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SVQ Assessment and Development Worker (Scottish Drugs Forum Learning Centre)

  • Part time
  • £31,588 – £33,604 pro-rata
  • Hybrid - Glasgow
  • Closing 20th October 2023

  • Advertised from 28th September 2023
  • Funded until March 2026. Two part time posts are available, 21 hours per week each.


Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is Scotland’s national resource of expertise on drugs and related issues. We seek to lead and represent the drugs field in Scotland to improve Scotland’s response to problem drug use. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a busy, dynamic, and supportive team within a national third sector organisation.

We are pleased to be recruiting for two part time positions of Assessment and Development Worker to lead all areas of SVQ Assessment for our SQA approved Learning Centre.

Working primarily, but not exclusively with participants from our award-winning Addiction Worker Training Project (AWTP), these roles will join the employability and qualifications team in SDF, at an exciting time of growth and change.

We are seeking qualified SVQ Assessors with experience of delivering training who can ensure that people with lived and living experience of drug and alcohol problems are well supported through their vocational qualification journey with the SDF Learning Centre.

The Assessment and Development Workers will support up to 20 trainees each, working towards Social Services and Healthcare SVQs, while supporting the Centre to develop and deliver high quality SVQ training for the drug and alcohol workforce. They will contribute to the further development of our enhanced skills SVQ programme and play a key role in the delivery of training sessions to equip Candidates with the knowledge required for SVQ.

The Assessment and Development Worker posts are a key part of our Qualifications delivery in SDF and will contribute towards the wider work of the AWTP Project Support Team. With support from the Programme Manager and Lead Internal Verifier, the roles will join an established freelance Assessment team which may offer opportunities to maximise income through additional assessment work.


As an SDF employee you will benefit from 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 offer a flexible working scheme.

Candidates should be willing and able to work effectively from home. The post holders will be expected to attend our Glasgow office as the need arises and for team meetings, one to ones and staff meetings. While we primarily offer remote assessment support, occasional travel to support candidates or undertake in-person observations, is also anticipated.

Application notes

An information and application pack are available to download from our website

Should you wish to discuss the post please contact

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.

CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies.

Closing: Friday 20th October, 5pm

Interviews: Thursday 2nd November

Registered Scottish Charity No. SC008075