Jobs in Scotland

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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 – chrism@sdf.org.uk Tel: 07918552042.

Download Job Description and Person Specification here….

Please email CV and Referees to: Recruitment@sdf.org.uk


Scottish Drugs Forum

Addiction Worker Training Project – Borders, Edinburgh & Glasgow

Do you want to become a Trainee Addiction Worker?

Applications are invited from people living in the Scottish Borders, Edinburgh City and Glasgow City Local Authority Areas ONLY.

“This has been my most special and rewarding year to date and I am grateful to Scottish Drugs Forum for not only giving me the opportunity but being a solid and constant support through it all” – Former Trainee.

We’re looking for people with a history of drug or alcohol problems to take part in a supported Employment programme that will help you take the first steps towards in securing a paid job within the social care field and the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives.

Our life-changing Addiction Worker Training Project will support, train, and prepare you to gain a qualification in Social Services and Health Care – whilst paying you for taking part.

As a Trainee Addiction Worker on the programme, you will learn about the addiction field and how to support people who are currently experiencing issues with their substance use. You will then be able to take this knowledge and put this into practice during a placement within Social Care services.

Alongside learning, you will also meet a tight-knit group of peers and future friends who will be on the programme with you, sharing every step together.

We offer £8.91 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.  At SDF, we believe your experience of drug or alcohol problems is a strength, as it can help you understand some of the issues that someone who is accessing services may face.

Don’t know how to use a computer? – No problem. We will help you learn how to use a computer and provide you with a laptop so you can get the most out of the programme.

“The SVQ class was amazing.  Really, really good. The tutor was really good as well. In addition, it was arranged that I got ‘dyslexia support’. Getting the extra support has made me a lot more confident.  I still have work to do and hope to continue this after the course.” = Former Trainee

If you are interested in developing a career in the drug and alcohol field, and you are either two years drug free (two year free of substitute prescribing) or 2 years free of problematic alcohol use by 31 July 2021, we’d like to hear from you.

Closing Date: 13 August 2021 at 12 Noon.

No CV’s and No Agencies.

Borders – Download An Application Pack here….

Edinburgh – Download an Application Pack here….

Glasgow – Download an Application Pack here….

If you wish you can Apply using our Online AWTP Application Form here…

Using the Online Application you can Save your Application and return to it later.


Recovery Worker Training Project (RWTP)

Applications are invited from people living in the Highlands Local Authority area ONLY.

The Recovery Worker Training Project (RWTP) is a new initiative that launched in 2020 in partnership with the Highlands Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP), which supports, trains, and prepares individuals with a history of problematic drug and alcohol use, and who live in the Highlands to work in Social Care.

The project, based on SDF’s award-winning Addiction Worker Training Project, prepares participants for employment through formal learning and in-work placements over a 39 week period – whilst paying them to take part.

A key evolution and strength of the RWTP is that the learning aspects of the course are primarily remotely delivered, thus enabling people who live in rural areas across the Highlands to actively participate.

As a Trainee Addiction Worker on the programme, you will learn about the addiction field and how to support people who are currently experiencing issues with their substance use. You will then be able to take this knowledge and put this into practice during a placement within Social Care services.

Alongside learning, you will also meet a tight-knit group of peers and future friends who will be on the programme with you, sharing every step together.

We offer £8.91 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. At SDF, we believe your experience of drug or alcohol problems is a strength, as it can help you understand some of the issues that someone who is accessing services may face.

Don’t know how to use a computer? – No problem. We will help you learn how to use a computer and provide you with a laptop so you can get the most out of the programme.

“The SVQ class was amazing.  Really, really good. The tutor was really good as well. In addition, it was arranged that I got ‘dyslexia support’. Getting the extra support has made me a lot more confident.  I still have work to do and hope to continue this after the course.” = Former Trainee

If you are interested in developing a career in the drug and alcohol field, and you are either two years drug free (two year free of substitute prescribing) or 2 years free of problematic alcohol use by 31 July 2021, we’d like to hear from you.

Closing Date: 13 August 2021.

No CV’s and No Agencies.

Download an Application Pack here….

If you wish you can Apply using our Online RWTP Application Form here….

Using the Online Application you can Save your Application and return to it later.


Turning Point Scotland

Peer Support Practitioner – Turnaround

Turning Point Scotland have an exciting opportunity for an individual who has the skills and values to become a Peer Support Worker.

The ideal candidate will work to the service and organisation’s aims and values and promote the citizenship of the people we support, and deliver support to people who use Turning Point Scotland’s services and in so doing contribute to the provision of the highest possible quality of social care support which meets the service specification.

It is essential that all candidates have Personal Lived Experience of Homelessness, Alcohol / Other Drugs or Mental Health Issues.

For more information, click here.


Abbeycare Scotland

Advanced Nurse Practitioner – Prescriber

Location: Erskine, Scotland
Salary: £52,500.00 DOE

Staff Nurse

Location:  Erskine, Scotland
Starting salary:  £27,889.68 – £34,228.80 DOE

For further information and to Apply, See Here….

Closing Date for both, 9 August at 5pm.