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Service Practitioner for Suicide Bereavement Support (Maternity Cover)

Location: Home based in Highland or Argyll and Bute
Salary: £24,500 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part-time, 21 hours per week (remote)
Contract: Fixed term
Closing date: 15th April 2024

How to apply

Apply on our BreatheHR portal by completing the online application with your CV and cover letter by 15th April 2024.

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.

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About the role

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people affected by mental health or welfare issues? Change Mental Health have an exciting opportunity for a part-time (21hrs per week) Practitioner to join their Suicide Bereavement Support service.

The role of Suicide Bereavement Support Practitioner will see you working as part of a dynamic and creative team that includes colleagues within Change Mental Health and Penumbra Mental Health, who deliver this pilot project in partnership in Highland and Ayrshire and Arran, respectively.

We are seeking an individual who wants to help people affected by suicide, and who has a good understanding of compassionate, person-centred support work. Your role will involve offering emotional support, as well as practical advice and assistance over the phone or by video call, to people bereaved by suicide.  You will work 3 days a week on a rota (daytime only) and manage your own caseload; signpost on to specialist local services where appropriate: and work on support plans and risk assessments.

You will also build connections with organisations and groups that can support bereaved people across both Highland and Argyll and Bute. Training will be provided, and your work may involve some travel.

If you are interested in enabling Change Mental Health to deliver this vital service and you feel that 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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