The closing date for this job has now passed.

Job reference: 141926
Salary: Band 4 (£27,598 - £30,019)
Job closing date: 01/05/2023
Job Type: Allied Health Professions
Location: NHS Lothian
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 30
Job posted date: 13/03/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Lothian
Department: Veterans First Point Lothian

Job Advert

Veterans First Point Lothian First Floor, Erskine Edinburgh468 Gilmerton Road Edinburgh EH17 7SA

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

**Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the vacancy early once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage**

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Peer Support Worker to join the award winning ‘Veteran F1rst Point Lothian’ (V1PL) team.  The holistic V1P model provides a range of social and mental health support facilitated by our peer support workers and clinicians.

If you are interested in this post we would like to invite you along to our new offices at Erskine House to find out more.    We have veteran drop-in every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon between 2.00 and 3.30 pm.  This is a good opportunity to have a brew, meet the team and get a sense of what the role entails.   No appointment is necessary as drop in is open to any veteran.

The job holder should have experience of military life and a keen interest in supporting veterans with a range of welfare and psychological needs.  Military service is an essential requirement of this post.  Candidates invited to interview will be asked to provide proof of service and any relevant qualifications

More information regarding the V1P model can be found at

 ​​​​​​​This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post. 

Please note: As this post is part-time the salary will be pro-rata.

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact Lucy Abraham on 0131 220 9920 or at


Take a look around the company