Alcohol Focus Scotland
Alcohol Focus Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC009538

Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) is Scotland’s national alcohol charity, committed to preventing and reducing harm to individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole.

Current vacancies

Senior Coordinator (Policy)

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Flexible and hybrid working: The normal place of work is 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2LW, however, AFS encourages flexible and hybrid working to meet the needs of the post and to accommodate the post-holder. (Hybrid)
  • Closing 13th May 2024

Who we are

Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) is Scotland’s national alcohol charity, committed to preventing and reducing harm to individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole.

Scotland had been making progress in reducing alcohol consumption and harm from record levels, not least due to the positive effects of minimum unit pricing of (MUP). Unfortunately, alcohol deaths have risen significantly since 2020, due to the effect of the pandemic on consumption by heavier drinkers combined with reduced access to services. Research suggests levels of harm will continue to rise for some time.

Join us at an exciting time as we advocate for renewed efforts to implement evidence-based alcohol policies - such as restricting alcohol marketing - as well as ensuring access to high quality treatment and recovery support in response to Scotland’s alcohol crisis.

Who we are looking for

We are seeking a skilled policy professional to join our passionate team. You will have a varied and challenging role, providing policy and research support across a number of policy areas, with an initial focus on alcohol marketing and control on the sale of alcohol. Your excellent analytical, organisational and communication skills will be vital in ensuring we meet our goal of effecting policy change in Scotland, to reduce alcohol harm and improve lives.

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a fast-paced policy or practice environment
  • Experience of analysing, interpreting and communicating evidence and research to support policy and practice development
  • Experience of working collaboratively and strategically with external organisations and agencies to effect change

What we offer

  • A competitive salary and benefits package that includes a contributory pension plan, generous annual leave entitlement and other benefits.
  • A central Glasgow location, close to rail and bus stations.
  • Flexible working is encouraged to meet the needs of the post and to accommodate the needs of the postholder.
  • A range of formal and informal training and learning opportunities.
  • The support of an organisation committed to its operational values.
  • The satisfaction of working with a skilled and dedicated team to make change happen.

Alcohol Focus Scotland is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Board Directors

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th April 2024

With alcohol deaths rising and access to treatment at a ten-year low, Alcohol Focus Scotland’s role in advocating and supporting change has never been more important. Our Board has a vital role in ensuring the organisation is well-governed and able to deliver on our strategic plan.

Who we are

Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) is Scotland’s national alcohol charity, committed to preventing and reducing harm to individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole.

Who we are looking for

We wish to recruit up to five new Directors to join our Board. In particular, we are looking for individuals who have skills, expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas of policy, practice and governance:

Policy and practice:

  • public health, Alcohol and Drugs Partnerships or alcohol service provision research and or policy development in a relevant field (e.g. alcohol or commercial determinants of health, alcohol marketing)
  • public affairs or campaigns
  • the impact of alcohol on children, young people and families
  • business development and delivery of training to external stakeholders

Governance:

  • finance and fundraising
  • charity and organisational governance (incl. human resources, equality and diversity, health and safety, data protection)
  • legal knowledge relevant to AFS’s objectives (e.g. licensing law)

AFS is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work and Directors will be appointed on merit. We particularly welcome applications from people who will bring greater diversity to our Board, including from people with lived experience.

These positions are unpaid but travel expenses will be reimbursed.

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Senior Coordinator (Communications)

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Flexible and hybrid working: The normal place of work is 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2LW, however, AFS encourages flexible and hybrid working to meet the needs of the post and to accommodate the post-holder.
  • Closing 12th January 2024

Who we are

Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) is Scotland’s national alcohol charity, committed to preventing and reducing harm to individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole.

Who we are looking for

We are seeking a skilled communications professional to join our passionate team to provide maternity cover. You will have a varied and challenging role, providing communications and information support across a number of policy areas, including minimum unit pricing, building support for alcohol marketing restrictions, and increasing understanding of the commercial determinants of health. Your excellent analytical, organisational and communication skills will be vital in ensuring we meet our goal of effecting policy change in Scotland, to reduce alcohol harm and improve lives.

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced policy and communications environment
  • Experience of implementing communications strategies and public affairs activities including producing campaign content for a range of audiences.
  • Experience of producing content for print, broadcast and social media.
  • Experience of working collaboratively and strategically with internal and external colleagues to influence opinion and change.

