MONEY AND MENTAL HEALTH

NEW CHARITY PARTNERSHIP FOR SCOTLAND

2017-2019

 Support in Mind Scotland has been supporting people affected by serious mental health problems, including family members, friends and carers, for over 40 years, and we are delighted to be offering an exciting opportunity for energetic and dedicated individuals who want to work with us to change people’s lives.

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) has chosen Mental Health UK as its charity partner for 2 years from January 2017. Mental Health UK brings together four national mental health organisations: Support in Mind Scotland, Hafal in Wales, Rethink in England and MindWise in Northern Ireland

Our partnership is aiming to make a huge difference to the lives of people with mental health problems who are struggling to cope with money issues; and those for whom lack of money and struggling with financial issues is having a major impact on their mental health.  We aim to do this by setting up a dedicated, specialist money and mental health helpline and website, staffed by people with the combined knowledge and expertise needed to give all-round holistic support.

The post is based in Edinburgh but may involve travel throughout Scotland and other parts of the UK.  The closing date is 09.00 on Wednesday 4th October 2017.  For telephone enquiries, please contact Laura Gulliver (Mental Health and Money Advice Project Lead) on 07551 153 862 or email lgulliver@supportinmindscotland.org.uk.

Please note that CVs will not be considered.

MENTAL HEALTH AND MONEY ADVICE SERVICE

SERVICE MANAGER (Money Welfare Benefits and Debt)

£28,866

Full Time:  35 hours per week

Funded to end December 2020

Based in Edinburgh

Do you have the energy and commitment to work with us to change people’s lives?

If so, then this is a huge opportunity to take on a pivotal role in a new service that will be as rewarding for you as it will be beneficial for the people who need our help.

People who experience mental health problems and mental illness still face huge barriers to inclusion and equality and one of the most significant barriers is dealing with money issues including coping with debt, housing issues, the benefits system and even just surviving on low income.

We also know worrying about money and debt has a devastating impact on people’s mental wellbeing, and people can find themselves struggling to cope as their situation seems to be spiralling out of control.

This new Money and Mental Health Service aims to stop this spiral by bringing  together the 2 specialist areas of money advice and mental health awareness in one dedicated telephone and email and ‘virtual face to face’ helpline for the whole of Scotland.

The post holder will oversee the development of this new helpline, and should be an experienced money advice professional, with experience of managing/supervising staff of volunteers giving advice.  The person should ideally also have some knowledge of mental health issues although training will be provided.

Click the links below to download an application pack

Covering letter.pdf

Job Description & Person Specification.pdf

Conditions of Service.pdf

Application Form.doc

Monitoring Form.doc

 

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