Marlene Taylor is to step down from her role as Service Manager with Family Addiction Support Service (FASS) later this year.
Scottish Drugs Forum have worked closely with FASS on numerous occasions during her time with the organisation and we would like to wish her the best of luck for the future.
In a statement, Marlene said:
“After 10 very quick and successful years of working in FASS, I just want to let you all know that I will be leaving, likely, early September which will allow time for the new manager to be recruited and settle in.
“This has been in the pipeline since last year but it was important to the Board and I that FASS continues to be in a strong stable position allowing the important work and support we give to families to continue.
“It has been an honour to lead FASS and support the organisation to grow and develop. It has been essential to me that FASS stays true to our grassroots and to the core values of integrity, treating everyone with dignity and respect, providing unconditional positive regard for the families and groups we support.
“I am very proud of what FASS has achieved and the great team of staff and volunteers which we now have in place will continue to provide excellent care and support to some of our most vulnerable people.
“I am leaving to focus on other areas, but I am delighted that the Board have asked me to join them as an Advisor, so I will still be contributing to FASS and its families.
“As many of you will know, FASS has been so much more than a “job” to me and the decision to leave has not been taken lightly. I know from my own family’s experience and heartbreak the very real difference an organisation like FASS can make to people’s lives, to their resilience and the support groups we have are very much part of that support network.
“I will keep you updated on dates etc but I would like to thank you all for your continued loyalty, commitment and partnership working we have done over the years.”
Due to Marlene’s decision to move on from the organisation, FASS are currently looking for a new Service Manager to fill her role, details of which can be found here.