Scottish Drugs Forum
Scottish Drugs Forum

Charity registered in Scotland SC008075

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is a membership-based drugs policy and information organisation and is a national resource of expertise on drugs issues.

Current vacancies

Top job! Senior Officer - Drug Death Prevention

  • Full time
  • £33,132 – £36,176
  • Based in Glasgow or Edinburgh with extensive travel throughout Scotland
  • Closing 7th December 2018

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is Scotland’s national resource of expertise on drugs and related issues and is seeking to recruit a Senior Officer (drug death prevention).

This important position has been developed following changes within the remit of the National Naloxone Programme to focus on wider aspects of drug death prevention and carries substantial responsibility.

Reporting to the Strategy Coordinator, we are looking to recruit a passionate, highly motivated and proactive individual with a strong commitment to harm reduction, to work within a supportive team and play a vital role in the delivery of the Staying Alive in Scotland strategy.

This post requires an in-depth knowledge of drug-related mortality and morbidity alongside evidenced-based strategies to prevent or reduce such harms.

Experience of working at strategic level, delivering training, public speaking and engaging effectively with multiple stakeholders is crucial. It is also essential to have relevant experience working with or providing services for people who use drugs.

Established in 1986, SDF is a membership-based organisation. We seek to lead and represent the drugs field in Scotland in order to improve Scotland’s response to problem drug use. SDF works with policy makers, service planners and commissioners, service managers and staff as well as people who use or have used services to ensure service quality and evidence-based policy and practice.

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

For an informal conversation about any aspect of the role please contact: Kirsten Horsburgh, Strategy Coordinator - Drug Death Prevention 0141 221 1175

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Community Development and Involvement Officer - Hepatitis

  • Full time
  • £29,074 – £31,668
  • Based in Glasgow
  • Closing 6th July 2018

Hepatitis Scotland is the third sector lead organisation for hepatitis B and C in Scotland, supporting the implementation of Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus policy in Scotland. Hepatitis Scotland is hosted by Scottish Drugs Forum.

The post holder is responsible for developing, sustaining and co-ordinating a comprehensive range of patient involvement activities at national and local level.

Excellent knowledge of Hepatitis C prevention, treatment and support issues is highly desireable, as is relevant patient involvement experience. Candidates must show evidence of initiative, resourcefulness and the ability to effectively engage with diverse groups.

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Senior Development Officer - Volunteering and Engagement

  • Full time
  • £33,132 – £36,176
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th July 2018

Are you interested in:

  • Peer research and service evaluation
  • Drug and alcohol research
  • Supporting service users’ involvement in improving services and policy?

We require a motivated, organised, engaged and engaging individual to support the volunteering and engagement activity at Scottish Drugs Forum. We have a long history of engaging volunteers, primarily around peer research; this model has proved extremely successful in terms of outputs that have influenced service and policy developments and change. This post seeks to build on this approach and broaden opportunities to volunteer in different aspects of SDF’s work.

We want to recruit someone with proven understanding of volunteer management processes and good practice. Experience of working with volunteers along with excellent facilitation and communications skills are essential. Minimum of 2 years’ experience working within the care field preferably with people with drug and alcohol problems.

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Senior Training and Development Officer - Harm Reduction and Emergency Responses

  • Full time
  • £33,132 – £36,176
  • National Remit based in Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th August 2018

This post has been funded by the Scottish Government in response to outbreaks of infection among people who use drugs.

The post holder will undertake a range of work to improve and safeguard the health of people who use drugs with regard to bacterial and other infections.

This will include improving both prevention and response. The aim is to improve the quality of interventions to people at risk of infection; partnership working between appropriate services and the preparedness of frontline services and user groups to respond to outbreaks of infection among people who use drugs.

Training experience and an understanding of harm reduction approaches and practice are essential, as are strong communication skills and an ability to develop joint working and a partnership approach. Candidates must show evidence of initiative, resourcefulness and the ability to effectively engage with diverse groups.

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

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Senior Officer – National Quality Development

  • Full time
  • £33,132 – £36,176
  • Office base open to discussion
  • Closing 13th August 2018

Excellent opportunities have arisen to join Scottish Drug’s Forum’s innovative National Quality Development team, who provide support and assistance to Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADPs) and other organisations across Scotland, through assuring and improving quality.

We are looking for a new team member to assist service improvement and development - so that the people who use those services have the best possible opportunities to cope with and recover from problematic substance use.

Typically you will have:

- Management and/or leadership experience

- Experience of service planning/service design

- Experience of service evaluation

- Ability in leadership and promoting change

Benefits of working with SDF include:

- Being part of Scotland’s national resource of expertise on drug-related issues

- Training and development opportunities

- Flexible work arrangements

- Enhanced holidays

This is a role that will continue to have a positive impact on the substance use field in Scotland and would offer an opportunity for existing mangers/team leaders to develop skills and experience through working at a strategic level. Experience of work in the substance use field is an advantage but not necessary.

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Development Officer - User Involvement - Fife

  • Full time
  • £28,504 – £31,047
  • Fife
  • Closing 3rd September 2018

An exciting opportunity to be included as part of Scottish Drugs Forum’s inclusion and peer research team working in Fife.

The primary focus of the Development Officer is to recruit, train, support and sustain a team of peer research volunteers who will work directly on service evaluation and involvement activity in Fife on behalf of Fife Alcohol and Drugs Partnership and NHS Fife Blood Borne Virus (BBV) Managed Care Network.

Applicants should possess an understanding of addiction and BBV issues and be able to undertake a variety of tasks including: training, survey work, group facilitation and individual volunteer support. The development officer will also work to identify and develop/prepare individuals to engage in opportunities following their role as a peer researcher.

Applicants should have an understanding of the framework in which local drug and alcohol services operate.

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Co-ordination & Development Officer, Addiction Worker Training Project (AWTP)

  • Full time
  • £29,074 – £31,668
  • Based in Glasgow or Edinburgh with travel throughout Scotland
  • Closing 18th October 2018

Scottish Drugs Forum is recruiting a Co-ordination and Development Officer for their specialist employability scheme, the Addiction Worker Training Project. The post will offer intensive support to people with a history of drug and alcohol problems who are entering employment in social care.

This is an exciting position within a supportive team, and it will play a vital role in the delivery and development a highly regarded, award-winning project.

Candidates should have front line experience of working in social care, particularly in areas related to addiction and / or employability. Excellent communication skills and knowledge of partnership working are essential.

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

For an informal conversation about any aspect of the role please contact: Emma Hamilton or Chris Messenger – 0141 221 1175.

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