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Carers Support and Research Worker, Highland

Location: Highlands
Salary: £23,000.63 per annum, pro-rata
Hours: Part time, 28 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term contract ending 31 March 2024
Reporting to: Locality Manager, Highlands
Closing date: 31st March 2023

How to apply

Submit your application via our BreatheHR portal. Applications must be received by 12pm on 31st March 2023. Please do remember to click ‘upload’ after attaching your application form on the portal.

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. Please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.

About the role

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health problems or illness? Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity in the Highlands area for someone with a passion for improving the lives of people who care for family members or others affected by mental health issues, making use of their skills and experience in support work to make an impact on mental health and welfare and to help us improve services for carers.

In this varied and exciting, new role, you will lead a Carers Support Service with the aim of supporting Mental Health Carers and contribute to research on the provision of Carers support.  Working alongside our Highland Area team, the role offers you an opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of Carers and people affected by mental health issues.

Who are we looking for? 

The ideal candidate will have experience of supporting carers, mental health support and managing staff; and will have a basic understanding of research work.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual, and the charity and we are a flexible employer. For an informal discussion, please contact Rosita Novak (Locality Manager, Highlands).

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health 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!


  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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