Job Description

LOCATION:Council HQ, John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington, EH41 3HA
SALARY:£38,359 – £42,830 per year
HOURS:35 hours per week

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council’s policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday-Friday, 09.00-17.00 (flexible working)
To start asap

East Lothian advocates a holistic approach to good mental health and wellbeing. This aspiration requires a fully committed partnership approach, which recognises that improving mental health and wellbeing is everyone’s business. The scope and scale of this work must take into consideration national and local priorities for ensuring the mental health and wellbeing needs of people living in East Lothian are met. We are committed to delivering a staged model of mental health and wellbeing that reflects the age and needs of child, young people and parents. This model aims to improve integration, co-ordination and delivery of community based mental health and wellbeing support and to offer a consistent level of support and interventions across East Lothian. We are looking for an individual who is highly motivated and dynamic who can work as part of a senior leadership team to take forward the development and redesign of services to support the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and families. As the co-ordinator for mental health and wellbeing you will work collaboratively with multi-agency partners across the Local Authority and NHS Health Board and will contribute to all aspects of the coordination, design, development and delivery of community-based mental health and wellbeing supports and interventions.

This post has been re-advertised.  Previous unsuccessful applicants should not re-apply.

Home Working Consideration
Although usually office based, this post may be considered for a homeworking contract in accordance with East Lothian Council’s Home Working Policy.


Job Details

To co-ordinate the design, development and delivery of community-based mental health and wellbeing supports and interventions for children and young people in East Lothian.  Focussing on ages of 5-24 years (26 for care leavers) by ensuring that services are in line with GIRFEC, national priorities and principles and are relevant to local needs.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under ‘Job Attachments’) for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every ‘essential’ criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Educated to Degree level in a relevant subject area such as community education, psychology or mental health. Extensive experience of supporting the development and delivery of community based interventions and previous experience of work to support the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and families.

Driving Licence 
A full current driving licence is desirable for this post.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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