This vacancy has now closed

Training and Development Officer (Drug Death Prevention)

  • Full time
  • £36,059 – £38,360
  • Home based with regular travel/overnight stays & ability to attend head office in Glasgow when required.
  • Closing 21st June 2023

  • Advertised from 1st June 2023
  • This position is full-time (based on 35 hours per week) and is fixed term for 3 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 post is an extension to the existing peer naloxone project that has been funded by the Scottish Government 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, particularly people in prison. The post will also provide ongoing support and further develop a national peer network to enhance the delivery of naloxone provision by people who have experience of drug use.

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 excellent terms and conditions including generous annual leave entitlement, a range of learning and development opportunities, competitive pension contribution and an employee support and counselling service. SDF encourage a healthy work life balance and also offer a flexible working scheme.

Currently we are mainly working from home. This post will have in-person work across Scotland requiring regular travel and overnight stays. Candidates must have an ability to attend work in our head office based in Glasgow as required. Candidates should be willing and able to work effectively from home.

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.

Application notes

For enquiries, please contact Adrienne Hannah, Team Leader, Harm Reduction Training and Development Team.

A full detailed Job Description/Person Specification and a link to our Online Application Form are available from our website at

Closing: Wednesday 21st June 2023

Interviews: Friday 7th July 2023

CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies.

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