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U-Turn Peer Education Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,850 – £24,951 pro-rata
  • South Lanarkshire but based within the GCA office in North Claremont Street, Glasgow
  • Closing 11th January 2024

  • Advertised from 19th December 2023
  • 21 hours per week (Includes day, evening & weekend work as required). GCA deliver services over 6 days per week and throughout Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire. Fixed Term until end of October 2024.
  • Flexible working, part-time hours, or job-sharing arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.


The U-Turn Peer Education Worker will support the U-Turn Peer Education Harm Reduction Service, which is to benefit young people 12 – 18 years old across South Lanarkshire. This service has been funded by NHS Lanarkshire, on behalf of the South Lanarkshire ADP.

The main focus of this service is Peer Education, with the added provision of one to one support and supervision for young Peer Educators. The service adopts an active citizenship approach when working with young people. There will be an expectation that the 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 Peer Educators will be supported to deliver peer-led 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.

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:

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 websites and

If you need the application form in an alternative format please contact GCA, 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 for applications: Thursday 11th January 2024.

Date of shortlist meeting to select candidates for Interview: Monday 15th January 2024

Date of interviews: Monday 22nd January 2024

Date for feedback for candidates selected for interview: Thursday 25th January 2024

Date of appointment: ASAP