Vacancy - Young Adults Development Officer

Job Title Young Adults Development Officer
Status Full time – 37.5 hours per week
Fixed term contract 1 year
Salary £31,996
Closing date Closing 26th August 2022
Office Base: Lanarkshire Links, Dalziel Business Centre, Scott Street, Dalziel Business Centre, Motherwell, ML1 1PN with travel as required to fulfil the post
Work Location Home working will be supported in line with Scottish Government COVID 19 regulations


Lanarkshire Links is seeking to recruit a Young Adults Development Officer to promote engagement with younger mental health service users and carers (aged 16-35) in South Lanarkshire.

You are – someone who believes passionately in the power of the lived experience of mental health problems and in making recovery a reality. You should also understand the impact of stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems and be serious about the need to challenge it.

You have – a sound understanding of the recovery process, creativity with excellent writing skills; good networking and interpersonal skills; expert listener with a nurturing attitude; and the ability to identify and respond to emerging opportunities; ability to engage with a range of people in a variety of contexts and at different levels.

You have a proven track record in working with younger adults (16-35years).

Lanarkshire Links is funded by NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council and South Lanarkshire Council with our focus being to support mental health service users and carers to be involved in the process of planning and provision of services. Funding for this one-year post is through the Community Mental Health & Wellbeing fund.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our diverse team of workers who are committed to

promoting the welfare and advancing the education of people affected by mental health issues across Lanarkshire. We employ the Stigma Free Lanarkshire Project and work closely with the wider Lanarkshire Recovery Network, supporting and encouraging local action towards recovery and reducing stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health.

Application notes

Closing date for applications is Friday 26th August 2022 by 5pm.

Interviews may be held via Teams in line with COVID guidance.

Completed applications should be returned by email to

Or send your application by post to:

Lanarkshire Links, Dalziel Building, 7 Scott Street, Motherwell, ML1 1PN

If you would like further information or to discuss this post, please contact:


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