Working with Birchwood Highland

We recognise that our staff are our greatest asset, and in order for us to provide the best possible service to the people we support, we need to ensure a happy workforce who feel valued, able to offer ideas on how the company should develop, have the opportunity for all the training and development they need, and who really feel part of the company.  We are accredited as an Investors in People and Investors in Young People organisation, a Carer Positive employer, and are holders of both the Healthy Working Lives Gold Award and Volunteer Friendly Award.

The services we provide are rated as 'excellent' and 'very good' by the Care Inspectorate including under the categories of staffing, management and leadership and quality of care.  All of these are a reflection of the motivation of our staff to provide the highest quality of care and support.

I applied to Birchwood Highland as I struggled to find opportunities as a young person who wanted to gain experience in the field of mental health in the Highlands. Working or volunteering at Birchwood Highland would be attractive to people like me, or straight out of school, who want to gain some first-hand experience in mental health and figure out if it could be a long-term interest.



lochaber support service

Part Time and Relief Support Workers - Job Description


easter ross support service

Full Time Support Workers - Job Description

Applications are welcome from both male and female candidates.  These posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and successful applicants will be subject to a PVG check, two satisfactory references and a completed medical questionnaire. These posts will also be subject to a six month probationary period. 

Staff are paid an enhanced rate for working night shifts and a fixed rate for on-call and sleepover shifts, where these apply.

All social care staff are required to work to the SSSC Code of Conduct as well as all Birchwood Highland policies .

Board of Directors

We are currently looking for volunteer members for our Board of Directors.


Find out about volunteering with Birchwood Highland

Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme) 

The PVG Scheme was introduced by the Scottish Government in 2011 to replace the previous disclosure arrangements for people who work with vulnerable groups.

For more information about the PVG scheme, please visit the Disclosure Scotland website.