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Training and Prevention Lead - Scotland

  • Full time
  • up to £32,000
  • Scotland wide delivery, working from home
  • Closing 28th January 2022

  • Advertised from 17th January 2022
  • Up to £32,000 per year, depending on experience. 35 hours per week)Fixed term contract until April 1st 2023


Re-Solv is the only organisation working across the UK to prevent solvent and gas use (also known as solvent abuse) and has over 35 years of experience in this field.

The Training and Prevention Lead - Scotland is a key post in Re-Solv delivering our solvent and gas prevention work across the country. The role is funded by the Scottish Government until April 1st 2023 with a view to extending the role beyond that date. Re-Solv has had a prevention officer working nationally across Scotland since 2008.

The Training and Prevention Lead will deliver training on solvent and gas use across Scotland to professionals and community groups working with young people. They will also deliver directly to young people. Training will be delivered both remotely through Zoom and face to face in safe, risk-assessed environments.

This is a great opportunity to join a small team and make a big difference. This is a standalone role, which will report to our Director in England. Lone working is a key feature of the role and the candidate must be a self-starter who is happy to take the initiative on all aspects of project delivery. However, support will be provided from Head Office and you will very much be part of our small, friendly team. Travel is also a key feature of the role with the Training and Prevention Lead expected to cover all areas of Scotland. Expenses will be reimbursed.

Applications made on a job share basis will be considered.

Key Activities

The Training and Prevention Lead – Scotland will raise awareness of solvent and gas use among young people, their parents/carers and policy makers leading to a reduction in the harm and prevention of deaths from this activity.

They will increase the capacity of stakeholders to spot solvent and gas use and to support users, to ensure the same equality of access to skilled services as for other illicit drugs.

They will ensure that young people aged 11-18 are more aware of the dangers of using solvents and gases and better able to resist peer pressure and make good decisions preventing them from turning to solvents and/or gases or other substances.

They will reduce the harm from solvent and gas use by ensuring that the profile of this issue is maintained and raised on the national policy agenda and with all related children and young people stakeholder groups so there is a coordinated approach to prevention work.

Application notes

Deadline for applications: 28/01/2022

Interviews to be held remotely by Zoom on 04/02/2022

For more information about this role and for an application form please go to Applications should be sent to CVs will only be accepted alongside a completed job application form.