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.

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Development Officer User Involvement – North Lanarkshire

  • Full time
  • £29,946 – £32,618
  • North Lanarkshire - Base TBC
  • Closing 20th July 2020

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) has pioneered and developed peer research as a key part of its user involvement activity. Peer Research allows the voices and experiences of people who have experienced or are experiencing problem substance use to be heard where decisions are being made.

SDF is funded by North Lanarkshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership (NL ADP) to provide independent peer evaluations in services across North Lanarkshire.

We are looking to recruit a User Involvement Development Officer whose primary focus is to recruit, train, support and sustain a team of peer researcher volunteers.

The Development Officer will work with and support volunteers to undertake both quantitative and qualitative research into aspects of service provision within the addiction field.

SDF offer staff excellent terms and conditions. This post is offered on a 35hr working week, with flexi time, pension and generous annual leave and public holidays.

For an informal conversation about any aspect of the role please contact: Jason Wallace, 0141 221 1175.

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Development Officer User Involvement

  • Full time
  • £29,946 – £32,618
  • Base TBC
  • Closing 20th July 2020

SDF has pioneered and developed peer research as a key part of its user involvement activity. Peer Research allows the voices and experiences of people who have experienced or are experiencing problem substance use to be heard where decisions are being made.

We are looking to recruit a User Involvement Development Officer whose primary focus is to recruit, train, support and sustain a team of peer researcher volunteers.

The Development Officer will work with and support volunteers to undertake both quantitative and qualitative research into aspects of service provision within the addiction field.

SDF offer staff excellent terms and conditions. This post is offered on a 35hr working week, with flexi time, pension and generous annual leave and public holidays.

For an informal conversation about any aspect of the role please contact: Jason Wallace, 0141 221 1175

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E-Learning Development and Capacity Building Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,187
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd July 2020

SDF has been building its e-learning capacity now for several years, building a range of well used packages to support other workstreams and on commission. With the advent of COVID-19, there has been a massive increase in the use of the e-learning provision, alongside a significant increase in the demand to create further packages. This demand arises from an increase in the use of blended learning, incorporating elements of e-learning into broader packages, and more directly commissioned elements. As a result of this, this post has been created to support the E-Learning Development Officer to develop more courses.

The post holder will support the development of SDF’s e-learning provision on a day-to-day basis and liaise with colleagues to develop content and make recommendations for longer term development. Key skills include a general understanding of design accessibility, good principles and practice in e-learning development and design; as well as excellent communication skills and ability to write effectively and communicate complex information simply.

SDF offer staff excellent terms and conditions. This post is offered on a 35hr working week, with flexi time, pension and generous annual leave and public holidays.

For an informal conversation about any aspect of the role please contact Richard Bloodworth via email on richardb@sdf.org.uk in the first instance.

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Trainee Addiction Workers

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Various Locations
  • Closing 4th August 2020

NUMBER OF PLACES DEPENDENT ON FUNDING - POSTS AVAILABLE IN NORTH LANARKSHIRE, FIFE & EAST AYRSHIRE.

Do you have a history of addiction?

If you are interested in developing a career working with people who have drug and alcohol problems and you are either 2 years drug free, including substitute prescribing or 2 years free of problematic alcohol use by the end of July 2020, we’d like to hear from you.

Scottish Drugs Forum’s award-winning Addiction Worker Training Project (AWTP) is a unique initiative which supports, trains, and prepares individuals with a history of problematic drug and alcohol use to work in Social Care.

We offer £8.21 per hour before deductions with a fixed term contract of 30 hours per week for 39 weeks. Trainees will undertake placements in social care agencies and will study towards an SVQ 2 in Social Services and Health Care. Full training and support will be provided.

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Senior Development Officer – SDF Learning Centre

  • Full time
  • £34,126
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th November 2020

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is Scotland’s national resource of expertise on drugs and related issues. We seek to lead and represent the drugs field in Scotland in order to improve Scotland’s response to problem drug use.

We are pleased to be recruiting for this exciting new position of Senior Development Officer to develop and manage our Learning Centre which will provide flexible work-based qualifications to the drug and alcohol sector. The post holder will have the opportunity to build and expand the reach and impact of the centre with the aim of building a sustainable long-term project.

