Senior Development Officer, SDF Learning Centre
Chris leads the work of Scottish Drugs Forum’s SQA approved Learning Centre and is responsible for developing and delivering flexible work-based qualifications for the drug and alcohol sector.
Returning to SDF in January 2021, Chris previously held a senior management post for a third sector agency where he worked on employability, learning disability support services, social enterprise, and emergency Covid-19 response work in local communities affected by food poverty and social isolation.
Between 2010 and 2019, Chris worked in various roles for SDF’s award-winning Addiction Worker Training Programme and played a key part in the project’s expansion from Glasgow to a national profile.
Before joining SDF the first time around, Chris worked in criminal justice and homeless projects in Glasgow and on the South Coast, where he secured a Professional Diploma in Substance Use Intervention Strategies from Brighton University.
Chris is a qualified SVQ Assessor and read History, obtaining an honours degree at Oxford Brookes. He holds an SVQ Level 4 in Management, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership (Drug and Alcohol Services) from Glasgow University.