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Scottish Drugs Forum

Development Officers – Living Experience

Salary:  £30,845 – 33,596

This position is full-time (based on 35 hours per week) and is fixed term for 5 years.

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is Scotland’s national resource of expertise on drugs and related issues. We seek to lead and represent the drugs field in Scotland in order to improve Scotland’s response to problem drug use. SDF works with policy makers, service planners and commissioners, service managers and staff as well as people who use or have used services to ensure service quality and evidence-based policy and practice.

We are pleased to be recruiting for 3 new exciting positions of Development Officer – Living Experience. This is great opportunity to work as part of a busy and dynamic team.

About the Project:

SDF has been funded by the Scottish Government to deliver a new project on ensuring the opinions and experience of people living with drug problems, ‘the voice of living experience’ in Scotland informs and influences policy and the development of services across Scotland.

The focus of the Development Officer’s work is to recruit, train, support and sustain local and regional networks of people with current living experience of problem drug use / being in treatment. Regional representatives will form a national group which will inform the drug treatment and care sector, the government and the wider public about the experience of drug use, accessing and being in treatment and other support services.

About the Post Holder:

We encourage applications from people with their own direct lived experience of problem drug use who can use their experience and their own peer networks in developing these roles. As the role requires the post holder to engage with a diverse range of people with living experience, it is essential that applicants are knowledgeable of problem use of various substances and are knowledgeable and supportive of recovery including having a sound understanding of harm reduction, all available treatment and all forms of mutual aid.

Benefits of working at SDF:

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

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.

We are currently working from home, but it is envisaged this post will have a significant amount of in person work and will require regular travel throughout Scotland and an ability to attend work in our head office based in Glasgow as required. Candidates should be willing and able to work effectively from home.

CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies.

Closing:  Wednesday 6th October 2021

Interviews: 18/19th October 2021

Registered Scottish Charity No. SC008075

Download Job Description and Person Specification here….

Please return completed applications to:

Scottish Drugs Forum

Associate SVQ Assessors (Freelance)
SDF Learning Centre

Assessment fees offered on a per candidate basis.

Work pattern is flexible, SVQ assessment currently offered to candidates remotely.

We are looking to expand our SVQ assessment team which delivers flexible work-based qualifications to the drug and alcohol sector.

As a qualified SVQ Workplace Assessor, you will be able to support candidates working towards Social Services and Healthcare SVQs at levels 2 and 3 as selected by SDF.

You should have a sound knowledge of SVQ assessment practice, alongside a depth of knowledge around the SSSC, and Health and Social Care Standards, through previous experience working in the drug and alcohol or wider social care field.

These opportunities are offered on a freelance basis, as and when assessment work is available through SVQ contracts secured by the SDF Learning Centre.

To be considered for a freelance SVQ Assessor role with SDF, please submit a CV, alongside a covering letter which tells us about your qualities, skills and experience, and how you meet the essential and desirable requirements as detailed in the job description and person specification.

Please also include in your CV two professional referees who are familiar with the quality of your work, have worked directly with you, and have known you at least two years.  Also provide a Full Postal Address and contact telephone number.

For an informal conversation about any aspect of the work of the SDF Learning Centre please contact Chris Messenger – Tel: 07918552042.

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Please email CV and Referees to:


NHS GGC Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services

Dispensary Manager / Advanced Pharmacist – ADRS

The Enhanced Drug Treatment Service (EDTS) is an exciting Service within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the first of its kind in Scotland. Located in Glasgow City Centre, this Service aims to engage and improve outcomes for a population of complex needs drug users who have not benefited from other treatments. The Service is delivered by a multi-disciplinary specialist team in a bespoke clinical environment.

This role is both exciting and challenging. We are looking for a professional who is highly motivated, confident and organised to play an instrumental role in managing the EDTS dispensary and continuing to develop the pharmaceutical care role within the EDTS Team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to develop their existing specialist skills with the full support of the wider management structure, gaining the necessary experience to achieve success as a key member of this specialist clinical service.

For more information and to Apply, click here.

Advanced Pharmacist – Alcohol and Drug Services

An exciting opportunity, to join an established pharmacy team within the wider Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services (ADRS). The post holder will have the lead for Alcohol services within the team.

  • To assist the work of the Lead Pharmacist within the GGC ADRS in providing professional support in the care and treatment of patients.
  • To develop the role of pharmaceutical care in relation to problem alcohol and drug use.
  • To assist the Lead pharmacist to support 291 community pharmacies on all aspects of substance use and to provide professional support and liaison on pharmacy issues to a wide range of treatment and care services, primary and Tier 4 services, statutory services, voluntary agencies, and to 6 Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADPs) and HSCPs in GG&C.

For more information and to Apply, click here.

Advanced Pharmacist Prescriber – Addictions (various positions)

This is an ideal opportunity for independent prescribers to gain experience of working in multi-disciplinary community alcohol and drug teams and to improve their clinical skills in the management of drug and alcohol problems. Permanent full time and part time opportunities are being offered, with an induction and clinical support from senior clinicians. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services manage a system of care for individuals with problem drug and alcohol use in the largest health board in Scotland.

For more information and to Apply, click here.