Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services 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.
You’ll take a lead role in a small and highly effective team, working to make sure mental health is at the top of Scotland’s political agenda. You’ll undertake research and seek the views of people with lived experience of mental health problems in order to develop SAMH’s policy positions. You’ll identify opportunities for influence, building relationships with politicians and their staff at all levels and putting forward persuasive and well-informed arguments. And you’ll contribute to the wider communications and campaigning work of SAMH’s External Affairs team. With a background in public affairs, excellent communication skills and a detailed understanding of Scottish politics, you’ll be a confident and well-organised professional who’ll make a real difference to Scotland’s mental health.
Hours: 37.5 per week.