Job Description

Team Leader, Mental Health & Wellbeing Services

This role is subject to job evaluation.

Contract Type: 37.5 hours per week, fixed term. Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service.

Job category/type: Full-time, Fixed term for 1 year.

LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people of all ages to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. We deliver our support to service users through a range of models including:

  • Personal development and employability programmes
  • Self-help coaching
  • Supported accommodation
  • Care at home
  • Housing support
  • Befriending
  • Social cafes

At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. It is important to us to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. Our values are:

  • Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)
  • Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
  • Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
  • Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

Mental Health and Wellbeing Services provide support to tenants through the delivery of two distinct projects. HoME (Help on Managing Everything) which provides practical and emotional support to tenants, supporting them to maintain a successful tenancy. Building Resilience for a Better Home is a self-help service where tenants can receive up to nine one to one self-help sessions to better manage mild to moderate mental health issues which impact on their ability to maintain their tenancies.

The Job

Working closely with the Head of Practice and Participation, the Team Leader will ensure the achievement of high-quality services for people who use our services. The team leader will oversee the HoME and Building Resilience for a Better Home projects.

The Team Leader will provide day to day management, leadership, support and supervision to a team of staff. The Team Leader will have their own caseload of clients as part of Building Resilience for Better Homes project (averaging 18.75 hrs per week) and the remaining time will be spent undertaking line management responsibilities. The Team Leader will provide supported self-help sessions to tenants who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues which are having a negative impact on their ability to maintain their tenancies.

The Team Leader will also lead, motivate, support and supervise staff through regular planned meetings and support at other times to ensure the promotion of good practice and excellence within the team. In addition, the post holder will co-ordinate and monitor the day to day operation of services and be accountable for the management and development of the service ensuring compliance with all legislative and regulatory regulations.

About You

The successful candidate must be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in Psychology (or other relevant subject) with experience of approaches to self help techniques and/or CBT approach.

As this role involves the line management of a team of staff you must be able to demonstrate that you can lead, manage and motivate a team through regular planned meeting and support.

Additionally, you need to be able to demonstrate your knowledge of mental health self help resources and a commitment to their use. It is essential that you have prior knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized and have an ability to build equal and positive relationships with people. You must also have prior experience of facilitating training sessions and training development for this role.

For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack above.

Further Information 

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website.

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.

You will work with colleagues who share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners.  In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving employee, you’ll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.

Closing Date: Midnight on Wednesday 21 April 2021

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Thursday 29 April 2021 via MS Teams

How to Apply

Our online application method is the most efficient way to apply and can be started by clicking the “Apply Now” button below. You must complete an application form to be considered for any of our vacancies. Also, if you aren’t sure about how long you have to fill in the form, you will be able to save it and return to it by clicking on the ‘My Applications’ tab of the vacancy search page and entering your username and password.

We can offer suitable alternative methods to apply if requested including although not exclusively; hard copy, Braille and audio.

Please note that CV’s will not be considered.

Link is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria. 


For More information: Full Time Team Leader, Mental Health and Wellbeing Services in Falkirk | £27,883 – £30,819 P.A (dependent on skills & experience). (Plus, an on-call allowance of £20 per shift if applicable). –