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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £35,000
  • South Lanarkshire Adult & Young Person’s Services
  • Closing 6th February 2020

  • Advertised from 21st January 2020


Addaction Scotland is looking to recruit a dynamic and creative Service Manager to lead its thriving Drug & Alcohol Recovery Services for adults and young people across South Lanarkshire.

Recovery for all of our service users is our ultimate ambition and to achieve this we provide a wide range of interventions and support to meet individual needs.

The services are commissioned to provide a recovery service for people concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use and delivers psycho social interventions in both one to one and group settings for both adults and young people entering or sustaining their recovery from drug/alcohol use.

We have a busy office base in Hamilton, staffed by Recovery Workers, Recovery Champions and Volunteers but much of our work is carried out in the local communities that we serve.

The successful candidate will have day-to-day responsibility for the leadership, management and governance of the project to ensure the delivery of a high quality recovery orientated service to our service users. He/she will also be expected to work collaboratively with project funders, relevant stakeholders and other local partners to build strong relationships and ensure effective working practices.

The role requires excellent leadership and team working skills, knowledge and experience of the issues faced by people commencing their recovery journey from substance use. Being able to effectively manage risk and safeguard is also a key aspect of this role. The capacity to work with competing demands and tight timescales will be underpinned by a commitment to quality.

In addition, applicants should have at least 2 years management experience and hold an SVQ 4 Health & Social Care (Adults) at SCQF level 9 certification or equivalent qualifications that are in line with SSSC requirements. Experience of working and leading teams within the social care sector is also essential.

A full driving license is necessary to fulfil this role.

Benefits of working with Addaction

  • 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Death in service benefit scheme
  • Flexible working patterns to help with work life balance
  • Training and development opportunities
  • 24/7 access to employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Information about us and our recruitment processes

We invest in people; silver accredited.

We are an equal opportunities employer and have committed to promoting equality and diversity in all areas of our work. Although we welcome applications from all sections of the community we are only able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the UK.

We want to safeguard and protect the children, young people and adults we work with. Our rigorous selection process applies to all applicants to support this aim. If you are applying for a role which involves regulated activity with vulnerable adults, children or both you will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred Lists) check (if in England) or become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme (if in Scotland). We will also seek references from your current employer as part of the selection process.

Application notes

Please note that all applications must be made via the Addaction web site; CVs will not be accepted. Once you reach the Addaction site just search for the vacancy by selecting the job title and/or East Scotland in the region search box.

For further information about the post please contact Hazel Smith: Business Support Manager / / 0141 221 8390

Closing Date for Applications: Thursday 6 February 2020

Interview Dates: Friday 14 February 2020 (may be subject to change)