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  • Advertised from 28th November 2023
  • 12 month fixed term contract. 35 hours per week.


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 this position of Coordination and Development Officer to drive forward the growth and development of SDF’s Recovery Worker Training Programme (RWTP) in Highland, at an exciting time of growth and change for the employability workstream in SDF.

This post will work to ensure that people with lived and living experience of drug and alcohol problems are sufficiently represented in drug and alcohol service delivery across the Highland geography.

The Co-ordination and Development Officer will grow an existing small network of stakeholders across Highland to support the project - placement providers (drug, alcohol, and social care agencies), employability partners, and education providers, to support and deliver the project outcomes.

With support from the Senior Development Officer, the role will also seek to establish multiple entry and employment pathways across Highland, in and out of RWTP.

This post is a key part of our Employability Support Team in SDF and will contribute towards the wider work of the team.


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, ideally from a Highland-based location. The post holder will be expected to attend our Glasgow office as the need arises as well as for team meetings, one to ones and staff meetings. Frequent travel across Highland to support trainees is also anticipated.

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.

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CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies.

Closing: 14th December 2023

Interviews: 17th January 2024

Registered Scottish Charity No. SC008075