Community Development Outreach Worker, Community Alcohol Related Damage Service

  • Full time or Flexible
  • £21,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th September 2020

  • Advertised from 11th September 2020
  • 35 hours per week. Flexible working. Contract type: Funded for three years by the Tudor Trust.
  • 28 days annual leave plus 4 public holidays and a contributory pension scheme



CARDS (Community Alcohol Related Damage Service) matches volunteers with individuals who have current or historic relationship with alcohol. This is a new post and an excellent platform for an experienced health and social care worker to put their learning and passion for working in this sector in to shaping and developing the service. Building new relationships, finding key people in our local communities and working with your own case load of clients will be the day to day work, that over time, ultimately increases the number of places that our service users feel welcome. Our service user’s experiences are a key component to the overall aim of reducing loneliness, isolation and health inequalities. The overall aim of this post is to make sure that happens.


• Develop our connections in the community guided by those that use our services and manage a case load of clients and volunteers.

• To effectively support with the co-ordination of the volunteers to achieve the aims and meet the key performance indicators of the service.

• To develop and sustain links with local individuals, groups, agencies and be involved with the publicity and promotion of the project.

• To work in a sensitive, flexible and non-judgmental way and be able and willing to receive and deliver feedback within an equal opportunities’ framework.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

If you are interested in the post, please complete the application form and return it to Office Manager – or by post to Office Manager, 89-95 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9PU.

For an informal discussion about the post, you can contact

Closing Date: 25th September 2020

Interviews will be held: Week Commencing 28th September 2020

Application Notes:

Please note, CV’s will not be accepted. The successful candidates will be subject to a PVG and reference check.