What we offer

  • A competitive salary and benefits package that includes a contributory pension plan, generous annual leave entitlement, Cycle2Work scheme and other benefits.
  • A central Glasgow location, close to rail and bus stations.
  • Flexible and hybrid working to meet the needs of the post and to accommodate the needs of the postholder.
  • A range of formal and informal training and learning opportunities.
  • The support of an organisation committed to its operational values.
  • The satisfaction of working with a skilled, friendly and dedicated team to make change happen.

Alcohol Focus Scotland is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Senior Coordinator (Policy)

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Glasgow - Flexible and hybrid working*
  • Closing 23rd January 2023

Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) is Scotland’s national alcohol charity, committed to preventing and reducing harm to individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole.

Who we are looking for

We are seeking a skilled policy professional to join our passionate team. You will have a varied and challenging role, providing policy and research support across a number of policy areas, including minimum unit pricing, control of the sale of alcohol through the local licensing system, alcohol marketing, and treatment and recovery. Your excellent analytical, organisational and communication skills will be vital in ensuring we meet our goal of effecting policy change in Scotland, to reduce alcohol harm and improve lives.

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a fast-paced policy or practice environment
  • Experience of analysing, interpreting and communicating evidence and research to support policy and practice development
  • Experience of working collaboratively and strategically with external organisations and agencies to effect change

What we offer

  • A competitive salary and benefits package that includes a contributory pension plan, generous annual leave entitlement and other benefits.
  • A central Glasgow location, close to rail and bus stations.
  • Flexible working is encouraged to meet the needs of the post and to accommodate the needs of the postholder.
  • A range of formal and informal training and learning opportunities.
  • The support of an organisation committed to its operational values.
  • The satisfaction of working with a skilled and dedicated team to make change happen.

Alcohol Focus Scotland is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

*Location: Flexible and hybrid working: The normal place of work is 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2LW, however, AFS encourages flexible and hybrid working to meet the needs of the post and to accommodate the post-holder.

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Top job! Financial Controller

  • Part time
  • £40,000 – £42,000 pro-rata
  • Flexible and hybrid working: The normal place of work is 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2LW, however, AFS encourages flexible and hybrid working to meet the needs of the post and to accommodate the post-holder.
  • Closing 12th September 2022

Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) is Scotland’s national alcohol charity, committed to preventing and reducing harm to individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole.

Who we are looking for

We are seeking an experienced finance professional to provide comprehensive financial analysis, advice and support to the Chief Executive and Board, and to lead the finance and administration team. As a key part of our Senior Management Team you will have a varied and challenging role, enabling the delivery of AFS’s strategy. Your excellent financial planning, management and accounting skills will be vital in ensuring the continuing good governance of the organisation.

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Accountancy qualification (CA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience
  • Experience in supervising and managing staff

What we offer

  • A competitive salary and benefits package that includes a contributory pension plan, generous annual leave entitlement and other benefits.
  • A central Glasgow location, close to rail and bus stations.
  • Flexible working is encouraged to meet the needs of the post and to accommodate the needs of the postholder.
  • A range of formal and informal training and learning opportunities.
  • The support of an organisation committed to its operational values.
  • The satisfaction of working with a skilled and dedicated team to make change happen.

Alcohol Focus Scotland is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Senior Coordinator (Treatment & Recovery Policy)

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th November 2021

Normal place of work:In line with current Government guidelines all AFS staff are mainly working from home, with occasional attendance at the office at 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2LW. Once restrictions are eased, the normal place of work will be the office. Travel and occasional overnights may be required.

Who we are

Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) is the national charity working to prevent and reduce alcohol harm. Our vision is a future free from the widespread health and social harm caused by alcohol.

AFS makes a unique contribution to preventing alcohol harm in Scotland by advocating for cost-effective action that works for people and communities and which reduces health inequalities. Our advocacy work comprises policy and research, learning and development and communications. We are widely respected for our evidenced-based and collaborative approach to effecting change in the public interest. We work with a wide range of people and partners and promote the sharing of good practice at local, UK, and international level.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and experienced senior policy and development practitioner to join our dedicated and skilled team. You will lead the development of AFS’s contribution to local and national alcohol treatment and recovery policy, and support policy implementation and practice with key stakeholders in health and social care and the third sector. Through collaborative partnership working, you will identify and develop practical tools and resources to support improvement and facilitate knowledge exchange opportunities.

