Development and Engagement Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,942 – £29,026 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 19th May 2022

  • Advertised from 4th May 2022
  • Fixed Term (1 year). 22.5 hours.


Working in partnership with Barnardo’s and Tayside Counsel for Alcohol; Families Linked In Project (FLIP).

We are looking for an innovative and passionate individual who can support us in embedding the principles of the Promise within our new Whole Family Project for children, young people and families impacted by substance use across Dundee city. This Project is led by Aberlour, Barnardo’s and Tayside Council on Alcohol in partnership with Dundee City Council Social Work and Education. The Project is funded through Scottish Government National Drugs Mission Fund to improve support and access to services for children, young people and families impacted by drug use.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit a Development and engagement Officer, who will work 22.5 hours per week. These hours will be worked across Monday to Friday with occasional evening work. This contract is offered on a fixed term contract for 1 year. You will be responsible for working with children, young people, parents, carers and other partners to raise awareness around substance use and its impact on the whole-family and to identify local sources of support. You will lead on supporting our Lived-Experience groups to identify what is important to them; consider how support can be made more accessible and identify gaps in provision/service changes. The role is key in supporting our operational and strategic development to embed co-production of current and future services.

Ideally, candidates will have experience of working with individuals and families with complex needs and demonstrate an ability to create rapport and build effective relationships. You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above together with relevant experience of working with children or young people. You must also be able to demonstrate awareness of how drug and alcohol use can affect families and the wider community.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

Application notes

Please go to our website where you can apply online.

Applications to be returned by: Thursday, 19th May 2022

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 31st May 2022

If you have any queries please e-mail:

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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