Post: Employability Services Project Worker, Dumfries

Location: Home working until Covid restrictions are eased, then service based in Dumfries

Salary: £15,268 per annum (£19,085 full time equivalent)

Hours: 28 hours per week (Part-time) “Happy to Talk Flexible Working

Tenure: Permanent contract (Subject to continued funding)

Reporting to: John Scott, Employability Service Manager

Interview date: 19-08-2021

Closing date: Midday, 09-08-2021


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 health issues or illness? Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity in its Employability Service in Dumfries for someone with a passion for empowerment looking to use their skills and experience in Group Work and 1:1 support to empower service users to develop new skills and enhance existing ones.

In this varied and exciting role, you will support service users to achieve their identified goals by facilitating structured group and one-to-one support that allow those taking part to improve existing employability skills as well as develop new ones. Working as part of the Employability Team the role offers you an opportunity to be innovative and creative in meeting the needs of those who use the Service.


Who are we looking for

The ideal candidate should be someone who can work as part of a team, be creative in their approach to working with people, have excellent communication skills and have a sense of humour. They should be educated to SVQ Level 2 or its equivalent and have experience of working with people in groups and a knowledge of the barriers people with mental illness face.

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 28 hours per week, working days will be discussed and adjusted for the suitable candidate, in agreement with the Service Manager.

For an informal discussion, please contact John Scott, Service Manager – 07739 216450 (Mon - Fri, 9am -4pm) or email [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

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.

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.

Find out more about us on our Website at and on Social Media.


To Apply

Please email your completed application pack to [email protected] by 9am on 09-08-2021. With: Recruitment–Employability Services Project Worker, Dumfries in your email subject line.

Interviews will be held via video call software. If 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.