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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

  • Advertised from 9th November 2018
  • This post is 35 hours per week (Permanent, subject to continued funding) Secondments will be considered.


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

Application notes

Application pack (including a full, detailed job description and an application form) is available from our website: email: or call: 0141 221 1175.

CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies.

Closing date: Friday 7 December 2018 at 12 noon

Interviews: 18 December 2018

Registered Scottish Charity No. SC008075