Wellbeing Matters Production Assistant

Wellbeing Matters Production Assistant

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and willing-to-learn self-starter to support the production of film and media related to mental health and wellbeing in Dundee. This is a living wage, part-time role (16 hours per week) and fixed term for 72 weeks.

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.

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. We believe strongly that our services should be designed by young people, delivered by young people for the benefit of young people. We want to use skills development, mentoring and confidence building to promote positive outcomes for young people, tackling 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 nine projects on behalf of young people with mental health challenges in Dundee.

The 'Wellbeing Matters' project is designed to teach young people with mental health and wellbeing challenges the 'tools of the trade' for working in film, exploring themes of mental health and the city of Dundee. Five groups of young people will each lead a film project, deciding on what topics to cover and who to interview for each subject. In addition, a number of young people will be given 'vlogging kits' and training to document their own stories and experiences of the project. Wood Chip Films will be delivering training in all aspects of creating the video pieces including using the cameras, setting up lighting for interview situations, audio recording and interview techniques. The young people involved in the project will also be responsible for curating a local mental health film festival and a campaign encouraging younger people to access cultural resources to improve mental health and wellbeing.


We're looking for a member of staff to support the Wellbeing Matters project, providing administrative, operational and film production support and assisting the Producer in delivery, recruiting participants, volunteer induction, filming, editing and evaluation. 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.

Any 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 skills in General IT, Film Production or Media Studies. We would also encourage candidates who have lived experience of mental health and wellbeing challenges to 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. You can also get in touch with us for more information at contact@feelingstrong.co.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible. There is a copy of the job description attached below.

The closing date for applications is 31/07/2019, with interviews to take place on the 07/08/2019. This role is subject to a successful PVG check and satisfactory pre-employment checks.

Further information

Job Description