DR 2496 Peer Support Worker - Mental Health
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Job reference: 002496

Location: NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Job closing date: 30/08/2019

Job posted date: 02/08/2019

Salary: Band 3 (£19,945 - £21,947)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Personal and Social Care

Hours of work: 37.50

Department: Mental Health

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

These posts are full-time:  37.5hrs per week. (part-time hours will be considered)

Location:        Glasgow City HSCP, Inverclyde HSPC and Renfrewshire HSCP

This is a Fixed Term post for 18 months


Have you experienced mental health problems and/or accessed mental health services?

Could you use your own recovery to inspire hope and support others?

About the roles:

  • These exciting new roles have been developed specifically for individuals who have lived experience of recovery from mental distress.
  • You’ll use the knowledge gained through your own lived experience to inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible in others.
  • You’ll be working with a Community Mental Health Team alongside the clinical team to help patients achieve their recovery goals.
  • Working with people with complex psychological needs, you will need to be emotionally and mentally resilient.
  • You’ll be expected to draw upon your experiences of recovery and will be given training on the most effective way to so this.
  • The posts will also involve contributing to the development of the Peer Support Worker role, within mental health services.
  • You will receive induction, training and on-going supervision, including a network of other peer support workers employed within NHSGGC.

 What you’ll do:

  • Building supportive and respectful relationships with patients on the ward
  • Supporting others using the personal experience and confidence you have gained having overcome similar challenges
  • Assisting clinical staff to help people identify their own recovery goals
  • Providing information and support to family and friends of patients.
  • Developing the peer support worker programme and role within NHSGGC.
  • Modelling personal responsibility, self-awareness, self-belief, self-advocacy and hopefulness.

What you’ll need: 

  • A background of personally recovering from mental health issues.
  • Past and lived experience of using mental health services
  • Resilience and to be able to know when to ask for help
  • An understanding of factors which can affect recovery in mental health
  • IT literacy including Microsoft Office and Internet or a willingness to learn
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • Empathy, good listening skills, approach-ability and common sense. 



To provide you with additional information on the Peer Support Worker role a series of information sessions have been arranged:

  • 8th August 2019 at a venue in Glasgow
  • 15th August 2019 at a venue in Inverclyde
  • 23rd August 2019 at a venue Renfrewshire


Informal Contact  


These information sessions will be held for the applicants as part of the application process.   Please contact Angela Murray, Senior Secretarial Administrator on 0141 618 7653 to register for the session of your choice.


Details on how to contact the Recruitment Service can be found within the Candidate Information Packs .   


The closing date for this job has now passed.