Post 1: Outreach worker, Dumfries

Location: Home working until restrictions are eased and then office based in Dumfries (Nithsdale)

Salary: £12,801 per annum (£21,336 pro rata)

Hours: Part-time, 21 hours per week 

Contract: Permanent (Subject to continuous funding)

Reporting to: Locality Manager

Interview date: 03-03-2021

Closing date: Midday, 22-02-2021


Post 2: Outreach worker, Annan

Location: Home working until restrictions are eased and then office based in Annan (Annandale & Eskdale)

Salary: 17,068 per annum (£21,336 pro rata)

Hours: Part-time, 28 hours per week (happy to talk flexible working)

Contract: Permanent (Subject to continuous funding)

Reporting to: Locality Manager

Interview date: 03-03-2021

Closing date: Midday, 22-02-2021


About the role

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to support people whose lives are affected by mental ill health?

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

We have 2 exciting opportunities in the Nithsdale and Annandale & Eskdale localities for 2 positions in our Dumfries & Galloway Outreach service.

In this varied role, you will carry a caseload, be responsible for one-to-one support and work with people to develop and review their personal support plans. You will work mainly in the community and in people’s homes and you may deliver support to groups, though your main focus is on one-to-one support.

These roles suit someone with a passion for working with people affected by mental illness to support them to look after their health and wellbeing and live independently in their communities. The successful candidate will use their skills and experience in Mental Health and Social Care to make positive impacts on the lives of the people we support by involving and helping them achieve the goals that matter to them.

This person-centred approach strengthens each supported person’s right to be valued and share in the enjoyment, challenges, choices and responsibilities of everyday life.

You will work alongside the Outreach team as well as relevant partners in the community to maximise choice, control and self-management, for the people you support. This service is registered and regulated by the Care Inspectorate.


Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidates are educated to SVQ level 3 and have experience in working in mental health.

We are looking for candidates with experience of assessing, planning, intervention, and reviewing support.

You will work well in a team and are confident in lone working. You will be proactive in their own personal development and learning.

You will be confident using Microsoft programmes such as Office 365 and Teams, be familiar using spreadsheets and online communication platforms such as zoom.

Registration with SSSC is required, as well as being a member or willing to join the PVG scheme membership for regulated work with protected adults.

As a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer, we are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual and the charity and we will consider job sharing or homeworking options for the successful candidates.

For an informal discussion, please contact Emma Scott at [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.

Find out more about ‘Who We Are and What We Do’ on our Website at and on Social Media.


How to Apply?

Please email your completed application pack to [email protected] by midday 22-02-2021. With: Recruitment –Confidential Post 1 Outreach Support Worker Dumfries, or Recruitment- Confidential Post 2 Outreach Support Worker Annan in your email subject line.

Interviews will be held via video call software. If you are 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 apply early and 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.