Job Opportunities

Buddy Walk Coordinator

Part time | £26,975 pro-rata

8 hours per week, ideally over 2 days. 9 months fixed term with hope to extend subject to funding

Our Buddy Walk Coordinator is an exciting role within Changes, that will support the continuation of this existing project.  By matching volunteers and participants, you will support people in the community to get out and about, reduce their anxiety, set goals and improve their health and well being by having the opportunity to meet with a supportive volunteer. You will oversee the project, training and managing volunteers, risk assessing activities, contribute to reporting and evaluating. 

Based at the Changes office in Musselburgh, with the requirement to travel around East Lothian and working with the Development Coordinator and the wider Changes team to contribute to smooth and effective running of the project. The post-holder will play an active role as a member of the Changes team, contributing ideas and input to support the development of Changes wider services.

Application notes

For an informal chat about the role, contact Kelly Thacker, Development Manager at the Changes office on 0131 653 3977 or email

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter explaining your suitability to the role (please address the points on the personal specification), return to or post to Changes, 108 Market Street, Musselburgh, EH21 6QA.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th November 2023 at 12pm. Interviews tbc.

Groupwork Therapist

Part time | £26,975 pro-rata

14 hours per week over 2 days to include evening work (but alternative arrangements may be considered). 1-year fixed term contract with a view to continuing subject to funding

We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated candidate who is confident working within a small, busy team whilst also with a high degree of autonomy. The postholder will be line managed by the Group Therapy Coordinator and work closely with them in providing therapy, primarily through groupwork to adults in East Lothian. They will be confident in learning and facilitating established therapy groups in both lead facilitator and co-facilitator roles. This post also provides the opportunity to be part of evaluating and developing the expanding Changes groupwork provision.

Changes works within a community development approach following the Recovery Model CHIME (Connection, Hope, Identity, Meaning, Empowerment) ensuring clients views and preferences are at the heart of the support they receive.

Changes Equalities statement:

“Changes strives to ensure fair and inclusive services which celebrate and value the diversity of the community of East Lothian. Changes welcomes opportunities to improve equality, diversity and inclusion within the organisation and we will continue to review our progress and champion equalities.”


The job is based in Changes premises in Musselburgh, other East Lothian venues and home working based on the needs of the service.

Application notes

For an informal chat about the role, contact Samantha Bennett, Group Therapy Co-ordinator by calling 0131 653 3977 or by emailing

To apply please submit a CV and cover letter evidencing your ability to fulfil the essential criteria on the person specification and return to

About Changes

Changes believes in positive mental health and wellbeing for everyone. As a charity in East Lothian, Changes is here to help the community achieve and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing by providing a wide range of services and activities including 1-1 therapy, support groups and courses, healthy living activities, training, and volunteering opportunities.

Services are free and open to everyone over the age of 16 living, or registered with a GP, in East Lothian. Changes provides support for a wide range of challenges including stress, panic, low mood, low self-esteem, anxiety, worry, depression, and negative thinking. Activities are friendly, welcoming, and inclusive and offer opportunities to meet new people, get active and get involved in the local community.

Our Vision:

Our vision is that everyone in East Lothian enjoys positive mental health and wellbeing.

Our Mission:

Changes have grown from within the community to enable people to achieve and maintain good mental health and wellbeing through:

• Support groups and courses

• Therapy from experienced therapists as well as therapists in training

• Wellbeing activities

• Training our community to support others

Our Values:

Compassion – We treat our work, our community, our partners and each other with warmth, respect and compassion.

Welcoming – We offer a warm, friendly and supportive welcome to everyone. We know it’s not always easy to ask for help but we’re here to support you.

Community – We are an inclusive community which celebrates and values the diversity of East Lothian and everyone living there.

Contact us 0131 653 3977 or