Charity registered in Scotland SC010422
FASS is based in Kirkcaldy and its objectives are to promote the prevention and early detection of alcohol and drug related problems and ancillary problems including other addictions, mental health and social well-being, and to provide treatment and support towards recovery for individuals experiencing such problems.
Invitation for Expressions of Interest: Digi Information and Events Officer
FASS has been invited by The Rank Foundation, in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund, to apply to their ‘Time to Shine’ Leadership Programme. This presents an opportunity for an individual with the right skills mix, talent and work ethic. A successful candidate will experience a 12- month paid leadership and development placement in FASS.
The role will focus on digital and in-person events and systems, both internally and externally. These will educate and engage on the issues of substance misuse and help isolated adults participate in community activity. At the same time they will lead on the development of internal FASS digi systems and use. The postholder will liaise closely with others engaged in digi media and client support across FASS’s various services. It will suit someone who is self-motivated in learning and development and keen to develop FASS communications channels.
The position is subject to successful interview by FASS and the funder. An appointed candidate will use their own initiative but will be fully supported through supervision and mentoring. Their personal development will require some travel and attendance at residential events and Action Learning sets throughout the year. They may also benefit from the experience of our previous Time to Shine Leader, now employed by FASS.
The successful candidate will have some community work, social media and online research experience. We are also interested in someone who shares the ethos of FASS’s work, which fosters understanding, person-centred support. The role is suitable for someone looking to develop a career in digi media and the social sector and is open to candidates of any age and ability. We particularly welcome applications from people with relevant lived experience.
The post is subject to a PVG Disclosure.
Some out of hours work and travel will be required.
A Full-time Administrator is required to provide an efficient administrative service to Fife Alcohol Support Services.
Competency in using data management systems is required of the post holder as is a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Excellent communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team in a confidential service is essential.
Appointment to this post is subject to receipt of a Disclosure Scotland Certificate.
FASS is recruiting to a number of voluntary Board positions.
Can you help us help Fife people and families?
Fife Alcohol Support Service (FASS) helps individuals and their loved ones tackle alcohol and drug misuse, and get their lives back on track. Last year we supported over 1700 people, and their families and communities, in dealing with issues of trauma, isolation and poor mental health.
FASS has worked in Fife for 45 years and is an ever learning and evolving organisation. Our specialists provide therapeutic and practical support, helping people avoid and recover from the serious impacts alcohol or drugs can have. We train and educate around the issues and work closely with other charity, NHS, Council and Police services to make Fife a better place for all.
Do you have skills that could help? All applications will be welcome—perhaps you have lived experience, or are from a minority ethnic group? You may have a specialism in health, finance, law, family work, marketing, media, digital, premises or organization development? We are looking for people who recognize the stigma that surrounds alcohol and drug misuse and can offer practical support. These roles are voluntary but reasonable personal expenses can be reimbursed.
"When I was approached to become a member of the board, I wasn’t sure what I would have to offer. I would say it gives you the opportunity to use your life experience to contribute to the organisation’s purpose and what they are hoping to provide in the community."
Mary McKay, FASS Trustee
As a Board member, you’ll be part of the team that leads on delivery of the FASS mission and decides how FASS is run. You don’t need to have Board experience—induction and training will be provided. We are looking for proactive participation and people willing to contribute to diversity of ideas and experience.
FASS’ Curnie Clubs service is looking to recruit a Project Support Worker. Funded by The National Lottery through the National Lottery Community Fund, Curnie Clubs is a peer support programme for adults who have become socially isolated as a result of living with a range of challenging circumstances.
The candidate will have experience of supporting people in a project setting. Very good communication and administration skills are required. Some out of hours work and travel required.
This post is subject to membership of the PVG Scheme.
A Services Administrator is required within Fife Alcohol Support Service’s Administration Team.
The successful candidate will have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications, and have experience of database and electronic filing systems. Excellent communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team in a busy confidential service is essential.
The post holder will report to the charity’s Office Manager.