Benefits

As an SDF employee you will benefit from generous annual leave entitlement, a range of learning and development opportunities, competitive pension contribution, enhanced maternity and sick pay and an employee support and counselling service. SDF encourage a healthy work life balance and also offer a flexible working scheme.

The successful candidate will be based at SDF’s Head Office, which is located in Glasgow city centre, close to Central Station. Under current pandemic restrictions SDF’s office has been closed as a ‘non-essential office’. Candidates should be willing and able to work from home under these circumstances.

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Senior Training and Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £34,126
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th November 2020

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is Scotland’s national resource of expertise on drugs and related issues. We seek to lead and represent the drugs field in Scotland in order to improve Scotland’s response to problem drug use.

We are pleased to be recruiting for this exciting position of Senior Training & Development Officer. This is an opportunity to work as part of a busy and dynamic team that plays a crucial role within a national third sector organisation.

The post holder will work alongside our existing trainers and the work will aim to contribute to measurable improvements in the quality of services for people affected by problem drug and alcohol use. They will Design and deliver training and workforce development packages to meet the needs of staff and services.

Benefits

As an SDF employee you will benefit from generous annual leave entitlement, a range of learning and development opportunities, competitive pension contribution, enhanced maternity and sick pay and an employee support and counselling service. SDF encourages a healthy work life balance and also offer a flexible working scheme.

The successful candidate will be based at SDF’s Head Office, which is located in Glasgow city centre, close to Central Station. Under current pandemic restrictions SDF’s office has been closed as a ‘non-essential office’. Candidates should be willing and able to work from home under these circumstances.

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Communications Assistant

  • Full time
  • £23,187
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd November 2020

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is Scotland’s national resource of expertise on drugs and related issues. We seek to lead and represent the drugs field in Scotland in order to improve Scotland’s response to problem drug use. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a busy and dynamic team that plays a crucial role within a national third sector organisation.

We are pleased to be recruiting for this exciting new position of Communications Assistant to support our communication and information activity on a day-to-day basis. This post will involve supporting SDF’s social media presence, website, and other online channels - as well as content creation for regular e-bulletins. The post will also help design and produce a range of resources including reports, brochures, leaflets and flyers for a range of audiences

The role will also include the development and editing of video and still image resources, support to online events. As part of a team, you will be supported to develop skills in these areas but should have enthusiasm and a demonstrable aptitude for this work.

Benefits

As an SDF employee you will benefit from generous annual leave entitlement, a range of learning and development opportunities, competitive pension contribution, enhanced sick pay and an employee support and counselling service. SDF encourage a healthy work life balance and also offer a flexible working scheme.

The successful candidate will be based at SDF’s Head Office, which is located in Glasgow city centre, close to Central Station. Under current pandemic restrictions SDF’s office has been closed as a ‘non-essential office’. Candidates should be willing and able to work effectively from home under these circumstances.

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Training and Development Officer (Drug Death Prevention)

  • Full time
  • £29,946
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th November 2020

Scottish Drugs Forum is delighted to be seeking a passionate and motivated individual to develop, coordinate and support peer naloxone supply across Scotland.

This 2 year project has been funded by the Drug Deaths Taskforce Innovation Fund and is an exciting opportunity to contribute to drug death prevention efforts.

People who have experience of drug use are instantly credible among their peers when it comes to imparting harm reduction messages and in particular, overdose prevention strategies. They have a powerful reach in to communities and within the prison environment, which is unique to other forms of service provision.

This post will seek to maximise peer to peer naloxone with a coordinated and supported approach by delivering high quality training to peers, providing ongoing support and developing a national peer network to enhance the delivery of naloxone provision by people who have experience of drug use. Importantly, this will include paying community peers as sessional workers.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work on a project that can reduce the stigma towards people who use drugs by embedding the work of peers in drug services so that they are viewed as equal partners in overdose responses.

Experience of drug use is desirable for this post.

As an SDF employee you will benefit from generous annual leave entitlement, a range of learning and development opportunities, competitive pension contribution, enhanced maternity and sick pay and an employee support and counselling service. SDF encourage a healthy work life balance and also offer a flexible working scheme.

The successful candidate will be based at SDF’s Head Office, which is located in Glasgow city centre, close to Central Station. Under current pandemic restrictions SDF’s office has been closed as a ‘non-essential office’. Candidates should be willing and able to work from home under these circumstances.

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