• Advertised from 29th April 2021
  • Plus 4% employer pension contribution. 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE). 2 year post


This is a new post which will develop, deliver, support and promote a range of family support and engagement for family members who are affected by someone else’s substance use. The post will operate in partnership with NHS Fife Addictions Service and has an area-wide remit involving significant travel throughout Fife and some to our offices in Glasgow.

The post-holder will be responsible for delivering initial assessments and one to one intensive support for family members aged 16+ years (including face to face, telephone and online support); offering advocacy and self-advocacy support to ensure families can access their rights; supporting the development of family inclusive practice across NHS Fife Addictions Services; using and promoting evidence-based interventions; and evaluating and demonstrating the impact of these and of this new collaborative family support and engagement model.

The post will work across three NHS Addictions bases in Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Windygates (main base tbc). The post-holder will be expected to work some evenings and occasional weekends. Due to the nature of this post, access to a car is essential. This post will be part of Scottish Families’ staff team and be supervised by the Senior Family Support Development Officer.

We are seeking applicants who have a degree in a relevant subject or equivalent professional qualification, along with experience of direct client work, group work and direct work with families. Applicants should have knowledge of issues for families affected by substance use and values underpinning advocacy. We are seeking an applicant who can encourage and promote the development of family support groups, and effectively and sensitively advocate for others.

Application notes

Please see sfad.org.uk/about-us/vacancies for more information and application details.

Closing date: 11.59pm, Sunday 16 May 2021.