We’re hiring – Head of Inclusion and Peer Engagement

19th January 2021

A rare opportunity has arisen to join Scottish Drugs Forum in a key management position as our Head of Inclusion and Peer Engagement.

This post plays a central role in managing the development and delivery of SDF’s work to improve Scotland’s response to problem drug use through the involvement of people affected by problem substance use. Currently this involves peer research and other involvement and consultation projects and the Addiction Worker Training Project which provides employment and training to people who have experienced problem substance use. This work is to be consolidated and expanded and form a platform for innovative activity in further involvement activity.

This is a senior management post involving key aspects of the organisation’s work, working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the Management Team to support and represent, at both local and national levels, a wide range of stakeholders including people directly affected by problem substance use, promoting collaborative, evidence-based response to drug use.

The post holder will assist the drugs sector more broadly to develop wider support programmes linked to employability, welfare and housing.

The successful candidate will have comparable managerial experience and will be able to demonstrate the ability to take lead responsibility for project development and delivery. They will have a track record of working with marginalised populations and in particular people with drug problems. The role will include liaison with planning partners including Scottish Government and other NGO’s and will require solid communication and organisational skills, enthusiasm and drive and a collaborative work approach.

SDF offer staff excellent terms and conditions including a 35 hour working week, flexi time and generous annual leave and public holidays.

An Application Pack that gives a full detailed job description and includes instructions on how to apply can be found here.

Head of Inclusion and Peer Engagement

£45,429 – £48,676
Based in Glasgow
Possible evening work and routine national (Scotland) travel are expected

Closing Date: Tuesday 11th of February 2021 at 12 noon

Interviews: Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Please contact SDF if more information is required.

Tel: 0141 221 1175  Email: recruitment@sdf.org.uk

CVs will not be accepted and no agencies please