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Training and Development Officer (Drug Death Prevention)

  • Full time
  • £29,946
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th November 2020

  • Advertised from 11th November 2020
  • 35 hours per week and is fixed term for 2 years.


Scottish Drugs Forum is delighted to be seeking a passionate and motivated individual to develop, coordinate and support peer naloxone supply across Scotland.

This 2 year project has been funded by the Drug Deaths Taskforce Innovation Fund and is an exciting opportunity to contribute to drug death prevention efforts.

People who have experience of drug use are instantly credible among their peers when it comes to imparting harm reduction messages and in particular, overdose prevention strategies. They have a powerful reach in to communities and within the prison environment, which is unique to other forms of service provision.

This post will seek to maximise peer to peer naloxone with a coordinated and supported approach by delivering high quality training to peers, providing ongoing support and developing a national peer network to enhance the delivery of naloxone provision by people who have experience of drug use. Importantly, this will include paying community peers as sessional workers.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work on a project that can reduce the stigma towards people who use drugs by embedding the work of peers in drug services so that they are viewed as equal partners in overdose responses.

Experience of drug use is desirable for this post.

As an SDF employee you will benefit from generous annual leave entitlement, a range of learning and development opportunities, competitive pension contribution, enhanced maternity and sick pay and an employee support and counselling service. SDF encourage a healthy work life balance and also offer a flexible working scheme.

The successful candidate will be based at SDF’s Head Office, which is located in Glasgow city centre, close to Central Station. Under current pandemic restrictions SDF’s office has been closed as a ‘non-essential office’. Candidates should be willing and able to work from home under these circumstances.

Application notes

An Application Pack with full Job Description can be found at:

Due to the current situation re Covid-19 all Applications to be returned via Email only to either or

CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies.

Closing: 25 November 2020

Interviews: 7 & 8 December 2020

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.

For enquiries, please contact Kirsten Horsburgh, Strategy Coordinator (Drug Death Prevention)

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