Post:  Outreach Worker

Location: Fort William

Salary: £21,336 full time equivalent, [Pro-rata £12,801]

Hours: 21 hours a week Part time (Tues, Wed and Thurs).

Contract: Permanent

Reporting to: Locality Manager

Interview date: w/c 8th November 2021

Closing date: Thurs 28th October 2021 by 5pm

About the Role:

We are looking for an Outreach Worker to join our Outreach service at the Cothrom Center. 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 provide support mainly on a one-to-one basis in the community and/or in people’s homes and you will carry a case load, develop and review Personal Support Plans. You will work autonomously, being able to judge when you refer to your manager and take responsibility for your own work.

You will also have active input in maintaining and 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 ideally will hold an SVQ3 or equivalent qualification in Health and Social Care.

A driving licence and access to a vehicle are highly beneficial for this role.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual, and the charity and we are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

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


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

Visit our Website and download our application pack.  Please email your completed application pack to [email protected] by: 5pm on Thurs 28th October 2021, with: Recruitment -Outreach Worker Cothrom in your email subject line.

Interviews may be held via video call software.

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

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.