Family Support Development Officer – Forth Valley Family Support Service

Organisation: Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs

Salary: £27,852

Salary info: Funded until 31 August 2018 (with potential to be further extended for up to two years)

Job Type: Full-time – 35 hours per week

Closing date: Friday 13th October 2017 at 12 noon (candidates to be invited to interview will be notified by Monday 16th October)

Interview date: Monday 23rd October 2017 (in Glasgow)

Behind every person with alcohol and drug problems there is a family. The Family Support Development Officer is responsible for developing, maintaining and delivering a range of support services across Forth Valley to families and support groups affected by someone else’s substance misuse; ensuring an effective response to the needs of individuals, groups and communities; and evaluating and demonstrating the impact of service provision. Forth Valley Family Support Service provides support in all three council areas (Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire)

For further information:


Telephone: 0141 221 0544




Job Title: Addiction Recovery Support Worker (ARSW)

Grade/Salary Scale: £19,587 – £21,650 (Including 7.5% unsocial hour’s allowance)

Responsible to: Team Leader – Addiction Recovery Service (ARS) North

Closing date: 15th October 2017

Full Job Description: ARS Worker JD & PS – August 2017 2

Application Form: Signpost Application Form – July 2017

Hours: 37.5 hours a week


Substance Misuse Worker (Arrest Referral)

Grade/Salary Scale:     £19,587 – £21,650 (Inc. 7.5% Unsocial Hours Enhancement)

Responsible to:             Operations Manager

Hours:                           37.5 Hours

Closing Date: 15th October2017

Full Job Description: Substance Misuse Worker AR August 2017


 Substance Misuse Worker (Harm Reduction)

Grade/Salary Scale:           £19,587 – £21, 650 (Inclusive of 7.5% unsocial hours payment)

Responsible to:                 Operations Manager

Hours:                                   37.5 hours a week

Closing date: 15th October 2017

Full Job Description: Substance Misuse Worker (HR) Job Description2017



Substance Misuse Worker

£19,587 – £21,650 (Inc. 7.5% Unsocial Hours Enhancement)

1 x 37.5 Hours (Fixed Term 1 Year in the first instance)

Location: Forth Valley

Closing date: Midnight – 15th October 2017

Application Form: Signpost Application Form – July 2017


The details of the role(s) are contained within the Job Description & Person Specification document(s), however, Signpost Recovery and its partners in service delivery, aim to work within a strengths-based, recovery-orientated and outcomes focused approach that promotes service users, key stakeholders and local communities as responsible co-producers of health, well-being and recovery. Therefore, we value the contribution of every role in our organisation. Signpost Recovery believes in a community facing and asset based approach to all aspects of its care, treatment and support provision.

Signpost Recovery complies fully with the Disclosure Scotland Code of Practice, issued by Scottish Ministers, in connection with the use of information provided to registered persons and other recipients of information by Disclosure Scotland under Part V of the Police Act 1997, or the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) (Scotland) Act 2007 for the purposes of assessing applicants’ suitability for positions of trust. Therefore, this post is classed as undertaking restricted work with protected adults that must be covered by the successful candidate having undertaken a satisfactory- PVG Scheme Record for Restricted Work with Protected Adults. PVG provides a framework for the maintenance of a list of those who have been barred from working with protected adults. Any individual who has ‘been listed’ or ‘put on the list’ will be committing a criminal offence if they do, or attempt to do; regulated work with protected adults.

If employed, should you then subsequently fail to complete your probationary period, you will be expected to meet the cost of Signpost Recovery applying for and administering their PVG application. Whilst this is subject to pricing beyond that of our control and may rise at any time, the cost for the administration and fees associated with a new application to join PVG are £59 and the costs for an existing member to have a Scheme Record Update is £18.

Organisational Profile:

Signpost Recovery is Scottish based registered charity limited by guarantee (SC 033772). Signpost Recovery has grown considerably over the six years and has demonstrated year on year growth. We now have an annual turnover of £1.9 Million. Signpost Recovery is governed by a Board of Directors and is strategically led, managed and operated on a day-to-day basis by a Senior Management Team consisting of a General Manager and an Operations Manager.

Signpost Recovery has objectives whereby we provide advice, information, support and access to treatment for clients and their families affected by substance misuse in the Forth Valley area- Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. Signpost is now involved in a number of initiatives with Clackmannanshire Council, Falkirk Council, Stirling Council, Forth Valley Alcohol & Drug Partnership, NHS Forth Valley and Combat Stress for the provision of addiction, recovery, care and support services in community, outreach and prison settings.

In addition to its main substance misuse service provision, Signpost Recovery now co-ordinates and/or provides a number of other social care and support services such as Clackmannanshire Healthier Lives (CHL) and the Social Inclusion Project (SIP). Whilst we are a ‘not for profit’ organisation we are using an entrepreneurial leadership approach whereby we are actively turning financial profit into ‘social profit’ and are deploying resources to the benefit of our client groups and key stakeholders.

Please complete the application which is available to download from this site it’s preferable that these are then submitted by email to, if however you wish to return the form by post, completed applications should be sent to Signpost Recovery, Units 1 & 2, Block 7, Cooperage Business Village, Cooperage Way, Alloa, FK10 3LP.

Have you considered Working in Forth Valley? Excellent motorway links from Glasgow, Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. Given the geographical nature of Forth Valley a full UK Driving License and access to a car is required.

Company benefits include 30-34 days annual leave, 5% contribution to Company Pension Scheme, Childcare Voucher Scheme and access to a range of Post-Graduate study opportunities.

For an informal chat about the Substance Misuse Worker post please contact Paula McNee, Team Leader – Signpost Recovery on 07970787667 and to discuss the Business Support Manager role please contact Norrie Moane, General Manager, on 01259 272112.

Please send completed applications to and clearly state what post you are applying for.