Post: Veterans Liaison Officer and Community Café Coordinator

Location: The Stafford Centre, Edinburgh

Contract: Fixed term contract until 31 March 2021 (Possible extension if funding is secured)

Hours: 12 hours a week, (Evening work will be required)

Salary: £6,543 per annum (£19,085 FTE. Level 3)

Interview date: 10am on Wednesday, 19 August 2020.

Closing date: 5pm Friday, 14 August

About the Role:

Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity in the Stafford Centre for someone with a passion for supporting former members of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services looking to use their skills and lived experience to make an impact on veterans’ mental health and well-being.

In this role, funded by the Scottish Veterans’ Fund and run in partnership with the Veterans’ Community Café charity, you will be responsible for the veterans group who attend the café and for providing emotional, practical or vocational support to veterans who attend Support in Mind Scotland’s mental health services at the Stafford Centre, Edinburgh.

Working alongside the Stafford Centre team, the role will offer you an opportunity to improve opportunities, information and companionship for veterans.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate has experience of and understands the veterans’ community, the mental health challenges veterans face, and the support network available to veterans in Scotland, particularly in the Edinburgh and Lothian area.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer. The post is for 12 hours a week, initially to March 2021, but with the possibility of an extension if funding is successfully secured.

For an informal discussion please contact Michele Mason, Support in Mind Scotland Edinburgh Area Manager:  [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 (pro rata), 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 supportinmindscotland.org.uk and on Social Media

How to Apply?

We have adjusted our recruitment process, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will conduct interviews via video call.

Please email your completed application pack to [email protected] by 10 am on Friday, 14 August 2020. With: “Recruitment –Confidential: Veterans Liaison Officer 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 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.