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Research & Content Officer

We are looking for a pro-active, motivated and enthusiastic individual to support the day-to-day delivery of our Research & Content workstream and work with young people! Our Research & Content stream ensures that every young person in Dundee can access relevant, robust and up to date resources to support their mental health and develop our insight through peer-led research. This is a living wage, part-time role (16 hours per week) and fixed term for 9 months.

This post is funded by Community Jobs Scotland and is therefore only open to vulnerable unemployed 16 to 29 year olds, including carers, early service leavers (armed forces), care experienced, disabled (including mental health challenges), and young people with convictions who are not able to sustain 25 hours of work per week and who are not on Specialist Employability Support (SES).

Applications for this post must be handled by Skills Development Scotland or Jobcentre Plus to ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria, see below for details of how to apply.

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

who are feeling strong?

We exist to make sure that every young person in Dundee who has experienced a mental health or wellbeing challenge is supported to reach their full potential. We deliver projects, services and campaigns in the community to tackle stigma, build confidence, develop resources, create networks and most importantly support the positive recovery journey of our young people. Our services are designed by young people, delivered by young people, and for young people - we believe that this youth-led/peer-led approach is our biggest asset in tackling issues around mental health and wellbeing.

what would my role be?

We're looking for a member of staff to deliver our Research & Content workstream and related projects. Also, as a member of the Operations Team, you may be asked to help with the organisation or delivery of the charities' other activities. Work-related travel costs will be reimbursed.

Some training and induction will be provided, and we expect the candidate to develop skills once in post, we are looking for candidates to demonstrate skills, experience or knowledge of:

  • Understanding the mental health and wellbeing challenges young people face

  • Ability to confidently use office software such as mail, calendar and spreadsheets

  • Good standards of written communication

And, whilst not essential, we would also particularly welcome candidates with skills, experience or knowledge of the following:

  • Working in a mental health or youth work environment

  • Working in the third sector

  • Research methodologies

How do I apply?

To apply for this opportunity please get in touch with Skills Development Scotland Dundee (01382 495050) or any Jobcentre Plus in Dundee and they will support you through the application process. Please read the Role Description attached below for further information and if you have any questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch at

The closing date for applications is 16/05/21, with interviews to take place on the 27/05/21. This role is subject to a successful PVG check and satisfactory pre-employment checks.

Further information

Job Description