Post:  Outreach Worker

Location: Golspie

Salary: £9,144 per annum (£21,336 full time equivalent)

Hours: 15 hours a week Part time (Tues, Wed and Thurs)

Contract: Permanent

Reporting to: Locality Manager

Interview date: 26th October 2021

Closing date: Midday, 6th October 2021

We are looking for an Outreach Worker to join our Outreach service at The Gatehouse in Golspie. Working amongst our Highland Area team, the role offers you an opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by mental health issues.

You will work mainly on a one-to-one basis in the community and/or in people’s homes. Responsible for one-to-one support including carrying a case load and developing and reviewing personal support plans. You will work autonomously, being able to judge when you refer to your manager and taking responsibility for your own work.

You will also have a lead role in developing the Service, through collaboration with the people who use the service, the centre staff and your colleagues across the Highland Team, as well as with external stakeholders, including voluntary sector agencies, NHS Highland and other statutory bodies. 

The ideal candidate has experience of working in the Mental Health field or in another area of support work, and hold an SVQ3 or equivalent qualification in Health and Social Care. The jobholder will visit service users in the community and their homes and meet with key stakeholders, so a driving licence and access to a vehicle are highly beneficial for this role.

If you are interested in this opportunity but unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience required, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion.  

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual, and the charity and we are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer. This is a 15 hours a week Part time post, worked ideally between 9.30 and 3pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The number of hours set, however we can discuss hours of working.

For an informal discussion, please contact Ali McGowan, Locality Manager on 07554 735 332 or at [email protected]uk

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?

Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland and offers a range of services to people directly affected by mental ill-health 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.

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.

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


To Apply

Please email your completed application pack to [email protected] at the earliest possible opportunity and in any case by midday 06-10-2021 With: Recruitment -Outreach Worker Gatehouse in your email subject line.

Interviews are 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

Terms 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.