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48 Main Street, Newtongrange, EH22 4LS
£24,374 - £25,687 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37.5 hours per week

Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioner (Peer)

Location: Park Cottage, Midlothian Services

Salary: £24,374 - £25,687 per annum (£12.50 - £13.17 p/h equivalent)

Full time – Permanent

If you are looking for a rewarding career and to work within an epic team that will help you grow and thrive, then you have come to the right place. Here you can start your day knowing what you do really does make a difference!

We are looking for a Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioner (Peer) to join our amazing Midlothian Park Cottage team.

This service is based in Newtongrange, Midlothian. It is a community based mental health rehabilitation service for eight people with complex mental health needs. We offer 24 hour tailored person centered support, supported living and community rehabilitation. Support can be practical and emotional to help individuals lead an ordinary and fulfilling life in the community. The time, length and areas of activity covered are different for everyone, but structured support can include help with budgeting, life skills, confidence building and social inclusion for approximately 12 months.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioners (Peer) work in small collaborative teams to provide people with recovery focused support to enhance their mental wellbeing. In line with Penumbra’s values, Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioners (Peer) assist people who use the service to work towards their individual outcomes and identified goals, as detailed in their personal plan.

As a mental health charity, we really value the wellbeing of our staff. That’s why we want you to know that you’ll be joining a friendly team, who will give you a supportive environment to help you thrive in your role, including all the training you need to feel confident and equipped.

We can offer you a tonne of employee benefits, and we can promise you’ll be inspired by some pretty amazing humans every single day. We will support you on your own career path; developing new skills, accessing formal and informal learning experiences and providing opportunities to put your continual progress into practice.

For more information, including full job description and application/interview guidance, please download our recruitment pack.

We cannot consider CV’s – all applications should go through the application process on our website. Only applications completed through our website will be considered. If you are unable to complete an online application, please contact us at and we can arrange for a paper copy to be sent out to you.

Please note that unfortunately we cannot offer visa sponsorship. We can only accept applications from applicants who currently have the legal right to work in the UK, or applicants who have already have an application in progress to obtain the legal right to work in the UK.

Updates and responses to applications will come from our recruitment system. These emails may go into your spam inbox so please check frequently for any updates on your application. To avoid this happening please add “Penumbra Careers” – to your contact list. You can also check the status of your application by logging into the careers portal. If you have not had any update on your application, please contact us at

Penumbra is committed to supporting candidates with disabilities, neurodiverse candidates, and candidates with mental health conditions throughout the recruitment process. We will make any reasonable adjustments required to ensure a fair and inclusive process for all. If you think you require reasonable adjustments, please don’t hesitate to contact us at