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Scottish Drugs Forum

Addiction Worker Training Project – Dumfries & Galloway

Do you have history of a drug or alcohol problem?

If you are interested in developing a career in the drug and alcohol field, and you are either two years drug free (one year free of substitute prescribing) or 2 years free of problematic alcohol use by 31 October 2020, we’d like to hear from you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Scottish Drugs Forum’s award-winning Addiction Worker Training Project (AWTP) – a unique initiative which supports, trains, and prepares people with a history of drug and alcohol problems to work in Social Care.

We offer £8.72 per hour before deductions with a fixed term contract of 30 hours per week for 39 weeks. Trainees will undertake work placements in social care agencies and will study towards an SVQ 2 in Social Services and Health Care.

Full training and a comprehensive package of support will be provided.

Applications are invited from people living in the Dumfries and Galloway area only.

CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies.

Download an Application Pack here….

Due to the current situation re Covid-19 all Applications to be returned via Email only
to either or by 1 February 2021.

Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 12 noon.

Scottish Drugs Forum

Head of Inclusion and Peer Engagement

Salary: £44,106 – £47,258
Location: Glasgow
Closing date: Thursday 11th February 2021 
Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Possible evening work and routine national (Scotland) travel
(currently working from home due to the pandemic)

This is rare opportunity to join a dynamic national charity in a key management position. This post plays a central role in managing the development and delivery of SDF’s work to improve Scotland’s response to problem drug use through the involvement of people affected by problem substance use.  Currently this involves peer research and other involvement and consultation projects and the Addiction Worker Training Project which provides employment and training to people who have experienced problem substance use.  This work is to be consolidated and expanded and form a platform for innovative activity in further involvement activity.

This is a senior management post involving key aspects of the organisation’s work, working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the Management Team to support and represent, at both local and national levels, a wide range of stakeholders including people directly affected by problem substance use, promoting collaborative, evidence-based response to drug use.

The post holder will assist the drugs sector more broadly to develop wider support programmes linked to employability, welfare and housing.

The successful candidate will have comparable managerial experience and will be able to demonstrate the ability to take lead responsibility for project development and delivery.  They will have a track record of working with marginalised populations and in particular people with drug problems.  The role will include liaison with planning partners including Scottish Government and other NGO’s and will require solid communication and organisational skills, enthusiasm and drive and a collaborative work approach.

SDF offer staff excellent terms and conditions including a 35 hour working week, flexi time and generous annual leave and public holidays.


As an SDF employee you will benefit from a range of learning and development opportunities, competitive pension contribution, generous annual leave entitlement, enhanced sick pay and an employee support and counselling service.   SDF encourage a healthy work life balance and also offer a flexible working scheme.

The successful candidate will be based at SDF’s office, which is located in Glasgow city centre, close to Central and Queen Street Stations.  Under current pandemic restrictions SDF’s office has been closed as a ‘non-essential office’. Candidates should be willing and able to work effectively from home under these circumstances.  It is currently envisaged that some home working will continue after the pandemic restrictions are lifted but office attendance will be expected also.

Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

Download an Application Pack here….

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies.

Closing date: Thursday 11th February 2021 
Tuesday 23rd February 2021