Mental Health & Money Advice Service

Debt Advisor

Based in Edinburgh

Salary: £22,515 per annum

35 hours a week, will consider job share or part-time options

Funded to December 2020

In 2017 Lloyds Banking Group selected Mental Health UK as its chosen charity for two years.  Mental Health UK brings together four national mental health organisations, who now operate as affiliated bodies in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

The Mental Health & Money Advice Service is the first UK-wide service to address mental and financial health together. We aim to stop the spiral of money and inequality and mental health issues by providing factual and tailored information to service users.  Advice will be provided online, over the telephone, virtually and face to face, where appropriate, and advisors will provide ongoing support in regard to debt solutions, and/or welfare benefits. This new service will be UK wide and delivered in Scotland by Support in Mind, Rethink Mental Illness in England, Hafal in Wales, and Mindwise in Northern Ireland.  

We are seeking to appoint a Mental Health and Money Advisor to join our dynamic team.  The successful candidate will be crucial to the delivery of the service and overall project.  He/she will provide full money advice and debt counselling to service users; advise clients who are experiencing mental health and money problems; offer bespoke support and advice to the client; carry out financial assessments using the Common Financial tool to identify debt solutions.  The successful candidate will offer quality service provision, as well as offering advice on welfare benefits, including benefit checks, sanctions, mandatory reconsiderations and appeals.

The above list is not exhaustive. The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday March 2nd. You can download an application pack using the links below or contact our National Office on 0131 662 4359.  Please note CVs will not be considered.

Application Documents

Cover Letter

Job Description and Person Specification

Main Conditions of Service

Application Form

Equality Monitoring Form

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