Jobs in Scotland

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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.

Health Improvement Assistant Practitioner

Salary: Band 4 (£22,700 – £24,973)
Location: HMP – Barlinnie
Employment type: Fixed-term
Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery~
Hours of work: 30
Department: Health Improvement
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Closing date: 3 February 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new service being established within Prison Health Care. We are seeking to employ 3 Health Improvement Assistant Practitioners to deliver a range of Harm Reduction messages to people who live in prison. This element of the project is funded by Scottish Government and the Alcohol and Drug Partnership to work to reduce drug deaths.

You will be expected to operate as part of an extensive multidisciplinary team, delivering messages covering Alcohol, Blood Borne Virus and Drugs. As part of this we would expect you to establish and maintain strong effective partnerships with key organisations e.g. ADRS, SDF, Voluntary Sector & Recovery Communities as well as other Health Improvement staff who can influence and deliver in the Health Improvement and Inequalities work streams. Training will be provided on topic areas but an understanding of the key issues and messages will be required.

The post is peripatetic across all three prison in Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board area but will be based in HMP Barlinnie with an expectation to travel to meet the needs and demands of the service.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend the prison for a pre interview visit and information session before any formal interview.

The post is fixed term for a period of 2 years and will be worked any 4 days out of 7 predominately Monday – Friday with some requirement to work evenings and occasional time at weekends

For Informal discussion and further information please contact Doris Williamson on or 0141 770 2057

Details on how to contact the Recruitment Service can be found within the Candidate Information Pack.

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

Turning Point Scotland

Peer Support Practitioner (Out of Hrs) – Part-Time 20 Hours

Location: South Lanarkshire
Service Name: Outreach Crisis Response Team
Job Type: Peer Worker
Hours of work: Part Time
Salary: £17,893 – £19,238 (pro-rata)

Closing date: 7 February 2021

For further details and to apply see here….

Lead Practitioner (Out of Hrs) – Part-Time 22 Hours

Location: South Lanarkshire
Service Name: Outreach Crisis Response Team
Job Type: Lead Practitioner
Hours of work: Part Time
Salary: £20,306 – £22,766 (pro-rata)

Closing date: 7 February 2021

For further details and to apply see here….

Senior Relief Worker – Outreach Crisis Response Team

Location: South Lanarkshire
Service Name: Outreach Crisis Response Team
Job Type: Senior Relief Worker
Hours of work: Relief
Salary: £10.55 per hour

For further details and to apply see here….

Closing date: 7 February 2021

RCGP Scotland Certificate in the Management of Problem Drug Use (Part Two)

Tutor Role Description

RCGP Scotland is developing and delivering a two-part RCGP Certificate in the Management of Problem Drug Use and is seeking to appoint Two Tutors to assist with the delivery of the new programme. Interested candidates must be a clinician (doctor, nurse, pharmacist) working within a primary care setting and have experience in delivering training/teaching and have experience working with people who use drugs. Successful applicants will receive training from the Clinical Lead and Lead Tutor in the form of an online half-day training session on 30 April 2021 as well as ongoing support. The duration of each post will be for six months per year (from May to November in 2021). The duration of the project is currently three years; however, Tutors will be appointed on an annual basis dependent on the number of participants of the Part Two course.
Each Tutor will be guided by the Clinical Lead and Lead Tutor with administrative support provided by the RCGP Scotland Projects Officer.

About the Certificate
Developed in two parts, the Certificate in the Management of Problem Drug Use is a multi- disciplinary course open to all primary care professionals (including GPs, Pharmacists, Nurses, Third Sector workers and Prison Healthcare staff) with the aim of improving the care of all people affected by drug use. This programme of work has received funding from the Scottish Government to run at a heavily subsidised rate for participants and will run for three years. Part One and Part Two of the Certificate will run once each year.

Part One consists of an online module and a one-day course for those working at a generalist level as part of a shared care scheme and for those intending to provide treatment to drug users as part of a locally or nationally enhanced service. Tutors will not be expected to be involved in the delivery of Part One but need to be aware of the content (this will be included in the Tutor training day).

Part Two aims to allow participants to develop additional competencies relevant to, and suitable for, care and treatment interventions at specialist level. Participants will be asked to write an essay on a chosen topic, make a presentation on a topic from the UK Guidelines on clinical management of drug misuse and dependence and a salient research paper, undertake a field visit, complete a case log of patients seen and a Quality Improvement activity in their workplace. Each Tutor will provide ongoing support to their tutees over a six-month period, as well as deliver specific training days for their cohort of trainees. They will also be required to assess their tutees portfolio and make recommendations to the Examinations Board.


  • Each Tutor must attend and participate in the Tutor Training Session on (provisionally booked for 30 April 2021 (am), led by the Lead Tutor and Clinical Lead.
  • Each Tutor will be responsible for up to a maximum of 10 participants each year and must be able to commit to providing ongoing support throughout the duration of the course (six months, from May to November 2021).
  • Be involved in a National Training Day (two half-days online in 2021) for all Part Two participants.
  • Plan and deliver two Tutor led Training Days (four half days online in 2021) for your own tutor group (maximum of 10 participants) using structure provided.
  • Guide and assess tutees self-directed learning, arrange structured conversations with each participant regarding their final course portfolio (vivas).
  • Assess and make a final recommendation to the Examination Board about each student’s work.

Essential Attributes:

  • Fully qualified and experienced GP, Nurse or Pharmacist working within a community or primary care setting
  • At least 5 years’ experience of working with people who use drugs
  • Experience of delivering teaching or training within clinical practice or other settings
  • Excellent communication skills

Desirable Attributes:

  • Post graduate certificate or diploma in the management of substance use
  • Knowledge of the new Scottish Drugs Strategy: Rights, Respect and Recovery and the changing priorities following the introduction of the new GMS contract in 2018
  • Skills and ability to organise and deliver training sessions using online platforms

Time Commitment: Two sessions per month for duration of six months each year to provide ongoing support to tutees, plus up to a maximum of 20 additional sessions to plan and deliver training (varies depending upon the number of students). Tutors will also be remunerated for attending their Tutor training session.

Location: The RCGP Scotland administrative team will be based in Edinburgh. The post holder will be required to work remotely from their location.
Additional contact will be required via email. During 2021 all training sessions and vivas will be delivered online.

Remuneration: RCGP sessional rate – £220 per session for 2020/2021

Travel and subsistence expenses are available in accordance with the RCGP Travel, Subsistence and Expenses Policy and payable on receipt of an RCGP Scotland claim form which must be submitted monthly.

How to apply: Please send your CV along with a covering letter explaining your suitability for this role and ability to meet the time commitment required by email to by no later than 25 February 2021.

The Project Team will meet on 12 March to consider shortlisted applications. Please confirm in your covering letter whether you would be available by phone on that date, if required, with prior notice.

Please also advise at the time of application if you would not be available for the training session on the morning of 30 April 2021 (online).