Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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. SAMH are committed to providing care and support to people who use our services, and are looking for a Service Manager who is equally dedicated to the provision of outcome focused, person-centred care. For Scotland’s Mental Health Post: Service Manager Ref: W612 Hours: 37.5 per week Salary: Salary: £25,440 – £33,921 (Salary Point 28 – 38) Contract: Permanent Location: Central belt area This exciting new role will support implementation of new national projects, including a virtual Psychology Clinic. This service has been funded for front-line staff who been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and you will also provide relief support in our established mental health services across Greater Glasgow and Clyde. You will be responsible and accountable for maintain high quality standards, and be able to adopt a flexible and responsive approach. As an experienced manager, you will provide positive leadership and management while demonstrating and evidencing the following;

  • Leading and managing teams to ensure safe and effective provision of support to those people who use the service through the promotion of outcomes focused person centred approaches.
  • Reporting and evaluating of operational service delivery demonstrating delivery and development
  • Experience establishing effective partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Compliance with relevant, legislation, contracts and service specifications, SAMH policies and ensuring practice reflects current research findings.
  • Effective and efficient management of all resources.
  • Contributing to the wider work of SAMH to support the achievement of SAMH strategic objectives. The working pattern is predominantly Monday to Friday; however you may be required to work out with this in line with service needs. There is a requirement to participate on the management on call rota out with working times. We will expect you to establish strong and sustainable relationships in the community which will increase awareness and engagement of the project and promote building resilience to enable behaviour, culture and community change around stigma and discrimination. 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; and knowledge and experience of working in the field of mental health and wellbeing. Also access to your own transport is essential for this post.