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Substance Use Recovery Development Worker - Assertive Recovery Outreach Service

  • Part time
  • £22,320 – £24,493 pro-rata
  • Recovery Scotland’s premises in Forth Valley.
  • Closing 11th April 2023

  • Advertised from 14th March 2023
  • Pro-rata for qualification bar SVQ3 or equivalent. 28 hours per week. Fixed-term position until 30 November 2026 with possibility of further extension depending on the availability of funds and the performance of the post holder.
  • We offer excellent staff benefits including a generous pension contribution, competitive salary, and generous annual leave.


Are you passionate about helping people sustain their recovery? Do you want to be part of a dynamic recovery community?

If so, this is an excellent opportunity to take on a meaningful and rewarding role where your actions will make a difference to people’s lives and to the community. Be part of a vibrant charity that has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults since 1975.

Recovery Scotland is a charity dedicated to providing a range of recovery focussed services for people affected by addictions. We provide opportunities to help people change their addictive behaviours, engage with recovery communities and fulfil their aspirations.

We are looking to appoint a Recovery Development Worker to join our Assertive Recovery Outreach Team in Forth Valley, to engage with hard-to-reach individuals who are affected by problematic substance use and associated mental health problems, and to support and motivate them to engage with treatment services and recovery focussed activities.

You will be passionate and enthusiastic about recovery. If in recovery, we are looking for you to have had a minimum of two years stability from problematic substance use or addictive behaviours. You will have a good understanding of the impact that substance use can have on individuals, families and communities and you will be familiar with what works to promote and sustain recovery. An ability to work flexibly and creatively in motivating, supporting and encouraging people is essential.

This post requires an enhanced disclosure. Successful candidates must undertake a satisfactory Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Record for Restricted Work with Protected Adults.

If you are interested in this post please call Peter Cochrane on 07593 549502 or via email for an informal chat.

Application notes

For the application pack please contact Recovery Scotland at or download the pack below.

Closing date for submitting applications is Tuesday 11th April 2023

Interviews will be held on Monday 17th April 2023.

Please do not send a CV as it will not be considered.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as per the Government’s guidance.

This post requires a Standard Disclosure.

Recovery Scotland aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

SCO Charity Number SCO23353