‘A life-changing opportunity’ – Online information session for AWTP/RWTP

Scottish Drugs Forum are delighted to announce that we are now taking applications for our two life-changing employability projects that support people with a history of drug or alcohol problems to take the first steps towards securing a paid job within the social care field.

Our Addiction Worker Training Project (AWTP) and Recovery Worker Training Project (RWTP) both support, train, and prepare people to gain a qualification in Social Services and Health Care – whilst paying them for taking part.

In each programme, trainees learn about the addiction field and how to support people who are currently experiencing issues with their substance use. They then take this knowledge and put this into practice during a placement within Social Care services. At SDF, we believe that someone’s experiences of drug or alcohol problems is a strength not a weakness, as it can help them understand some of the issues that someone else who is accessing services may face.

Trainees are paid £8.91 per hour before deductions with a fixed term contract of 30 hours per week for 39 weeks, after which they receive support to gain employment within the Social Care field.

We are currently recruiting for the AWTP in Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire or East Ayrshire and recruiting for the RWTP in The Highlands.

Applicants should be interested in developing a career in the drug and alcohol field, and should be either two years drug free (including two years free of substitute prescribing) or two years free of problematic alcohol use by 31 March 2021

We invite all potential applicants, employment support providers or a funders to join us for an informal information session which will be held online on the 13th of April 2021 at 11.00am-12.00pm.


Time and date – 11.00am to 12.00pm – 13th April 2021

Location – Online via Zoom (details will be sent on how to attend after you register)

RegisterTo be sent details on how to join us, please email recruitment@sdf.org.uk

Click here to find out more about the current opportunities and for an Application Pack

Closing date for applications – 16th of April 2021