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Alcohol and Drug education trainer

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Hybrid/Remote: Working at home home and on site with schools and charities
  • Closing 11th July 2024

  • Advertised from 26th June 2024
  • £16.50-£17.50 per hour. Self employed option if preferred. Expected hours: 18 - per week
  • Benefits: Pension/mileage


Are you outward going, like inspiring both professionals and young people and would like to work for a young people’s charity in a flexible way with guaranteed hours? We are looking for a teacher with experience of teaching PSHE or with pastoral experience, a health professional or someone with youth work/youth justice experience to join our small team.

The Talk About Trust charity has 15 years’ experience of providing alcohol and substance education and awareness in different ways, to young people age 11–25, and their parents/carers, and providing engaging and evidence-based resources and training for teachers, community leaders and for those working with young people. We work across England and Scotland with schools, local authorities, youth groups, foster agencies, police, housing associations, pupil referral units, special schools and parents/carers to provide holistic support to young people of all abilities and backgrounds. This part time role involves providing training and workshops in settings across Scotland.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To work closely up skilling staff in the 5 charities (Action for Children, Enable, Street League, Aberdeen Foyer and FARE) that the Talk About Trust work with as part of an Inspiring Scotland funded project helping vulnerable 16 – 25 year olds into work.
  • Complete quarterly reporting for above 2 year project to the funders
  • Support teachers, youth professionals, partner charity staff and those working with young people on a day-to-day basis with training, resources, email and phone support. Host implementation and guidance workshops on Talk About trust resources and lessons.
  • To contact, meet and network with schools, youth organisations, local authorities, ASL, PRU’s and relevant networks and groups in Scotland
  • Provide a monthly report of all activities to the charity and its trustees and attend remote monthly management meetings and briefings
  • Display a full understanding and compliance with data privacy, safeguarding and GDPR in all instances.

The position is home based, but you must be willing to travel throughout Scotland.

You are expected to:

  • Be confident using IT packages including Microsoft TEAMS, Zoom, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Be confident in making presentations to professionals and running interactive workshops following full training
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have a background of teaching/health promotion or working with vulnerable young people and or local authorities
  • To work in accordance with the organisation’s policies and procedures.


  • Contribution to pension
  • Mileage and travel expenses
  • Full training
  • Work from home
  • Flexible hours
  • Option of self employed or employed


  • 3 days a week

Application notes

Please email CV and covering letter outlining why you would like to work for us to

Application deadline: 11/07/2024

Find out more about us via our websites:

Read our ‘About Us’ brochure via Partnership-leaflet-2024.pdf (

Meet our staff and trustees via Trustees and The team | Talk About Trust

Our key resources:

Scotland Teacher Workbook: Teacher workbook for Scotland | Talk About Trust

‘Alcohol and You’ student guide: Alcohol-and-you-leaflet.pdf

‘Talking to Kids’ parent/carer guide: Talking About Alcohol | Talk About Trust