Jobs in Scotland

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Scottish Drugs Forum

Senior Officer – Drug Death Prevention

Based in Glasgow or Edinburgh with extensive travel throughout Scotland
£33,132 – £36,176

Closing date: 7th of December 2018 at 12 noon
Interview date: 18th of December 2018

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is seeking to recruit a Senior Officer who will support our work within drug death prevention.

This important position has been developed following changes within the remit of the National Naloxone Programme to focus on wider aspects of drug death prevention and carries substantial responsibility.

Reporting to the Strategy Coordinator, we are looking to recruit a passionate, highly motivated and proactive individual with a strong commitment to harm reduction, to work within a supportive team and play a vital role in the delivery of the Staying Alive in Scotland strategy.

This post requires an in-depth knowledge of drug-related mortality and morbidity alongside evidenced-based strategies to prevent or reduce such harms.

Experience of working at strategic level, delivering training, public speaking and engaging effectively with multiple stakeholders is crucial. It is also essential to have relevant experience working with or providing services for people who use drugs.

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

For an informal conversation about any aspect of the role please contact: Kirsten Horsburgh, Strategy Coordinator – Drug Death Prevention

Secondments will be considered.

Click here to download an application pack (including a full, detailed job description and an application form)


Scottish Drugs Forum

Trainee Addiction Worker

East Ayrshire
Pending Funding

Do you have a history of addiction?

If you are interested in developing a career in working with people with addiction problems and at time of applying you are either 2 years drug free-including substitute prescribing or 2 years free of problematic alcohol use, we’d like to hear from you.

Scottish Drugs Forum’s award-winning Addiction Worker Training Project (AWTP) is a unique initiative which supports, trains, and prepares individuals with a history of problematic drug and alcohol use to work in Social Care.

We offer £7.83 per hour before deductions with a fixed term contract of 30 hours per week for 39 weeks. Trainees will undertake placements in social care agencies and will study towards an SVQ 2 in Social Services and Health Care.

Full training and support will be provided.

Click here to watch our video about the AWTP

For further details and an application pack, please contact Admin at SDF.

Tel: 0141 221 1175 or email: Michael@sdf.org.uk

or, Download the Application Pack here.

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Turning Point Scotland

Lead Practitioner

Location: Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre Service

Hours of work: Full time

Salary:  £19,085 – £21,397

Closing Date: 9 November 2018


Support Practitioner

Location: Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre

Hours of work: Full time

Salary: £16,258 – £17,727

Closing Date:  14 November 2018