Jobs in Scotland

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Scottish Drugs Forum


Do you have a history of addiction?

If you live in the Scottish Borders Local Authority area and are interested in developing a career in the drug and alcohol field, we’d like to hear from you if you.

The Addiction Worker Training Project (AWTP) is an initiative that supports, trains, and prepares individuals with a history of problematic drug and/or alcohol use, to work in Social Care.

This Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) project prepares participants for employment through formal learning and in-work placements over a 39-week period – whilst paying them to take 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.

We offer £9.50 per hour before deductions and 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.

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

If you are interested in developing a career in the drug and alcohol field, and you are either two years drug free (including two years free of substitute prescribing) or 2 years free of problematic alcohol use by 30 June 2022, we’d like to hear from you.

Download an Application Pack here….

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Recovery Worker (Pre & Post Residential Support)

Location: Argyll & Bute

Salary: circa £23,000

Closing Date: 24 May 2022

For Further Information and to Apply, see here….

Lived Experience Support Worker (Pre & Post Residential Support)

Location: Argyll & Bute

Salary: £21,583

Closing Date: 24 May 2022

For Further Information and to Apply, see here….

Lived Experience Support Worker

Location: Argyll & Bute

Salary: £21,583

Closing Date: 24 May 2022

For Further Information and to Apply, see here….

Team Leader – Connect for Change

Location: Ayr

Salary: £34,067

Closing Date: 25 May 2022

For further details and to Apply, see here….


Head of Service – Substance Use, Homelessness and Justice

Flexible location throughout Scotland but must be willing to travel £50,000 plus car allowance.

For more information and to Apply, see here….

Closing Date: 29 May 2022

Interview Date: Friday 10 June 2022


Digital Development Officer

Young People Leading Digital Change 3-year funded project

Location: Edinburgh

Starting Salary: £28,126 for 35 hours weekly

Working Hours: 35 hours over Mon-Friday as arranged, fortnightly Saturdays 1-5pm.

Closing Date: Noon on 30 May 2022

Interviews: 6 June 2022

For further information and to Apply, see here….

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 – Tel: 07918552042.

Download Job Description and Person Specification here….

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