Post: Carers Support Workers (2 x posts)

Location: Home working while Covid restrictions in place, then office based in Methil, Fife. (Flexible working options will be considered)

Salary: £21,336 prorata. (Between £10,972 and £21,336 per annum)

Hours: 18 to 35 hours per week (Both Part-time and Full-time applications considered)

Contract: 1 year Fixed Term contract. (Probable extension if funding is secured)

Reporting to: Service Manager

Interview date: Week commencing 18 August 2021

Closing date: Midday, 9 August 2021


About the Role

Support in Mind Scotland has an exciting opportunity in its growing Fife Services for people who wish to support carers of those with Mental Health needs. We are looking for caring empathic individuals who are ready to help with compassion and understanding as well as humour and respect.

In this role, you will provide information, guidance and support to carers in both a one-to-one contact and group basis. Our carers’ support services are delivered face-to-face and remotely through online platforms such as Zoom, and phone. You will work with colleagues and partners across the Fife community to ensure the needs of carers are assessed and met.

Carers may be relatives or friends of people living with a mental ill-health. You will support carers in their caring role with relevant and straightforward information. You will work with carers to assess their needs and to reflect on how these needs and circumstances can be met or improved upon. You will help carers reflect on how their life is affected by their caring role along with their aspirations and concerns for the future. You will likely work with carers who have their own mental ill-health needs as well as help them understand and support the needs of their loved one with mental illness.

Support in Mind Scotland values carers and those with lived experience and would welcome applications from people with this experience and/or experience of supporting people with their mental health.

The successful candidate will work as part of an experienced supportive team and will receive induction as well as regular support and supervision to help them in this role.


Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate should be interested in people, have excellent social skills and a good sense of humour!

Educated to SVQ 3 level or have equivalent work experience in mental health, you may have experience of personal planning and have some experience of assessments and the law and regulations relating to carers and carers’ rights.

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.

You will find links to this post in the Work with Us section of our website where you will shortly be able to access short videos from staff describing their role and what it’s like to work for Support in Mind Scotland.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer. These posts are for at least 18 hours a week each but we may consider applications for up-to 35 hour post for the right candidate. Working days will be discussed and agreed with the Area Manager and can be adjusted for the suitable candidate.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

  • Moira Duncan, Outreach Support Worker, Mob: 01592 268388
  • Lynda Sloan, Service Manager Mob: 07793 838202
  • Steve Urquhart, Area manager at [email protected]

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!


Why join us?

Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland and offers a range of services to people directly affected by a mental health issue and to those who care for them, whether family, friend 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.

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 an Employee Assistance Programme.

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


To Apply

Please email your completed application pack to [email protected] by midday, 9 August 2021. With: Recruitment – Carers Support Worker, Fife in your email subject line.

Interviews are 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.