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Flexible, EH1
£26,197 - £30,523 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37.5 hours per year
Work From Home:

Location: Flexible (Remote with travel across Scotland)

Salary: £26,197 - £30,523 per annum (£13.43 - £15.65 p/h equivalent)

Full Time (37.5 Hours p/w) – 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. Working within our Self-Harm Network you can start your day knowing what you do really does make a difference!

As a Practice Development Officer, you’ll make a difference to people’s lives every day. Through our work to date we have identified a strong demand for community-based development and confidence building activities across Scotland. In this varied role you will work with a variety of organisations and services, from schools to NHS services, to third sector services such as homelessness services, foodbanks, community hubs, LGBTQ+ services, carers services, bereavement support and other mental health support services. You will provide and role model a compassionate response to reduce the risk to people who Self-Harm and respond effectively to their distress in a community setting. You will focus on supporting adults who self-harm as well as the organisations who support them across Scotland.

Penumbra has been delivering this service since 2021 and you will play a lead role in sharing the learning from our experience and practice to date and support teams across Scotland to put that learning into practice by working closely with organisations and communities. You will deliver a short-term programme of support including (but not limited to): Self-Harm Awareness Training, Raising awareness of support available in communities and through our online portal, Group work, Staff/Volunteer workshops, Drop-in support sessions and Parent/Carer group sessions.

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