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U-Turn Group Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,706 – £22,865 pro-rata
  • South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 28th March 2023

  • Advertised from 28th February 2023
  • GCA Grade 4 (pro rata) / £11.38 per hour. 14 hours per week available, however fewer hours can be negotiated. (Fixed Term till end Oct 2024) (Includes day evening and weekend work as required). Flexible working, part-time hours, or job-sharing arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.


The U-Turn Group Worker will support the Peer Education Harm Reduction Service for the Young People in South Lanarkshire. This is a new service to be delivered by GCA and funded by NHS Lanarkshire, on behalf of South Lanarkshire ADP.

The main focus of this service will be peer education with the added provision of one to one support and supervision for the YP Peer Educators themselves. The service will adopt a citizenship approach when working with the YP Peer Educators. There will be an expectation that the YP Peer Educators will work towards achieving qualifications through training and as a result of the work they undertake.

This service will target and focus on some of the most vulnerable young people (aged 12-18 years) living within South Lanarkshire.

The YP Peer Educators will be supported to deliver peer education inputs across South Lanarkshire to other Young People and Young People focussed groups incorporate a harm reduction approach as well as a separate element of addressing stigma/language around drug and alcohol use.

The U-Turn Group Worker will be employed by Glasgow Council on Alcohol (GCA).

In return for choosing to work for GCA, the benefits you will receive are:

  • Very generous annual leave entitlement: full time employees start with an annual leave entitlement of 37 days (inclusive of 12 bank holidays) which increases to 38 days after 2 years, 40 days after 5 years and 42 days after 10 years length of service.
  • 5 duvet days where employees may take time off at short notice.
  • Death in service policy of 2 times salary.
  • Cycle to work scheme where employees can save money on a new bike and spread the cost.
  • Training and development commitment to help employees perform to the best of their abilities.

Organisation Profile:

Glasgow Council on Alcohol (GCA) was founded in 1965 and is the oldest established Council on Alcohol in Scotland. GCA is a voluntary organisation working to reduce the harm caused by alcohol misuse through the provision of a range of high quality advice, information, counselling, support, prevention and education and training services.

Application notes

For an application pack please head to our website

If you need the application form in an alternative format please contact Glasgow Council on Alcohol, 14 North Claremont Street, Glasgow G3 7LE Tel: 0141 353 1800 or e-mail us at

Please note: A PVG membership will be required for this post. This will be arranged by Glasgow Council on Alcohol.

No CV’s please, submit completed applications to:

Closing date: Tuesday 28th March 2023

Date of shortlist meeting to select candidates for Interview Thursday 30th March 2023

Date of interviews Wednesday 12th April 2023 in GCA

Date for feedback for candidates selected for interview Monday 17th April 2023

Date of appointment ASAP