Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs

Charity registered in Scotland SC034737

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs (Scottish Families) provides support to families affected by the substance misuse of a loved one and raises awareness of the issues affecting them.  We offer families a variety of services including a national helpline, one-to-one and groups support, training opportunities and community engagement activities to help families cope with their loved one’s substance misuse, rebuild relationships and improve their wellbeing.


Current vacancies

Connecting Families Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £29,577
  • Edward House, Glasgow – with extensive travel around Scotland (Note: all staff currently home working due to COVID)
  • Closing 18th April 2021

We are recruiting – come and join Scottish Families!

This post will support the delivery of Scottish Families’ strategic outcome that ‘Families are a movement for change’, including ongoing delivery of our Connecting Families programme through engagement, design, delivery and evaluation. The post will help increase capacity and create more opportunities for families to influence sustainable change in relation to substance use and recovery. The Connecting Families programme is dynamic and is co-produced with family members, however the role will include initiatives such as our Family Recovery College, tackling stigma, promoting family rights, engaging with peer-led family support groups and networks, and running family and community events.

The post-holder will be responsible for developing and delivering our national Connecting Families programme, where families drive the development of a families’ recovery movement, including co-producing projects, events and initiatives. This includes supporting the delivery of learning programmes to promote family recovery; engaging and supporting families; supporting families’ voices to be directly heard through a range of platforms; facilitating family engagement and influence in policy, research and service development; and working closely with other social movements, including recovery movements.

The post will be based at Edward House, Glasgow (Scottish Families’ national office) with extensive travel around Scotland. (Note that currently all staff are home working due to the COVID outbreak and there is currently no confirmed date for the re-opening of the national office, based on the Scottish Government guidance). The post-holder will be expected to work some evenings and occasional weekends. Due to the nature of this post, access to a car is essential.

We are seeking applicants who have a degree in a relevant subject or equivalent professional qualification, as well as experience of building and maintaining relationships with individuals and groups; engaging with unheard or under-represented groups; providing learning and development opportunities; and collaborative working. Applicants should have knowledge of issues for families affected by alcohol and drugs; principles of co-production; values underpinning community learning and development; awareness of recovery movements; and understanding of family rights in the context of human rights. We are seeking an applicant who can encourage and promote the development of family recovery actions to bring about change.

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Community Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £21,848
  • Edward House, Glasgow – with extensive travel around Scotland (Note: all staff currently home working due to COVID)
  • Closing 18th April 2021

We are recruiting – come and join Scottish Families!

This post will support effective delivery of Scottish Families’ Fundraising Strategy. The role is primarily focused on income generation through community fundraising activity and events in Scotland, as well as providing local support to grow fundraising activity.

This role will focus on supporting the Scottish Families’ Fundraising Strategy, recruiting participants for events, developing and maintaining relationships with supporters and funders, answering all fundraising-related queries and maximising community fundraising opportunities for the organisation.

The post-holder will be responsible for achieving agreed annual income targets; recruiting, supporting and inspiring fundraising supporters; recruiting, supporting and developing volunteers to support fundraising; identifying opportunities for events and supporting planned events; liaising with community venues regarding collections throughout the year.

The post will be based at Edward House, Glasgow (Scottish Families’ national office) with some travel around Scotland. (Note that currently all staff are home working due to the COVID outbreak and there is currently no confirmed date for the re-opening of the national office, based on the Scottish Government guidance). The post-holder will be expected to work some evenings and occasional weekends.

We are seeking applicants who are educated to HNC level, vocational qualification (level 4) or hold a relevant professional qualification. Membership of the Institute of Fundraising and a qualification in fundraising are desirable. Applicants should have previous fundraising experience or experience of working directly within the community in a sales capacity or people-facing events role, as well as a proven record of organising events. Applicants should have knowledge of issues for families affected by substance use, as well as a proven ability to generate new ideas and approaches and excellent networking and relationship management skills.

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