?

  • Promoting Bloom to all key stakeholders in your region and encouraging schools and colleges to participate in the programme.
  • Developing mechanisms to share the impact of Bloom through case studies, videos, webinars etc.
  • Building relationships with a host of partner agencies e.g. schools, Local Authorities etc. to secure sign-up.
  • Working in a collaborative way with all colleagues to ensure there is a nation-wide response to the needs of young people.  


Why join us?

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer: The post is for 5 days a week but would consider applications for 4 days a week, job sharing, work base can also be in Edinburgh SIMS’ office.

For an informal discussion, please contact Arlene McCloskey, Bloom Manager, 07551153862 or email [email protected]

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, regular support & supervision and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Find out more about Who We Are and What We Do on our Website at and on Social Media

If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

How to Apply

Please email your application forms to [email protected] by midday 31-05-2021. With: Recruitment Bloom Engagement Officer as your email subject line.

Interviews will be held via video call software. If you are shortlisted to interview, we will provide you with guidance on how to access the interview.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated, so please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.

Application Pack

Job Description

Conditions of Service

Application Form

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Support In Mind Scotland is the operating name of the National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland), a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland SC088179. Charity Number SC 013649.