Charity registered in Scotland SC040009

Addaction is a leading UK wide charity providing services to people with substance misuse issues.

Current vacancies

Service Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £34,000
  • North West Glasgow Recovery Hub
  • Closing 30th June 2019

Addaction Scotland is looking to recruit a dynamic and creative Service Manager to join its thriving Recovery Hub in North West Glasgow.

This service delivers psycho social interventions in both one to one and group settings for people entering or sustaining their recovery from drug/alcohol use.

We work in close partnership with statutory, third sector and local community groups to deliver services as part of a recovery orientated system of care.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with an experienced and assertive team that is leading the way in the field of substance misuse in the North West Glasgow.

We have a vibrant office base, staffed by Recovery Champions, Volunteers and Recovery Workers but much of our work is carried out in the local communities that we serve.

Working closely with the Contracts Manager for Glasgow, you will have the vision and drive to help support and lead service delivery to the highest standards.

The role requires excellent leadership and team working skills, knowledge and experience of the issues faced by people commencing their recovery journey from substance use. Being able to effectively manage risk and safeguard is also a key aspect of this role. The capacity to work with competing demands and tight timescales will be underpinned by a commitment to quality.

Experience of working and leading teams within the social care sector is essential.

A full driving license is also necessary to fulfil this role.

Full details relating to the role and responsibilities are provided below.

Addaction is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Addaction will only be able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the UK.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Recovery Worker (2 posts)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,315 – £23,491
  • Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
  • Closing 28th April 2019

Addaction East Ayrshire is looking to recruit two Recovery Workers to support the work of this busy service and to be involved in a new approach to accessing recovery services across East Ayrshire.

The service is based in Kilmarnock and is commissioned to provide a recovery service for people concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use. Addaction is committed to improving access to recovery services through partnership working and by providing flexible accessibility.

Services are delivered from our base in Kilmarnock plus a range of partner agency venues throughout East Ayrshire and includes home visits.

The successful candidates will have a sound knowledge and understanding of assessment, recovery planning, key working and the issues facing those with drug/alcohol issues.

Acting as both supporter and facilitator, they will help clients draw up recovery plans to assist them through and beyond the challenges they face, and work with them to make positive changes to their lives.

Ideally the successful candidates will have an SVQ Level 3 in Social Care, with sound experience working in the addictions field or a transferrable care setting.

Applications are welcomed from those in recovery and/or those who have personal experience of someone with substance misuse issues. Applicants must be willing to work towards the required qualifications.

In addition, the successful candidates will have excellent listening skills, balanced with a team-orientated and proactive attitude, as well as demonstrable experience in a health, social care or criminal justice setting.

There are two vacant posts; 1 x 37.5 hours per week, 1 x 30 hours per week both involving evening and occasional weekend work.

A full job description and role profile is provided on the Addaction Website.

This vacancy has now closed

Charity Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Across the UK
  • Closing 12th June 2019

As a Trustee, you’ll provide strategic oversight to our work across England and Scotland. You’ll make sure our work is effective and innovative, and that we deliver our charitable purpose.

You’ll have close relationships with other Trustees, our Executive leadership and spend time with our services. You’ll help us reach more people and help change more lives.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for an exceptional registered medical practitioner to join our Board as a Trustee. We are particularly looking for expertise in:

  • Drug and alcohol provision
  • Mental Health
  • Clinical Governance
  • Lived experience of mental health issues or substance misuse would be an advantage but is not necessary. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who would bring greater diversity to our Board.

For more detail about the role, the role description and supporting information please download the Recruitment Pack below.

Our Chief Executive Mike Dixon is also available to discuss the role in more detail. If you’d find this useful before submitting your application, please send a brief CV and cover email to

Time commitment

This is a voluntary, unpaid role. Each year you’ll commit to:

  • one full-day Board strategy session
  • four Board meetings of four hours
  • four subcommittee meetings of three hours
  • at least one full-day visit to one of our services

We’ll pay your expenses. There are no restrictions on where you’re based.


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