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Motherwell, ML1 1TA
£26,096 - £29,573 per year
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Full Time
37.5 hours per week

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Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. We have represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for almost 100 years. Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.

 These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change. SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

 For Scotland’s Mental Health

 Post:           Team Leader         

Ref:             REC1127

Location:    Expeerience Counts, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire                                        

Hours:       37.5hrs        

Salary:        £26,096.00 - £29,573.00 (Points 25 to 29)

Contract:    Permanent

 About the Role   

 As Team Leader for Expeerience Counts, you will provide positive leadership and management while demonstrating and evidencing the following;

 o  Leading and managing the team to ensure safe and effective provision of support to those people who use the service through the promotion of outcomes focused person centred approaches.

o  Reporting and evaluating of operational service delivery demonstrating delivery and development.

o  Experience of establishing effective partnerships with key stakeholders.

o  Effective and efficient management of all resources.

o  Contributing to the wider work of SAMH to support the achievement of SAMH strategic objectives.

 Since 2013, our Expeerience Counts Service has harnessed the lived experience of Peer Workers to deliver a recovery-focussed, sustainable community-based service to support people’s mental health and wellbeing using structured self-management tools. These include offering both 1:1 sessions and group work. Peer Workers use both MyRAP and Living Life to the Full as structured interventions to deliver on SAMH Core Values which offer service users choice, control and hope for their future.

 In addition, locality-based Community Link Workers connect individuals with community resources to increase access to specialist support and promote self-management and social inclusion.

 Our Expeerience Counts Service works in partnership with Well Informed, which is our North Lanarkshire information service, promoting mental health/wellbeing resources via ‘shop front’ accessible walk in facility, information stalls, signposting via phone calls and online/social media.

 Well Informed has also operated since 2013 and provides opportunities for those with lived experience to train as volunteers and follow employability pathways supported by the wider Expeerience Counts service.

 Key principles of our delivery of the peer support and information services include:

 -         Taking a strengths based approach to empower/enable individuals to build resilience, celebrate the small and big steps, and work towards self-management

-         Supporting the ‘whole-person’ by identifying aspirational goals and accessing community resources to achieve them – increasing social inclusion via community connectivity, community involvement and access to volunteering, education, employment etc.

-         Recognition that every person's journey is unique and that recovery is rarely linear; acknowledging setbacks to minimise regression and retain focus on overall progress

-         Working collaboratively with commissioners (NLC) and partners (e.g. SRN, NHS Lanarkshire, NLHSCP etc.) to innovate/create new models of practice based on evidence of need. Delivering ‘tests of change’ to inform local authority strategy/planning.      

What we are looking for

 To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria, core competencies behaviour and skills listed in the role profile and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering outcomes for vulnerable adults with knowledge and experience of working in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

 The service generally operates 5 days a week throughout the year, Monday to Friday, however flexibility will be required as the post may require some occasional evening and weekend work to meet the needs of the service and those we support.

 The post will involve travel across various locations in North Lanarkshire so a full driving licence and access to your own vehicle is preferred.

 What we will provide for you

You will work in a supportive environment and will be provided with a full induction and training opportunities. You will be given the chance to develop your knowledge and skills, as well as develop professionally. Some of our benefits include;

 ·      Reimbursement of PVG, Disclosure & SSSC annual fees and registration costs.

·      Funded continuous learning and development opportunities, access to over 100 courses online in addition to classroom and virtual training sessions

·      30 days annual leave rising to 33 after 5 years’ service

·      4 public holidays

·      2 paid wellbeing days off per year to use on what matters to you.

·      Team wellbeing budgets

·      Workplace pension scheme

·      Life Assurance policy

·      Employee Assistance Programme

 Closing date for applications will be Wednesday 8th February 2023 at 12 noon

 If you’d like an informal chat about this role and working for SAMH, please contact: Robert Ferrie, Service Manager on 07966 121053 & Email

 To apply and for further information please visit

  PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of any qualifications declared your application will be required.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

Please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive a high level of applicants and would encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

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