Distress Brief Intervention

Project Manager


Salary: £24903 per annum

35 hours per week

Fixed term to October 2020


Support in Mind Scotland is the lead partner in the Highlands for The Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) project. The DBI is a major, innovative project which will introduce 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 and Primary Care) and with third sector support organisations, the project will provide rapid referral to focussed, short-term support, with the option of onward referral to longer-term support if required. Information about the project is available at www.dbi.scot.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and creative Project Manager who will lead a team with the task of delivering and managing the pilot project in the Highlands. This post will offer an exciting opportunity to work creatively in areas including project planning, training and partnership building.

Ideally the successful candidate will have: an SVQ4 qualification in Social Services and Health Care (or an equivalent qualification), experience of recruiting, supervising and managing staff, and experience of project management.

The post holder will be required to join the PVG Scheme.

To apply please send a CV and a covering letter explaining why you are a suitable candidate for the post.

Closing date for applications: 24th July, 2017. Interviews will be held in Inverness on 14th August, 2017

For further written information about the position, including Job Description, Person  Specification and information about the project, phone Liz Mackay (Office Supervisor) on 0131 662 4359 or email [email protected]

For a discussion please phone Bruce Armstrong (Area Manager) on 01408 633206 or email [email protected]


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