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Scottish Drugs Forum


Addiction / Recovery Worker Training Programme

The number of places we can offer and the geography this programme will be available in, is entirely dependent on funding. 

Applications are being accepted Scotland wide, but are particularly welcome from people living in the following areas where the project has previously been or is currently being funded:

Argyll and Bute, Borders, Glasgow, East Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Highland, Inverclyde, Fife, & North Lanarkshire

Do you have lived/living experience of drug and / or alcohol problems?

Are you at the stage in your life where you are ready for employment in the drug and alcohol field?

At SDF, we support, train, and prepare people with personal lived and living experience of their own substance use, to enter the drug, alcohol, and wider social care workforce.

We do this by supporting you through an intensive programme of formal learning and paid work placements.

At SDF, we believe your experience of drug and / or alcohol problems is a strength and the perspective you will offer as a trainee will be valued.

We will provide:

  • access to a programme of quality assured training from our specialist workforce development teams.
  • a fully funded SVQ level 2 in Social Services and Healthcare with our SQA Learning Centre.
  • intensive support, this extends to IT and includes a device to use, we will also provide access to a confidential Employee Assistance programme

We will also provide a salary:  £12,192  over the 39 week duration of the course

As a Trainee with SDF, you will learn how to support people who are currently experiencing drug and alcohol problems. You will be supported to use your own experience alongside professional training during a nine-month paid work placement in one of our local partner agencies.

The qualification we will support you to achieve is the industry standard for working in the drug, alcohol and wider health and social care field, and will open up long term employment opportunities for you.

You will also connect with and become part of a tight-knit group of peers and future friends who will be on the programme with you.  Alongside your Co-ordinator, they will support you every step of the way.

We offer a monthly salary and a fixed term contract of 30 hours per week for 39 weeks.  You will be offered paid study time in these hours, to support you to complete your SVQ.

If you are interested in developing a career in the drug, alcohol, and wider social care field, you have personal lived or living experience of your own substance use, and you feel ready for employment, we would love to hear from you.

Due to popular demand, we are offering another Online Information Session.

Monday 18th December 2023 10:30 – 12:30

To Register and receive a Link please contact Marie Breslin:

If you want an informal chat about the project, please contact 0141 221 1175 and we will arrange for a member of our team to call you back.

Download Job Description and Person Specification here…

Apply Online here….

Closing date: Sunday 7th January 2024

Scottish Drugs Forum

Co-ordination and Development Officer, Employability (Recovery Worker Training Project, Highland) Dec 23

Salary: £36,059
This post is funded for 12 months
This position is full-time (based on 35 hours per week)

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 to improve Scotland’s response to problem drug use. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a busy, dynamic, and supportive team within a national third sector organisation.

We are pleased to be recruiting for this position of Coordination and Development Officer to drive forward the growth and development of SDF’s Recovery Worker Training Programme (RWTP) in Highland, at an exciting time of growth and change for the employability workstream in SDF.

This post will work to ensure that people with lived and living experience of drug and alcohol problems are sufficiently represented in drug and alcohol service delivery across the Highland geography.
The Co-ordination and Development Officer will grow an existing small network of stakeholders across Highland to support the project – placement providers (drug, alcohol, and social care agencies), employability partners, and education providers, to support and deliver the project outcomes.

With support from the Senior Development Officer, the role will also seek to establish multiple entry and employment pathways across Highland, in and out of RWTP.

This post is a key part of our Employability Support Team in SDF and will contribute towards the wider work of the team.

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

Candidates should be willing and able to work effectively from home, ideally from a Highland-based location. The post holder will be expected to attend our Glasgow office as the need arises as well as for team meetings, one to ones and staff meetings. Frequent travel across Highland to support trainees is also anticipated.

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 Job Description and Person Specification here….

Apply Online here….

Should you wish to discuss the post please contact

CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies.

Closing Date: 14th December 2023

Interviews: 17th January 2024