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Top job! Director of Operations

  • Full time
  • £58,576 – £62,315
  • SDF Staff work effectively from home and are expected to attend our Glasgow office as necessary.
  • Closing 19th April 2023

  • Advertised from 31st March 2023


Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is Scotland’s national resource of expertise on drugs and drug-related issues. A membership-based registered charity, which works towards the reduction of drug related harm in Scotland through a range of varied programmes of work.

SDF is seeking an experienced and strategic-minded Director of Operations to provide leadership and direction to SDF’s programme managers and ensure the efficient, effective and quality delivery of our work programmes. The ideal candidate will be a skilled communicator, problem-solver, and leader with a proven track record of success in operations management.

Key strategic responsibilities are:

a) to support the Board and CEO to deliver the strategic objectives in the Strategic Plan and work with the CEO and staff to develop ongoing and future strategy;

b) to develop SDF’s annual business plan and work with the CEO to ensure effective delivery;

c) to ensure delivery of programmes of work that are effective and consistent with the aims of the organisation;

d) to represent SDF through effective participation in appropriate groups, networks, policy consultations and other initiatives which further the strategic aims of the organisation;

e) to ensure SDF maintains good links with partners nationally.

If you are passionate about driving operational excellence and leading high-performing teams, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

SDF Staff work effectively from home and are expected to attend our Glasgow office as necessary.

SDF aims to recruit the best candidates and to help achieve this offers an attractive sector-standard salary, pension contribution and broader terms and conditions.

Should you wish to discuss this post please contact: Kirsten Horsburgh –

Application notes

For further Information and to Apply Online, visit SDFs Website.

CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies.

Closing: Wednesday 19th April 2023

Interviews: Friday 12th May 2023

Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

Registered Scottish Charity No. SC008075