Director of Respect Me

  • Organisation: Scottish Association for Mental Health
  • Salary: £39,033 - £42,750
  • Salary info: 37.5 hours per week
  • Status: Full time
  • Closing date: 26/01/17
  • Reference number: N485
  • Location: Glasgow
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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. 

For Scotland’s Mental Health

Respectme is Scotland’s anti-bullying service, provided in partnership by SAMH and LGBT Youth Scotland.  Our vision is for a respecting, just, equal and inclusive Scotland in which all children and young people can live free from bullying and harassment, helping them to reach their potential.  respectme aims to build the skills and capacity of all adults who have a role to play in the lives of Scotland’s children and young people to effect change and challenge bullying and stigma.

The Director of respectme will be responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the respectme service, creating innovative and dynamic opportunities for respectme to maximise its impact across Scotland.

The ideal candidate will be a values driven, inspiring leader with experience of shaping and delivering young person-centred services or work.  You will bring experience of working at a senior level and managing relationships with external partners and building effective partnerships.  You will have the proven ability to lead, build and develop the capabilities of an experienced team.  The successful candidate will demonstrate passion and understanding for anti-bullying work and the ethos of the service.   

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.  A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check.  Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.

Organisation profile:

SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health) is a charity working across Scotland. Every year, we provide over a million hours of support to people who need our help. Every week, we work with around 3,000 individuals in over 60 services. Every day, we campaign for better mental health for the people of Scotland.

Application notes:

Closing date for all applications is 5pm on Thursday 26 January 2017
Interviews will be held on Monday 6th February 2017

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website
Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to, no other form of application will be accepted.



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