Position: Welcome Team Practitioner – Thrive (in partnership with SAMH)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £21,775

Contract: Permanent

PVG: This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme

Closing date: noon, Friday 6th November 2020

Interviews:  Week commencing 9th November 2020


Thrive Edinburgh is about thinking big and thinking differently. We should have big ambitions and long-term strategic aims when it comes to mental health. We have made it our goal to promote mental health and protect our citizens’ resiliency, self-esteem, family strength and joy and reduce the toll of mental illness on individuals, our communities and our city.

Space are working in partnership with SAMH to recruit three Welcome Team Practitioners to play a key role in our new Edinburgh Thrive South West Welcome teams; part of a multi-agency approach to support people with their mental health and/or wellbeing. You will assist and support people to establish and maintain meaningful and fulfilling links in the community and support them to find the right help when needed including social, therapeutic and medical interventions. You will also help to develop the Thrive service, as well as building effective partnerships with local groups and services and demonstrating the ‘Thrive’ approach to help people achieve their goals.

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 (see below)  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.

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.

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


Please be aware that the information you provide during the recruitment process will be shared between Space and SAMH, as part of our joint recruitment approach.


Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to jobs@samh.org.uk, no other form of application will be accepted.


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Thrive Welcome Team Practitioner – Role Description

Application Guidance Notes 2020

Job Application Form