Distress Brief Intervention Coordinator

28 hours per week

Salary £20520 pro rata

Based in Inverness

Fixed term to March 2021 with the possibility of extension, subject to funding


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.

This post is an opportunity to join this major, high profile Scottish Government project in a key role. We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated person 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 post is based in Inverness and is funded until March 2021.  The post holder will be required to join the PVG Scheme.

Closing date for applications: 9am Thursday 31st January, 2019

Interview will be held on Tuesday 12th February 2019

For further information or an informal discussion please phone Anne Macdougall (Distress Brief Intervention Project Manager) on 01463 710963 or email [email protected]

To apply, download the documents below or, if you'd prefer a paper application pack phone National Office on 0131 662 4359 or email [email protected]

Application Pack

Coordinator Information

Cover Letter

Job Description and Person Specification

Conditions of Service

Application Form


Support in Mind Scotland is the operating name of The National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland) Charity Number SC013649.