Jobs in Scotland

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Scottish Drugs Forum

Senior Training and Development Officer
Harm Reduction and Emergency Responses

Salary Scale: £33,132 – £36,176
Contract to March 2020

National Remit based in Glasgow or Edinburgh

This post has been funded by the Scottish Government in response to outbreaks of infection among people who use drugs.

The post holder will undertake a range of work to improve and safeguard the health of people who use drugs with regard to bacterial and other infections.

This will include improving both prevention and response.  The aim is to improve the quality of interventions to people at risk of infection; partnership working between appropriate services and the preparedness of frontline services and user groups to respond to outbreaks of infection among people who use drugs.

Training experience and an understanding of harm reduction approaches and practice are essential, as are strong communication skills and an ability to develop joint working and a partnership approach.  Candidates must show evidence of initiative, resourcefulness and the ability to effectively engage with diverse groups.

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

Download an Application Pack here….

Tel:  0141 221 1175.

Email: recruitment@sdf.org.uk

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies.

Closing date: Monday 6 August at 12 noon.

Interviews: Wednesday 13 August 2018.


Scottish Drugs Forum

Senior Development Officer – Volunteering and Engagement

Salary Scale: £33,132 – £36,176

Are you interested in:

  • Peer research and service evaluation
  • Drug and alcohol research
  • Supporting service users’ involvement in improving services and policy?

We require a motivated, organised, engaged and engaging individual to support the volunteering and engagement activity at Scottish Drugs Forum. We have a long history of engaging volunteers, primarily around peer research; this model has proved extremely successful in terms of outputs that have influenced service and policy developments and change.   This post seeks to build on this approach and broaden opportunities to volunteer in different aspects of SDF’s work.

We want to recruit someone with proven understanding of volunteer management processes and good practice. Experience of working with volunteers along with excellent facilitation and communications skills are essential.  Minimum of 2 years’ experience working within the care field preferably with people with drug and alcohol problems.

CVs will not be accepted.  No Agencies.

Closing Date: Friday 20 July 2018 at 12 noon.

Interviews to be held on Monday 30 July 2018.

Please contact: 
Tel:  0141 221 1175
e-mail: recruitment@sdf.org.uk or download application pack here….


Scottish Drugs Forum

Trainee Addiction Worker

Fife & 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….

No CV’s or Agencies


Stirling University

Research Fellow

Fixed term contract (6 months).  Full time.
Grade 7 £32,548 – £38,833.

This is an exciting opportunity for a health services researcher to join an experienced team conducting a feasibility study of the implementation of the Parents under Pressure (PuP)™ Programme. The project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research (PHR) programme.
The post-holder will work closely with the study Principal Investigator, Dr Anne Whittaker and the interdisciplinary research team: Professor Sharon Dawe, Professor Lawrie Elliott, Professor Julie Taylor, Professor Roy Robertson, Dr Paul Harnett, Dr Peter Littlewood, and Andy Stoddart.

Improving the health and wellbeing of children and families affected by parental drug use is a key policy priority in Scotland. The Parents under Pressure (PuP)™ programme is an evidence based parenting and family support intervention, developed in Australia, specifically designed for parents who are alcohol/drug dependent. However to date, evidence on the delivery of the programme has primarily focused on mothers and mother-child outcomes. This project aims to test the feasibility of implementing the programme with drug-dependent fathers and their families.

Closing Date: 23 July 2018.
Interviews are expected to held on Thursday 9 August 2018.