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Experience of developing effective collaborative partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders at a strategic level, to effect changes in policy and practice.
  • Experience of developing information, tools and materials to influence policy and practice change.
  • Experience of interpreting and communicating evidence and research in an engaging and accessible format for a wide range of audiences.

This role will form a crucial part of AFS’s work to deliver improvements in alcohol treatment and recovery policy and practice.

Alcohol Focus Scotland is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

What we offer

  • A competitive salary and benefits package that includes a contributory pension plan, generous annual leave entitlement and other benefits.
  • A central Glasgow location, close to rail and bus stations.
  • Flexible working is encouraged to meet the needs of the post and to accommodate the needs of the postholder.
  • A range of formal and informal training and learning opportunities.
  • The support of an organisation committed to its operational values.
  • The satisfaction of working with a skilled and dedicated team to make change happen.
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Senior Coordinator (Learning & Development)

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Glasgow* - Travel and occasional overnights may be required to deliver training.
  • Closing 4th October 2021

Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) is Scotland’s national alcohol charity, committed to preventing and reducing harm to individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole. We develop and deliver a diverse range of resources, learning opportunities and qualifications, currently including: alcohol licensing qualifications; resources and training for nursery staff, teachers and specialist services working with children affected by parental drinking; and training for employers on alcohol issues in the workplace.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and experienced senior learning and development practitioner to join our dedicated and skilled team. You will develop and deliver high quality training to diverse audiences. You will identify and develop innovative and engaging learning events and resources which make a real difference to people’s practice.

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Experience of designing and delivering high quality training, including developing creative resources and tools, to meet the current and emerging needs of stakeholders and to deliver learning outcomes.
  • Experience of developing effective collaborative partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders at a strategic level, to effect changes in policy and practice.
  • Experience of managing budgets and developing pricing structures for learning and development opportunities and in the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation processes to evidence outcomes.

This role will form a crucial part of AFS’s work to deliver improvements in policy and practice.

Alcohol Focus Scotland is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

What we offer

  • A competitive salary and benefits package that includes a contributory pension plan, generous annual leave entitlement and other benefits.
  • A central Glasgow location, close to rail and bus stations.
  • Flexible working can be considered and will be accommodated where possible, including the opportunity to mix home and office working.
  • A range of formal and informal training and learning opportunities.
  • The support of an organisation committed to its operational values.
  • The satisfaction of working with a skilled and dedicated team to make change happen.

*Normal place of work: In line with current Government guidelines all AFS staff are working from home. Once restrictions are eased the normal place of work is 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2LW. Travel and occasional overnights may be required to deliver training.

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Coordinator (Engagement & Partnerships)

  • Full time or Permanent
  • £28,000
  • Glasgow - currently homeworking due to Covid restrictions*
  • Closing 22nd September 2021

*Normal place of work: In line with current Government guidelines all AFS staff are working from home. Once restrictions are eased the normal place of work is 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2LW. Travel and occasional overnights may be required.

Who we are

Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) is Scotland’s national alcohol charity, committed to preventing and reducing harm to individuals, families, communities and Scotland as a whole. We develop and deliver a diverse range of resources, learning opportunities and qualifications, currently including: alcohol licensing qualifications; resources and training for nursery staff, teachers and specialist services working with children affected by parental drinking; and training for employers on alcohol issues in the workplace.

Who we are looking for

We are looking an enthusiastic and experienced professional to strengthen our engagement work. You will have a lead role in developing relationships and joint advocacy with stakeholders and communities, so that their insight and experience can help deliver positive change. Working with key stakeholders including Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADPs) and licensing practitioners you will help improve policy and practice at both local and national levels.

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • The ability to build positive relationships with communities, local groups and organisations.
  • Experience of developing and maintaining strong networks of stakeholders.
  • A commitment to supporting local people and groups to advocate for change.

This role will form a crucial part of AFS’s work to deliver improvements in policy and practice.

Alcohol Focus Scotland is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

What we offer

  • A competitive salary and benefits package that includes a contributory pension plan, generous annual leave entitlement and other benefits.
  • A central Glasgow location, close to rail and bus stations.
  • Flexible working can be considered and will be accommodated where possible, including the opportunity to mix home and office working.
  • A range of formal and informal training and learning opportunities.
  • The support of an organisation committed to its operational values.
  • The satisfaction of working with a skilled and dedicated team to make change happen.
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