The closing date for this job has now passed.

Job reference: 163307
Salary: Band 4 (£27,598 - £30,019)
Job closing date: 05/10/2023
Job Type: Other Therapeutic
Location: NHS Lothian
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 30
Job posted date: 07/09/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Lothian
Department: Veterans First Point Lothian

Job Advert

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.

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.

Band 4 Veteran Peer Support Worker

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.  Service in HM Forces 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  

Location; Veterans First Point Lothian, First Floor, Erskine Edinburgh, 468 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh, EH17 7SA

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 at​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Take a look around the company