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Do you want to be part of Scotland's largest mental health charity?

At SAMH people are our biggest asset and through their dedication, skills, compassion and resilience we are proud to provide recovery focused support and help to a record number of people across Scotland.

Our workforce is increasingly a rich blend of talent, who share the same values; from our fantastic frontline team to our fundraising staff, to our terrific campaign and public affairs helping us all to be there for people with mental health problems.

SAMH is committed to supporting the employment of people with a disability. From 2002 to 2016 SAMH was accredited as being ‘Positive About Disabled People’ until this scheme was updated, SAMH is now accredited as a ‘Disability Confident Employer’. We will guarantee that applicants declaring on their application form that they have a disability, and who meet the essential criteria for the post, will be invited to attend for an interview.

SAMH strives to be an organisation that is truly representative of all sections of society and is dedicated to ensuring the health and well-being of all employees and service users.

We encourage all staff to work towards a healthy work life balance and we are committed to ensuring and promoting good physical and mental health for all staff. Through our wellbeing at work policy, we use a wide range of approaches and initiatives to encourage health and wellbeing at work, including, the achievement of Health Working Lives Gold Award, health promotion activities, mental health awareness training for all staff and an open culture which promotes the discussion of mental health at work.

The positive impact we can have on people’s lives is captured in a snapshot through our latest annual review – it’s why we exist.

Staff wellbeing is a priority at SAMH

As well as promoting a healthy work-life balance, we offer the following:

  • SAMH operates a workplace pension in line with auto enrolment requirements and SAMH contributes in line with government standards
  • Annual leave 30 days (under 5 years service); 33 days (over 5 years service)
  • 4 days public holidays
  • Life cover 1.5 times annual salary
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme – confidential support should you need it

SAMH is proud to be an accredited Living Wage Employer. We chose to do this because the real Living Wage is the only rate calculated independently according to what people need to meet the costs and pressures they face in their everyday lives.

Our people and employment practices at SAMH align with the Scottish Fair Work Framework and we believe that fair work is work that offers effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect. An important part of this is our commitment to paying the real Living Wage as a minimum rate of pay for all SAMH staff who work every day to support Scotland’s mental health. 

Join our team!

Every year, we provide over a million hours of support to people who need our help.

Check our available vacancies and apply today!

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What’s it like to work for SAMH?

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