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5 Leamington Terrace , EH10 4JW
£30,300 - £34,256 per year per annum (£15.54 - £17.57 p/h)
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Position Type:
Full Time
37.5 hours per week
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Location: Edinburgh (hybrid working)

Salary: £30,300 - £34,256


If you’re looking for a rewarding career and to work within an inspirational team that really does make a difference, this is your opportunity to join us in our Edinburgh Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) service in Edinburgh.

This is an exciting opportunity to take a lead role in the delivery of the DBI approach, which has widely been recognised as innovative and pioneering across Scotland.


Background to DBI Services: The Scottish Government (SG) is focused on improving responses to people in distress. The DBI programme emerged through direct engagement with people who have experienced distress, front-line service providers and literature review. The SG established the DBI programme, which is hosted and led by South & North Lanarkshire H&SCP’s, via a DBI Central Team and has been tested, developed and continuously improved in Aberdeen, Inverness, North and South Lanarkshire and Scottish Borders. Many other parts of Scotland are engaged with DBI through the associate programmes, benefiting from the knowledge, infrastructure and tools developed including to support the effective delivery of the DBI NHS24 Pathway response programme.


The role of the Service Manager is to manage, support and supervise a diverse Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioner staff team to assist people who use the service to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in the community; with a focus on distress management planning.

In the role, you will be expected to co-ordinate and take part in collaborative meetings with key DBI partners and also to support the co-ordination and facilitation of Distress Brief Intervention training with frontline and Penumbra staff.


This is an exciting new post which means the right person will have the opportunity to play a key role in leading our pioneering approach to crisis and distress support.


But we also want you to grow and thrive! We’ll support you on your own career path; developing new skills, accessing formal and informal learning experiences and providing opportunities to put your continual progress into practice.

If you want to inspire and be inspired every day. If you share our passion for exceptional support through creativity and collaboration. If you want to build your working life around meaningful connections with a pioneering charity who will value your contribution to our unique approach, then we want to hear from you.


Please refer to the attached Recruitment Pack for full job description and person specification.



  • Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Confidential Employee Assistance Programme, offering free counselling for you and your family
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Death in Service benefits
  • Full training and professional development

And so much more!


Get in touch

If you’d like an informal chat about this role and working for Penumbra Mental Health, please contact: Barrie Hunter at


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