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Engagement & Participation Officer (Carer)

£31,938-£34,528 per annum (pro-rata)

Part Time 17.5 hours

This post is offered on a Fixed Term or secondment basis until 31 March 2025

Hybrid working

The Commission protects and promotes the human rights of people with mental illness, learning disabilities, dementia, and related conditions.

We have an opportunity for an individual to lead primarily on carers’ issues. In this role you will help the Commission engage effectively and credibly with a range of other people with mental health, learning disability, dementia or related conditions, and with carers, in order to benefit from their perspectives in all areas of its work.

You will have current or recent personal experience as a carer of someone using services for mental health, learning disability, dementia or a related condition. You will have a background of working in a paid or unpaid capacity with individuals and groups in mental health, learning disability, dementia or a related field and will be able to draw on your personal experience as a current or recent carer of someone using services for mental health, learning disability, dementia or a related condition, to contribute expertise and perspectives to inform and support the work of the Commission.

The successful candidate must be able to travel throughout Scotland.

At the Commission we champion diversity, inclusion, and wellbeing. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice, cultivating a sense of belonging and providing a workplace where everyone feels valued. We aim to have a workforce which represents the wider society that we serve and therefore encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and under-represented groups.

Our office environment is modern, light, bright and green with superb views and is very close to Haymarket Railway station and transport links.

For an informal discussion about this vacancy, please contact Kathleen Taylor, Engagement and Participation Support Manager by telephoning 07816603406 .

For more information on applying, please visit the website at https://www.mwcscot.org.uk/about-us/work-us

Closing date for applications is noon on 17th May 2024, and interview date will be on 27th May 2024. Interviews will be in the MWC office.