Do you have experience in the field of mental health, learning disability, dementia, or acquired brain injury?

Appropriate Adults Tayside is a multi agency service funded and managed by the Health & Social Care Partnerships of Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross Councils and Police Scotland (Tayside Division).

We currently have vacancies for Appropriate Adults in our day team (0700-1900 hrs). The appointments are initially to March 2020 due to the introduction of a statutory Appropriate Adult Service in the early part 2020.

The primary role of an Appropriate Adult is to facilitate communication; in addition to this their presence may also provide support and reassurance for an individual with a mental disorder who comes into contact with the Police as a victim, witness, suspect or accused person.

Operating on an on call basis this is a self employed position and successful applicants will be required to be available to respond to requests across Tayside in accordance with their position on a rota. Due to the unpredictable call out duration this position may not suit applicants that are currently in full time employment.

Due to particular duties attached to this role (e.g. attendance at medical examinations) applications from male candidates are particularly welcome on this occasion.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to appointment.

The post pays a £900 Annual Retainer and £12.00 per hour plus mileage expenses.

For further information or an application pack please contact: Linda Christie, Appropriate Adult Co-ordinator, PO Box 59, West Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 9JU.

Tel: 01382 596636


Closing date for applications is Friday 6th December 2019.