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Nightlife Harm Reduction Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • 32 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PB, also nightlife events, with significant regular travel for events across Scotland including overnight stays. (On site)
  • Closing 20th May 2024

  • Advertised from 24th April 2024
  • 35 hours per week, including unsocial hours, evenings and weekends.


Role Purpose: To coordinate proactive, assertive Crew nightlife harm reduction and early intervention development to encourage, motivate and support people to make positive choices about drugs including alcohol, reducing mental and physical harms.


Service Delivery

  1. Coordinate delivery of assertive nightlife harm reduction services in at least 6nightlife/festival spaces providing harm reduction information resources, safer sex materials, evidence-based, solution-focussed Brief Interventions and welfare as required.
  2. Encourage people at events who take drugs to access Crew services, or appropriate support services in their local area.
  3. Encourage Blood Borne Virus testing and Take-Home Naloxone via the Crew Drop-in or their local service.
  4. Responsible for the health, safety and security of the working environment during events, including advance and dynamic risk assessments for Crew staff, sessional workers and volunteers, ensuring that Crew meets legal and statutory requirements.
  5. Lead the effective advance planning, resourcing and delivery of Crew nightlife harm reduction services, responsive to the needs of people who take drugs.
  6. Network, liaise and work in partnership with event organisers and relevant stakeholders.
  7. Deliver 3 interactive workshop events annually on nightlife harm reduction on drug awareness and crisis intervention including physical and mental health emergencies, sexual violence, spiking.
  8. Work with project Coordinators to plan and deliver regular recruitment, selection, training, induction and line management for Crew volunteers.
  9. Lead and coordinate a small team including employees, sessional workers and volunteers.
  10. Provide consultancy on welfare and safety improvements within nightlife spaces through the Safer Nightlife Working Group.


  • Design and deliver surveys capturing anonymous data to identify health behaviours/trends.
  • Collate and analyse evidence to produce internal and external reports on survey findings, service impact and quality timeously (event-specific, quarterly and annual reporting, contribute to annual ‘Drug Trends at Crew’ report).
  • Evaluate, summarise and share data collected to inform service, training and resource development.


  • Develop the case for minimum harm reduction standards for event operation and licensing, transferring evidence-based practices from other European partnerships including NewNet.
  • Support the work of the Scottish Drug Checking Project
  • Work closely with CEO and Emerging Trends and Training Coordinator to develop Crew Communications Strategy.

Application notes

To apply for this post please complete the accompanying application form and return to by 12.00 Noon Monday 20th May 2024.

Please note we will not monitor this email address until after the closing date – please contact if you have a query.

Please note that we will not accept applications received after this time and date.

Interviews will take place Wednesday 29th May 2024 in person at Crew.

Please note that we regret that we cannot guarantee to contact applicants whose application is not shortlisted.

Crew 2000 (Scotland) is a company limited by guarantee; registered in Scotland, company number SC176635 and a charity also registered in Scotland, SCO 21500. Registered office: 32/32a Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PB