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Recovery Project Assistant (Turn Up The Heat)

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and willing-to-learn self-starter to develop our new cooking, self care and recovery project 'Turn Up the heat'. This is a living wage, part-time role (8 hours per week over two days) and fixed term for 12 weeks.

We would particularly welcome applications from candidates who are young people with lived experience of mental health and wellbeing challenges.

The Details

Feeling Strong is an exciting new Dundee-based charity with the ambition to improve the lives of young people living with mental health and wellbeing challenges by fostering the skills, confidence and aspirations they need to flourish. Our services are designed by young people, delivered by young people for the benefit of young people, and we believe that this youth-led/peer-led approach is our biggest asset in tackling issues around mental health and wellbeing. We promote stable recovery journeys for young people, and tackle the disparity they face in unemployment, underemployment and accessing opportunities like further and higher education.

We are a promising, high-momentum start-up, having secured further project funding to deliver a range of projects, services and campaigns on behalf of young people with mental health and wellbeing challenges in Dundee.

‘Turn Up The Heat' will give young people with mental health and wellbeing challenges the opportunity to learn a valuable life skill and self care tool - cooking! The therapeutic benefit of cooking is well known and we’re keen to give the young people we work with, a vulnerable and often isolated demographic, the chance to come together as a community and get cookin’. We aim to equip participants with the knowledge of how to look after their nutrition and a passion for a creative form of expression. Our outcomes are tasty treats and a healthier community, physically and mentally!


We're looking for the successful applicant to develop this project, support volunteers, recruit participants and carrying out basic administration. Also, as a member of the Operations Team, you may be asked to help with the organisation of the charities' other activities on occasion. The Operations Team meet 12 times a year, for hour long meetings, rotating between the days of the week.

Work-related travel costs will be reimbursed.


Basic training and induction will be provided, and we expect the candidate to develop skills once in post, but we would particularly welcome candidates with basic skills in General IT, Bookkeeping, Volunteer Support, or amateur cooking!

To apply for this opportunity send a copy of your C.V. along with a cover letter to Please read the Job Description attached below for further information and if you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

The closing date for applications is 02/12/19, with interviews to take place on the 11/12/2019. This role is subject to a successful PVG check and satisfactory pre-employment checks.

Further information

Job Description